The Beat Podcasts! – SDCC ’14 Day 1: Eric Powell & Richard Starkings

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Tweet Live from San Diego Comic Con, it’s More To Come! Publishers Weekly’s podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In day one of our special San Diego Comic Con 2014 coverage, Heidi interviews Eric Powell – artist/writer creator of The Goon – about […]

Announcing The Beat’s new Crowdfunding campaign on Patreon!

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The Beat has joined the crowdfunding revolution! Now you can support the stuff we do here directly with your dollars via the Patreon platform. Lot’s of folks have suggested that we do some kind of crowdfunding campaign over the last year or so, but I’ve chosen Patreon because it’s method—recurring monthly payments—seem like a more usable model for an ongoing website than the one and done big bang of a Kickstarter.

Interview: Wait, What? Graeme McMillan and Jeff Lester?!

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Tweet150 episodes in, and the Wait, What? podcast is undertaking a huge shift. No, it’s not relaunching, although it is spinning off in a whole new direction, and nothing will ever be the same again. Why? Well, because hosts Jeff Lester and Graeme McMillan, who have spent the last few years dissecting and reviewing all […]

Help SLG Publishing get back on its feet

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Tweet A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a sale at SLG Publishing and pointed out thatit had been a pioneering publsiher in reaching new market,s targetting female readers, digital and many other areas. Alas laurel resting is swiftly rewarded with living in a cardboard box in this business, and some hard times and […]

Dynamite goes Humble Bundle with biggest comics bundle ever

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Tweet The entire comics industry wants to go humble! Humble Bundle that is! Yet another publisher has signed up for this service which allows readers to pay what they wish to download a bunch of ebooks, while supporting charity, This time the publishers is Dynamite, and they have over 120 books up for grabs—the biggest […]

Kickstarter success story: Little Nemo anthology funded and you will want a copy

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Locust Moon Comics in Philadelphia has been putting together ran all-star anthology celebrating Winsor McCay’s LIttle Nemo with contemporary artists going nuts artistically. The above strip by David “Mouse Guard” Petersen is but one example of many jaw-droppers. The Kickstarter for the book launched Monday and has already been funded, but you will probably want a copy of it, anyway. Here some more art just to add to the persuasion.

Al Davison Has Set Up A Patreon: Go Take a Look

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TweetArtist Al Davison, best known for his work on comics like The Unwritten, Hellblazer and The Spiral Cage, has set up a Patreon campaign this week to support his new project. Called ‘Muscle Memory’, this story is a follow-up to the autobiographical The Spiral Cage, the book which first made his name. You may have […]

KICKSTARTER POWER HOUR: Jump on the Todd Allen Train

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TweetTodd Allen – you know, the guy from this very website? – is taking his first project to Kickstarter. And true to form, not only will he be running the Kickstarter campaign himself… he’ll also be blogging about it. This is ‘The Economics of Digital Comics’.

KICKSTARTER POWER HOUR: Girls With Slingshots Goes On Tour

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TweetDanielle Corsetto’s Girls with Slingshots webcomic has been a decade-long success, collected into 7 print editions over the years and amassing a huge audience around the world. So to celebrate, she’s chosen to go on a road trip across America, meeting fans and taking part in signings.

KICKSTARTER POWER HOUR: Vera Greentea’s ‘Recipes for the Dead’

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TweetVera Greentea is back once more for a seventh shot at Kickstarter, having enjoyed success with every single one of her last campaigns. And she’s returning with Allison Strom once more for a third issue of her series ‘Recipes of the Dead’.

Kickstarter has major overhaul of rules, including “Launch Now”

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Tweet I’ve sure everyone active in the Kickstarter community already knows this, but just to lay it out for the comics crowd, the massive crowdfunding site just announced a MAJOR overhaul of their rules: there are now far fewer of them, and many projects that were previously banned are now not. Still no charities, and […]

Kickstarter alert: Augie and the Green Knight

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Tweet Well, this crowdfunder hardly needs my help as its already at more than $100K and it made it’s $30,000 goal in an hour or so, but danm Augie and the Green Knight: A Children’s Adventure Book looks pretty. It’s a collaboration between Zachary Weiner (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) and French comics master Boulet and […]

Kickstarter Power Hour: Albert the Alien by Trevor Mueller and Gabriel Bautista Jr

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TweetWe round out this Kickstarter Power Hour with a Thrillbent series which’ll be coming to print if it makes the Kickstarter goal. Written by Trevor Mueller and drawn by Gabriel Bautista Jr, Albert the Alien is an all-ages graphic novel looking for $8000 to make funding.

Kickstarter Power Hour: #ResistComics

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TweetFrom editor Can Yalcinkaya comes an anthology of stories from upcoming and established Turkish creators, following the story of the 2013 Uprising in Turkey. Focusing on the side of the Turkish resistance, this is a collection of books which develops and establishes Turkish culture and society for an international audience – a political book which is […]

Kickstarter Power Hour: ‘The Leg’ by Van Jensen and Jose Pimienta

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TweetThe power of the Kickstarter Power Hour is that you never know when it’ll happen! And here we are, bank holiday Monday, with a whole load of new and exciting crowdfunding projects to tell you about. Let’s start with a just-funded book from the creative team of Van Jensen and Jose Pimienta, ‘The Leg’.

Kickstarter Power Hour: Strangebeard, Vol 1

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TweetWe round out the Kickstarter Power Hour with a look at the story of the world’s greatest pirate – who also happens to be a twelve year old girl.