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Crowdfunding Watch: Anxiety, Anthologies and Magical Girls!

After a brief hiatus, we're back with three new crowdfunding projects that should be on your radar.

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.

Crowdfunding Watch: Hungry for a Lemonade Summer Edition

A summer inspired crowdfunding watch featuring: Lemonade Summer, Tala and The Rift.

ADVANCE REVIEW: Navigating the Horror of Thought and Void in LONG...

Long Lost #5 is a spine-tingling horror comic done right.

INTERVIEW: Nothing but Bic Pens Will Do for Latino Artist Raul...

The most fascinating thing about art is the many forms it can take and ways one can make it. This also applies to comic...

Crowdfunding Watch: The One With a Big Bang, Evil DJ and...

It's a rainy day here in Northern California but it's okay because I've got my coffee and that's pretty much satisfied my Maslow's hierarchy...

INTERVIEW: The Past is Present in Ed Piskor’s X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN

One of the challenges for any new reader of mainstream superhero comics is finding the right launching point to start one’s fandom. Sure, there...

Is Valiant an Indie? Shamdasani and Simons Discuss

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

Kickstarter Spotlight: Thomas Edison & Amelia Earheart take on Fritz Lang...

Launching a new comic book IP is as arduous a task as it ever was, but today's creators have more tools at their disposal...

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...

Interview: Shawn Daley Kickstarts a Whole New World Called TerraQuill

By Matt O'Keefe Short stories are a dying breed in mainstream comics, so often the best offerings are found in the independent scene. Such is the...