Archive - 2003
Brad Hawkinsâ€™ Monkey Law is an excellent example of the kind of genre-hopping that webcomics makes possible. One part social-political commentary, one part funny-monkey stories, Monkey Law is an occasionally awkward marriage of seemingly disparate parts, that delivers a powerful punch.
Brad Hawkin, the creator of Monkey Law, talks to Leah Fitzgerald about his art and politics, and the business of making monkeys homeless.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 20, 2003 - 17:55
Adam Felber, blogger and guest on NPR's "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me" quiz show has posted another topical webcomic entitled "Bush N' Rummy in the Sunny Triangle" on his site Fanatical Apathy.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 20, 2003 - 10:09
Iain Hamp is a contributing columnist to Comixpedia and creates the webcomic Darwin's Complex.
1. Felaxx by Amy Kim Ganter. Just a fun, crisp story with solid artwork (plus Iâ€™m a sucker for stories of people from modern society entering bizarre fantasy environments).
2. 10 Commandments by Derek Kirk Kim. Derek is a wonderful creator and a stand-up young chap.
3. Pants Press. There is not a member of Pants Press whose work I donâ€™t aspire to.
4. Todd and Penguin by David Wright. Just. Plain. Cute.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 19, 2003 - 13:38
Submitted by Case on November 19, 2003 - 12:53
Today, November 19, marks the second anniversary of that online piece of joy, Gluemeat. As it enters its third year, it's actually rather incredible that it has made it this far, and most would even go as far as to say "Huh?" However, most secondary and unimportant countries (like Belgium or Iceland) are pleased with the news. So much so that they intend to ask their respective populations have three meals today to mark the celebrations.
Case Yorke has underscored the event with a brand-spanking new web design and has even had the gall to begin a re-issue of his dusty old 2000-2001 doodle Aren't We Real, annotated with comments to help explain (read: defuse) his intentions.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 18, 2003 - 12:44
Penny Arcade announced its fifth year anniversary yesterday. As Gabe put it on their website:
Wow thatâ€™s right, it has been five years. Not bad for a couple of guys who donâ€™t even know Frank Cho.
Submitted by Anonymous on November 17, 2003 - 23:29
Small Stories Online creator and serializer.net contributor Derek Kirk Kim's Same Difference and Other Stories was recently chosen by Publisher's Weekly as one of the best books of 2003, in their Comics category.
Here's a full list of the Comic laureates:
The Sandman: Endless Nights, Neil Gaiman (DC/Vertigo)
Palomar, Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
Same Difference and Other Stories, Derek Kirk Kim (Alternative Comics)
Nightmare Alley, Spain Rodriguez (Fantagraphics)
The Fixer, by Joe Sacco (Drawn & Quarterly)
Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon)
Blankets, by Craig Thompson (Top Shelf)
"Small Difference" and the other wonderful short stories found in Kirk Kim's compilation book first appeared exclusively on the web on his Small Stories site.
You can find the full Publisher's Weekly awards feature here.
NOTE: Thanks to Fetus-X's Eric Millikin for the story lead!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 17, 2003 - 18:12
The Ted Rall edited Attitude anthology of opinionated cartoonists is back with a second installment. Attitude 2: The New Subversive Social Commentary Cartoonists is apparently at the printers and will be relased in February 2004.
Included in Attitude 2 are webcomic-friendly cartoonists such as: Shannon Wheeler, Devid Rees, Stephen Notley, and Kevin Moore.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 17, 2003 - 16:16
The Wave interviews David Rees about his political webcomic, Get Your War On. Interesting facts to note: GYWO has been translated into French, Rees will now be creating comic strips for Rolling Stone magazine and The Wave put the wrong URL for GYWO in its story. (It's actually http://www.mnftiu.cc)