Ruth Redmond on Colouring, Comics, and Getting In With Marvel [Interview]

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TweetThe Irish comics scene is one of the busiest in the world right now, and almost certainly one of the fastest growing. Spurred on by creators like PJ Holden and Declan Shalvey, more and more writers and artists are making a name for themselves in comics. And one of the newest of those is colourist […]

Valiant Announce Six New Books: Rai, Armor Hunters, Dr Mirage, The Delinquents and More

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TweetValiant have absolutely blitzed it today, announcing a new initiative which will see a new series launch every month right through until September. Amongst the announcements are a Quantum & Woody/Archer & Armstrong crossover, and new books by Jen Van Meter, Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite, Joe Harris, Roberto De La Torre and Clayton Crain.

Uniting and Dividing The Valiant Universe with Matt Kindt [Interview]

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TweetValiant’s relaunch has been an incredible success, but what’s been most interesting is that the company have been able to balance commercial success with creative success. If you look at reviews for any of their titles, you’ll find that the reaction to every single one has been positive. And that goes for their newest launch, […]

Dave Windett Unravels The Kaci Bell Mysteries [Interview]

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TweetI never actually expect anybody to take part in International Darkstar Day. But last year a number of people were kind enough to join in, and one of them was Dave Windett. And as I started following up on his work, I came across his series with writer John Gatehouse: The Kaci Bell Mysteries. A […]

Sequart Take Documentary ‘She Makes Comics’ to Kickstarter

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TweetFollowing their documentary features on Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis and Image Comics, Sequart’s next documentary project will be on women in comics. Directed by Marisa Stotter, ‘She Makes Comics’ will be talking with a number of influential women in the comics industry, including Karen Berger, Shelly Bond, Joan Hilty, Janelle Asselin and more.

Getting Into Inking with Mark Morales [Interview]

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TweetMark Morales is a comic book superstar. Having worked on many of the best-selling Marvel titles of the last few years, he’s worked as an inker alongside artists like Olivier Coipel, Jim Cheung, and Leinil Yu on comics like Infinity, Avengers Vs X-Men, Children’s Crusade, Fear Itself… if Marvel have a big storyline they want […]

COVER REVEAL: Raina Telgemeier’s ‘Sisters’

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TweetLast year Raina Telgemeier announced that she had signed a two-book deal with Scholastic, with the first of her two projects, Sisters, due for release in Fall 2014. Well! As that date draws closer and closer, both she and Scholastic have kindly shared the cover for the book with The Beat!

The Hero Initiative Announce The Uncanny X-Men Project

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TweetThe Hero Initiative remains an essential part of the comics industry. They offer support to comic creators who have suffered injuries, sickness, or other problems in their lives. And they do so in some of the best and brightest and most charming ways imaginable – which leads us to The Uncanny X-Men Project.

Mike Marts Moves to Marvel

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TweetIt’s been announced that Mike Marts, DC’s Batman group editor, has moved to Marvel Comics this week as an Executive Editor. Having overseen the Batman titles for several years – including runs like the Snyder/Capullo Batman, Grant Morrison’s Batman Inc and Williams/Blackman’s Batwoman – he’ll be returning to Marvel, where he previously worked for ten […]

Dark Horse Announce The Stan Sakai Project

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TweetTo celebrate thirty years of Usagi Yojimbo, and to raise donations for the series’ creator Stan Sakai, Dark Horse have today announced The Stan Sakai Project. An oversized hardcover, the project will feature a number of different creators as they pay tribute to the character and series. All proceeds from the book will go to […]

Would You Like to be Murdered in Rachel Rising?

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TweetTerry Moore, creator of the series Rachel Rising, has set up a competition which offers the lucky winner a chance to get brutally murdered within the pages of an upcoming issue. Would you like to be horribly savaged by a ten year old girl? Then read on.

First Second Announce Graphic Novel from Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

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TweetFirst Second have today announced that one of their next big projects will come from the creative team of Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks, who’ll be working on an as-yet-unnamed graphic novel together. On top of this, the company have also signed Rowell for a two-book deal, meaning she’ll also have a second project […]

Pedigree Chum 30/01/14: Après Moi le Déluge

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TweetHey! How about that? A bit of French to start things off, how fancy and educational we’re all being this morning. Heidi’s swanned off to France to drink Cognac and Coffee for a few days, leaving the rest of us here to wander the vast wasteland of the internet, stood in the shadow of a tower […]

Stephen Mooney Wraps Up Half Past Danger’s First Volume [Interview]

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TweetStephen Mooney’s miniseries Half Past Danger comes out in a big hardcover edition today, published by IDW. It’s a story of heroes versus dinosaurs, with Nazis, femme fatales and even the odd ninja thrown in, all written and drawn in incredible fashion by Mooney as his first creator-owned and made project. I spoke to Mooney last year […]

Bid, Buy, Love: Thought Bubble’s 2014 Charity Auction

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TweetEvery year the team at Thought Bubble commission artwork from some of their star attendees and put it all up for auction to benefit Bernados, and this year the auction features pieces from Fiona Staples, Declan Shalvey, Annie Wu, Meredith Gran and Ming Doyle.

Back to Class with Jimmie Robinson’s Five Weapons [Interview]

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TweetThis week sees the return of Five Weapons by Jimmie Robinson, which last year was upgraded by Image Comics from a five-issue miniseries to a regular ongoing story. Focusing on life at a school for young assassins, the series was met with huge acclaim – not least from The Beat, where the book was one […]