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Ready, Steady, DRAW! Oni Announces Guidelines and Schedule for Open Submissions

A month or so ago, Oni Press announced that they would start taking Open Submission for new series. This essentially means that ANYONE can send them a comic pitch and someone will eventually look at it. Not too much else was discussed, but it certainly caused a buzz. Today, Oni Press posted their submission guidelines for their first wave and the date when people can let loose the floodgates.

24 Hours of International Comics: Kaoru Mori’s A Bride’s Story

by Zachary Clemente 24 Hours of International Comics continue and, for me, it's been leading up to this: A Bride's Story by Kaoru Mori. There's nothing I...

The Compassionate Solution: Pak & Coulton Bring “The Princess Who Saved...

by Zachary Clemente   Comics writer Greg Pak (Action Comics, Storm, Code Monkey Save World) and songwriter Jonathan Coulton were kind enough to answer some questions about their...

Diplo Steals from Rebecca Mock: On Entitlement, Ownership, and How Not...

Last week, musician and producer Diplo stole artwork by illustrator Rebecca Mock then harassed her when she called him out. In this op-ed, The Beat discusses digital artistic ownership, online harassment, and one of the reasons why people think it's okay to act the way they act.

ComiqueCon Leaps Out: Celebrating Female Creators

Last week, to little or no fanfare, a new convention, ComiqueCon, launched in Dearborn, Michigan with a primary focus on celebrating female comics creators and being a positive space for female fans.

Heroes In Action – Kamala Khan Sabotages Anti-Islamic Ads

by Zachary Clemente When not out fighting fiendish villains, teaming up (adorably) with Wolverine, or being late to class - Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel...

Review: The Dying & The Dead Confounds and Amazes With Dense...

eave it to a project helmed by Jonathan Hickman to be impeccably designed. The first issue of The Dying & The Dead brings together long-time collaborator Ryan Bodenheim as artist, colorist Michael Garland, and lettering duties by Rus Wooton for a whopping 60-page issue; and the sheer amount of information conveyed is akin to a freight train dropping from the sky at terminal velocity. In a good way, I assure you.

‘Link To The Past’ Returns In Reprint of Nintendo Power Series...

by Zachary Clemente Way back in the early 90s, Nintendo Power published a serialized run of The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past limited comic series....

NYC: Special Edition – NY’s Comic-Only Convention Announces 2015 Dates and...

It's possible you missed it last year, but New York Comic-Con has a secondary convention, starting last year in early Summer, called Special Edition. Touted as the comics-only convention for New York (and greater) fans, initial response was mixed. It was announced late, but the guest lineup was strong. It fell on Father's Day weekend, but the tickets weren't expensive. It seemed like people were optimistic about the first iteration of the event. Unfortunately, attendance wasn't exactly what you'd call great. Saturday was acceptable according to a number of exhibitors I talked to but Sunday was completely dead, maybe 200-300 attendees over the full day. I saw many exhibitors pack up early to beat the traffic home - not a heartening sight. I wasn't sure if they'd continue the event, but hey - with ReedPop's bankroll, why not?

Back This: ‘Moonshot’ – The Indigenous Comics Collection from Alternative History

by Zachary Clemente Kickstarter has been the way for me to find new comic projects and boy am I glad to have come across this project. Moonshot from Alternative...

An Open Letter to Pat Broderick: On Cosplay, Entitlement, and Gatekeeping

by Zachary Clemente In October, comics veteran Patrick Broderick announced that he was returning to DC for an unnamed project after 20 years. A few days ago,...

‘Henshin’ – A Series of Transformative Shorts from Niimura Coming in...

by Zachary Clemente CHANGE IS THE CONSTANT IN KEN NIIMURA’S HENSHIN - A short story collection exploring life in modern Tokyo. I feel like everybody has days that...