The Beat is on the move again: Middle Georgia Comic Convention and Emerald City

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The Beat is on the move again: Middle Georgia Comic Convention and Emerald Cityhttp://ift.tt/1cCxXjQ Tweet Hey kids, two shows coming up this month, First: Middle Georgia Comic Convention 2014 This is a BRAND NEW SHOW, held March 15-16 at the Macon Centerplex in Macon, GA. I have NEVER been to Georgia before so this will […]

MoCCA Festival unveils key art by Fiona Staples

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MoCCA Festival unveils key art by Fiona Stapleshttp://ift.tt/NH2Yb0 Tweet New York’s MoCCA Festival kicks off on April 5 &6 at the Lexington Armory,and the key art by guest Fiona Staples has just been released. It’s a take off on Breughel’s classic Tower of Babel imagery except with flying carpets. That’s how MoCCA always feels to […]

Lauren Sankovitch is editing the CBLDF’s 2014 Liberty Annual

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Lauren Sankovitch is editing the CBLDF’s 2014 Liberty Annualhttp://ift.tt/NGW2up Tweet When Marvel’s Lauren Sankovitch left Marvel to pursue West Coast job ops, we were all sad to be losing a fine comics editor. Happily she is still keeping a toe in the game, as this release from the CBLDF reveals that she’ll be editing this […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Dean Haspiel Interview Special

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The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Dean Haspiel Interview Specialhttp://ift.tt/Yg2pXO Tweet 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 interview special, Publisher’s Weekly’s Calvin Reid interviews indie comics master Dean Haspiel about his beginnings as […]

Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll win the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize

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Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll win the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prizehttp://ift.tt/1eab1U2 Tweet Taiyo Matsumoto’s Sunny and Emily Carroll’s Out of Skin have been named winners of the Cartoonist Studio Prize 2014. The prize is presented each year by Slate in conjunction with the Center for Cartoon Studies which helps select the nominees. This year’s judges […]

The Beat is on the move again: Middle Georgia Comic Convention and Emerald City

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Hey kids, two shows coming up this month, First: Middle Georgia Comic Convention 2014 This is a BRAND NEW SHOW, held March 15-16 at the Macon Centerplex in Macon, GA. I have NEVER been to Georgia before so this will be a first. Other guests include Mark Bagley, Colleen Doran, Francesco Francavilla, Brian Stelfreeze, Justin […]

MoCCA Festival unveils key art by Fiona Staples

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New York’s MoCCA Festival kicks off on April 5 &6 at the Lexington Armory,and the key art by guest Fiona Staples has just been released. It’s a take off on Breughel’s classic Tower of Babel imagery except with flying carpets. That’s how MoCCA always feels to me. Along with Staples, Howrd Cruse, Robert Williams and […]

First SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR trailer released

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First SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR trailer releasedhttp://ift.tt/1lbn1te Tweet Nine years after the first SIN CITY created a whole new look for the movies, the first trailer for the sequel has been released. Starring Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Jamie Chung, Bruce Willis, Eva […]

Lauren Sankovitch is editing the CBLDF’s 2014 Liberty Annual

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When Marvel’s Lauren Sankovitch left Marvel to pursue West Coast job ops, we were all sad to be losing a fine comics editor. Happily she is still keeping a toe in the game, as this release from the CBLDF reveals that she’ll be editing this year’s Liberty Annual, a fund-raising anthology published by the fund each year. So yay for Lauren! WE may hear her karaoke yet again!

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Dean Haspiel Interview Special

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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 interview special, Publisher’s Weekly’s Calvin Reid interviews indie comics master Dean Haspiel about his beginnings as well as his latest work, including The Fox from Archie Comics […]

Big Agents of SHIELD comeback had lowest ratings yet

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Big Agents of SHIELD comeback had lowest ratings yethttp://ift.tt/1lEZSm0 Tweet I know everyone is tired of the dumping on Agents of SHIELD but Tuesday’s big episode had the lowest ratings yet for the show. Whoops. The 1.7 rating was down 23 percent from 2.2 for the previous episode. You got some heavy lifting to do, […]

Fun times with Abe Vigoda and Drew Friedman at the Society of Illustrators

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Fun times with Abe Vigoda and Drew Friedman at the Society of Illustratorshttp://ift.tt/1iiShsK Tweet It is not every day you see Fantagraphics associate publisher Eric Reynolds and legend Abe Vigoda in the same place. But it happened las night at the Society of Illustrators opening for Drew Friedman’s Old Jewish Comedians show. Also in attendance: […]

Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll win the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize

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First SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR trailer released

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Nine years after the first SIN CITY created a whole new look for the movies, the first trailer for the sequel has been released. Starring Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Jamie Chung, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Stacey […]

SHE MAKES COMICS documentary funded

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I’m happy to report that Sequart’s SHE MAKES COMICS documentary has been fully funded and reached a first stretch goal of making a special 15 minute mini-documentary about Jackie Ormes, the first black woman cartoonist. The film will be directed by Marisa Stotter, and co-produced by Karen Green, and include an oral history of women […]

Big Agents of SHIELD comeback had lowest ratings yet

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I know everyone is tired of the dumping on Agents of SHIELD but Tuesday’s big episode had the lowest ratings yet for the show. Whoops. The 1.7 rating was down 23 percent from 2.2 for the previous episode. You got some heavy lifting to do, Sif. It’s worth remembering that as rousingly entertaining as they […]