As excitement grows for July’s The Adventure Zone graphic novel, here’s a look at some cosplayers from Emerald City Comic Con.
By Joe Grunenwald Everyone knows what comic book writers and artists do, but probably not everyone knows exactly what a comic book editor does. ECCC’s “Seriously, What’s Up With Editors?” panel attempted to answer that own question with a discussion, moderated by Dustin Nelson, that included three of comics’ busiest editors: Sarah Gaydos of IDW, Desiree […]
There were a handful of panels at this year’s ECCC about the various aspects of creating comics, from how to pitch, to writing and drawing, to editing. One such panel, “Don’t Break In – Independent Careers for Comic Book Creators,” didn’t address any one of those things specifically.
By Joe Grunenwald Earlier this year, Image Comics announced #WeBelieve, a campaign that they promoted as “highlighting the important, lately overlooked components of the comics industry.” With a panel on each of ECCC’s four days this year, Image took an hour each day to focus on one such component. The first three days’ panels focused on […]
By Joe Grunenwald Vertigo’s first convention panel of their 25th year was held yesterday at ECCC. Executive Editor Mark Doyle was joined onstage by Joshua Williamson (Death Bed), and the Mother Panic: Gotham: A.D. team of Jody Houser and Ibrahim Moustafa. Doyle kicked things off by outlining his goal for the hour: to talk about where […]
By Joe Grunenwald Today’s “Make Mine Marvel” panel was Marvel’s second panel of ECCC. Moderated by Marvel Talent Manager Ricky Purdin, the panelists included X-Men editor Darren Shan, and writers Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Margarot Stohl (Captain Marvel), Jim Zub (Avengers: No Surrender, upcoming on Champions), and Jeremy Whitley (Unstoppable Wasp). The panel kicked […]
By Manon Hume “The first step has to be explicit guidelines,” announced comics journalist Jay Edidin in the aptly-titled Enough is Enough: Let’s Fix Comics panel. Edidin and fellow panelists Casey Gilly, James Lucas Jones, and Vita Ayala discussed workplace harassment in the comics industry. The panel has run at ECCC for eight years, yet […]
Image would like you to know if you spend $25 at the Image or Skybound side of their booth, you’ll get the Oblivion Song print on the left for free. Official PR follows: Fans who stop by the Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment booth (#316) while at Emerald City Comic Con this week—Thursday, March 1 through Sunday, March […]
It’s convention season, with Emerald City Comic Con in session today. That means a bit more posting than usual and a lot of folks checking the news when they get back to the hotel. To make a little easier on you, here are all The Beat’s Thursday (March 1st) stories in one handy list. 01/03/2018 […]
By Joe Grunenwald DC Comics held their first panel of Emerald City Comic Con today. Moderated by Hank Kanalz, the panelists included writers Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman), Justin Jordan (The Curse of Brimstone), duo Shawna and Julie Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey), James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Justice League: No Justice), and Joshua Williamson (The […]