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Matt Chats: David Harper on SKTCHD’s Return and Fostering Healthier Conversation...

David Harper explains what made him bring the website back, creating a subscription revenue model, and why Heidi was right.

The Beat’s Annual Creator Survey Part 3: Predictions and a Stephen...

More looks back, predictions...and a preiew of a new graphic biogrpahy of Stephen Hawking.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/6/18: Don’t forget to vote

§ Nice art: For Election Day, let's flash back to Transmetropolitan's election, one of the best long running political stories of 90s comics -...

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 10/16/18: Man arrested at comic con for mistreating...

News books, old books, and an alligator at a comic con.

Comics periodical sales have been flat for 20 years – or...

Comcis periodical sales are either stagnant or stable depending on how you like your glass.

The Beat’s Annual Creator Survey, 2018 Edition Part One: with previews...

It's that time! We're kicking off 2018 with our annual survey of creators, journalist, retailers and other comics industry insiders for their look back...

The Beat Annual Creator Survey 2017 Part 2: Liam Sharp, Kwanza...

More pundits and creators weigh in on where they see the comics industry going, what inspires them and maybe a hint of news or two.

The current comics industry in two charts

If you're ready to take a breather from the comic book culture wars, a couple of articles this week examined various vital aspects of...

Being a cartoonist by the numbers…and the numbers are ugly

  Being in comics is great, it's a golden era, new readers, yadda yadda. But this golden era is mostly the product of people slaving...

Must read: David Harper analyzes the changing state of the industry

Out with the old, in with the new? As we've been reporting, October comics sales were pretty damn massive. It's the culmination of a year that started a little rocky but has blossomed as new trends blew into town behind a strong trade wind. Multiversity's David Harper has the much needed big think piece on what's happening complete with CHARTS. First he points out that The Big Two are still the big two: