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1. Some Hourly Comics 2016 collected: Cathy Johnson, Joe Decie, Tillie Walden and more

Monday, February 1 was Hourly Comic Day, where cartoonists challenge themselves to draw comics every…hour. The results are quotidian and charming slices of lives from around the world. The idea is credited to John Campbell (Pictures for Sad Children) and started back in 2006. Now some of the best cartoonists do them. Alex Jones already […]

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2. You are your environment: Louise Bourgeois, Julia Wertz and the eternal mini-comic problem

Storage: the secret shame of the comics world. Like many in the comics industry I’m a bit of a packrat (to put it mildly) and getting free books all the time doesn’t help. (Tough life, I know.) I was recently reminded of this by a couple of stories. In one, Brooklyn cartoonist Julia Wertz’s tiny […]

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3. The gigantic beard that was on one comic book writer is no more…

jason aaron beardFor a long time, writer Jason Aaron (Star Wars and Southern Bastards to name but two) has had one of the most impressive beard in comics. But last night, as shown in Instagram, all that ended.

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4. The Best (so far) of Hourly Comics Day 2016: The Dinosaurs are Still Dead

CaJzgH-UcAEQvXYThe best (so far) of Hourly Comics Day 2016!

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5. MoCCA Festival 2016 announces guests of honor: Bell, Blechman, Gloeckner, Liew and Sugar

The 2016 MoCCA Arts Festival has just announced this year’s Guests of Honor and they are: Cece Bell, author of the phenomenal middle grade graphic memoir El Deafo (winner of the Newberry Honor and an Eisner Award) R.O. Blechman, Emmy Award-winning illustrator, animator, cartoonist and author. Phoebe Gloeckner, whose subversive classic The Diary of a […]

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6. The American Bystander returns to days of yore with comics on PAPER

Old timers like me well remember the time when a trip to a newsstand was how you got your news and ingested a quick trip through what was hot in media as heavily influenced by gatekeepers and advertisers. It had its drawbacks but it also had a certain charm, especially humor magazines that mixed art, […]

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7. My book on Alfdredo Alcala “won’t stop selling”

Here’s a comprehensive interview with Dover’s Drew Ford about the future of their comics line, with many more reprints coming (including a personal favorite, Through the Habitrails). But a little gem is dropped that the book I wrote with Phil Yeh about Alfredo Alcala, Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master has found an audience: […]

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8. Rising stars: Tillie Walden is a name you’re going to hear a lot more about

waldenlgYou know how you hear a name or a word for the first time and then suddenly that name or word is everywhere? Well that name is Tillie Walden, a student from Austin, TX, currently a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies in VT, who is poised to be one of the hottest cartoonists of 2016, after an already spectacular 2015. (Word on the street is that she may have even been part of the inspiration for this infamous comic.) Walden is barely 20 years old (she was born in 1996)and already has amazing drawing chops and solid storytelling—she has several short comics posted on her site that you can read in their entirety. Broken Frontier just named her their Breakout Talent of 2015 and if this is the first time you're hearing about her, it's probably not the last.

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9. Page rates: what’s fair is fair except when it isn’t

I’m late in commenting on the industry rates survey posted by Fair Page Rates an anonymous industry watchdog. But along with the sales softening I was writing about earlier, it’s part of an industry infrastructure that isn’t as strong as it could be. The survey quotes a lot of page rates based on a survey […]

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10. Comics Detective: Todd Klein has nearly solved that big DC Comics Christmas party photo from 1945

Just before Christmas, I ran a picture tweeted by DC Comics of the 1945 DC Christmas party, with many figures from comics history—from artist Joe Kubert to publisher Harry Donenfeld —in the room. The photo conveyed a palpable sense of the past brought to life, the clinking of glasses, the laughter of women, the camaraderie of the still young industry. And now Letterer/historian Todd Klein has identified as many of the people in the photo as possible.

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11. Weekend Webcomics: Floyd Norman’s Disney/George Lucas/Star Wars cartoons

12469503_10153272040487267_544010574944203502_o.jpgFloyd Norman is a legendary animator and cartoonist. His first big job was on Sleeping Beauty, and he’s gone on to work on any number of Disney movies since then, including a stint at Pixar and cartooning jobs everywhere. He’s also a pioneer as one of the first prominent African-American animators. He’s also one of […]

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12. The Beat Annual Creator Survey Part 4: With a special preview or two

And here’s the final part of our annual creator survey. It seems people are really looking forward to Rom if you read all of these. Also, thanks to such a wide ranging  cross section of this amazing industry we live and work in for taking to time to share their thoughts with us all. Save […]

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13. The Beat Annual Creator Survey Part 3: The year of diversity

SinCityCuratorsCollection.131752Here's the third part of our annual creator survey with a varied look from people in all aspects of the business from creators to publishers to journalists. As always, buried among the answers you will find a bunch of news items for the sharp eyed and also some preview art. In case you haven't noticed, our panel certainly did: 2015 was the year diversity broke around the comics industry, although much, much, much more needs to be done. Read on to see what our our respondents thought about the year past and what they have coming for 2016.

