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Torsten Adair

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I've been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I've been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I'm a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist. Ask me anything!

SHUT IN THEATER: What are the earliest produced films based on...

Searching the Library of Congress for early examples of comic strip adaptations on film!

SHUT IN THEATER: Check out this transfer lettering catalog from 1984!

Back in the Twentieth Century, we did graphic design by hand (and we loved it)!

C2E2 ’20: How “2” get around

How to get to and from C2E2, plus new dining options!

American Library Association opens applications to their Artist Alley in June

The annual conference in Chicago will feature a mini-comic con on the show floor!

How to win your Oscar pool (or at least do better...

It's that time of year when people gather around their television sets for four hours on a Sunday evening, to eat lots of food,...

Jerry Craft’s NEW KID wins Newbery & King awards as numerous...

Craft, Takei, Tamaki are the big names in a diverse list of winners!

From Skippy to Joker: All the comic book films that have...

“My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.” ― Charlie Chaplin The nominees for the 92nd...

ALA & GNCRT open nominations for 2020 Best Graphic Novels for...

Here is what you need to know to nominate a title for the inaugural list.

Young Adult Library Services Association announces the 2020 Great Graphic Novels...

103 titles were selected from 178 nominations.

KAWS made $14 million from Bill Morrison art, and Morrison isn’t...

When copies of comics art appear in glass houses, should creators throw stones?

We are not in a “golden age” of comics

If you'd like to discuss this, I know a nice coffeehouse in Vienna, not too far from the University. Try the Mozart Café or the Einspänner.

NYCC ’19 Team Q&A: ReedPOP listens to fans about what went...

The annual talk back panel featured a snapshot of many issues.