Sarah Glidden’s Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria and Iraq has won the 2017 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year. The prize, sponsored by the Penn State University LIbraries, is presented to the best graphic novel, fiction or non-fiction, published in the previous calendar year by a living U.S. or Canadian citizen […]
Comic Arts LA was a show to make you happy about comics and inspire you for the next 12 months.
Yesterday’s Sunday NY Times contained a seminal essay by sometime cartoonist Tim Kreider on the subject of his love for his cat. Yes there are “cat dudes” too, and Kreider is one, as revealed by the elegantly written piece. Plus it contained creepy cute illustrations by Lisa Hanawalt of men and cats. Hanawalt (My Dumb Dirty Eyes) is known for her anthropomorphic humor comics so this was a win all the way.
Here for your perusal, I examine a pile of worthy comics and graphic novelish books that I have found in my travels to Brooklyn; from a few book release parties at Bergen Street Comics, The Brooklyn Book Festival and most recently, Desert Island owner Gabe Fowler’s brand spanking new Comic Arts Brooklyn festival. ______________________________________________________________ […]
It’s been a busy, busy few weeks of comics events in the NYC area, and here’s one more: the final event for the year in Columbia’s graphic novel program. Heidi MacDonald Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers […]