As is tradition, Publishers Weekly has kicked off the end-of-year Best Books lists (which I contributed to as the PW Graphic Novels Review Editor). Five comics were selected for the 2017 list: Boundless, Jillian Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly) Sex Fantasy, Sophia Foster-Dimino (Koyama) My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics) My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, Nagata […]
This was an SPX unlike any previous SPX, as the tumult of the outside world has reached even Camp Comics. But the welcoming spirit of unity and creativity was still there, and strang as ever.
“There was definitely a point where I realized I could google gay things.”
Discover exactly what airplanes and Cookie Monster have to do with skating.
Summer is OVER pic.twitter.com/hnp77RZTsl — Tillie Walden (@TillieWalden) September 11, 2017 § Nice Art: Tillie Walden captures the anticipation of fall in this sketch. Walden’s eagerly awaited Spinning – sure to be one of the graphic novels of the fall – drops today and we’ll have an interview with her on the site later today […]
You’re probably as sick of San Diego Comic-Con as we are, but in case you missed any of our podcasts from the show, here’s the definitive guide! First, Brigid Alverson, Deb Aoki and The Beat Herself reunited for “Three Women in a Hotel Room” – a sorta daily podcast of our impressions of the show, […]
A long time ago, the NY Times ran serialized comics every Sunday. That ended after a few years, but cartoonists are frequently seen in its pages, illustrating stories and contributing thoughtful comics. Today the Times goes all in again, turning the entire Sunday magazine section into comics, with 12 stories illustrating various aspects of New York life. […]
CXC, the ambitious third year comics festival located in Columbus, OH, just announced its 2017 guest list, 24 creators from an eclectic swath of the comics world; I picked three names in the headline to express that, including bestselling children’s author Dav “Captain Underpants” Pilkey, wunderkind Tillie Walden, and Image Comics/Milkfed mainstay Kelly Sue DeConnick. CXC is run in […]
Every year at BookExpo America there are a series of “Buzz” panels where editors hype the biggest upcoming releases. This years event takes place May 31-June 3, and two graphic novels will be on the Buzz lists, one middle grade, one young adult. One is Tillie Walden’s Spinning (First Second), a book that has already […]
[There are many great comics out there. There are many free comics out there. And my reduction, there must be many great AND free comics for readers to experience. Will The Beat make it to 365 links this year? Don’t bet on it, but we’ll be trying in this series.] Let’s kick off our free comics […]