Archive - Aug 15, 2005
This week at Modern Humor Authority, Kristofer Straub talks about comics conventions (the kind you attend, that is).
Submitted by housd on August 15, 2005 - 20:07
Ali Graham has a new print version of his online webcomic HOUSD which compiles the first four print issues of the comic. The new edition, entitled HOUSD Classic 80 pages of material not available online.
Submitted by Coydog on August 15, 2005 - 14:16
The Tenth Life of Pishio the Cat is leaving GraphicSmash to go independent. The entire series will move to a new Webcomics Nation site and here on out, the entire archives will be free to read.
Nominated for "Best Newcomer" in the 2005 WCCA, Pishio is a dark adventure story about a nasty cat who has gotten another chance at life in order to complete a mission for the powers above and below. New chapters start up in October.
Arrowflight is an alternate near-future epic inspired by actual events in Canadian history, but with a decidedly supernatural twist. Imagine having a supercharged, sapient, shape-changing jet fighter from the past for a "foster brother", and "he" is the only family you have left! In a world where free society is in partial collapse, with its enemies sharpening their knives for a much-anticipated feast, it will take mighty forces to protect and preserve all that is worth living for.
Submitted by arcidius on August 15, 2005 - 11:58
Breaking news at RyanEstrada.com: Estrada will go for second 168 hour comic this week. In other endurance comic news, the Daily Grind contest has lost another entrant: Brian Fukushima dropped out last week.
This looks interesting - a comic set in and crafted from the open-ended MMPORG, Second Life called Plywood. Interesting to me because it looks like Second Life is infinitely flexible for crafting artwork for a strip. The strip itself is obviously aimed at actual players of the Second Life game.
Justin is making Killroy and Tina action figures again.
And last but not least, the webcomic Least I Could Do is switching artists. Chad Porter, who has drawn over 600 strips for the past 2 years has left the webcomic and Lar deSouza has taken over the reigns.
Submitted by Th'_Mole on August 15, 2005 - 10:43
From Our Senior Endurance Comics Reporter, Jack Ironpen:
"Xaviar, I'm standing here outside the small trailer where Ryan Estrada has spent 168 hours continuously creating a comic from scratch."
"Jack, that's amazing. How is he doing?"
"Well not good. First of all, he's been sitting in a trailer the size of a walk-in closet for a week. Xaviar - that thing has no ventilation at all. It smells like a Cracker Barrel kitchen crossed with five old guys in a sauna. I think that, more than the one hour of sleep a day has destroyed Ryan's beautiful mind."
"Jack that doesn't sound good - how is Ryan right now?"
"Well unfortunately, he's still working on the comic. I think he's at 180 hours now. He's become obsessed with this and it may well lead to a bad end. Someone really ought to go in that trailer and slap him around or something."
"Jack, maybe you should call-"
"Xaviar we're the press. We can't get involved, we just report. Besides that Estrada's been eating Taco Bell all week - you really can't underestimate the level of trailer reekage we're talking about-"
"Thank you Jack!"