Kibbles’n’Bits 2/6/14: This guy at a comic con went to find muffins, but what he really found will shock you

11_12_2012-153.jpg

I’m still “on the Continent” as they say…I have the rest of my Angoulême pictures, and a big news wrap-up in the works, but I’ll probably just write on it on the flight home. § Zainab Akhtar has the 20 most anticipated graphic novels for 2014, in case you had any doubt that 2014 will […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/28/14: saving links for a rainy day

201401280349.jpg

§ Portland’s Steve Duin reports on last weekend’s Wizard World Portland, which kicked off the never ending con season: The con featured Stan Lee (for a reported $75,000), William Shatner, Elvira, Summer Glau, a Playmate of the Year (Portland’s Sara Jean Underwood), and a Robin/Robin Lopez reunion.  Dark Horse and the green Power Ranger showed […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/24/14: Warren Ellis’s mystery project

201401240256.jpg

§ Warren Ellis has trashed another laptop, prior to moving to LA SOMEWHERE for six months to work on a mystery project. I repeat, Warren Ellis is moving to LA for six months. If you had asked me to pick “Sentences I will never type on The Beat” that would have been one of them. […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/23/14: What this comics shop owner found in the basement was amazing; what he did next was astounding

201401230303.jpg

§ An appeals court has ruled against the estate of Joe Shuster in yet another of the endless legal battles over Superman and yet attorney Mark Toberoff vows it isn’t over. Maybe not, but the fat lady is warming up in the stands. § The NY Times chats with Indian cartoonist Vishwajyoti Ghosh about “This […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/21/14: Now with REAL news!

thedreamervol3.jpg

§ I was wondering when the second volume of MARCH will be out and according to Chris Staros, it will be available in April. § Former Beat Cartoonist of the Month Connie Sun is now being published on GoComics. Congrats, Connie! § Hermes Press is offering a Free Comic Book Comics featuring Scratch9 and Bo […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/20/14: This blogger tried to gather some links about comics, and she nails it.

tumblr_mzopwqnNKP1qzoglfo1_1280.png

Via Sean Howe § Neal Adams was interviewed at Flying Colors in Concord, Ca, and if yuo’ve ever seen Neal Adams talk you know it’s priceless. Here he is with stories about Jim Warren, Harlan Ellison, Archie Goodwin, Denny O’Neil, his hair and more. § A nice report on Jane IRwin signing at Green Brain. […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/17/14: People said things

52d742084704b.image_.png

§ This appreciation of Cliff Sterrett’s great Polly and Her Pals says many of the right things: More than 50 years later, it’s difficult to explain why Cliff Sterrett’s magnificent creation never quite took flight. To be sure, “Polly” was way ahead of its time. Sterrett’s surrealistic, ­quasi-cubist artistic style was a unique fixture on […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/15/14—Astonishing links

the-strip-slide-8B8X-jumbo.png

Oh snap the links piled up while we were on home internet vacation. § David Rees (Get Your War On) and Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle) are doing a comic strip for the Sunday New York Times. That’s good! But I guess that means Brian McFadden isn’t doing one any more. That’s bad. There […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/6/14: Have a great Epiphany, everyone!

tumblr_mysa5hYpSI1qibjs1o1_500.jpg

§ January 6th is the Christian feast known as Epiphany, also the 12th Day of Christmas, so the holidays are over AND you get to wish people a great Epiphany. It never gets old. Above painting by Abraham Bloemaert.

year in review

11655682354_e5ca514f76_b.jpg

Best of The Year 2013: Part 1 of 3 | ComicsRefueled undefined Comics! 101 Creators to Watch in 2014 undefined Comics! 101 Creators to Watch in 2014 undefined FUCK YOU, LIZ PRINCE – 2013, what a challenging and tumultuous year you have been undefined Marines Won’t Let Women Who Passed Infantry Test Join Infantry | […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/2/13: what have we to look forward to?

beat-default

§ Lists and stuff! 13th Dimension has a credible 13 Titles to Watch in ’14 While ComicBook.Com coud only muster five comics to look forward to.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/31/13: These links will blow your mind. And then they will make you lose control of your bladder. Sorry.

wir.VS_.klaus_.FINAL_-663x1024.jpg

§ I don’t know what the Brevard Times is, but they are hiring a cartoonist. Experience in caricature drawings.  Interested applicants should send their resumes along with a sample caricature drawing to brevardtimes@gmail.com. No mention of pay so you might want to ask about that. I was also amused by some of their requirements for […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/30/13: At first you thought these were just links. But a closer look left you speechless.

beat-default

§ Matt Fraction talks about being in recovery and offers some words of advice for those seeking help with an addiction: And I heard something so true that once again a meeting made me cry and I stood up and said my name and took my first chip and began the process of adding real […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/20/13: How to enter a bouncy house

godzilla1.jpg

Thanks for all the great emails yesterday, people. They are much appreciated. § MUST READ: More on Neil Cohn’s experiments in how comics are read. He actually put electrodes on people’s brains to figure this out. Cohn says any language has a “holy triumvirate” of elements: expressive form, grammar, and meaning. Comics, he argues, meet […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/19/13: These amazing links will change the way you think about clicking on links

beat-default

§ The Comics Reporter Holiday Interview series has kicked off with Paul Pope! Your morning coffee reading is assured for the next few weeks. § The Hollywood Reporter’s legal reporter Eriq Gardner has a devil’s advocate In Defense of Shia LaBeouf suggesting that LaBeouf “seemed to be making the case for his transformative “fair use” […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/17/13: Molly Crabapple visits Art Spiegelman and then all hell breaks loose!

Image-7-Colossus-mob.png

Oh man between a new attempt to summit Sandman, and LaBeouf-gate, all hell totally broke loose last night! The hell was rolling around untethered, knocking things down, and it stove a big hole right in the drywall over in the mud room. Damn. § Meanwhile, in SoHo, Molly Crabapple went to interview Art Spiegelman and […]