Cowboy Bepop is a pretty seminal part of the history of anime – garnering universal acclaim when it debuted in Japan 20 years ago, it was also a powerful part of a new wave of anime that made a huge impression in the US when it aired on Adult Swim in 2001 – and it […]
Short Box is a curated collection of small press comics editor by Zainab Akhtar, and the new one, #7, just went live for pre-orders. Orders will be open until January 31st, and the package ships worldwide in March. Although it comes in a beautifully assembled box (and includes treats and toys at times) Short box […]
https://twitter.com/beckycloonan/status/918253791983652864 § Nice Art: Inktober continues, this time from Becky Cloonan. § So when I reported on that story about the handyman stealing $250,000 worth of art and comicsfrom a Sparta, NJ home the other day….I knew that Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada and his wife Nanci Quesada have a home there, but I […]
Minnesota-based publisher 2dcloud has launched it’s quarterly crowdfunding campaign for it’s 2017 summer collection. 2dcloud has been using crowdfunding as a mechanism for pre-orders and to create curated book bundles. 2dcloud is a publisher from which you never know what to expect. They keep selecting new and innovative work to publish that always defy and satisfy your expectations. Their […]
The fifth edition of Zainab Akhtar’s ShortBox is available for purchase worldwide. This is a curated box of short comics by the best indie cartoonists out there including Freddy Casrasco, Jeremy Sorese Areeba Siddique, and the red hot Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. As usual it’s an incredibly well curated list of cartoonists, with am emphasis on the literary […]
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 holiday gifting time is here and the Beat crew stands ready with some suggestions for the comics lover, comics curious or even comics oblivious – there’s something for everyone out there.
Zainab Ahtar Short Box project has delivered its second collection, and it’s another strong outing.
Not only is comics blogging still alive, but so is PRINT comics criticism! Zainab Akhtar, formerly of Comics & Cola and now of Short Box, is launching a Kickstarter for Critical Chips, a print magazine of comics criticism by some of today’s most important writers. The zine will contain both essays and comics, with a […]
Pre-orders for the second edition of Short Box, the box of exclusive comics and swag curated by Zainab Akhtar (with some logistical help from Thought Bubble’s Clark Burscough) is now available for pre-order , but the cut-off is midnight today (7/27/) in the UK, which is like, 7 pm edt. The line-up will want to […]