The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is one of the most influential and important comic book event in North America. It’s mission is to “promote the creators of comic books in their broad and diverse voices, for the betterment of the medium of comics”. In the spirit of this mission, the Comics Beat has conducted a […]
I really like Francois Vigneault’s Titan. It’s a spectacular science fiction comic. It follows the story of MNGR João da Silva, as he is sent to Homestead Station on the moon of Titan to assess the issues with the station and gets caught in long simmering tensions between the genetically engineered workers and the small […]
Jenn Liv’s Beanstalk is a wonderfully magical little comic. A woman sleeping in a field wakes up to discover a world wider and larger than she ever thought possible. It’s a gorgeous comic about the ever-expanding universe, how connection with others expand our world view and ourselves. A wordless comic illustrated by Toronto based artist […]
I doubt a 31 Days of Halloween has gone by without my linking to Richard Sala, one of the masters of creepy and eerie comics. He’s currently serializing The Bloody Cardinal (link takes you to the Study Group page for the comic, which starts at the beginning, but it’s on tumblr, too.) It’s described as […]
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 […]
I’ll hold my hands up and admit I’m not a digital reader at all- there are a few web-comics which I love and keep up with and that’s it. I’ve tried reading comics on an e-reader but as idealistic and romanticised and dinosaurish as it may sound, the experience is simply too impersonal for me […]
Zack Soto has a new print edition of his comic, Secret Voice out for The Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Festival. It’s a 48 page handful of A-MAY-ZING. Enjoy an excerpt below.