Kilgore Books & Comics announces ambitious fall schedule with van Sciver, Gennis and more

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  Denver-based comics publisher Kilgore Books & Comics has announced its fall publishing lineup via a crowdfunding campaign. The crowdfunding campaign aims to help publish those 4 new comics and also serves as a pre-ordering incentive. The list of comics includes The Plunge by Emi Gennis, a story about the first person (Annie Taylor Edison) to go […]

Alternative Announces Fall line with Van Sciver, Henderson, Eng and more

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Alternative Comics has announced several books, including imprints Study Group Comics and Floating World Comics, all distributed by Consortium. They’re also offering 15 recently acquired titles from backlist imprint Sparkplug , including books by Jason Shiga, Aron Nels Steinke and Renée French. Afterland by Chris Taylor A science-fiction soap opera featuring the exploits of a […]

Slate announces Cartoonist Studio Prize short lists

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Slate’s Cartoonist Studio Prize selects  10 comics each in the print and digital categories, and the 2016 short lists have just been announced. As usual its a fine list of comics. Short lists were compiled by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois,  CCS Fellow Noah Van Sciver and guest judge, Caitlin McGurk. The prize is presented in conjunction with CCS each […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Comic Arts Brooklyn Interview Special

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Recorded live in New York, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald! This episode, More to Come brings you interviews live from the Comic Arts Brooklyn comic arts festival. Heidi interviews comics creator and publisher Brian Chippendale, Leslie […]

INTERVIEW: Box Brown Announces New DIstribution Deal for Retrofit Comics

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Box Brown (“Belen!”, “Love is a Peculiar Kind of Thing”) is a fixture at indie comics shows, tirelessly producing his own bold and appealing short comics on a regular basis, but also, in 2011, launching an experiment in the return of the “floppy” or mini-comic via branding in the form of Retrofit Comics. Retrofit consists […]

REVIEW: Noah Van Sciver Draws What He Wants to Draw in BLAMMO 8

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Noah Van Sciver possesses one of the most original voices in indie comics. There’s little doubt about that. But he’s been on a strange road of personal exploration that has led to some big successes and currently he’s taking stock of what he wants to draw and how, while also continuing to work on new […]

Quick Review: Deep in the Woods (with teenage girls)

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Deep in the Woods by Noah van Sciver, Nic Breutzman You might  remember Deep in the Woods from it’s modest Kickstarter campaign late last year, of which I’m glad I was a backer.  One of the things I’m really interested in seeing in comics is experimentation with format, so when 2D Cloud put out a […]

On the Scene: Denver Comic Con 2013, Pioneering Souls in Artists Valley

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The floorspace for Artists Valley at Denver Comic Con was expansive, and positioned between the vendor and publisher areas in the front and the celebrity signing booths and food court at the back. It was almost arranged like a centrepiece, and to judge from the ethos of the con, that was intentional. A wide range […]