Archive - May 2003
Submitted by Greg Stephens on May 31, 2003 - 13:29
Comicollage is seeking someone familiar with the comic/characters/archives and with some sort of comicmaking skills/enthusiasm/commitment/silliness to take over the Wednesday slot, since their current Wednesday person has sadly departed.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 30, 2003 - 12:41
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 30, 2003 - 12:13
All in one place, links to some new webcomics:
The Agency is a manga-esque comic about secret agents.
Gemini Bright, is the story of Matt, a bored teen taken on a family outing to Las Vegas. Upon encountering some magic kitsch, he is transported into an alternate universe populated with half-man/dragons and other weird creatures.
Counting the Cracks is a journal comic about the life of a student in Austraila.
Silly Cone V isn't actually new but it is toiling towards the completion of its third year under the crippling burden of a complete lack of artistic skill. When reached for comment, the author Scrubbo said "What? Somebody reads that crap? GET OFF OF MY LAWN! YOU DAMN KIDS!"
Submitted by Brad Guigar on May 30, 2003 - 10:16
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 29, 2003 - 16:35
Komikwerks, a leader in online and digitally distributed comics, has announced a series of printed anthologies, which will feature some of today's best comics and animation professionals. The first book, entitled "Komikwerks Volume 1" will ship to stores in August 2003.
The book features work from such creators as Danny Miki (Spawn, Ultimate X-Men), Aaron Sowd (Detective Comics, Ultimate War), Vatche Mavlian (Daredevil/Spider-Man, Captain America: Red, White & Blue), Andy Kuhn (Grendel, Firebreather), Matt Haley (Tomb Raider, Gen13), S.D. Lara (Batman Beyond), James Burks (Iron Giant, Treasure Planet), and Vinton Heuck (He-Man animated series).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 29, 2003 - 12:35
Jen Manley Lee's sci-fi slice-of-life series Dicebox is featured on the freshman web site girlamatic.com. The series follows the lives of two female factory works in a society that is fluent in traveling through space. Read the full Jen Contino interview with Jen Manley Lee.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 29, 2003 - 11:02
On this morning's Journalista! weblog:
Fantagraphics needs your help. Fantagraphics Books, the publisher of the magazine (The Comic Journal) which sponsors this weblog, is deep in debt due to loans taken out several years ago, and must raise $80,000 in the next month or face a possible bankruptcy.
Bottom line is Fantagraphic is looking to sell lots of its inventory quickly.
Submitted by TerrenceMarks on May 29, 2003 - 10:19
A few months back, Namir Deiter did a strip which featured a cameo of Bob, from Knights of the Dinner Table. In issue #79, Attack of the 50-Foot Gamer, the strip was printed in KoDT's letter column along with a personal endorsement from Jolly R. Blackburn, the comic's creator.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 28, 2003 - 10:56
I was interested to see Paul Taylor mention that his favorite way to draw is on newsprint with soft lead pencils. I wouldn't think that scanned well but from the looks of Wapsi Square, apparently it works just fine.
Submitted by Steve Ince on May 28, 2003 - 10:33
The 5th Annual Official UK Comic Festival was held in Bristol this year.
At the convention, fans vote for the Convention awards, including the Bulletproof Comics Award for "Best Online Strip." This year's winner is Fred the Clown by Roger Langridge. Other webcomics receiving votes included: Oddcases, Nowhere Girl, Bash St Kids, Juniper Crescent, PVP, Astounding Space Thrills, Death Takes A Holiday, and Miffy.