Missed out on getting passes to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con? Hoteloween gave you a rock? There’s still a FEW chances to go to the con, and one of them is this sweepstakes being sponsored by Traveling Stories and IDW Publishing. Traveling Stories is a charity that helps give kids a love of books by the […]
In recent years, more teachers and librarians are finally recognizing the educational appeal of comic-books. Yes, we the fans have known of their artistry, their (mostly) great writing, and the sheer enjoyment they illicit, but for many other adults, it still seems like a “nonsense medium.” Perhaps for this reason it is why places like […]
During San Diego Comic-Con the convention center was busy with cast announcements, trailer debuts, and toy exclusives, while a short walk away some of the best comics talk was taking place at the San Diego Central Library. That’s why The Beat was there to cover panels asking if comic books are literacy.
By: Nicholas Eskey As one of the most influential graphic novel publishers in the United States, First Second is proud to celebrate 2016 as their their 10-year anniversary. Known for publishing noteworthy stories that also spark conversations, the publisher also does well with making strong connections with their writers and artists. One such writer is […]
The CAF (comic arts festival0 circuit continues to expand and here’s a new show in New Orleans, called the NOCaZ Festival for “comics and zines.” The event will be held November 14-15th at the New Orlenas Public Library. According to their mission statement: