Interview: The Whole Creative Team for ‘And Then Emily Was Gone’!

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TweetWho even is Emily and where did she go? Those are the first two questions that spring into the mind when reading ‘And Then Emily Was Gone’ by John Lees, Iain Laurie, Megan Wilson and Colin Bell. A mystery series which quickly leaps into the horrific and fantastical without a word of warning, this month […]

Interview: Sarah Burgess Falls Into ‘The Summer of Blake Sinclair’

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TweetAfter several years and countless surprising twists and turns in the lives of the main characters, Sarah Burgess’ long-running webcomic ‘The Summer of Blake Sinclair’ has come to an end. But now readers can start all over again, right from the start, as Burgess has brought the series to print via publishers ZetaBella. Described by […]

Graphicly Folds – Will Creators be Paid What They’re Owed?

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TweetThis week saw digital comic publisher Graphicly announce that they have been acquired by Blurb, a book publisher who will be subsequently folding the comics section of Graphicly. The question, however, is if the move means that the many creators – self-publishers and small-press – who used Graphicly will be paid the money that the […]

Review: Some Picks from the Spring Oily Bundle

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TweetIt’s hard to convince me to not contribute to the growing number of small press comic subscriptions–every season there seems to be even more great material I want to get my hands onto, and it’s a rather addicting cycle of excitement whenever there’s a new package at my door. Oily has proven to be an exceptionally […]

Review: The Nonadult Delight of Miss Hennipin

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TweetThe idea for Miss Hennipin, a new release from Sonatina’s Andy Douglas Day, began as a summer day’s unassuming illustrative dalliance and briskly developed into Day’s main creative output. Now fully realized into a loaded 164 page, color-filled book, Miss Hennipin is another supplement to the diverse and teeming indie comics milieu, upholding the kind […]

The Aesthetic Hybridity of Fumio Obata’s ‘Just So Happens’

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Tweet Just So Happens By Fumio Obata Published by Jonathan Cape Buy This Book Upon first impression of Fumio Obata’s new graphic novel, Just So Happens, I was struck with a lot of similar impressions that arose whilst reading a related, albeit a hastily associated work, Glyn Dillon’s Nao of Brown. Sure, both recount stories […]

BOOKMARK: Robyn Chapman’s THE TINY REPORT

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Tweet Here’s a new website that anyone who care’s about the continuing evolution of comics should bookmark and heck regularly: The Tiny Report, a news site focusing on micropresses and other small publishers. It’s run by Robyn Chapman, herself the owner of a micropress, Paper Rocket, publisher of some truly excellent comics that shuoldnt’be thought […]

New Connor Willumsen & Reginald Péan from SHQ Publishing

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TweetSecret Headquarters, the much admired LA comics store, is one of several that has launched a micro-publishing arm, and they’ll have two new books out for the LA Art Book Fair which kicks off on the 31st. Mover Shaper/Onus by Connor Willumsen A new flip-sketchbook by Canadian artist Connor Willumsen. Trippy urban scenes on one […]

Raygun Roads, a Morrison-esque Trip into Insanity

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TweetDo you feel neglected? Then it’s time to get infected with this slice of psychedelic anarchism from Owen Michael Johnson and Indio.

NYCC ’13 The Beat Podcasts! More To Come NYCC Interviews 3

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Tweet Straight from the convention booth of Publishers Weekly at New York Comic Con, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part three of our New York Comic Con interview special, Calvin speaks with Jeff Gomez about the new religious graphic novel imprint […]

NYCC ’13 Panel Recap: From Creator to Consumer

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TweetI have a number of panel recaps to write up for you all, so you should expect them to occupy the next few days on the site – and we start with a panel from the ICv2 conference held before the convention opened. Called ‘Comics First!’, the majority of the focus of the conference was […]

Uncivilized Books to publish Sam Alden’s “Hawaii 1997″

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TweetOne of the “It” cartoonists at this year’s SPX was definitely Sam Alden, who took home the Most Promising New Talent Ignatz, and was generally mentioned by many people as a cartoonist to watch. While he’s yet to team-up with a “home” publisher, Uncivilized Books will be the first to put out an Alden collection. […]

Submissions Are Open for Erotica Anthology ‘Smut Peddler 2014′

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TweetSmut Peddler, the lady-led erotic anthology edited by Johanna Draper Carlson and C. Spike Trotman, will be returning in 2014 for a new volume. And to set up for that launch, an open call for submissions from women and female/male creative teams has been put out. The anthology will feature probably quite filthy work from […]

Sparkplug announces Reich #10 and convention schedule

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A few newsy notes from Sparkplug Books just entered our inbox. First off, issue #10 of Elijah Brubaker’s Reich is on its way—it’s a stylized biography of psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich.

Paper Rocket launches Gretta Johnson’s Star Fruit

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Tweet Paper Rocket is one of the thriving micropublishers now on the scene; it’s run by Robyn Chapman, herself a mighty fine cartoonist, and she’s set it up in what looks like a sustainable way: running very modest Kickstarters to fund printing and then selling at shows, via the Paper Rocket website and indie distributor […]

SDCC’13: Heidi’s Monday Podcast with Noelle Stevenson, Stephen Robson and Terry Nantier

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Tweet Live from San Diego Comic-Con, it’s More To Come! Heidi and Calvin Reid’s podcast from Publishers Weekly Comics World brings you special coverage from San Diego Comic Con. Interviews fresh from the convention floor, with new episodes daily during the con! In today’s episode, Heidi interviews Noelle Stevenson, creator of the hit webcomic Nimona, […]