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, how many comics sites noticed the announcement in the LA Times of This One Summer, a new book by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, whose previous book was the acclaimed Skim. It will be out in May 2014 from First Second. (Geez, they are really becoming the powerhouse aren’t they?) That’s good news, folks.
Another favorite piece of mine is this profile of the Swedish micro publisher Peow Studios!. Their stuff looks amazing.
Anyway, so much good stuff coming out now, and Zainab is there to tell you about it. Bookmark!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.