Kyle checks in on the beginnings of new story-lines for two high profile DC titles
For the sixth year in a row, The Beat is proud to present the Comics Industry Person of the Year, as chosen by voters in our annual creator survey: Gene Luen Yang. The the Team of the year: Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.
First Second’s Executive Editor discusses what led her into comics and gives tips to aspiring comics editors!
The Society of Illustrators has just announced some details for the 2017 MoCCA Festival in New York. It will be held at the same place as last year – Metropolitan West – and will be held April 1-2. UPDATE: revealed in a tweet, Penelope Bagieu will be the badge and poster artist! https://twitter.com/PenelopeB/status/806244707693105152 This year’s […]
What comics are best for getting new readers into comics? In the second part of her recommendation series, Rosie Knight gives tried and true suggestions for the comics curious in your life of all ages.
Will Kenan Kong survive his bout with this dangerous new threat?!
2016 has been a banner year for American Born Chinese cartoonist Gene Luen Yang. Earlier this year, he was named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the United States Library of Congress. Then he launched a brand new Chinese-centric Superman series with DC Comics entitled New Super-Man. Just today, he became the honored recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. Whether you […]
Two comickers have won MacArthur Fellows grants, commonly known as the “Genius”grants, as announced today: Gene Luen Yang and Lauren Redniss. Along with 21 other winners, Yang and Redniss will receive a $625,000 grant reflecting “their exceptional creativity and potential for future contributions to their fields.” Gene Luen Yang is of course well known for his […]
Alex Lu and Kyle Pinion muse on the successes and setbacks to Kenan Kong’s latest adventure!
By: Nicholas Eskey As one of the most influential graphic novel publishers in the United States, First Second is proud to celebrate 2016 as their their 10-year anniversary. Known for publishing noteworthy stories that also spark conversations, the publisher also does well with making strong connections with their writers and artists. One such writer is […]