Playboy has a long interview with Stan Lee here (link NSFW but not really as much as you’d think), Normally I’d call this an “autumnal” interview, but under the circumstances, it’s more…the lion in winter. Lee, perhaps realizing this is one of the few spots he has to dig in a little, sometimes avoids the kind of jokes and spin he uses in other interviews. And while his memory is always spotty (and any Lee interview includes may spots where he takes the question and moves the answer to more familiar territory) his grasp on things is still pretty sharp all things considered.
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 this week’s interview special, Publisher’s Weekly’s Calvin Reid interviews indie comics master Dean Haspiel about his beginnings as well as his latest work, including The Fox from Archie […]
Tweet It is not every day you see Fantagraphics associate publisher Eric Reynolds and legend Abe Vigoda in the same place (as seen on Reynolds’ FB page.). But it happened last night at the Society of Illustrators opening for Drew Friedman’s Old Jewish Comedians show. Also in attendance: Gilbert Gottfried, Paul Shaffer, Robert Klein and […]
TweetBy Matt O’Keefe Since 2008 Jeff McComsey has been immersed in all things FUBAR. The New York Times best selling zombie series has consisted of three anthology-style graphic novels and a number of individual issues. In September Jeff ran a wildly successful Kickstarter for Mother Russia, the first FUBAR graphic novel to feature one extended story. I talked to him […]
Tweet Jen Sorenson has become the first woman to win the Herblock Prize, awarded each year to an editorial cartoonist “to encourage editorial cartooning as an essential tool for preserving the rights of the American people through freedom of speech and the right of expression.” Along with the praise, it offers a $15,000 prize. Sorenson’s […]
While the odds are still low on him showing up to fulfill his duties as Grand Prix winner, Bill Watterson is slightly less reclusive of late than he has been for most of the 19 years since he quite Calvin and Hobbes. For instance he has drawn the poster for the film STRIPPED, a documentary about comic strip artists which also features an interview with Watterson. The piece is billed as Watterson’s first cartoon in 19 years (he’s shown a painting since then, a contribution to Project Cul-de-sac.)
Tweet Artist Jimmie Robinson remembers his fellow Bay Area cartoonist Morrie Turner, who died this weekend, and what Turner meant to him. You should read the whole thing, because its important: Morrie Turner, died over the weekend (as of this writing) at the age of 90. He was a pioneer in many ways, but most […]
Tweet What could be cuter than the above image of Ryan Reynolds talking to a kitty and a puppy and…a woman’s severed head? Oops. It’s all part of Marjane Satrapi’s directing career. Satrapi’s Persepolis led the way for the Graphic Novel boom of the Aughts, and she could probably coast along as an ink-slinger for […]
Tweet The NCS has just announced that Russ Heath will receive The Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award . The Caniff is presented to a cartoonist for “a lifetime of outstanding and accomplished work to a cartoonist who has not previously won the organization’s highest honor, the Reuben Award.” Heath is best known for his DC […]
A lot of people have been linking toWhite Taylor’s comic about surviving a sexual assault. It’s tough reading and brave but a needed reminder about the real life pain that certain acts people blog and tweet about all day actually have. Taylor writes:
The hysterically funny Julia Wertz hasn’t been cartooning as much lately, as she deals with staying sober and improving her life. Over at Narrative, she writes with humor about her ups and downs and shares some her private diary comics.
Tweet Usagi Yojimbo creator and legendary nice guy Stan Sakai has had a difficult year as his wife Sharon has been undergoing many medical troubles. However, another tragedy struck the Sakai family, as Stan’s 20 month old grandson Leo has passed away after being found unconscious and not breathing. This is an unimaginable tragedy for […]
TweetWhat ever happened to Frank Miller? In its weekly retailer advisory, DC announced that hes variant cover for the jumbo size celebratory Detective Comics #27 has been cancelled. ICv2 reports that his XERXES sequel won’t be out in time for next year’s 300: RISE OF HTE EMPIRE movie. While two issues of XERXES have been […]