Big Interview: Julia Gfrӧrer: ‘I don’t get why people write stories without sex in them’


One of the advantages in writing for The Beat is the opportunity to provide under-appreciated comic creators with a platform, to share work which genuinely excels, work which excites you. This interview with Julia Gfrӧrer, whose comics and art work I have been a fan of ever since I came across it over a year ago, […]

People doing things: Strand tote contest show; Seth Scriver/Jones/Ahlers

A few event photos from around. Christina Foxley, from The Strand bookstore sent us a few photos of the exhibit of the Strand Tote Bag design contest which was held the other night at SVA. Above, left to right: Toon Books Françoise Mouly, runner up Domitille Collardey, cartoonist and contest judge Art Spiegelman; another judge, R. Sikoryak; runner-up Tim Goldman and winner Zak Foster. We stopped by and ran into many cartoon types, including Sarah Glidden who told us about her next project after the upcoming How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, another comics-journalism piece, and it sounds pretty interesting. Collardey is what you call “an emerging cartoon star” and she’s presently working on a graphic novel to be published in France.