Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon launch a new Hulk title starring Jennifer Walters


Oh that Marvel. A new Hulk title with Jennifer Walters starring. As Hulk. Not She Hulk. A traumatized Jennifer Walter. still recovering from trauma and the death of her cousin Bruce. Gimmicks aplenty. But the book is written by award winning author Mariko Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) so it’ll be worth a read at […]

Mariko Tamaki and Joelle Jones are making a four-issue Supergirl mini-series


Looks like DC is catching on, slowly. After mucho criticism for not having any Supergirl products out for the TV show debuts, they’re are putting out not only a monthly comic, but just announced a ‘Supergirl: Being Super’ mini series written by the award winning author of This One Summer. Supergirl: Being Super will be […]

‘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 […]

SDCC ’15 Interview: Mariko Tamaki talks about “This One Summer”


By Nick Eskey Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian born artist of mixed Japanese and Jewish descent. In school she studied literature and writing, later on publishing the book “Cover Me,” as well as graphic novels “Skim” and “Emiko Superstar.”  Her recent work is another graphic novel entitled “This One Summer.” Jillian Tamaki, Mariko’s cousin, did […]

Jillian Tamaki wins Governor General Award for This One Summer


Another win for a graphic novel as Jillian Tamaki won canada’s Governor General Award : for This One Summer in the Children’s Literature Illustrations category. This is a prestigious Canadian literary award, and its the first win for a graphic novel, although cousin Mariko Tamaki was nominated for their previous collaboration, Skim, and Mariko was […]

INTERVIEW: Mariko and Jillian Tamaki on ‘This One Summer’


As Summer 2014 starts to break onto the horizon, one of the first big launches of the year sees Mariko and Jillian Tamaki working together for a new graphic novel, This One Summer, published this week through First Second. A story of two girls, Rose and Windy, This One Summer is a tale of growing […]

Best Relaunched Blog: Zainab Akhtar’s Comics & Cola


If, like The Beat, you have been mourning the absence of Zainab Akhtar’s byline around here, it’s because she’s relaunched her own blog, Comics&Cola, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Zainab has her eye on the graphic novel and indie publishing scene with some of the most exciting new stuff coming out. For instance, […]