BREAKING NEWS: Batman Saves San Francisco

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Breaking news coming in as we speak, with the story that Batman has been seen in San Francisco all through today, foiling nefarious schemes from both The Penguin and The Riddler! After first stopping an elaborate bank heist, Batman then went on to foil a kidnapping attempt!  His feats of heroism have not gone unnoticed, […]

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum opening festivities are making the world amazing

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Everyone who is anyone in the world of comics scholarship has gathered in Columbus, OH for the confluence of two events: the once every three years Billy Ireland comics scholarship conference and the once in a lifetime opening of the new—and by all accounts amazingly spectacular—facilities for the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, now […]

Brian Wood releases a statement

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Brian Wood has issued a statement on the events of the past few weeks: For the last couple weeks I’ve been accused of a lot of very serious things. I feel I have to speak up for myself and for my friends and colleagues who are finding themselves under a sort of scrutiny they don’t deserve. This situation […]

Happy Birthday, Heidi MacDonald!

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Hey, do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell? A whoa-whoa-whoooo. So anyway, today is HEIDI MACDONALD’S FLIPPING BIRTHDAY!!

US looking to extend copyright to life plus 95 years

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Oh WikiLeaks, the gift that keeps on giving. Yet another fascinating finding from the papers is the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, which covers copyright law. The US has been negotiating it in secret, and several of the provisions are very noteworthy. Among them, a continued emphasis on SOPA and PIPA type legislation–both very restrictive […]

Another must read: Whit Taylor ‘On Being a Black Female “Indie” Cartoonist’

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There’s that social context for indie comics I was talking about a while ago. Following a twitter exchange, Ignatz nominee Whit Taylor expands on issues of race in indie comics circles: I feel slightly uncomfortable talking about my own experiences, because I don’t want to alienate or blame anyone. Indeed my work doesn’t appeal to […]

Quote of the day: get in the time machine

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Part of me wonders if Kickstarter had been around 20 years ago if Malibu, Acclaim, Extreme Studios, Kitchen Sink, Black Bull and AiT-Planet Lar wouldn’t still be around in some form or fashion. — Matt D. Wilson on the effect of the Fantagraphics Kickstarter on current publishers. One company he throws out there as maybe […]

Webcomic Alert: Sam Alden’s The Man That Dances In The Meadow

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The breakout cartoonist of 2013, Sam Alden has done it again.

The Beat’s Recommendations for Thought Bubble 2013

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Next weekend – the 23rd/24th – sees Thought Bubble kick off once more, officially the best convention in the UK and therefore I would conclude in the world, also. And there are going to be a LOT of new small-press and self-published books launching. Over 80, according to reports. And while we couldn’t feature all […]

Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun — “Ambivalence Towards Humans”

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 11/15/13: I’ll cry if I want to

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§ First off, a bunch of Filipino comics artists, including Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, JB Casacop, Allen Geneta, and Mico Suayan have started an eBay auction to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan which has killed 2,390 and affected 11 million people. § I had a good time last night at Dare2Draw, and interviewed Bill […]

James Robinson and Leonard Kirk Relaunch Fantastic Four

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With Matt Fraction leaving the Fantastic Four titles to focus on Inhumanity, the series will have a shift-around in 2014. FF will be cancelled, and the characters scattered into various other titles. Fantastic Four itself, however, will relaunch in February from the creative team of James Robinson and Leonard Kirk.

Tapastic Announce Webtoon Based on Mobile Game ‘Golf Star’

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You’ll be hearing quite a bit from Tapastic over the next few years, I’d imagine, so here’s one to start with. This week the webtoon publisher have announced a deal with mobile game developer Com2uS to publish a webcomic based on their ‘Golf Star’ game.

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie to Leave Young Avengers in 2014

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In a post made to Tumblr yesterday, writer Kieron Gillen announced that once the current run on Young Avengers finishes, himself, Jamie McKelvie and Mike Norton (and therefore also colourist Matthew Wilson, most likely) will not be returning for the much-implied ‘season 2′ of the series. To commiserate, I’ll be posting repeated images of Noh-Varr into this article, […]