Spotlight on 2014: Hic and Hoc announce schedule with van Sciver, Alabaster, Aulisio, more.

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TweetHic and Hoc is a micro publisher out of New Jersey with a steady output of smart comics by indie cartoonists, some known some up and coming. They’ve just announced their 2014 line-up and it’s very promising. Mimi and the Wolves Act I by Alabaster First up is Alabaster’s self-published and much-loved Mimi and the […]

Looking Sideways Into the Future: What I Noticed in Comics in 2013 and the Years Ahead

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TweetSo, it’s a few weeks into the new year.  Christmas trees are being recycled, merchandise is being discounted, and resolutions are being retconned.  That means I’d better get my ruminations done. What happened in 2013?

The Beat’s Annual Year End Survey, 2014 Edition, Part 1 – Kickstarter, harassment, digital and more

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Yep it’s the return of an annual Beat tradition that goes back nearly a decade, as comic folk from every level of the industry — creators, reporters, retailers, publshers—talk about the issues of the year past and look at the issues of the year to come. There are always a lot of thoughtful answers in this survey, but this year a LOT of very important and thought-provoking topics are looked at from crowdfunding to harassment.

And as always, there are previews and news scattered in the 2014 projects. So settle in and enjoy—there is so much more to come.