Women’s History month is wrapping up, but we at The Beat don’t feel we celebrated it properly, so for the next 24 hours most of the Beat staff is collaborating on “24 Hours of Women Cartoonists” to spotlight some of our favorite creators.
Tweet Ryan Humphrey posted this fantastic Simpson/Akira mash up comic on his tumblr last night and it’s been picking up a healthy number of notes since. The comic (which you can see below) is really striking, mainly, I think, because of those splashes of colour against that rich cream background, in the sense of drama and dynamism [...]
It’s a sad but all too common story: a freelancer with no insurance is injured and racks up a hefty medical bill.
In this case, it’s artist Ulises Farinas who sliced him thumb up good. Although he’s recovering fully, he needs to pay the bills and is
selling some amazing art:
First look: Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin tease their new series — UPDATED: Follow, Share and Like
TweetAs a new character joins the cast of Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney’s Fearless Defenders, so she joins team members Valkyrie and Misty Knight in our growing group shot of the team! Today sees the release of Fearless Defenders #2, which sees Dani Moonstar enter the scene. The leader of the New Mutants for years [...]
Tweet I suspect this is going to be an epic night so get there early! The Society of Illustrators invites you to attend the Opening Reception for The Art of Harvey Kurtzman Curated by Monte Beauchamp and Denis Kitchen Friday, March 8th, 2013, 6:30pm Refreshments will be served Cash Bar will be open until [...]
Tweet (8) “Check-Marks” Opening at Open Space Gallery Running March 8th through April 15th Opening March 8th from 7 to 10pm Curated by Austin English Featuring works on paper by Nick Payne James Ulmer Leif Low-beer Jason T Miles Molly Colleen O’connell Wiley Guillot Becca Kacanda The 7 artists in this show believe in images. [...]
§ The winners of Slate’s first ever Cartoonist Studio Prize have been announced: Chris Ware and Building Stories in the Best Graphic Novel of the Year category and Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona for webcomics. Winners and finalists were slected by Slat’es Dan Kois selected student from CCS and guest judge Françoise Mouly.
Above: Beast of the Sea by Bob Motown
London’s Tate Gallery are running an exhibition of work by Roy Lichtenstein, who is famous for
stealing ‘appropriating’ panels from comics and representing them as works of high art. The exhibition runs until the 27th of May, if you’re interested.
It’s a one of a kind gift, so don’t go looking for one.
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Blog has a nice post onJackie Ormes, creator of Torchy and the first African-American woman cartoonist of note. And she did get note in her day:
If you’re like us, Friday is time for all the anxiety or the week to give you one last slap in the face; we’re riding it out today with the hypertropic, it all has to happen at once sounds of Spectral Park. For a visual version, here’s Anxiety Art: Face It by C.F. (Powr Mastrs), which manages to put it all in a beautifully colored perspective. Over and OUT.