One Year Ago: Josh Neufeld remembers Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath

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Over at The Nib, Josh Neufeld, the comics laureate of Hurricane Katrina, has stories stories of Hurricane Sandy one year later.

The end of the “Big Two” era as Diane Nelson confirms DC Entertainment relocation to West Coast

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Tweet In a letter to staff obtained by CBR, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson confirmed what most industry watchers have been waiting for ever since a Burbank head for the division was announced: DC Comics is moving lock, stock, and barrel to Burbank. All employees will be offered relocation, which will not take place for […]

2013 Shel Dorf Award Winners: Saga and The Walking Dead dominate

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Via their Facebook page, here are the winners of the 2013 Shel Dorf Awards, which were presented Saturday night at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn. Jeff Smith, Craig Ye and Steve GEppi——all on hand—received special awards.

Valiant’s Unity #1 debuts with a 68,500 print run, #2 & #3 are returnable

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Tweet UNITY Is Valiant’s big BIG book of the year and they’ve just announced the first issue will have a 68,500 copy print run. The first issue—which feature a line wide crossover written by the man of the moment Matt Kindt with art by Doug Braithwaite—is returnable, and they’ve just announced that issues 2 and […]

Keep your chin up, Jim Lee got lots of rejection, too

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Tweet Marvel historian Sean Howe has collected a bunch of Jim Lee’s instagrams of rejection letters from the ’80s, including this one from Eliot R. Brown. Although the curt advice “come back when you are consistent and can draw hands” seems harsh it’s just the truth. (One can only speculate on what Rob Liefeld’s rejection […]

Review: Task Force Rad Squad #1

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TweetIt’s always nice to review something which shakes things around a little, and I’m sure nobody would have expected Task Force Rad Squad to show up on The Beat. Written by Caleb Goellner and drawn by Buster Moody, with colours from Ryan Hill, you can try the first issue of TFRS by clicking through here […]

X-Men: Days of Future Past full trailer debuts—and it could change the way movies are made

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The full trailer for X-Men DAYS OF FUTURE PAST which opens May 24th, 2014 is finally out! Directed by Bryan Singer, it features a story roughly based on the comics classic which sees Wolverine going back to the past to prevent a dystopian present, and thus we’ll see both the Mckellen/Stewart and Fassbender/McAvoy (swoon) versions of Magneto and Professor X….as well as just about EVERY OTHER ACTOR WHO EVER PLAYED AN X-MAN IN THE MOVIES, except the Toad and Deadpool.

CAB Preview: Comics Workbook Magazine

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Tweet   Since its inception into the vast Tumblr-sphere, Comics Workbook has profoundly reshaped and reinvigorated the communal mold of social blogging for cartoonists and readers alike. While the phenomenon of Tumblr has already served to blossom the indie comics community, Comics Workbook has proven to be an exceptional outlet for different comics creators to […]

David Hedgecock joins IDW as Managing Editor

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Tweet Sounds like IDW is ramping up their publishing, if the addition of David Hedgecock—formerly CEO at APE Entertainment—is any indication. Hedgecock has joined IDW as Managing Editor, where he will help oversee and coordinate editorial activities as well as work to develop new talent and special projects. “IDW is a powerhouse of creative energy […]

Must Read: Megan Rose Gedris on losing her creation to Platinum Studios

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Tweet Just the other day I was remarking to a colleague that with so many publishing options and platforms available to young cartoonists, the rise of “shady publishers” like Platinum and TokyoPop has stopped and there are very few truly fly-by-night operations out there any more. Sadly, the damage was done, however, and here’s a […]

Emily Haworth-Booth wins the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize for ‘Colonic’

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TweetThe UK OBserver, publisher Jonathan Cape and the Comica festival have been giving out a prize for the best graphic short story for a while, but never before have they given a prize to a story about getting a…medical procedure for the nethers. The winner this year is Emily Haworth-Booth, who divides her time between […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 10/29/13: Women in Comix Then and Now

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Tweet§ Here’s a swell sounding event from the Bay area: Women in Comix Then and Now: San Franciscan Cartoonists from the 1970s to the Present : This roundtable conversation will delve into San Francisco’s underground and wimmin’s comix herstory. Through the lens of visionaries Trina Robbins and Mary Wings, two of the founding mothers of […]