Also, changes in the business models at Spit and a Half and The MNT.
§ Nice Art: I got to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse the other day at the early bird IMAX matinée and here is a very quick capsule review: Did I fell asleep? Fully alert and ALIVE ALIVE ALIVE during the whole thing!!!! Did I Like the score: I think this was maybe the BEST score […]
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 at 2017, their predictions for 2018 – and along the way a lot of previews and news about what’s coming in 2018. Our enormous thanks for all who participated this year; […]
It wasn’t too long ago that everyone said the emailed newsletter was dead because people got too much email and social media was where it’s at. Now that social media is part toxic tar pit, part 1 million monkeys banging on 1 million untuned pianos, friendly little targeted newsletter seem awesome and cahrming again. […]
The comic book holiday calendar is getting crowded, and here’s a new one: Dark Horse Day, which will be held on June 4th to mark the 30th anniversary of the publisher. Events will be held at comics shops around the country and a commemorative Dark Horse Day Sampler comic is but one of the promotional […]
Here’s the second part of our annual creator survey, and this time out we have some exclusive peeks at some new projects for 2016, as well as what might be hit of something cool to happen…but you’ll have to read everything figure out what that is.
Thanks to all for taking the time to participate in this survey especially during the busy holiday time. You can find Part 1 here.
Yet more previews and prognostication from a wide swatch of comics industry personnel, with picks from Kieron Gillen and Janelle Asselin to Bryan Talbot and Steve Morris. Lots of news of new projects are thrown in also for those with a keen eye!
If you are like The Beat, you’ve noticed that the informed writing styling of Steve Morris have been greatly lessened on this site of late. While that makes us sad, we’re happy to report that he’s graduated to his OWN site, The Spire, where he’s covering news, reviews, English kids comics, bunnies and all the […]
Yep it’s the return of an annual Beat tradition that goes back nearly a decade, as comic folk from every level of the industry — creators, reporters, retailers, publshers—talk about the issues of the year past and look at the issues of the year to come. There are always a lot of thoughtful answers in this survey, but this year a LOT of very important and thought-provoking topics are looked at from crowdfunding to harassment.
And as always, there are previews and news scattered in the 2014 projects. So settle in and enjoy—there is so much more to come.
If, like The Beat, you have been mourning the absence of Zainab Akhtar’s byline around here, it’s because she’s relaunched her own blog, Comics&Cola, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Zainab has her eye on the graphic novel and indie publishing scene with some of the most exciting new stuff coming out. For instance, […]