Archive - Nov 5, 2006
This month Neil Cohn presents another essay in his series of features on comics as visual language. This article delves into the notion of "what is poetic" in visual language. Poems reflect the language they are written in. If we conceive of comics as a language then there should be particular poetic "forms" that innately reflect comics as visual language. What is Visual Language's answer to English's sonnet? Read on for Cohn's answer.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 5, 2006 - 11:18
Hometown futbol club DC UNITED is in the conference championship.
Go DC! (I will be there screaming like an eagle). Okay back to webcomics... UPDATE: DC UNITED lost 1-0. There is no joy in Mudville tonight...
- The Smithsonian has an exhibit on America's cartoonists: â€œCartoon America: Highlights from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricatureâ€ is now open at the Library of Congress in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The exhibition features 100 masterworks of such celebrated artists as political cartoonists Thomas Nast, Rube Goldberg, Bill Mauldin and Patrick Oliphant; comic strip creators Winsor McCay, George Herriman, Chic Young, Milt Caniff, Charles Schulz and Lynn Johnston; humorous gag cartoonists Peter Arno and William Steig; caricaturists Al Hirschfeld and David Levine; animation drawings and cels from Walt Disney Productions and Hanna-Barbera; and illustrations by Edwin A. Abbey, John Held and Michael Hague.
- Dave is giving away a print edition of the fantastic webcomic Teaching Baby Paranoia signed by creator Bryant Paul Johnson. To enter send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the phrase â€œTBP CONTESTâ€ in the subject line, some time before midnight on Monday, November 20.
- Webcomics in Print has a competition for a funky t-shirt, 10 badges and a limited edition art piece - ends November 15th.
- This Monday (November 6) is the 900 mark for Arthur, King of Time and Space. Congrats!
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Gilead writes about NaDruWriNi... and webcomics and Borat and... it's a long post!
- Flight has a short overview of Neil Babra's work in comics. (Neil is the current artist on Shaenon Garrity's Lil Mell at Girlamatic.com)
- Comics Worth Reading links to preview chapters of Dramacon posted at MangaBlog!
- Warren Ellis is encouraging folks to post about their (non-superhero) published projects coming out this week at The Engine forums. As Ellis notes, "a couple of thousand people hit THE ENGINE every day, but this remains an under utilised resource."
- Shaenon Garrity has the coolest fans possible. Check out this photo webcomic her fans did.
- Zhi checks in on the return of several key characters to the current storyline of Scary Go Round.