The Mormon ascent into wider cultural awareness has not been under the best circumstances. It’s involved revelations about the fringe of it with the abduction of Elizabeth Smart and reality television shows that mostly focused on polygamy. In 2012 former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney ran for president as a Republican, but what might have been […]
The most humane creator in cartooning talks about his Comic Con experience, upcoming works, and Limp Bizkit.
Johnny Appleseed is one of those American historical figures who calls into question the line that divides reality from fantasy. He seems like a myth, and certainly,the way he has been presented in the past is a fictionalized version of a real person, and this is the version that many Americans encounter. It’s one that […]
An aspiring comics creator who longs for the Image Comics of his youth gets a shot at success and fame via a magic potion in van Sciver’s latest online comic.
PW’s annual Spring Announcements came out and give a peek at what may be the most talked about GNs of 2017.
UPDATE: Just added the press release with a lot more info below. Worth noting: Rich Buckler, who is contributing to the issue, once sued Fantagraphics for libel back in the day. Who says time doesn’t heal all wounds? Actually it’s his son, Rick Buckler. The Beat regrets the error. It’s not April Fools Day! According […]
Fantagraphics is having a site wide 40% off sale for Cyber Monday. Seriously, get your gifting done early — they’ve even provided a gift guide. A few of our own suggestions: For anyone anywhere: a Peanuts volume, perhaps this classic Sundays collection in color with all the 60s Sundays in a boxed set. BTW this […]
A powerful statement on memory, family, and how our minds process the truth in just one comics page. Van Sciver is becoming one of our finest young male cartoonists, no question. (Is over 30 young? IN the greater scheme of things, yes. Argue in the comments.) PS: Facebook is a terrible medium to post a […]
Read the stirring tale here. Yes 31DoH was derailed by NYCC – it happens every year, but we’ll be doubling up as the leaves crackle and pumpkins scream. Send your links and art to comicsbeat at gmail.com! Heidi MacDonaldHeidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked […]
"@codyave: @drudgereport @BreitbartNews @Writeintrump "You Can't Stump the Trump" https://t.co/0xITB7XeJV pic.twitter.com/iF6S05se2w" — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2015 § I somehow missed the fact that Donald Trump and the alt-right/white supremacist movement had co-opted Pepe the Frog, a stoner character from Matt Furie’s cult stoner comedy comic Boys Club. But it is true. “That […]