We interrupt this celebration of Halloween for some actual comics news! Eyes were red with tears when it was announced that Marvel was ending the much liked DAREDEVIL series by Mark Waid and a host of A+ artists with issue #36. But It was suspected something was up and SOMETHING IS. The book will return as a weekly Infinite comic!
Tweetby Brett Schenker The Walking Dead is a cultural phenomenon. The property regularly breaks records, whether it’s television ratings, print runs and sell-outs in comics, or winning accolades and awards when it comes to video games. There have been very few series that tap into the cultural zeitgeist and become regular water cooler conversation. With […]
Tweet Besides having maybe the best name for a cartoonist ever, Finnish artist Amanda Vähämäki is one of those creators whose work alays has an edge of creepiness even when it isn’t overtly terror. She’s best known in North America for her work published by D&Q, including her debut, The Bun Field, but in Europe […]
Tweet Out of all the stunning and various paraphernalia I hauled away from last year’s BCGF, one of the books that clung most to my mind’s eye was the London micropublisher Breakdown Press‘s debut endeavor, WINDOWPANE by Joe Kessler. It’s hard to pinpoint precisely what element of the book was the most striking—Kessler imaginatively […]
TweetDigital comics have been growing at a tremendous rate over the past years, with initiatives like Thrillbent gaining prominence on top of individual projects like Dinosaur Comics, or Dr McNinja. People are trying new things with content and accessibility, as well as community – which is where Tapastic comes into play.
Tweet In a letter to staff obtained by CBR, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson confirmed what most industry watchers have been waiting for ever since a Burbank head for the division was announced: DC Comics is moving lock, stock, and barrel to Burbank. All employees will be offered relocation, which will not take place for […]
Via their Facebook page, here are the winners of the 2013 Shel Dorf Awards, which were presented Saturday night at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn. Jeff Smith, Craig Ye and Steve GEppi——all on hand—received special awards.
Tweet Since its inception into the vast Tumblr-sphere, Comics Workbook has profoundly reshaped and reinvigorated the communal mold of social blogging for cartoonists and readers alike. While the phenomenon of Tumblr has already served to blossom the indie comics community, Comics Workbook has proven to be an exceptional outlet for different comics creators to […]
Tweet Sounds like IDW is ramping up their publishing, if the addition of David Hedgecock—formerly CEO at APE Entertainment—is any indication. Hedgecock has joined IDW as Managing Editor, where he will help oversee and coordinate editorial activities as well as work to develop new talent and special projects. “IDW is a powerhouse of creative energy […]
TweetThe UK OBserver, publisher Jonathan Cape and the Comica festival have been giving out a prize for the best graphic short story for a while, but never before have they given a prize to a story about getting a…medical procedure for the nethers. The winner this year is Emily Haworth-Booth, who divides her time between […]
Tweet§ Here’s a swell sounding event from the Bay area: Women in Comix Then and Now: San Franciscan Cartoonists from the 1970s to the Present : This roundtable conversation will delve into San Francisco’s underground and wimmin’s comix herstory. Through the lens of visionaries Trina Robbins and Mary Wings, two of the founding mothers of […]
Tweet Colleen Doran’s A Distant Soil is one of the original creator owned comics—and after a long run it’s actually coming to a close! Only nine issues remain after this one. Issue #42 is on sale this week. Art, story and Cover: Colleen Doran The resistance dissolves into warring factions intent on seizing power. […]
Tweet Marvel’s take on the teenagers-hunt-and-kill-one-another genre, AVENGERS ARENA, winds up at the end of the month and here’s a peek. Story by Dennis Hopeless, Art by Kev Walker and Cover by Dave Johnson. On sale 11/27. Sixteen young, troubled superheroes trapped on an island, forced to fight to the death for the amusement of […]
TweetRichard Bruton at Forbidden Planet International reports that Jamie Smart’s Fish-Head Steve is the first comic to be shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in the 6-year history of the award. Smart’s work joins five other nominees in the “funniest book for children aged 7-14″ category, with the winner due to be announced in […]
TweetThis is the third and final part of a three-part interview I did with Alan Moore in October 2010 about Marvelman, and indeed Miracleman, and his experiences with that character. The first two parts are here: PART I, PART II. As ever, anything in [square brackets] is added by me, just prior to publishing this […]
Tweet If, like The Beat, you have been mourning the absence of Zainab Akhtar’s byline around here, it’s because she’s relaunched her own blog, Comics&Cola, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Zainab has her eye on the graphic novel and indie publishing scene with some of the most exciting new stuff coming out. For […]