There’s a reason why I chose Carta Monir as the cartoonist of 2017. She’s an incredibly talented artist and is capable of illustrating deeply personal story. There’s always this sort of bittersweet quality to her work that I find appealing. There’s this palpable trauma and sadness underlying her work, just as there’s this sort of […]
Here’s a good one, the comic equivalent of Serial and Making a Murderer, a true life tale of crime and mystery. The NIb’s Eleri Mai Harris returns to her native Tasmania to report on one of the most infamous crimes ever to take place there in a five-part webcomic, “Reported Missing” which just began […]
This year’s Most Promising New Talent – at least as far as the Ignatz Awards are concerned – is Bianca Xunise, a Chicago-based cartoonist whose work appears on The Nib, Hello Giggles, Bitch Magazine, and NYLON Magazine. “Say Her Name,” the comic she won the Ignatz for, is specifically a powerful statement about the […]
You’re probably sick and tired of the disturbing news that the US has been embroiled in for the last week. But in case you aren’t – or are, like The Beat, just glued to the Internet and TV with your eyelids propped up, here are some comics about recent events and background. All the way […]
While political winds may change at the drop of a hat in America, the Library of Congress as remained a steady pillar of our culture. Dedicated to preserving content that provides insight to the zeitgeist throughout history, this week, the Library launched an online archive of webcomics. In a statement, Megan Halsband, a librarian in the Serial […]
by Alex Dueben Jen Sorensen is a political cartoonist who is regularly published on The Nib, Daily Kos, Alternet and many other publications and is currently the comics editor at Fusion. She’s the first woman to win the Herblock Prize, and in recent years has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and won […]
Mike Dawson has become one of the most thoughtful white male comics pundits as shown in his collection Rules For Dating my Daughter. He’s back at The Nib with Dispatch From a Sanctuary City that views current controversy over immigration and crime in the New Jersey commuter town Red Bank (Also home to the Comic Book Men, […]
The title says it all, but Scurti has an autistic sister and draws a gorgeous piece about the many levels – from society’s disdain to her own shame – of difficulties the mentally and physically challenged must face. You can see more of Scurti’s artwork at her website. It’s gorgeous. She’s also dawn several issues […]
A couple of years ago we were crowing with joy when Pulitzer Prize finalist cartoonist Matt Bors was hired to run Medium’s comics section, The Nib, and the results were glorious, with two years of daily content that was smart funny, trenchant, moving, eye opening and everything else we love about comics.
Well, as with most start-ups all good things must come to an end.
As reported last week, The Nib, the political comics site edited by Matt Bors and run by Medium, is undergoing some changes, and on Friday, Bors explained what’s what. Basically, the site is moving away from daily publishing—and won’t be running weekly comic strips any more—but will continue to publish editorial, satirical and journalistic pieces. […]