On the Scene: Harlan Ellison, The Flying Nun, and TMI at Star Trek Las Vegas

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TweetBy Bob Calhoun Harlan Ellison showing up at “Star Trek” Las Vegas is a hell’s frozen over moment. It’s something that seemed impossible just a year ago, or ten years ago, but there he was walking through some shuttle bay doors and onto the spacious stage at the Rio Hotel and Casino on Thursday after […]

Announcing Comic Arts Los Angeles on December 6.

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As the indie show/CAF circuit gets more popular, one market seems to be without its own show and that’s Los Angeles. It’s always Los Angeles. They have book fairs and Comickaze but indie shows tend to founder there. Well, a new kid just hit the block and it’s called Comic Arts Los Angeles. Like the best CAFs it has an acryonmic name that makes shandy shortcut: CALA.

SDCC 14: Batman’s 75th, My 20th, and a Lot of First Experiences

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TweetBy David Nieves We’re all still recovering from copious amounts of walking around taking pictures with people and wishing the people in front of us taking pictures would just move. Yes another San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone. By now all the news is out and we’re still reeling from the Batman V Superman […]

SDCC 14: Marvel Turns 75 and Daredevil Celebrates 50, Neither Shows Their Age

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TweetBy David Nieves One of Marvel’s top cheeses…no not Mickey, the other one Joe Quesada, got together with two of the company’s best architects; Mark Waid and Dan Slott to remind everyone that this Comic-Con is also Marvel’s 75th anniversary. This panel was officially titled “Marvel Comics’ 75th & Daredevil’s 50th” because the guy who titles panels for Marvel was […]

Composing for Heroes: Continuity and Emotions

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TweetBy: Nick Eskey There are many pieces that go into creating a successful movie and television series, especially when trying to bring something to life from a printed medium. There has to be a solid script, right choice of actors, a fitting venue, and of course perfect music score. All of these aspects paint a […]

Image brings Image Expo to San Diego

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Tweet OK, it is happening. A comics-themed off-site the Wednesday of Preview Night, this time Image’s huge Image Expo event. Expect announcements and Image pride. Also this is why you have to get in TUESDAY these days. For the first time ever, the highly-anticipated Image Expo, a showcase for one of the biggest publishers in […]

Events: Tying together the strands of Comics and Medicine

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Tweet by Aaron Humphrey   The fifth annual Comics and Medicine conference kicked off today at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, which raises the question: how did one of the world’s most prestigious institutes for medicine and research wind up hosting a conference about comics??   Back in 2010, The Beat covered the […]

To do tonight: Pope, Haspiel, Fingerman, Bertozzi, Miskiewicz

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TweetForbdden panet is hosting a fairly epic singing tonight with PAUL POPE / DEAN HASPIEL / NICK BERTOZZI / CHRIS MISKIEWICZ / BOB FINGERMAN signing and it’s a fairly epic line-up of debuts — please note the Pope signing has special rules as seen in the link. Shaleton! Fear my Dear!   Thomas Alsop!   […]

To do tonight: Reception and Awards Ceremony for SoI’s Comic and Cartoon Art Annual

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Tweet Tonight it’s a shindig for the Society of Illustrators first Comic and Cartoon Art Annual. Winners from the Long Form and Comic Strip categories will be on the walls (up until the 21st) and there will be a cash bar a buffet. Tickets are $15, but winners get two free tickets. As we strive to […]

To do tonight: It’s About Comics at the Scott Eder Gallery

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Tweet As part of Special Edition week, Brooklyn’s Ecott Eder gallery is having a special show, It’s About Comics featuring art by Phil Hale | Ashley Wood | Jeremy Geddes | Jim Woodring | Robert Crumb | Will Eisner | Jeffrey Brown | Jim Mahfood | Basil Wolverton | Tom Taggart | Jaime Hernandez | […]

Photo parade: Daniel Clowes exhibit opening at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

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Tweet Here’s a pretty awesome photo gallery of the Dan Clowes art show opening at the Wexner Center for the Arts All photos including the above by Katherine Spengler © Wexner Center for the Arts, 2014

ReedPOP Announces Super Week for New York Comic Con with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and more

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Tweet As convention centers around the nation max out their capacity due to the public’s rabid frenzy over comic-cons and “nerd” culture, off-site and spin-off events are becoming more common. The way that San Diego Comic-Con takes over downtown all the way to the freeway is the clearest example of “If the convention center is […]

To Do Today 6/7/14: Grand Comics Festival in Brooklyn

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Tweet Exhibitors include Dean Haspiel, Nick Bertozzi, Jess Ruliffson, Gregory Benton, R. Sikoryak, Keren Katz, and many other locals, which means some of the best cartoonists in the US. This is a fun, locally sourced affair, farm to drafting table. And it’s FREE. More info: @GrandComicsFest, and here . BONUS: The Comic Book Theater Festival […]

Fat Jack’s Comicrypt celebrates its 38th Anniversary tomorrow with wrestlers Daniels and Kazarian

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Tweet I’m not exactly certain how many US comics shops can celebrate a 38th anniversary, but it isn’t a whole lot. Fat Jack’s Comicrypt is not only Philadelphia’s first comics shop, it’s an institution in its own right. But you never stop learning and growing and they are throwing their first ever anniversary party—so what […]

For some, BookCon was…crap

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Tweet Although my take on the first BookCon was positive, it was definitely crowded and unorganized, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that some people had a total crap time: BookCon was horrible.  It was the worst bookish experience of my life.  Maybe that’s not saying much because my bookish experiences have […]

Comic Arts Brooklyn exhibitor applications due SUNDAY June 1st

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Tweet  Just a reminder, the exhibitor application period for Comic Arts Brooklyn closes on sunday. Applications are here. It’s a curated show, in a small space, so no guarantees. But you’ve got to be in it to win it. CAB will be held Comic Arts Brooklyn November 8th, 2014 11 AM – 7 PM Mt. […]