At TCAF, in the Wowee Zonk room (I think) I ran into a new cartoonist whose work I had never seen but I was immediately struck by its beauty: supple figures in a lyrical ink line over a wash of pale earth tones. I bought one of their comics, but, when I came home, this wonderful […]
[Recently Joe Casey conducted an email interview with a writer for a now deceased site. I expressed an interest in running it on the Beat, but was unable to contact the original writer despite repeated attempts. As its general internet principle that the interviewee owns the written answers, I agreed to run Joe’s answers, as he’s […]
How do we solve the problem of cosplayer harassment? Is it even a problem at all, or are we simply dealing with a few isolated incidents? Let’s take a look. Jeff Trexler
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, […]
by LTZ A while back, the Beat’s own Henry Barajas – tireless observer of Kickstarted comics that he is – took some time to preview a crowd-funded book by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jimmy Broxton, and Juan Santacruz. Sex and Violence, Vol. 1 was laid bare (spread-eagle, perhaps) to its supporters this past week, after […]
DC Entertainment has been setting up some unusual partnerships of late and this may just be the most innovative: a team up with dating site Match.com to present profiles of Superman and Wonder Woman, who are rumored to be hooking up in JLA #12. Perhaps realizing that many young comics fans are single, DC has surveyed male AND female Match.com users to discover that Superman is the most kissable superhero and other stuff like that. Which makes us say that Match.com users, you are totally wrong because it is Batman all the way!