One More: Sam Alden’s cover for It Never Happened Again

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As we mentioned earlier in the week, Uncivilized Books won the Sam Alden Derby and will be putting out the first collection of the up-and-coming cartooner’s work. And now he’s tweeted the title and the cover: Here's the cover for "It Never Happened Again", my first collection from with Uncivilized Books! eeee pic.twitter.com/9DlnvTe3vm — Sam […]

Miami Book Fair International features Paul Pope poster

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No one is quite sure how the Miami Book Fair International—held in a city known for its wild and crazy lifestyle—got to be the biggest book festival in the US, but…it’s true and probably has something to do with the tireless and hard-working staff that puts the event together, and the great authors who show […]

Ed Kramer is staying in jail until his trial

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Bucking the trend of over a decade, a Gwinnett County judge has ruled that Dragon*Con co-founder Ed Kramer will have to stay in jail until trial in December, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported. Kramer has sued to be released on habeas corpus, but “After having heard evidence and argument of counsel, the Petition for Writ […]

Marvel’s Next Big Thing – Matt Fraction Discusses Inhumanity

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Marvel announced a conference call tonight with writer Matt Fraction and editor Nick Lowe, to discuss the upcoming ‘Inhumanity’ which will target the Marvel Universe later this year. Following Inhumanity #1 by Fraction and artist Oliver Coipel in December, the story will be followed next year with Inhuman #1 from Fraction and Joe Madureira, an ongoing […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – SPX 2013

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons –  interview indie publisher and cartoonist Box Brown of Retrofit, […]

Comic Arts Brooklyn shaping up with guests, poster

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The new Comic Arts Brooklyn indie comics CAF, or CAB as everyone is calling it, kicks off on November 9th at the Mt. Carmel Church for exhibits and The Knitting Factory for talks. Information on the show is unrolling at their tumblr, and the guest list has been released: Paul Auster Heather Benjamin Michael DeForge […]

EXCLUSIVE: Complete 2013 New York Comic Con Programming: Sunday October 13

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Here’s the continuing our rundown of New York Comic-Con’s programming in an easily digestible text format, with the schedule for Sunday, with Star Wars Origami, Jonathan Coulton and the Women of Marvel. Thursday’s programming can be found here. And Friday’s here, and Saturday here. Many thanks to Marykate Nagourney for making this possible. Sunday, October […]

DreddPad: 20 Volumes of Judge Dredd Are Now Available Digitally

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2000AD have sent the news across that they’ve made all 20 volumes of Judge Dredd’s Complete Casefiles available digitally for iPods and iPads and all those other futuristic things you people have. Via their iOS App, readers can now buy and read thirty years of Dredd history.

Whither Wizard World?

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As we reported the other day, the Wizard World convention experience is expanding dramatically in 2014, adding seven shows in comics market ranging from huge—Atlanta—to kind of off the beaten path—Sacramento, Tulsa.

The Phoenix Presents….. An Evil Emperor Penguin Takeover?!

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Every Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]