Wizard World adds seven cities including Tulsa, Sacramento, and San Antonio

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Tweet Just how many places can Norman Reedus be in at once? As we’ve been mentioning here time and time again at the Beat, comic cons are big business now, even in smaller markets and clearly Wizard World, the pop culture expo company, has noticed this. They’ve just announced SEVEN new shows, including Sacramento, Louisville, […]

EXCLUSIVE: 2013 New York Comic Con Programming: Thursday October 10

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Tweet New York Comic Con has just released its panels and screenings schedule. But as in past year’s, it is presented in a database format that is…not easy to navigate. Once again, thanks to our pals at NYCC, we’re able to present a text only version you can read and peruse all in one place. […]

Rick Geary announces crowdfunder for Obama conspiracy chapbook

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TweetRick Geary’s first Kickstarter for The Elwell Enigma has just shipped—and I was just enjoying my digital comic bonus last night— but no rest for the wicked, so his Kickstarter manager Mark Rosenbohm has just announced a new one, and in a turn from murder, it’s a real doozy: A is for Antichrist: Obama’s Conspiracy […]

2013 Shel Dorf Award nominations announced

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Tweet The nominations for the 2013 Shel Dorf Awards went up yesterday, and we’re pleased to note we’re nominated in the “Comic Blogger of the Year” category, although up against very stiff competition, including Decapitated Dan, a horror blog. You can vote for the winners right here. I will note that I’ll be on hand […]

Learn the secrets of Todd Klein’s lettering lore with his new print

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Tweet For 20 years, ace letterer Todd Klein has been releasing a series of prints showcasing his calligraphic skills. Many were done with writers supplying the text—Neil Gaiman and Bill Willingham among them—but his new one goes all meta with KLEIN’S COMPENDIUM OF CALLIGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE and for anyone who knows what a Speedball is, it […]

SPX 2013: 600 cartoonists walk into a bar…

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Tweet [Comic via Tumblr by Gabriel Calderon] That is not a joke. It is definitely not a joke. With the SPX floor increased by a third to encompass the whole exhibition space it meant there were 280 tables, and with 2-4 people per table it meant that there were some 600 registered cartoonists at the […]