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14. After briefly adding six women, Angoulême fest throws open Grand Prix voting

I’d been waiting to write this up as things have been changing so fast but after a very brief period this morning where the list of Grand Prix nominees was posted with the 30 already picked and the addition of six women, the voting has now been thrown open. Here’s the ugly Google translate: Crossing […]

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15. Charlie Hebdo: one year later roundup

It’s a year since the Charlie Hebdo killings, when six cartoonists (and 11 others) were murdered in the Charlie Hebdo office and around Paris. CH has published an anniversary edition, and boosted the print run to 1 million in anticipation of added interest (although reports are it is selling slowly.) Some updates from around the […]

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16. The Beat Annual Creator Survey Part 2: Previews and News galore

MUSNETpreviewHere's the second part of our annual creator survey, and this time out we have some exclusive peeks at some new projects for 2016, as well as what might be hit of something cool to happen...but you'll have to read everything figure out what that is. Thanks to all for taking the time to participate in this survey especially during the busy holiday time. You can find Part 1 here.

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17. FIGHT! Tony Isabella vs Best American Comisc, Heidi MacDonald and Derf Backderf

Please note the "FIGHT!" title is a joke—Tony is a wonderful human being, and we're just having a good old fashioned argument, like friends do. But this is the internet and we must ratchet up the appearance of conflict so.... Read the rest of this post

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18. Daniel Clowes is going on tour for “Patience”

clowes-lgDaniel Clowes new graphic novel Patience drops in late winter and it’s sure to be the comic book event of the first half of 2016. Promised as a SF tale about time travel and love, it’s a powerful return for Clowes. And you’ll be able to get your copy signed, and doubtless hear a talk […]

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19. Interview: Özge Samanci on Art, Family, and a Love of Learning

dare to disappointBy Cal Cleary Özge Samanci is a multi-media artist, an assistant professor at Northwestern University, and a talented cartoonist who has had exhibitions of her work hosted all over the world. Her first graphic memoir, Dare to Disappoint, is out now from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It follows Samanci’s coming of age in Turkey. From a […]

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20. Speaking of Dave Sim; The remastered Church and State Pt. 1 is available

While poking around on the A Moment of Cerebus site following my previous post on Glamourpuss, I noticed that the remastered editions of Church & State, perhaps the masterpiece of Cerebus’s 300 issue run, seems to be back in print in a superior remastered edition. I guess that was kickstartered, but it’s not always easy […]

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21. WOW: DC’s Christmas Party from 1945 is a window into the Golden Age

sm_dcWOW! Talk about historic finds! DC Comics just tweeted this historic photo from a comics industry Christmas party from 70 years ago. While there is a slight Shining view to it (is that Hank Kanalz I see in the back?), it's also an amazing view into the Golden Age. After it was tweeted DC Comics was kind enough to send me a high res scan which I am sharing with you so all the comics historians out there can pour over it. There is a handwritten guest list as well, but its provenance isn't known so I am not posting it.

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22. Why are there so few black voices in editorial cartooning?

And by few I mean a handful. Michael Cavna reports on this in a powerful piece called Why are there no staff black cartoonists at a time when we need them most? He spotlights a few of the black cartoonist who have a voice, including Keith Knight, Darrin Bell, and, Congressman John Lewism who thought not actually a cartoonist has certainly become a voice in comics. But the numbers are still awful:

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23. Hellboy in Hell is ending with issue #10

In an interview with Vulture, Mike Mignola reveals that his much-lauded Hellboy in Hell series will end with issue #10 which comes out early next year. And while he’ll remain busy with overseeing BPRD and other Hellboy-verse projects—and his Frankenstein Underground gn with art by Ben Stenbeck and Dave Stewart just dropped, he has no […]

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24. Twitter bans indie cartoonist who fought back against abusive tweets

Twitter has had a harassment problem for a long time. Like, a loooooooong time. Something about the impersonal format gives free reign to any and all disgusting behavior. I myself—along with several other women in comics—was the target of a troll who made all kinds of creepy threats (including rape) for years. It took many […]

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25. Gene Yang named Library of Congress’s Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Gene Luen Yang has racked up a lot of honors for his work—first graphic novel to be shortlisted for a National Book Award (for American Born Chinese), first cartoonist to be shortlisted TWICE (second time for Boxers and Saints), and he’s won an Eisner, a PRinzt Award and in general become one of th best […]

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