Kelly Angel: “Put a tiny hat on a snake and people go crazy” [Interview]

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Kelly Angel is the writer and artist of Anything About Nothing, a webcomic which describes itself better than I ever could. But I shall describe it anyway! A collection of strips, longer-form comics, illustrations and worries about her cats, Anything About Nothing is one of the biggest and most popular web series on Tapastic. Down […]

Dave Windett Unravels The Kaci Bell Mysteries [Interview]

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I never actually expect anybody to take part in International Darkstar Day. But last year a number of people were kind enough to join in, and one of them was Dave Windett. And as I started following up on his work, I came across his series with writer John Gatehouse: The Kaci Bell Mysteries. A […]

ALERT! Jason Shiga has a new webcomic called DEMON

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STOP THE PRESSES!!!!! There’s a new Jason Shiga comic! It’s called Demon and it seems to be about a guy with powers. Granted it’s only six pages in—but it already promises twists and turns and more of that Jason Shiga magic. If you know who Jason Shiga is, you are already rushing to the link […]

Webcomic alert: The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew

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The Shadow Hero is a graphic novel due later this year from the team of Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew that reimagines the actual comic book hero The Green Turtle—one of the first American comics to have an Asian-American creator. But before they completed the graphic novel, Yang and Liew created a short origin […]

Webcomic alert: Lucas Adam’s Modern Farmer comics

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Beat pal Lucas Adams has been doing some comics for the Modern Farmer website, and they deal with….well, the greatest crimes in farming history. Here’s An Illustrated Account of the Pleasant Valley Sheep War and the follow up An Illustrated Account of the Great Maple Syrup Heist. I did not know there were such comics […]

Mike Dawson on George Orwell and the Disney Princesses

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Mike Dawson of Troop 142 fame—whose new GN this year, Angie Bongiolatti (Secret Acres) should be much talked about— has a daughter and now an awesome comic up on Slate about Sofia the First, the Disney message and George Orwell’s fallacy of arictocracy. I love comics.

ZEN PENCILS collection coming from Andrews McMeel in 2014

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Over the objections of Abhay Khosla, ZEN PENCILS, the webcomic that turns famous essays and quotes into comics, is being turned into a book, artist Gavin Aung Than has announced: Many of you have wanted this and I can now finally reveal that I’VE SIGNED A BOOK DEAL!!! Yes, I’m very excited to say there […]

Webcomic alert: Johnny Negron’s Blonde Cobra

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Ulli Lust’s Electrocomics site is a repository of not only her own work, but webcomics by many other top-notch cartoonists. Here’s Johnny Negron’s Blonde Cobra, formerly seen in a sold out mini comic. It’s the story of a woman on a blind date and the things that go wrong. NSFW!

Webcomic alert: The Secret Room by Ehud Lavski

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Ehud Lavski is a sometime cartoonist and screenwriter, and he has a bunch of often clever comics posted on his tumblr. His latest is called The Secret Room and it quickly racked up 100K views on Reddit if you go by that thing. It involves a couple who find a secret room in their apartment. […]

Webcomic alert: Maralinga 1956 by Jen Breach and Douglas Holgate

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Jen Breach and Douglas Holgate are Australian creators who have been working on a huge graphic novel called Clem Heatherington and the Ironwood Race for many years. To take a break from this long project, they started ANOTHER huge project, a webcomic called,Maralinga 1956. Here’s the pitch: Maralinga spins an alternative history from the 1956 […]

Kicktrolling is on the rise as funders become scammers

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“Kicktrolling” is a new word and one you may, sadly, be hearing a lot more about. The Beat broke the story last month about Kickstarter scammer “Encik Farhan”, who was funding over 100 projects at the highest level only to then dispute the charges and still get the goods. We’ve been hearing that this kind […]

Jeff Smith’s Tüki Save the Humans has launched!

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HERE! Smith’s much talked about new webcomic is set 2,000,000 years in the past and follows the first humans to leave Africa and their adventures. The comic will run every day until a first “episode” is finished. OH BOY!

NEW webcomic alert: Thanos, Darkseid and Dr. Doom – Carpool Buddies

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Aaaaand Justin Jordan and Rafer Roberts have updated their mundane villainy series with a brand new epic–in which Darkseid and Thanos get a new ride along buddy, Dr. Victor von Doom. PREVIOUSLY: This has been around for a while, but we never got round to posting it. Justin Jordan and Rafer Roberts have created a […]

Webcomic Alert: Sam Alden’s The Man That Dances In The Meadow

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The breakout cartoonist of 2013, Sam Alden has done it again.

Tapastic Announce Webtoon Based on Mobile Game ‘Golf Star’

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You’ll be hearing quite a bit from Tapastic over the next few years, I’d imagine, so here’s one to start with. This week the webtoon publisher have announced a deal with mobile game developer Com2uS to publish a webcomic based on their ‘Golf Star’ game.

Oni Press Announce Bad Machinery Vol 2

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Blummin’ great news out today, as Oni Press have announced a release date for Volume 2 of Bad Machinery, John Allison’s webcomic. This follows on from the success of volume one, which collected together his story The Case of the Team Spirit. Due in March next year, volume 2 will collect The Case of the […]