Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun — “That was Awkward”


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Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun


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Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun “How I Decide Whether I Will Click”


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Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun — “Introvert’s Conundrum”


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The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Craig Yoe and Jeffrey Brown Interview Special


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, Heidi interviews comics historian, author, editor, and publisher Craig Yoe, author of the acclaimed Secret Identity and head of the Yoe! Books imprint as well […]

Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun — “Recovering Perfectionist”


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Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun — “How to be an Artist”

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Xeno Kaiju, A Tabloid Comic By Pat Aulisio

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Xeno Kaiju is a tabloid newspaper/mini comic by Philly artist Pat Aulisio. It consists of sixteen newsprint pages featuring a single panel on each page. Published by Hic and Hoc, an indie comic publisher based out of New Jersey, the comic has been finished in black and white, with the exception of its cover and […]

Jack Kirby Pop-Up Museum opens today!


A pop-up museum for comics legend Jack Kirby located on the Lower East Side — where he was born— opens today. The effort was funded via Kickstarter and is located at 178 Delancey Street.

RIP: Nick Cardy


Famed DC artist Nick Cardy passed away at age 93 last night, it was reported on FB and elsewhere. Cardy’s long time friend Todd Dezago has posted on his failing health over the weekend: “Thank you, thank you, thank you–to everyone who replied to the news of Nick’s failing health with kind words and warm […]

Video alert: Kagan McLeod and friends revive the Tit for Tat drawing video


Kagan “infinite Kung Fu” McLeod writes to tell of a cool video project he put together at this year’s TCAF: a collaborative drawing vdeo starring McLeod, Paul Pope, David B, Sam Hiti, and Frederik Peeters. He writes: Between 1969 and 1975 the French television broadcast Tac Au Tac (Tit for Tat in english) assembled cartoonists […]

George Perez updates his eye situation


As has been revealed in the news of late, veteran comics superstar George Pérez has been battling sever eye problems that left him wearing an eye patch at recent appearances. Pérez has many health issues and they have come together to leave his eyesight greatly compromised. As revealed today on his Facebook, he is going […]

Al Jaffee archives going to Columbia University


Librarian Karen Green has done it again! She’s gotten venerable cartoonist Al Jaffee (The Mad fold-in guy) to give his archives to the growing collection at Columbia University. : Karen Green, a Columbia librarian, approached Mr. Jaffee at last year’s New York Comic Con, a gathering place for popular-culture fans, and asked him if was […]

On the Scene— Jeff Smith at CCAD/MIX: Avoiding Garfield

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by Christian Hoffer As part of the Columbus College of Arts and Design’s MIX Comic Symposium, Tom Spurgeon (of Comics Reporter fame) interviewed Jeff Smith at the college’s Canzani Center Friday evening. Smith was the keynote guest of the two day academic symposium, which featured a variety of panels, workshops and presentations about the art […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Comics on TV


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 episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss their upcoming appearance at New York comic con, […]

Man of the Day, Ed Piskor


Ed Piskor’s HIP HOP FAMILY TREE is one of the cooler comics of the season—a detailed history of the music and the people who made it drawn in an obsessively retro style—and he’s getting a bunch of deserved press, including the above video from Time Magazine. He also sat down for an interview with Tom […]