Milo Manara speaks (in English) and reaches out to the farms of Oregon and Maine

beat-default

Italian fanzine Fumettologica has made an English transcript of their interview with Milo Manara available, and offered it to run at The Beat. And it’s…a thing. Like I’ve been saying all along, Manara is Manara and he can draw all the butts in thew air he wants. However, he trots out every bingo card argument […]

John Porcellino tours for The Hospital Suite

JOHNNY_2.jpg

One of the eagerly awaited books of fall is The Hospital Suite by John Porcellino, a graphic novel length account of his health issues and battle with OCD, depression and other ills. Despite the heavy subject matter, it’s fascinating reasons with Porcellino’s bare bones storytelling keeping anything from becoming maudlin or self pitying. Porcellino will […]

What Nerve! open at RISD with awesome catalog

download.jpg

RISD (The Rhode Island School of Art and Design) is hosting an art show—now open and running until January 9, 2015—“What Nerve!” and it spotlights alternative artists, several of them with one foot in cartooning: What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present proposes an alternate history of figurative painting, sculpture, and […]

Dos and Don’t for the Simpson’s Marathon

201408221321.jpg

Fxx is showing EVERY EPISODE OF THE SIMPSONS ever in order, a 12-day marathon that started yesterday. The event is to celebrate theFxx getting the rebroadcast rights to every Simpsons episode, for about $1 billion. Meaning Fxx will basically be the Simpsons channell…and that’s a great idea! We caught some Season Three classics last night, […]

Marvel’s Brevoort responds to Manara controversy

tumblr_mzpub61EQf1t3ox87o10_r1_500.jpg

I said I was going to be happy and puppies today, but I feel I should note that Marvel’s executive editor Tom Brevoort responded to the whole Milo Manara thing on his formspring: Q: Mr. Brevoort, what is your opinion on the debate over M. Manara’s variant cover of Spider Woman? A similar quarrel happened […]

Nice Art: Tony Millionare gets autobiographical

Dulcet-Tones

It has been far too long since we linked to some art by the great Tony Millionaire, whose baroque penwork evokes pleasant feelings of timelessness. Maakies, his epic ongoing strip, is available online and in this episode, it’s what he claims is a true story. CLAIMS. On the other hand, Millionaire lives a baroque life and anything is possible.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: 8/22/14: Can’t we talk about something more pleasant

201408220227.jpg

§ Jules Feiffer’s astounding graphic novel Kill My Mother is coming out soon, and the press tour is rolling out — here’s an interview in the LA Times “Never having known how to work in this style, suddenly in my 80s, I discover I can,” he says by phone from his home on Long Island, […]