The 2013 Comics Industry Person of the Year is Kim Thompson

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This marks the fourth year we’ve run the Comics Industry Person of the Year Poll, and the results were very straightforward, as you’ll see. The guidelines for voting are as follows: “This can be the most important person, someone who had the biggest impact, an innovator, someone who set the pace, or had a banner year creatively.” The winner’s impact this year was bittersweet, but still something to celebrate.

Six days in and Matt Bors’ new Nib line-up owns 2014 already

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When prize winning editorial cartoonist Matt Bors got a paying job at Medium, an internet start up funded by Twitter’s Ev Williams, the whole world of comics celebrated. But now he’s launching actual comics content every day of the year for The Nib, Medium’s comics hub, which Bors edits. And it’s AWESOME. A great line-up of cutting edge, diverse voices—just like comics can be.

Sizing up Marvel’s Star Wars franchise

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Tweet We all knew that the Star Wars comics franchise would go to Marvel eventually, but no one seems enthused about the idea. Maybe that’s because, as Graeme McMillan points out, every time Disney pulls one of its licenses and give it back to Marvel, it shrinks. Case in point: the Disney kids line that […]

The Beat’s Annual Year End Survey, 2014 Edition, Part 5 — let’s look at the big picture

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TweetOkay this wraps up our annual tradition of surveying all levels of the comics industry for their thoughts on the state of the union. We still have the Comics Industry Person of the Year to announce in a little bit. A few hemes definitely arose from the answers this year: DC’s movie to the west […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/6/14: Have a great Epiphany, everyone!

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§ January 6th is the Christian feast known as Epiphany, also the 12th Day of Christmas, so the holidays are over AND you get to wish people a great Epiphany. It never gets old. Above painting by Abraham Bloemaert.