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The Gibbs Girls’ “The Invention of E.J. Whitaker” Shows We Need...

Over the years that I’ve contributed for The Beat, I’ve gotten to preview some pretty-interesting projects in the making, as well as talk to their equally-interesting creators. A little more than two years ago, I had a phone interview with two women who called themselves the “Gibbs Girls.” They were working on a steam-punk inspired comic that takes place at the dawn of the 20th century and during the Industrial Age. The story followed a female, African American inventor named Ada Turner who creates the first flying machine. Last week, the Gibbs Girls reached out and informed me that the comic had finally come out.

No Fairytale Ending for San Diego’s Villainous Lair

Another closing of a comic shop; another end to a piece of one’s comic community. For the last six and a half years, Villainous Lair...

Interview: Celebrating the harmonious voice of women & art in RESIST!...

For many, this past January 20th was an abdication of the American ideal. No longer was talent, perspicacity, or a genuine desire to see...

Is Valiant an Indie? Shamdasani and Simons Discuss

What is an indie comics publisher? NO one seems to have the definitive answer!

San Diego’s Little Fish Comic Studio Is Educating A New Generation...

In recent years, more teachers and librarians are finally recognizing the educational appeal of comic-books. Yes, we the fans have known of their artistry,...

#SDCC ’16 Comics of Tomorrow: Has Technology changed the Comic Book...

For the last decade, the status of the comic book industry has been a great concern among both fans and the industry itself. Growing...

Kickstart First Law of Mad Science to Stave Off a Deadly...

In 2008, Oliver Mertz and Mike Isenberg came up with the idea for First Law of Mad Science, an affecting and strangely portentous story about...