Artist of the Day: Elias Ericson

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You’ve perhaps seen some of Elias Ericson’s comics and illustrations already as they have a tendency to pop up, uncredited, on many an internet comment thread. Thanks to the wonders of google image search I spent much of today engrossed in his work, which I highly recommend!

Alison Bechdel on The Bechdel Test and Swedish Cinema

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“I’m glad mainstream culture is starting to catch up to where lesbian-feminism was 30 years ago.” In the blog section of her Dykes to Watch Out For website, the comics creator and feminist hero addresses the latest hubbub surrounding the infamous Bechdel Test and its position in a new rating system adopted by progressive movie […]

Steve Orlando discusses his gay-action Kickstarter graphic novel

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“Imagine DIE HARD if John McClane was killing terrorists to save his partner.”

SDCC ’13: Watchtower Wednesday

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It’s early.  The three-ring circus and sideshow doesn’t begin until later this evening, but there is already stuff happening on the web.  Here are a few choice tidbits from yesterday and today, scoured by yours truly, from the air conditioned comfort of the Manhattan offices of The Beat: