Still catching up on sleep and Desktop Tower Defense around here. In the News section, it looks like we’ll be attending next month’s Saló International del Cómic de Barcelona in, as if you couldn’t figure it out, Barcelona, Spain. We are extremely excited not only to be going to one of the world’s most beautiful cities, but finally getting to experience a true European comics salon. Guests include Gipi, Jacques Tardi, Christophe Blain, Enki Bilal, Joe Sacco, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Howard Chaykin and more. We’ll be bringing you full Beat-style coverage of all the excitement and Gaudi for sure.

200703301229Meanwhile, we know one story and one story only has been gripping the nation this week: Sanjaya Malakar and his fauxhawk on American Idol. Now we know that coalitions and hunger strikes have formed to stop Malakar and his burblings, but as far as the hair goes, remember, the singing 17-year-old is just the right age to be a manga fan, andmaybe he is more in touch with the youth of the nation and their love of gravity defying manga hairstyles than grown-ups know. Points to ponder.


  1. I hope you enjoy your trip. Don’t miss the Sagrada Família, Parc Güell, Barri Gòtic nor Born. Barcelona’s a very beautiful city and I’m sure you’ll be amazed by its architecture.

    And, of course, enjoy the Saló Internacional del Còmic de Barcelona. We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary! It’s going to be a great party, sure!

    (just a note: at the time the Saló closes its doors on Friday night, there will be a musical espectacle a few steps aside, at the Montjuïc’s fountains)

  2. My first visit here, found the blog accidentally really, and I just wanted to say I’ve enjoyed my visit and had some good reads while here :)