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 […]
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 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’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 […]