Wizard expands con schedule to St Louis and Nashville

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A long ago Wizard World con schedule included stops at New Jersey and Cincinnati—venues that never panned out. But it seems the con biz is going so well that Wizard is adding two shows to its sched: WW St. Louis Comic Con March 22-24 , and WW Nashville Comic Con October 18-20. Both seem promising […]

The Holiday Spirit by Rick Veitch

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Rick Veitch has always done things his own way, from Creepy to Swamp Thing to Brat Pack and beyond. His holiday card is no exception.

Holiday Reading Review: I WILL BITE YOU by Joseph Lambert

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Though I attended MoCCA Fest 2012 where I WILL BITE YOU debuted, it went under my overwhelmed radar, but fortunately, it caught my attention at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. Several people who saw me carrying my copy commented on what a worthy book it was, and that I certainly ought to read it. […]

Stumptown announces 2013 guests

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Not much news this peaceful time, as folks enjoy either going back to work or the US equivalent of Boxing Day, but the Stumptown Festival has announced its guests and it’s a top notch lineup with stars from both indie and mainstream. Stumptown will be held April 27th and 28th, 2013 at the Oregon Convention […]

RIP ‘Barefoot Gen’ creator Keiji Nakazawa

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BAREFOOT GEN and I SAW IT creator Keiji Nakazawa died on December 19th at age 73. The cause was lung cancer. As a boy of six, Nakazawa survived the nuclear bomb that fell on Hiroshima, although most of his family died in the bombing. The horrific events that followed were recounted in fictionalized form in […]

Webcomic alert: The Klaubauf’s Wager

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Via Comics Alliance, a St Nicholas tale by Benito Cereno And Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner .

A very Merry Christmas from The Beat

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  All the best to all Beat readers and their loved ones—let’s hope it’s a safe and peaceful one. Did you get some good toys for Christmas? Let us know in the comments!

Holiday Tidings: Jon Klassen

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It was another standout year for illustrator Jon Klassen with his book This Is Not My Hat, the follow up to I Want My Hat Back.

Holiday Tidings: Colin Upton

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Via Colin Upton’s Universe

Holiday Tidings: Tom the Dancing Bug

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Via Ruben Bolling

Holiday Tidings: Gary Spencer Millidge

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Strangehaven creator and author of several top notch books about comics, Gary Spencer Millidge has a holiday card.

Kick-Watcher: Con Season and Pariah, Missouri

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No offense to the other 78+ projects out there but nothing on Kickstarter has been catching my eye as of late.  Maybe I’m spoiled with projects like the recently successful Peter Pan, BAD KARMA and The Big Feminist BUT.  It seems like a slow season but thankfully there are projects like Con Season and Pariah, Missouri to keep things interesting.

Holiday Tidings: Dean Haspiel

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As the holidays unfurl we’ll share some holiday art from our comics pals to enjoy as you savor some hot cider!

INTERVIEW: Allison Baker on Year One of Monkeybrain Comics

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2012 was the year we saw Marvel relaunch, DC reboot, Image rise, and Valiant return. And yet perhaps one of the biggest success stories of the year was the founding of Monkeybrain Comics by Allison Baker and Chris Roberson.

Kapow! Comic Convention Not Returning in 2013 (Maybe 2014)

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Lucy and Sarah Unwin, who have run London’s Kapow Comic-Con since 2011, have today announced that the convention will not be held in 2013 due to work commitments elsewhere. Heavily connected to Mark Millar’s ‘Millarworld’ production company, the convention last year saw Dan DiDio, Eric Stephenson and Joe Quesada all make the flight across the […]

Surviving the Mayan Apocalypse…or did we?

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A few comics style images to close the day.