A Beat Comics Original: Failing to Quit by Daniel McCloskey!  

Welcome back to part three of Failing to Quit! In this six-part webcomic, readers learn how a dyslexic kid on the verge of failing English went to college for writing and eventually got a book deal.

Cloud Town by McCloskey.

Cloud Town, McCloskey’s debut graphic novel, comes out in April from Abrams’ Amulet line. He created this short series of autobio comics to tell the story of how Cloud Town came to be, and we’re proud to publish them for the first time here on The Beat.

McCloskey is the founder of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers project, and an employee at Mission Comics in San Francisco. He’s also a second generation cartoonist: his father is Toon Books author Kevin McCloskey.

McCloskey dedicated the first strip, which was posted on February 2nd, 2022 (“World Read Aloud Day”) to his sixth grade teacher. The Beat has heard that the comic has become popular in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, where Mr. Hartle lived.

Without further ado, direct from Stately Beat Manor to Kutztown, PA, here is the third part of Failing to Quit!

Failing to Quit by Daniel McCloskey (Part 3 of 6)

Get in Touch!

You can catch up with the previous installments of Failing to Quit right here. And if you’re interested in finding him, Daniel can be found at @beancandan on most social media.

Daniel’s debut graphic novel, Cloud Town, is available for order from your local comic book retailer, and be sure and ask about the extra goodies available at danielmccloskey.com/store-owner-portal.

Have you had a chance to read the first three parts of Failing to Quit? What do you think so far? Let The Beat know, either here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat.