Webcomic Alert: Sam Alden’s The Man That Dances In The Meadow

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Tweet The breakout cartoonist of 2013, Sam Alden has done it again.

Tapastic Announce Webtoon Based on Mobile Game ‘Golf Star’

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TweetYou’ll be hearing quite a bit from Tapastic over the next few years, I’d imagine, so here’s one to start with. This week the webtoon publisher have announced a deal with mobile game developer Com2uS to publish a webcomic based on their ‘Golf Star’ game.

Webcomic alert: Boys’ Night

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Go read this quick before it gets taken down: Boys’ Night by artist PB Quatch and Hollywood tyro screenwriter Max Landis.

INTERVIEW: Paul Duffield Announces ‘The Firelight Isle’

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TweetPaul Duffield has been working on a huge new project for a long time now, following the finale of his co-created web series Freakangels with Warren Ellis. But today we can exclusively reveal his next big work – The Firelight Isle, a webseries which will debut online and then subsequently be published through David Fickling […]

Allie Brosh is probably the best selling cartoonist of the year

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Tweet Allie Brosh’s debut book Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened came out earlier this week, and it’s selling very well. I took a snapshot of Amazon sales on Wednesday and just now. On Wednesday it was the #5 book over all, and it’s still the […]

24 Hours of Halloween: Samhain Night

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Tweet Peggy Wolohan von Burkleo sent me along a link to her manga-style webcomic Samhain Night, which she describes as “a dark modern Celtic faerietale set in modern times.” Samnahain is of course the origianl Celtic name for the holiday we call Halloween, a time when the borders between worlds become thin. van Burkleo has […]

INTERVIEW: Entering the Digital World of Tapastic

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TweetDigital comics have been growing at a tremendous rate over the past years, with initiatives like Thrillbent gaining prominence on top of individual projects like Dinosaur Comics, or Dr McNinja. People are trying new things with content and accessibility, as well as community – which is where Tapastic comes into play.

Webcomic Alert: Bani Garu, Lea Hernandez’s history of Gainax

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Tweet BoingBoing has just introduced a new webcomic and it’s a doozy: Bani Garu, a history of Gainax Studio, the legendary Japanese animation studio. There’s an intro to the strip here and here’s the first episode. BOOKMARK IT. In 1989, I was an Ascended Anime Fangirl: I was picked to be the vice-president of General […]

First peek at Jeff Smith’s Tuki Save the Humans!, with CBLDF future unveiling

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Tweet With RASL running up the sales chart and soon to start racking up awards, Jeff Smith’s next project—a webcomic called Tüki Save the Humans! has been kept under wraps. But a teaser image has finally been released, and it’s been announced that Smith will officially unveil it November 10th a benefit brunch for the […]

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 […]

BKV, Marcos Martin and Private Eye return with “pictures of lunch unlike any you’ve ever experienced.”

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Tweet Brian K. Vaughan has alerted his mailing list that a new issue of Private Eye, his webcomic with Marcos Martin, is on the way any day now. Issue #4 will be out and to mark the occasion, Vaughan will take over the @PanelSyndicate twitter feed for all of October 9th. Happy October, friends!  Because […]

Recommended: Something Terrible by Dean Trippe

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Tweet Superheroes sometimes come in for some criticism here at The Beat—I was a teenaged superhero reader but haven’t read them regularly in a looooong time. I understand the tropes but don’t them in my life at this point in time. Sometimes I think I need to, as the King James translator put it, “When […]

Internet Meme Shocker: Did Grumpy Cat Rip off Kate Beaton?

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In a story on how Grumpy Cat—the dwarf cat that people (including The Beat) will line up for hours just to see—is worth $1 million, it’s revealed that one of her signature catch phrases first appeared in a cartoon by Kate Beaton. Which wouldn’t be so odd except that Grumpy’s manager, who is a “meme manager”, is very litigious about other people stealing his own memes. Beaton, who hasn’t received any money from the cat or her manager, is philosophical about the whole thing, writing:

Webcomic alert: Darryl Cunningham does Ayn Rand bio comic

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How had we not noticed that Darryl Cunningham has been serializing a comics biography of Ayn Rand over at Act–i-vate?

New book by Matthew Inman is popular

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Tweet A new book by Matthew Inman is coming out, collecting his comics from The Oatmeal. It’s called Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants, and the title alone includes two funny things: bears and underpants. Put them together and you have a guy who obvioulsy knows his way around a comedy sound or two. Inman […]

Hyperbole and a Half the book is coming in October

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Tweet This news has been around for a while, but it never got it’s own item, so here it is: Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh’s blog/webcomic/highly-structured stream of consciousness whatever-it-is, is getting a book collection in October called Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened. Brosh […]