First peek at Jeff Smith’s Tuki Save the Humans!, with CBLDF future unveiling

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Tweet With RASL running up the sales chart and soon to start racking up awards, Jeff Smith’s next project—a webcomic called Tüki Save the Humans! has been kept under wraps. But a teaser image has finally been released, and it’s been announced that Smith will officially unveil it November 10th a benefit brunch for the […]

BKV, Marcos Martin and Private Eye return with “pictures of lunch unlike any you’ve ever experienced.”

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Tweet Brian K. Vaughan has alerted his mailing list that a new issue of Private Eye, his webcomic with Marcos Martin, is on the way any day now. Issue #4 will be out and to mark the occasion, Vaughan will take over the @PanelSyndicate twitter feed for all of October 9th. Happy October, friends!  Because […]

Recommended: Something Terrible by Dean Trippe

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Tweet Superheroes sometimes come in for some criticism here at The Beat—I was a teenaged superhero reader but haven’t read them regularly in a looooong time. I understand the tropes but don’t them in my life at this point in time. Sometimes I think I need to, as the King James translator put it, “When […]

Internet Meme Shocker: Did Grumpy Cat Rip off Kate Beaton?

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In a story on how Grumpy Cat—the dwarf cat that people (including The Beat) will line up for hours just to see—is worth $1 million, it’s revealed that one of her signature catch phrases first appeared in a cartoon by Kate Beaton. Which wouldn’t be so odd except that Grumpy’s manager, who is a “meme manager”, is very litigious about other people stealing his own memes. Beaton, who hasn’t received any money from the cat or her manager, is philosophical about the whole thing, writing:

Webcomic alert: Darryl Cunningham does Ayn Rand bio comic

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How had we not noticed that Darryl Cunningham has been serializing a comics biography of Ayn Rand over at Act–i-vate?

The Beat Podcasts! – Heidi interviews Jeff Smith!

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Tweet Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In a More To Come interview special episode,  Heidi talks with acclaimed indie comics creator Jeff Smith about his Eisner-winning kids’ fantasy epic Bone, his adult sci-fi tale RASL, […]

New book by Matthew Inman is popular

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Tweet A new book by Matthew Inman is coming out, collecting his comics from The Oatmeal. It’s called Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants, and the title alone includes two funny things: bears and underpants. Put them together and you have a guy who obvioulsy knows his way around a comedy sound or two. Inman […]

Hyperbole and a Half the book is coming in October

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Tweet This news has been around for a while, but it never got it’s own item, so here it is: Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh’s blog/webcomic/highly-structured stream of consciousness whatever-it-is, is getting a book collection in October called Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened. Brosh […]

The Amazing Cynicalman Vol. II is coming from Matt Feazell

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Mini-comics and stick-figure philosophy pioneer Matt Feazall has been turning out his delightful mini-comics since the 80s. Now he had an Indiegogo campaign going for The Amazing Cynicalman Vol. 2, a collection of his weekly strips from 2002 on.201308210242.jpg

Vaughan and Martin release The Private Eye behind-the-scenes

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Tweet The Private Eye, the webcomic by Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente about a world without the internet, is up to the third issue of its planned 10-issue run, but to keep you busy between installments, Panel Syndicate has just released a special 85-page issue of behind the scenes stuff, including Vaughan’s […]

Comics and Raccoons Part 2: All you need is fish

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Tweet Continuing with the raccoons, a 24-hour comic in only 9 pages about a raccoon and a kitty cat by DV user Anima Project:All you need is fish – yes we know it’s cute overload but…Raccoons in comics are it! We keep telling you!

SDCC’13: The Gays in Comics Panel

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TweetBy Nick Eskey My first impression when I entered the designated room was that it was much larger than previous years. Last time I was at this panel was in 2008. Then it was located in one of the smaller rooms off to the side. I remember it being quite cramped and stuffy. This year […]

Dark Horse Bring Victor Santos’ POLAR to Print – with Dialogue

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TweetDark Horse have thrown their saddle into the announcement arena, with the news that this December they’ll be publishing a print version of Victor Santos’ silent webcomic Polar. An interesting wrinkle, though, is that the print edition is going to include dialogue for the entire story. Santos has written a script especially for the print edition.

Kick-Watcher: Not Enough Rings

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TweetZainab brought this Kickstarter to my attention a little while back, which seeks to bring the webcomic Not Enough Rings to print. Drawn by Veronica Vera and edited by Oliver Bareham, Not Enough Rings follows the story of Sonic The Hedgehog, affectionately poking fun at the characters and game design. Each new strip of the […]

Webcomic alert: Dr Sarcophagus by Ian Boothby and Nina Matsumoto

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Tweet Ian Boothby and Nina Matsumoto won an Eisner Award in 2009 for “Murder He Wrote,” in The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #14 (and now they are back with Dr. Sarcophagus, which displays a different kind of horror.

Andrew Hussie teams up with ShiftyLook

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Tweet Here’s an item that doesn’t seem to have gotten too much play in the traditional comics media: as revealed on their Comic-Con pageShiftylook has signed up Homestuck’s Andrew Hussie. ShiftyLook, you’ll recall, launched last year as a webcomic spinoff of some old Namco Bandai games, and they’ve continued on with animation and other multi […]