Awesomeness alert: Todd Spence’s True Detective Hardy Boys Mashup

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So this is why God gave us the internet: Todd Spence created these True Detective homages in the form of Hardy Boys detective novel covers. More in the link.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kitty Kelly

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Above art by Jill Bauman, a World Fantasy Award nominated artist who specializes in horror and fantasy. Bauman has a whole set of cat holiday paintings in the link. Confession: back in the day I had a bunch of these prints hanging up in my office at Vertigo. Bauman is an accomplished artist but I find these cats a bit more disturbing than endearing! I’m not sure if that was the intent or not, but one thing is certain: YOU CAN’T LOOK AWAY.

Jimmie Robinson on Five Weapons, the Convention Craze and Digital Challenges

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TweetBy Bruce Lidl The Sacramento Wizard World convention was an opportunity for comic fans in Northern California to gather and celebrate their passions with other fans and celebrities. It was also a chance for Jimmie Robinson, a veteran Bay Area comic book creator (and frequent commentator at The Beat) to meet his readers and spread […]

Nice Art: Marvel Reveals Alex Ross Miracleman variant cover

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Tweet I know you were wondering to yourself, “When is Alex Ross going to do a variant cover for Marvel’s reprints of MIRACLEMAN?” I KNOW you were so don’t try to hide it. The answer is: May! With issue #5 of the reprint series, Alex Ross has given MM a fantastic dragon suit that would […]

Nice Art: first look at a page of Walt Simonsons’s Ragnarök

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Walt Simonson’s new book from IDW is coming out this summer and the pitch is as simple as it is irresistible. It’s called Ragnarök, and it is Simonson’s take on the original Norse Mythology. Considering what he did with this raw material in his beloved run on Thor, this should be a treat.

Joyful Shigeru Mizuki

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TweetJust in case anyone has the Monday Blues … here's Shigeru Mizuki in a wig for you. pic.twitter.com/BHfROnd3VP — Zack Davisson (@ZackDavisson) February 17, 2014 Shigeru Mizuki was born in 1924, meaning he is 90 years old. He served in World War Ii for Japan and lost his left arm in the conflict. His fictionalized […]

Nice Art: Jae Lee’s Dynamite Cover Gallery

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Tweet Here’s another special for Dynamite’s 10th Anniversary , a gallery of Jae Lee’s covers for the company. Reading about the decline of the comics artist seems all the more ridiculous when you look at the amazing work being done by veterans like Lee, who is just hitting his stride with an even more impressive […]

Nice Art: Jillian Tamaki’s illustrations for Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas

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Tweet The Folio Society is a UK company that specializes in lovingly produced, high end print versions of classic books. They are pricey—current editions are $74.99 each—but lovely objects for the well appointed home. They are also beautifully designed with new illustrations by skilled artists. Jillian Tamaki has a big year coming up with This […]

Five days of Valentines Day Cards: Snow White’s touchy situation

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Tweet I’m sure no one ever had an impure thought about THIS vintage Disney Valentine, No sir! More here Do you have a Valentine set to spotlight in this feature? Tell The Beat!

Preview: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and friends

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Tweet For a few years, P. Craig Russell and a handpicked gang of friends, have been working on a graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newberry Award winning Graveyard Book, the story of a boy raised in a graveyard by ghosts. The result will be published by Harper Collins in two volumes, with the first […]

Five Days of Valentines: Matt Bors X-Men Valentines

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Matt Bors has not only been killing it at Medium, he’s made a yearly tradition of making X-Men Valentines, and this year’s batch is a great way to tell the mutant in your life just how you feel about him/her/it/they. Hit the link for the whole set!

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.

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.

Mimi Yoon defends her Powerpuff Girls cover

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Tweet And down the rabbit hole we go…artist Mimi Yoon has defended her “grown up Powerpuff Girls” cover for the comic that was withdrawn after some complaints online. The cover—showing adult versions of the girls drawn in a very tame version of a more fetishy, girlie style that Yoon often uses—was criticized for being an […]

Nice Art: Batman doll does some very strange things

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French artist Rémi Nöel took a Baman doll and posed it in a series of very lovely and yet hilarious photographs called Curious Wanderings of Batman in the American Southwest. You can see more of them in the link, as Nöel’s website appears to be offline at the present moment.

Nice art: Very early Jack Kirby

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