Why Comic Anthologies Find So Much Success on Kickstarter

TweetBy Matt O’Keefe I’m Matt O’Keefe, a writer for The Beat, and I have written about a lot of Kickstarters. Crowdfunding is a really fascinating subject in the comic book industry, playing a significant role in publishing and marketing as it produces its share of wild successes and abject failures. Comics are a little different from every other category on […]

Submissions Open for Rachel Edidin and Sfé Monster’s ‘Beyond’ Anthology

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TweetWriter Rachel Edidin and artist Sfé Monster have opened up submissions for a new comics anthology called ‘Beyond’. A collection of queer sci-fi and fantasy stories, Beyond is aimed to be crowdfunded and then published in 2014. A number of creators are already signed up for the project, including Fiona Staples, Carla Speed McNeil and Dylan […]

INTERVIEW: Rachel Deering on her Horror Anthology ‘In The Dark’

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TweetRachel Deering is a writer and letterer best known for her horror projects like Anathema, a werewolf story which was successfully funded through Kickstarter and has gone on to receive pretty unanimous acclaim. You may also recognise her name from other comics like Amelia Cole, and the Womanthology project. She’s returned to Kickstarter this month for […]

Something New: VS Comics

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TweetI get sent a few emails from people asking me to spotlight their comics on The Beat, so ‘Something New’ will perhaps become the recurring feature where I get to do just that. Now, I’m not saying these are new works or that the creators haven’t already established themselves – these are simply creators and […]

Review: Nobrow 8 Hysteria: all shook up

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TweetNobrow 8: Hysteria Nobrow Press Editors: Sam Arthur, Alex Spiro Hysteria def: ‘unmanageable emotional excess’  ‘emotional excitability and disturbances of the psychic, sensory, vasomotor, and visceral functions’   Here we go then: the lovely smelling eighth volume of Nobrow’s titular anthology, packed this time with comics and illustration spreads of a hysterical nature, hotly anticipated by myself […]

Titan Unveil ‘Monster Massacre’ Anthology

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TweetThe Brit Zone continues, sort of, with a new announcement from Titan Comics. This week Titan unveiled a new co-publishing deal between themselves and Atomeka, which will put out ‘Monster Massacre’. This anthology will feature stories all about – you guessed it – monsters. On top of stories from creators like D’Israeli, Ian Edginton, Ron Marz, […]

Karagoz: a visual smorgasbord of fun

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TweetKaragoz  Contributors: Thomas Wellmann, Nadine Redlich, Warwick Johnson Cadwell,  Olaf Albers, Max Fiedler, Rita Fürstenau, Lomp, Michael Meier, Lisa Röper and Andreas Schuster. I’m delighted comics anthology Karagoz is finally available online  for everybody to buy. It’s an anthology I enjoyed immensely after picking it up at Thought Bubble last year from contributor Warwick Johnson Cadwell’s table, having been instantly drawn by that great cover; […]

INTERVIEW: The 2012 Thought Bubble Anthology is Here!

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TweetLisa Wood is the founder of Leeds’ Thought Bubble Festival, which is now only ten days away (AIIEEEE indeed, readers), but last year also saw her compile a Thought Bubble Anthology book, with all proceeds going to the children’s charity Barnardo’s. Last year’s anthology, released throughImage, saw creative talent like Mike Carey, Anthony Johnson and […]

David Lloyd’s Aces Weekly Goes Live!

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TweetLaunched on Sunday, Aces Weekly is a new anthology series created by David Lloyd, which seeks to bring back the spirit of traditional British comics to the digital era. The idea is that, like those last great bastions of British comics The Beano and 2000AD, Aces Weekly will collect together stories from a number of […]