I tried to find new people to support on Patreon and you’ll never guess what happened next.
Pledges increaed 26% from 2017.
Fat Jack’s Comicrypt in Philadelphia is one of the oldest comics shops in the US, and owner Mike Ferraro is a legefigure in the local comics scene. The store has been selling comics for 42 years and is a fixture for many. But like many comics shops, the latest ups and downs in the industry […]
Action, adventure, heroism, and overcoming impossible odds—that is what Harken’s Raiders promises in every page. Set against the backdrop of World War II Europe, the graphic novel comes from writer Ron Marz and artist Darryl Banks, the same creative force behind Green Lantern Kyle Rayner. The story follows Captain Harken and his team of American […]
Full Bleed is a rather unique* project: a full size hardcover anthology of comics, articles, and stuff, a throwback to when we wanted out information in a handsome package. It’s co-edited by Dirk Wood and Ted Adams, and published by an imprint of IDW, but it’s also crowdfunded because…well, a lot of crazy beautiful dreams […]
I came across James McCulloch work by pure happenstance. I was looking at recent Kickstarter activity and noticed Ryan K. Lindsay, someone who I’ve backed several times on the platform, pledged money to The forest, the chair, and those forsaken there. Intrigued by the title I looked at the Kickstarter and was even more interested […]
Death is a multi-faceted subject and German cartoonist Eva Müller’s In The Future We Are Dead gives it the treatment it deserves. Müller comes at the subject from a number of vantage points that range from the intensely personal to the delightfully informational. Her focus is autobiographical, but she makes some interesting creative decisions in her […]
Cowboy Bepop is a pretty seminal part of the history of anime – garnering universal acclaim when it debuted in Japan 20 years ago, it was also a powerful part of a new wave of anime that made a huge impression in the US when it aired on Adult Swim in 2001 – and it […]
We’ve been following the successful Kickstarter campaign of the Latinx graphic memoir La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo for a while. Written by Beat alum Henry Baralas with art by J. Gonzo, it’s a memoir of Barajas’ great-grandfather, Ramon Jaurigue, an activist, WW II veteran and civil rights leader who fought to help the Yaqui people […]
From humble self-made beginnings to big name publishing, Andrew MacLean brings forth an exciting, unique, dark, hilarious epic with the adventure of Norgal, a.k.a. The Head Lopper. I have to say, amidst the usual organized chaos that is the New York Comic Con artist alley, I had a very fun, memorable conversation with MacLean about […]