Archive - Sep 2005
Maritza Campos of College Roomies From Hell (AKA CRFH) has been delighting readers since mid-1999 with her college roomies who are weirder than most – tentacles for an arm, bat wings, werewolves, eyebeams – the sort of roomies Miskatonic University would be proud to call their own. Maritza, with a beautiful new baby girl, took time to give us an interview.
It takes a special kind of person to be a teacher in today's world. With the horrors and plain out-and-out nuisances you hear about constantly on the news (including low pay, angry parents, belligerent students, etc), one wonders what kind of person would willingly embark on this career path. Now take that brave person and have him also able to see the world from the viewpoint of the children he's instructing; able to see things through the eyes of innocence, without the burden of maturity and worldliness tainting the rose-colored glasses they're wearing.
Submitted by PhilKahn on September 11, 2005 - 14:56
That's right, kids. I'm auctioning off another custom essay. But this time, the proceeds go to the Red Cross for their Hurricane Relief efforts. Read on for the details.
update: Phil informed me that E-bay won't let him go through with this because of legal rules regarding charities. Phil's not the only one who got tripped up by red tape - Hope Larson was also stopped from auctioning off an illustration. Larson, however has decided to sell it to the first person who pays $150 for it and will donate that to Katrina relief.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 10, 2005 - 14:53
We're getting ready to post the September issue tomorrow night - so be sure to check that out first thing Monday morning (or Sunday night if you're up!)
It looks like T Campbell's new webcomic Search Engine Funnies will be radically revised as bad timing results in all three of SEF's artists leaving the project nearly at once. Through an even odder coincidence, SEF is up for review right now at peer-review site, Savage Disassembly.
Phil Kahn has a review of the new printed collection of Rob Balder's Partially Clips.
Matt Shepherd got interviewed for a podcast called Most People Are DJs. Shepherd writes the webcomic Man Man.
Submitted by Jerzy on September 9, 2005 - 12:58
Sara Turner of Make Like A Tree Comics has completed her third year of work on her online graphic novel, File 49. Weighing in at over 200 pages so far, the story is nearly finished. She has also recently posted redrawn versions of the first three chapters.
Submitted by DrSetebos on September 7, 2005 - 23:13
For all Mozilla Firefox users: I've created a search engine plug-in that allows you to quickly search the quickly growing Webcomics Wiki.
Just go to this page on the Mycroft/Mozdev site and click on the "Webcomics Wiki" plug-in. The plug-in utility will be added to your general search engines listing in the top right-hand corner of Firefox.
For now the icon is the Comixpedia icon, and the name is "Webcomics Wiki". When either or both change, I can easily update the plug-in.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 7, 2005 - 14:32
Anyone else see that Warren Ellis' new forum/site "The Engine" is up? Ellis is certainly webcomic savvy although he hasn't dipped his creative toes into the online waters. The Engine might be a webcomic friendly space - on his Bad Signal list he seemed to suggest that for certain creator-only segments of the site, webcomic creators would be as welcome as print only folks (granted he made it clear he was going to be selective towards everyone though)
The Washington Examiner has an article on James Kochalka. The Examiner is a freebie but more of a mainstream paper than a typical weekly alt paper. Which might explain why the author of this piece seems barely able to comprehend Kochalka's work.
Digital Strips reports on a new podcast from the Blank Label folks.
NY Times will run comics.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on September 7, 2005 - 00:56
To celebrate the beginning of our new story, "Young Love vs. The Shambling Monster," which begin in earnest Wednesday, September, 6, Bill and I have decided to make a full 20 new pages of Picture Story Theatre free to non-subscribers. The free content includes the entire sixteen-page story, "Lucky Kiss," as well as four of the illustrated poems that we published in August. Picture Story Theatre is written by Alexander Danner ("The Discovery of Spoons," "Five Ways to Love a Cockroach") and illustrated by Bill Duncan ("Japanimation Fist," "Monster Hollow").
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 6, 2005 - 14:42
Hope Larson's new, soon-to-be released graphic novel Salamander Dreams is available as a webcomic right now.
If you've got your own webcomic news to report, click the "submit news" link and send it in to me. Thanks!