Archive - Apr 2, 2003
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 2, 2003 - 11:46
Pulse caught up with James Kochalka to talk about his upcoming print collection of American Elf comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 2, 2003 - 11:41
Sequential Tart writer, Kim DeVries, had a chance to talk with Art Spiegelman. Spiegelman is the Pulitzer winning creator of Maus (among many other things). He's been in the news lately because of his flap with the New Yorker:
Lately it's been publicized that he left in protest of the war and because the New Yorker was too conservative, however this is a strange permutation of a more mundane story. As he said, Art likes to control everything, so he was getting fed up with the layers of supervision he had to deal with at the New Yorker. Further, and more importantly, he just wanted to do comix again.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 2, 2003 - 11:20
I hope at least some of you enjoyed (and got) the in-jokes that made up our April Fools' Issue. If you got at least three of them consider yourself a webcomics community insider, privy to the darkest secrets of the kingdom. A big thanks in particular to Dave Wright for the Chopping Block banner - I'm a sucker for anything parodying FOX. We had lots of help from others too, but they've all joined the witness protection plan.
Two months of Comixpedia - we've published more than 250 articles and news updates and we're hovering at about 340 members and uncounted guests. Comments on our coverage (or the lack of it!) are welcome - you can always email me at xerexes at comixpedia dot com. My response time varies on my inbox volume but I do respond.
Next week we have the community moderated R Stevens interview, with answers!, an interview with Derek Kirk Kim, reviews and columns by BoxJam and Iain Hamp.
Submitted by Joey Manley on April 2, 2003 - 11:02
Modern Tales, the leading publisher of subscription-based webcomics, announced this week that cartoonist Dean Haspiel will be producing weekly installments of BILLY DOGMA for the avant-garde online webcomics anthology serializer.net.
Haspiel's weekly BILLY DOGMA series, which is exclusively available to serializer.net readers, tells stories of cavalier vagabond, Billy Dogma, in the post-disaster adventure chronicles of the last romantic anti-hero. In the coming weeks, this series will launch with two short stories, "Aim To Dazzle," and "Little By Small," before diving into the long form picture novella "The Devil's Muumuu" -- where Billy Dogma accidentally rips Jane Legit's competition dress and his overwhelming guilt sends him to Hell. Stranded in the netherworld, Billy opens old wounds about his long-lost mother when he strikes a bargain with legendary serial killer Ed Gein!
Submitted by Steve Bryant on April 2, 2003 - 11:00
Lytle also reviews the latest story arc in "The Terror in Tibet."