Is it time for Michael Myers to make another return: to the comics page?
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is one of the most influential and important comic book event in North America. It’s mission is to “promote the creators of comic books in their broad and diverse voices, for the betterment of the medium of comics”. In the spirit of this mission, the Comics Beat is conducting a […]
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is one of the most influential and important comic book event in North America. It’s mission is to “promote the creators of comic books in their broad and diverse voices, for the betterment of the medium of comics”. In the spirit of this mission, the Comics Beat has conducted a […]
Legendary horror artist and friends Bernie Wrightson lost his battle with brain cancer last night, his wife Liz reported on Facebook and his webpage. He was 68. He had been fighting the illness for a few years and last fall announced that he was no longer able to draw or attend conventions. In addition to […]
Last week IDW launched a “Creator Showcase” Humble Bundle including 30 Days of Night, The Maxx, Wynonna Earp, Infinite Loop,Locke and Key, Darwyn Cooke’s Parker books, A Comics Book History of Comics and many more. IN other words, the good stuff. Humble Bundle, you’ll recall, offers a pay what you want digital download system, with higher […]
Not everyone can do horror in comics well, but Sam Alden makes it seem effortless. In 2013, he released a web comic called The Man That Dances in the Meadow that was eerie with a consistently unsettling tone. A truly amazing horror comic. The Man That Dances in the Meadow is a short comic about […]
Fans of Stan Silas’s Norman should start sharpening their knives: the ghoulish child will continue his murderous romp with About Norman: The Early Slash in December from Titan Comics.
A seaside town is haunted by a terrible, terrible stench—and soon much more in Junji Ito’s classic horror manga GYO. Originally published in Japan in 2001 (and in English in 2003), Viz is bringing it back in a deluxe 400-page edition in April, with a new cover design and full-color endpapers. Ito is one of […]
Comics spinning off from popular fantasy/horror/YA novelists have been a pretty strong category in recent years, and Patricia Briggs is back with a new Mercy Thompson comic from Dynamite, following up on several successful series from the last few years. Thompson is a shapeshifter raised by werewolves, and if that logline appeals to, this is […]
Emily Carroll’s digital horror comics have become the gold standard of the genre. Since His Face is Red in 2010 and Margot’s Room two years ago, Carroll has worked in print comics (an upcoming adaptation of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak) but even more in video games, with the indie Gone Home just release. Carroll is […]