All Ages Comic: A Piggy’s Tale

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TweetA loveable pup, a street smart cat, and a magical pig – here is a comic that really grabbed my attention!

Interview: Jamal Igle on Molly Danger

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Tweet by Jeffrey O. Gustafson Jamal Igle is having a good week. His new Kickstarter-funded creator-owned graphic novel Molly Danger was released, with a huge release party at JHU Comic Books Saturday Night in Manhattan. Molly Danger, about an apparently ten year old superhero, is that rare gem of a comic, steeped in genre yet […]

TINY TITANS is coming back—kids at DC are okay again

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TweetBig news out of DC comics and @dandidio1 says so: can you say : Tiny Titans? — Franco (@awyeahfranco) October 12, 2013 TINY TITANS by Art Baltazar and Franco launched their kids line that was a welcome break from the grim ‘n’ gritty of the main line for a while, but despite engaging kids and […]

My Little Pony leads to their big sales for IDW: 1 million copies

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Tweet There can’t be that many bronies, can there? IDW has announced that they have sold 1 million copies of their My Little Pony comics, launched late last year. An interview with IDW’s Ted Adams at ICv2 reveals the secret weapon: outside comics shop distribution including Hot Topics and the holy grail of all comics […]

The Phoenix Presents….. An Evil Emperor Penguin Takeover?!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

The Beat Podcasts! – Heidi interviews Jeff Smith!

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Tweet Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In a More To Come interview special episode,  Heidi talks with acclaimed indie comics creator Jeff Smith about his Eisner-winning kids’ fantasy epic Bone, his adult sci-fi tale RASL, […]

The Cover for Wimpy Kid #8: Hard Luck has been revealed

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Tweet They are the rites of fall: kids buy new pencil cases, Jet Coach Rex Ryan says something stupid, turkeys look back on their life and sigh….and a new Wimpy Kid book by Jeff Kinney comes out. The eighth installment of the Wimpy Kid Saga—which is depending on how you look at it either the […]

Kean Soo’s Jellaby is coming back into print!

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Tweet A couple of years ago I wrote about Kean Soo’s Jellaby going out of print from Hyperion, despite a second volume still being available. It was emblematic of what happened to many of the cartoonists signed up by big book houses in the early days of the graphic novel gold rush: the books were […]

The Phoenix Presents: Neill Cameron on How To Make Awesome Comics!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

Great Beast Announce New All-Ages Series from Isabel Greenberg

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TweetWisely avoiding the press of San Diego, UK publisher Great Beast (who publish books by Adam Cadwell, Marc Ellerby and Robert Ball amongst others) have today announced a new ongoing comic series from Isabel Greenberg. Tall Tales and Outrageous Adventures will be both written and drawn (and lettered!) by Greenberg, and is due for launch […]

The Phoenix Presents: James Turner on Star Cat!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

The Phoenix Presents: Jamie Smart on Bunny Vs Monkey!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

MUST-READ: Jamie Smart on Developing All-Ages Comics

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TweetHere’s a post written by cartoonist Jamie Smart, whose work is seen regularly in comics including The Beano, The Phoenix and the now-departed Dandy. Following the wake of the latter’s cancellation, Smart’s written a piece about the need for there to be accessible all-ages comics available for every generation. It’s considered, on-point, and definitely worth […]

The Phoenix Presents: Zak Simmonds-Hurn on Simon Swift!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

The Phoenix Presents: Rob Deas on Troy Trailblazer!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

The Phoenix Presents: Neill Cameron and Daniel Hartwell on The Pirates of Pangaea!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into […]