Nice Art: Jillian Tamaki’s print for Gosh! Comic’s 30th Anniversary


Gosh! Comics is one of London’s premiere comics shops, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. And to mark the occasion they’re selling a print by Jillian Tamaki entitled “Nancy and Tonya,” which I think you’ll agree is stunning. The title seemingly refers to the great Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding figure skating scandal of the early 90s, […]

‘This One Summer’ removed from a Florida school and under investigation


Here we go again. A parent in Seminole County, Fla. found that her nine year old brought home This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki and thought it was way too adult for her kid and complained, and the local TV news has launched an investigation and discovered that shockingly, the book, which […]

The Beat’s Best Comics of 2015


The Comics Beat’s staff votes on the best Comic Books and Graphic Novels of the year.

2015 Ignatz Award Nominees showcase a diverse slate


This year’s Ignatz Award nominees have just been announced, and if you needed a reminder that 2014 was an awesome year for comics, here you go. This year’s judges— Lamar Abrams, Cara Bean, Robyn Chapman, Sophie Goldstein and Corrine Mucha—have a great selection from the fairly popular (March, SuperMutant Magic Academy) to the up and comers (Sophie Goldstein’s The Oven, Sophia Foster-Dimino’s Sex Fantasy.)

Arm-Fall-Off-Boy Visits The Stately Beat Manor Comics Pull: Best Comics of the Week for 4/29/15


Floyd Belkin joins the Beat Staff for our weekly picks on the best new comics available at your local shop this week. Pull apart these books!

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 2/5/15: Man hideously mutilates his face to look like hideous Marvel character the Red Skull


People are nuts. Really. But some are pretty awesome, too, and you will read about both kinds in this episode we like to call…KIBBLES ‘n’ BITS…

OH BOY! New Tamaki, Nilsen, Delisle, Seth and more coming next year from Drawn & Quarterly


D&Q has just firmed up their Winter/Spring titles for 2015 and…well, it’s going tobe another great year, in case all these previews we’ve been publishing haven’t given you that idea yet. As if new books from Jillian Tamaki, Michael Deforge, Anders Nilsen, Seth, Shizero Mizuki and the like weren’t enough to get you drooling into a […]