Yes, There are Reasons for Dragons

The Reason for Dragons, written and colored by Chris Northrop, illustrated by Jeff Stokely, published by Archaia

Harboring a fierce desire to learn cartooning, in 2008 Chris Northrop moved to Los Angeles.  At a Starbucks one day, he was observed sketching  by Sean Murphy, artist on Hellblazer and creator of PunkRockJeezus.  They struck up a conversation and Murphy came to mentor Chris.  In Comics and Animation,  this is on par with being discovered  at the […]

Quick guide to tonight’s BCGF events


Too much to choose from! A French Comics Celebration: Discussion and Cocktail Party Thursday, November 8, 7pm, FREE The Cultural Services of the French Embassy / 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075 Featuring Blexbolex, Françoise Mouly, and more… Complimentary refreshments / RSVP required Join Koyama Press, Oily Comics and Space Face Books at Bergen Street Comics (470 […]

Is this the face of the man who will write Star Wars: Episode VII?


Vulture is reporting that TOY STORY 3 writer Michael Arndt has written a treatment for Star Wars Episode VII the film Disney will make in 2014. Informed sources tell Vulture that Star Wars: Episode VII has found a leading candidate to write the film’s screenplay: Michael Arndt, the Pixar favorite who was nominated for an […]

Charts: Can comics be legit bestsellers? They already are!

Can comics become legitimate bestsellers, the Beat’s own John Shableski has been asking in a series of publishing procedurals. But in truth…comics already ARE legit best sellers!

Preview: WINDOWPANE By Joe Kessler


The UK’s Nobrow has been putting out some of the most refreshing and visually compelling graphic and comic books thus far this year. In just a few days, they’ll be making the trek over to Brooklyn for BCGF, mixing in their own new releases amongst a flock of other notable debuts. Joe Kessler, a 24-year […]

MARVEL NOW!: New Defenders are fearless and female


The “Fearless” teaser in Marvel NOW! has been unveiled as FEARLESS DEFENDERS by Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney, and it will be a buddy book starring Misty Knight and Valkyrie. Okay, you piqued our interest. Other announced team member: Dani Moonstar. Doubtless Steve Morris is in a coma right now imagining Pixie and Hepzibah joining […]

BCGF Preview: Malachi Ward’s The Reverie


Cartoonist, Malachi Ward, is debuting his new comic, The Reverie, at The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival this weekend and was kind enough to send over a five page preview. Check it out!

Vertigo Cancel Hellblazer; DC Announce Constantine

John Contantine

Hellblazer, one of the longest-running books in mainstream comics history and one of Vertigo’s launch titles, will be cancelled in February 2013, with issue #300. Although… cancelled may be the wrong word,  as DC say this will be the finale for the book, which has been overseen by an incredible range of writers and artists […]

Disney and Hasbro in talks to what end?


Rumors that Disney is completing its march to mono-corporation by purchasing toy titan Hasbro have been going around. We have no dog in that hunt, so we reached out to our pal Paul Nomad who has his finger on the pulse of the toy biz like no one else, and his sources confirm the two companies are in talks.

To Do: Comica rages in London all month


We like our Comic-Con, and our TCAF and all the other great North American comics extravaganzas, but only London has a comics festival which runs for a WHOLE MONTH. It’s called Comica and it’s going on now. A bunch of amazing events alreayd tooks place, such as the Comiket show and an appearances by both […]

Art for Sandy update


A lot more art has just gone up for the fundraiser Art for Sandy which is raising money to help those impacted by the recent hurricane. About 80,000 people are still without power, and thousands are still spending the cold nights in shelters. There’s currently a snowstorm from Nor’easter Athena raging across the region and […]