It’s taken me a week to recover from New York Comic Con, as usual, although my brain is still a little fried. This despite the fact that I hid out in the press room for most of three days, and only ventured on to the floor a few times. I really missed most of the […]
Your tax dollars at work! Not only does the Library of Congress sponsor the annual National Book Festival, but they archive lots of digital material online! (And if that doesn’t knock your socks off, the Library also collects and archives multimedia in a variety of formats… an original print of Star Wars: A New Hope… […]
Lightning Bolt is the much loved noise band fronted by Brian Chippendale, who is also a cartoonist and fort Thunder alum. They have a new album out and are touring right now. Live shows are notoriously loud and energetic so be forewarned. Lale Westvind is an Ignatz Award winning cartoonist of such books as Hot […]
DC All Access is a webizode or whatever they call it, that has weekly features on DC comics and movies. It has hitherto featured two perky hosts, but evidently they need a new one, and IT COULD BE YOU as explained in the video below.
Any one can be considered for this role — and here’s how to showcase your brilliance:
Cartoonists doing thing, blabbing about it.
I’m addicted to Russian dashboard camera videos. The best ones have loud Russian disco playing, but they are pretty much all good, revealing a sullen post-modern, post GTA world of grey skies (occasionally streaked by shocking meteors), endless snow, brutalist architecture and of course, bad driving. Why Russians love dashcams so much isn’t quite clear […]
Disney has released a clip of Dancing Baby Groot even though (spoilers) it spoils the end of the movie. I guess good social media is worth more than spoiling movies in the era of downloads and….social media. Anyway…..it’s sweet. Heidi MacDonald Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the […]
Okay this is an ad for Ikea, but it is also a fantasy for most of us. Like, a Sex in the City/Axe ad level fantasy.
Kagan “infinite Kung Fu” McLeod writes to tell of a cool video project he put together at this year’s TCAF: a collaborative drawing vdeo starring McLeod, Paul Pope, David B, Sam Hiti, and Frederik Peeters. He writes: Between 1969 and 1975 the French television broadcast Tac Au Tac (Tit for Tat in english) assembled cartoonists […]
From The Gutters, a new comics interview show, has launched their first episode today. Presented by Jamie S. Rich, the webseries will be hosting a number of notables from the world of comics over the next few months, including people like Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle, Eric Stephenson and Mike Allred. Today’s inaugural episode sees Matt Wagner […]