The National Film Board of Canada’s commitment to Canadian cartoonists is once again at the forefront of their online presence. The NFB recently released two videos on Youtube adapting two of Diane Obomsawin’s graphic novels. The first is Kaspar, an adaptation of her 2008 graphic novel of the same name that was published by Drawn […]
Joe Ollmann’s The Abominable Mr. Seabrook is a riveting read. An incredibly compelling portrait of a man whose life is the very definition of “larger than life” turned into an engaging page turner under the expert hand of Joe Ollmann. I found it was difficult to put this book down once I started reading it. The […]
Drawn & Quarterly recently released Joe Ollmann’s latest graphic novel, The Abominable Mr. Seabrook. Joe Ollmann worked on this graphic for a period of five years, not simply to write and illustrate the book, but also to do extensive research on the life of the extremely colourful author William Seabrook. Not simply content with this […]
Having worked as a journalist since the late 1990s, I have found that most people have no clue about how news organizations work, which leads to a lot of confusion about how the news gets delivered and why certain news gets delivered while other news does not. There are tons of intricacies we could go […]
Some dreams never turn out quite like you hope they will, and when they all come crashing down, things are going to change. Many humans are allergic to change, so they cling to their hopes as if that will be an antidote for change, but that tactic makes change much harder to bear. We see […]
The Comics Beat’s staff votes on the best Comic Books and Graphic Novels of the year.