First Second announces Science Comics line


“Applied comics” — using the words and pictures combination for education and non fiction — is a growing field, especially as comics become more accepted in educational uses. And First Sceond is going all in with a new line of Science Comics that launches with three books: Dinosaurs (MK Reed and Joe Flood; Spring 2016) Coral Reefs […]

Secret Acres news: Reed & Dalrymple’s Palefire and new Theo Elsworth


Brooklyn based indie Secret Acres has just announced a couple of new projects and one of them is like an alt.comix supergroup: MK Reed (Cute Girl Manifesto, Americus) will write and Farel Dalrymple (The Wrenchies, Omega the Unknown) will draw Palefire, due out this September, a fiery story set in high school that sounds like […]

The Beat’s Annual Survey 2015, Part Four: “Grandpa Con versus In-name-only-Con”


More thoughts on the future of comics, the intersection of media, conventions and just sitting at a table drawing, by folks ranging from publishers to creators to journalists.  What will 2015 bring? Surprises, like yesterday IDW/Top Shelf deal, which no one saw coming.

Reviews: Comics from Comic Art Brooklyn and beyond


  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. ______________________________________________________________ […]