TweetArtist and designer Steven Sanders, curly of beard and intense of eyes, launched a Kickstarter yesterday for his new project Symbiosis. A massive 100+ page art book, Symbiosis is designed with the idea that people will be able to take the ideas and visuals created by Sanders and do whatever they want with them. They [...]
When last we left Cerebus creator Dave Sim, he was contemplating a grim existence as his declining productivity and shrinking market place left him few recourses to make a living. Fortunately for all, he was saved from a life of dining on Fancy Feast by a Kickstarter campaign, the arrival of cover work from IDW and an agreement to publish a print version of the digital High Society, whatever that is. And now, as he discusses in a post at A MOMENT OF CEREBUS, he’s found a new way to make money: selling artwork.
The other day we were joking about 80s comics weirdos/iconoclasts/content creators like Bob Burden and Steve Lafler — post-underground cartoonists who turned out sizable, notable bodies of work that appeared mostly in serial form, mostly based around very strong characters. It’s a format that has all but vanished. But here’s another near legendary practitioner of the same, Canadian legend David Boswell, creator of Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman. Boswell has just put all of Fleming’s adventures online in a pay-what-you-wish format, which most people will take to be free, but be a good sport and drop a few bucks, won’t you?
ATTN MARVEL!!! Can you please do these as an insert next year?
Talk about a high profile gig—for the15th anniversary of the series, Harry Potter is getting new covers for the paperback versions by cartoonist Kazu Kibuishi. All seven books will be released in a boxed set in September. Mary Grand Pré’s iconic (and work for hire) covers will continue to be used on the hardcover and digest-sized paperback editions.
Continuing the tradition of Phantom Variant covers from the semi-secret Phantom Variant retailer group—as opposed to the totally secret and nonexistent Ghost Variant retailer group—Joe Harris’s GREAT PACIFIC #4 will have a Phantom Variant cover by regular artist Martin Morazzo, which is also an homage to the classic Y
TweetHello and welcome! We are starting a weekly art thingy and have -rather thoughtfully- set it for Friday, that interminable day where the weekend is within touching distance and yet you still have to be at work. Hence, pretty and cool stuff that will help tide you over- forget words, just feast your eyes. This [...]
TweetMarvel’s solicitations for May are sneaking out, but the first thing that caught my attention – Amanda Conner providing art for Marvel, in the form of this variant cover for issue #2 of Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel‘s adjectiveless X-Men series. Whew! Long sentence. We get a look at all the team being all classy [...]
You have only a few hours to get the Spring 2013 series by Benign Kingdom and as it includes sketchbooks and posters by Emily Carroll, Tyson Hesse, Gigi D.G. and Phil McAndrew, you might want to do that. The project is long funded, but it ends today!
TweetIt must be difficult to put out a comic when Hawkeye comes out. But especially so if you also happen to be writing a book starring a blonde-haired archer. That’s a problem Jeff Lemire faces today as he comes onto Green Arrow with artist Andrea Sorrentino today, in the hopes of giving the floundering series [...]
TweetI’m not saying it! I don’t think I’ve seen a single review of Matt Fraction’s superhero-free series which hasn’t eagerly slipped in at least seventeen b-words inbetween sentences. We’re better than that here at T’Beat, promise. The most recent issue of Marvel’s new most-praised book was a fill-in issue brought about at the last minute [...]
TweetYesterday was hourly comics day, John Campbell’s deviation of the 24 hour comic concept originally founded by Scott McCloud, which is a Ronseal sort of deal with participants producing a comic every hour. Most people tend to plump for a narration of what’s taken place in their lives over the hour just passed, which I think is pretty brave: if [...]
As a hushed world waited with bated breath, the waiting is over: Pantone has announced their Color of the Year. And it’s Emerald, aka Pantone 17-5641 TCX. Reviewers hailed the move, saying “”Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”