In honor of today being International Tabletop Day, myself and fellow Beat staffer Victor Van Scoit have decided to share some of our own personal-favorite tabletop games. As criteria, we’ve decided to stay away from oldies like “Chess,” “Monopoly,” and “Dungeons & Dragons,” because there are a TON of other games out there. We have also decided to only share games that are still available for purchase if there are any readers who wish to experience these games for themselves.
This year, at the end of San Diego Comic-Con, president of Comic-Con International John Rogers was met with a room full of constant noise. The end of show “Talk Back” panel nearly had every chair filled, a line of people already reaching to the back of the wall and around before Rogers had given his […]
Many an artist of the comic, graphic novel, and manga format will cringe when the respective writer they work with asks for the dreaded “action scene.” Perhaps more confusing than the rendering of hands, the action scene can easily confound any veteran artist; Do I go for a side-profile view, or over the shoulder? Is […]
Marking the end of every WonderCon and San Diego Comic-Con, John Rogers, Comic-Con International President, sits alone at the raised table and readies himself for what is typically a slew of questions and comments. As is also customary, he greets the room and asks for patience while he takes notes during each question. “Often, people […]
Returning to Anaheim this is year is the “fan-loved” WonderCon. For those who attended WonderCon last year, the highly-adored comic convention brought to us by none other than Comic-Con International was temporarily held in Los Angeles last year due to scheduling conflicts with the Anaheim Convention Center. To my joy, it has returned to Anaheim […]
Touting it as “the first truly international graphic novel”, Humanoids announced a brand new anthology named The Tipping Point, due out January 2016. Featuring 13 creators from 3 continents and simultaneously published in 4 countries, it’s hard to contest their claim and I gotta tell you, I’m still picking my jaw up off the floor with this list. With names like Naoki Urasawa, Frederik Peeters, Boulet, Paul Pope, Taiyô Matsumoto,Bastien Vivès, and more – good luck not picking this up.