The Man reigned over our year, but newcomer Olivia Jaimes made her voice heard.
When folks speculate about which comics publisher will be the next to shut down, Koyama Press isn’t among them because they are, simply, the best. But alas, it’s been announced by publisher Annie Koyama that the press will end in 2021 and she’ll switch to giving micro-grants to worthy projects. All the details are in […]
It’s time to announce the annual Comics Industry Person of the Year, as voted on by industry peers. This is the person who moved the needle, made a difference and inspired others, and as you can see from the list of past winners at the bottom of this post, it’s a selection that our voters […]
§ Nice Art: New Yorker Cartoonist Edward Steed is mostly known for his utterly hilarious, whimsical cartoons, but this week he drew sumo wrestlers. § The outstanding artist John Martz has secured a fulltime job at PRH Canada. Some personal news I can finally share: I'm kicking off 2018 with a new job. I'm very […]
§ Nice Art; Australian cartoonist Joshua Wright gives us the story of the evil holiday dragon Kringlekrist, in “The Christmas Wyrm.” § And with that we wind down to the holiday and the last few links of the shrinking year, as snow drifts gently over this site. § The audio of Caitlin McGurk interviewing Chris […]
There’s no more loved or admired person in comics than Annie Koyama, the owner and publisher of Koyama Press. And this year’s Small Press Expo will celebrate Koyama Press’s 10th anniversay with comics, programming and “surprises.” For a decade Koyama has been giving the world great cartoonists, great books and acting in an ethical, open way […]
The Beat took pictures at CAB 2014! Some of them are Hipstamatic. Live with it. This was a good show, as usual. I came back with a bag full of books and immediately started reading them, one of the virtues of the home show. Although jam packed the show was surmountable, and I thought I […]