Minnesota-based publisher 2dcloud has launched it’s quarterly crowdfunding campaign for it’s 2017 summer collection. 2dcloud has been using crowdfunding as a mechanism for pre-orders and to create curated book bundles. 2dcloud is a publisher from which you never know what to expect. They keep selecting new and innovative work to publish that always defy and satisfy your expectations. Their […]
The fifth edition of Zainab Akhtar’s ShortBox is available for purchase worldwide. This is a curated box of short comics by the best indie cartoonists out there including Freddy Casrasco, Jeremy Sorese Areeba Siddique, and the red hot Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. As usual it’s an incredibly well curated list of cartoonists, with am emphasis on the literary […]
It wasn’t too long ago that everyone said the emailed newsletter was dead because people got too much email and social media was where it’s at. Now that social media is part toxic tar pit, part 1 million monkeys banging on 1 million untuned pianos, friendly little targeted newsletter seem awesome and cahrming again. […]
The holiday gifting time is here and the Beat crew stands ready with some suggestions for the comics lover, comics curious or even comics oblivious – there’s something for everyone out there.
Zainab Ahtar Short Box project has delivered its second collection, and it’s another strong outing.
Not only is comics blogging still alive, but so is PRINT comics criticism! Zainab Akhtar, formerly of Comics & Cola and now of Short Box, is launching a Kickstarter for Critical Chips, a print magazine of comics criticism by some of today’s most important writers. The zine will contain both essays and comics, with a […]
Pre-orders for the second edition of Short Box, the box of exclusive comics and swag curated by Zainab Akhtar (with some logistical help from Thought Bubble’s Clark Burscough) is now available for pre-order , but the cut-off is midnight today (7/27/) in the UK, which is like, 7 pm edt. The line-up will want to […]
Yesterday Zainab Akhtar announced she was shutting down her Eisner-nominated website Comics & Cola. The reason was not the usual ones — no money in it, moving on, life changes. It was something much more troubling and dangerous.
If, like The Beat, you have been mourning the absence of Zainab Akhtar’s byline around here, it’s because she’s relaunched her own blog, Comics&Cola, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Zainab has her eye on the graphic novel and indie publishing scene with some of the most exciting new stuff coming out. For instance, […]