AUGHTS NOSTALGIA. Arthur Magazine was a FREE culture magazine that defined a lot of the early internet/alternative culture of the early century, before the internet drove it out of business by supplanting the advertising model that made free newspapers a thing. However, Arthur Magazine is back after four years with issue #33, now with a […]
When I first began writing this column, my intent was to help creators and comics publishers understand the methods to the madness of landing a book on the bestseller lists. After the November 8th Beat posting of the NYT list showing several GN titles on the list, it’s really not a question of whether a […]
Over the weekend someone on Tumblr got the great idea of satirizing anatomically unlikely, and overtly sexualized comic book covers by replacing the women with Hawkeye. As far as we can make it out started withthis post by artist Blue which remixed a Marvel cover on Saturday: By morning, it was a huge vast thing […]
Artist Tom Fowler has a new tumblr blog called D&D&D. That is all.
The other day we were polishing our buggy whip collection, cleaning the heads on our VCR player, and updating our RSS reader, getting rid of the dead feeds and nuking categories like “Lost blogs” and “Harry Potter.” There were, unsurprisingly, scores and scores of things that have gone away in the 7 or 8 years we’ve had a google feed, including many that were dear to us.
On November 16th, a one day conference held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage brought out the best and brightest in Television to talk about the future, and that meant digital media. TiVo, YouTube, Netflix, and Social Media were all on the table, or more specifically, giant screens complete with a social media feed of […]
While we respectfully did not inform you of this at an earlier juncture, we here at The Beat would like to warn you of spoilers coming up ahead in this post. Do not read unless you want to know about these spoilers! I said SPOILERS!!! SPOILERRRRSSSS!!!!!! Brilliantly, Bleeding Cool have today leaked their list of […]
Comic book writer Alan Moore has dropped a new single today, available through Occupation Records. His first new recording in a while, it shows a clear new direction for his music, away from shamanistic chanting in the woods of Northampton and more towards William Shatner-style slam poetry. His newest song shows clear his influences, which […]
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which hit America over the past week and caused blackouts, severe damage, and claimed several lives in the process, former Marvel, now Disney art director Rich Ginter has set up an initiative looking to trade comic-book items for donations to the relief effort. Called ‘Art For Sandy Relief’, the […]
Kickstarter has become the go-to crowdfunding website for a variety of comic projects, whether they be furiously exciting or somewhat dubious. But up until now, the site has been fairly restrictive about who can or can’t set up a campaign on the site – namely, that Americans can, but people in the UK can’t. That’ll […]
Marvel is upping its PR game a bit: for the latest Marvel NOW! announcement, Marvel CCO Joe Quesada will go on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel show. “First Jimmy Kimmel rocked the Emmys in front of the entire world and now he’s set his sights on the Marvel Universe,” said Quesada. “I’m looking forward to meeting with […]
As a daily reporter on the nerd media for over a decade, sometimes The Beat likes to sit back and take it all in. And of late there have been some telling moves that show how the nerd media/new media is putting the boots to the old media that STILL just Doesn’t Get It.
First there’s l’afffair Geoff Boucher. Boucher, one of the LA Times top entertainment reporters launched his Hero Complex blog in 2008, at the tale end of the Golden Age of Blogging.