Keep your chin up, Jim Lee got lots of rejection, too

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Marvel historian Sean Howe has collected a bunch of Jim Lee’s instagrams of rejection letters from the ’80s, including this one from Eliot R. Brown. Although the curt advice “come back when you are consistent and can draw hands” seems harsh it’s just the truth. (One can only speculate on what Rob Liefeld’s rejection was…but […]

TRIP CITY at One Year: From Seth Kushner’s Male Uterus

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TRIP CITY at one year old is quite a verbal-visual-aural beast containing over 600 items of content including comics, podcasts, essays, stories, poems, and all points in between. Where does a massively productive digital arts salon go from here? This anniversary week, co-founders Chris Miskiewicz and Jeffrey Burandt have talked to us about their digital […]

Sean Howe’s MARVEL: THE UNTOLD STORY Draws a Crowd of True Believers in Brooklyn

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By Hannah Means-Shannon Marvel’s an enigmatic company. It’s an underlying paradox that goes hand in hand with their media-active public image with Stan Lee at the pop-culture helm. Sean Howe’s book on Marvel’s history, MARVEL: THE UNTOLD STORY, generated a lot of gossip and speculation long before review copies were circulating and an active Facebook […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: 10/3/12—a birth and anniversaries

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§ First off, big congrats to Beat colleague Whitney Matheson on the birth of her baby girl! § Tony Isabella celebrates his 40th anniversary in comics I met Stan Lee that day and managed not to embarrass myself.  Stan told me I would also be assisting him with Monster Madness, which consisted of big photos […]

So Stan Lee once posed for a naked centrefold

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By Steve Morris SFW? NSFW? I suppose it all depends on if your boss has an alliterative name or not. Writer Sean Howe, building up to the October 9th release of his new book Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, has been releasing snippets and previews via the book’s Tumblr page. And this most recent update […]