Kate Beaton announces KING BABY pub date, discusses other projects

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We told you a while ago about Kate Beaton’s new book King Baby. She’s updated her site with the pub date, which is this September. As with her bestseller The Princess and the Pony, King Baby will be published by Scholastic. Beaton also updated her readers on a few other projects, including, a secret animated […]

Superhero fashion watch: Kate Beaton on Dagger’s “tit windows”

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Whether it’s a boob window or a tit window, female superheroes have a very particular fashion sense. It’s one that http://www.comicsbeat.com/when-the-top-heavy-must-wear-white/n noted on twitter the other day. That ink goes to a NSFW Storify, so I’ll link you on her webpage, and a few of the SFW Cloak and Dagger comics. I had a lot […]

TCAF guest list expanding with even more international cartoonists

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  TCAF is coming down the pike, with dates of May 14th and 15th, and the guest list includes the usual bounty of international domestic and American. More are being announced daily but here’s the line-up thus far, and the poster by Kate Beaton: Canadian Cartoonists Kate Beaton – National treasure, creator of beloved graphic novels Hark! […]

The Beat Annual Creator Survey Part 3: The year of diversity

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Here’s the third part of our annual creator survey with a varied look from people in all aspects of the business from creators to publishers to journalists. As always, buried among the answers you will find a bunch of news items for the sharp eyed and also some preview art. In case you haven’t noticed, our panel certainly did: 2015 was the year diversity broke around the comics industry, although much, much, much more needs to be done. Read on to see what our our respondents thought about the year past and what they have coming for 2016.

Holiday Comics: Kate Beaton’s annual Christmas comics

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It’s becoming a tradition like plum pudding and A Christmas Story: Kate Beaton’s annual comics about her family from her trip home for Christmas. I’m not sure how they’re tagged but if you click around her Tumblr you’ll see them all. Kate’s family is no more odd or endearing than anyone’s and that what’s make these so universal. IF these don’t give you that fuzzy holiday feeling, nothing will.

SPX announces first guests: Kate Beaton, Luke Pearson and Noelle Stevenson

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Millennial comics superstars Kate Beaton, Luke Pearson and Noelle Stevenson have just been announced as the first guests at this year’s SPX which will spotlight creators who have only worked in the 21st Century. So get ready to write either your 6000-word think piece or your series of tweets on what this all means.

This year’s SPX will be held September 19-20, with over 650 creators, 280 exhibitor tables, 22 programming slots and countless rollaway beds. IT’s the annual Camp Comics on the schedule and this sounds like a real watershed year.

D&Q’s spectacular Fall includes Beaton, Tomine, Mizuki, Chippendale

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Although most of these books have been announced, here’s all of Drawn & Quarterly’s fall schedule in all it’s glory. You can read the complete catalog here — commentary below is my own.