Writers wanted: C2E2 and beyond

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Are you going to C2E2? The Beat is not for the FIRST TIME. Torsten will be there for all the inside story as only Torsten can cover it, but if you have a hankering to listen to people make awkward banter about upcoming comics and then race to feverishly type it up, you may be just the person we’re looking for! If you’d be interested in covering it for The Beat, email me at comicsbeat at gmail dot com.

Sick sick sick

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Tweet I gots the con cruds which has killed The Beat dead in its tracks. Sorry about this lost week. Hopefully back in the flow for MoCCA! BTW when I’m sick, I drink BAI coffee-tea-fruit juice. That Cosy Shack Ride Pudding and a mix of diet pepsi and orange juice (gross but effective) bring me […]

A very special day at The Beat

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Some house keeping:

The Beat is on the move again: Middle Georgia Comic Convention and Emerald City

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TweetHey kids, two shows coming up this month, First: Middle Georgia Comic Convention 2014 This is a BRAND NEW SHOW, held March 15-16 at the Macon Centerplex in Macon, GA. I have NEVER been to Georgia before so this will be a first. Other guests include Mark Bagley, Colleen Doran, Francesco Francavilla, Brian Stelfreeze, Justin […]

I cracked the Google Authorship Code!

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WARNING: nerd computer internet content to follow. If you don’t like this, walk away.

For months, I have been trying to get my Google Authorship established.

News alert: Abe Vigoda is still alive

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TweetIt’s been a week to remember out mortality. Close to home, two excellent comics journalists, Bhob Stewart and Bill Baker passed away, leaving many friends behind, and the death of comedian/director/Ghostbuster Harold Ramis was a shock to all of us. So on a more cheerful note, I’d like to remind everyone that Abe Vigoda, Godfather […]

Podcast Alert: Stuff Said reveals everything you need to know about Heidi MacDonald

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Tweet I can’t believe I didn’t mention this before, but I recently guested on Gregg Schigiel’s podcast Stuff Said, and I have to say, this is, by far, the most in-depth interview I have EVER EVER done. Or probably ever will do. I talk about my ENTIRE career. Gregg really did his research on this, […]

Back to the fray

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Okay I got my old computer back although they replaced so many parts it’s practically a new computer. They didn’t replace the hard drive though, and everything was right where I left it. SWEET.

Still running on impulse power

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Tweet My computer will be in the shop most of the week, so I’m still working on my old G4 with its amazing 1.25 gigs of RAM. So I’m going to have to take it easy for the week because it takes forever to do anything on this computer, and I’m not going to invest […]

I hope to continue earning your support

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Tweet Wow. When I started fretting about my computer repairs yesterday, Tom Spurgeon offered to suggest that people donate some money to help out, and I didn’t say no. (Tom Spurgeon is good people, in case you didn’t know that.) And then you guys started hitting the Paypal button. My immediate bill was covered within […]

The pink and blue striped screen of death

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Tweet Well the old Mac Book Pro decided to throw a tantrum last night, and after a night of crying and weeping, it’s still throwing a gray screen of death at me, despite all the hardware tests saying everything is a-okay. Despite my frequent admonitions to “Command-S yes yes yes” I hadn’t made a full […]

Merry Christmas to all

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Tweet Power is back where I’ve gone for Christmas, but the internet may be out for days. So no blogging until things are back to “normal.” In the meantime, here’s a little old James Jean Santa art and our most sincere wishes for a safe, happy, and healthy Christmas and a great New Year! The […]

Where I’ll Be: Miami

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You’d think with New York Comic-Con over, I’d be settling down to the Halloween festivities and on to the holidays…but noooooo. Through a series of odd circumstances, I’ll actually be at three shows in five weeks!

Happy Birthday, Heidi MacDonald!

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TweetHey, do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell? A whoa-whoa-whoooo. So anyway, today is HEIDI MACDONALD’S FLIPPING BIRTHDAY!!

Travelin’ Day

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I’m going to be travelling for much of the day, so in the meantime I’ve posted some previews of books on sale today, as well as the Indie sales charts. I’m sure Steve has things in good shape as well.

24 Hours of Halloween: Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Cards

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Tweet Of everything I looked ah while compiling my annual Halloween clow=out, nothing disturbed me as much as this. Did you own these cards and think, like I did, that they would explain all mysteries? A talisman of some other realm? The disquieting expectations and memories of childhood are the most magical and terrifying emotions […]