Archive - Feb 10, 2006
Submitted by Tim Broderick on February 10, 2006 - 21:25
The Daily Herald, third-largets newspaper in Illinois, has launched a new website called Beep!, designed to appeal to younger readers in the Chicago suburbs. For their comics section, they've utilized Webcomicsnation's tooncasting feature to create a kind of comics page.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 10, 2006 - 13:53
If we did the biscuit thing here, I'd be handing out a baker's dozen to Joe Dunn and Mitch Clem for The Coffee Achievers, especially this particular strip which in Seinfeldian-style builds a joke off of several early threads in the story.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 10, 2006 - 12:59
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 10, 2006 - 12:51
Tom Spurgeon has been the best source to follow the Danish cartoon crisis - his most recent update on the topic from yesterday is a comprehensive round-up of stories on the continuing story.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 10, 2006 - 12:40
Johanna Draper Carlson's blog Comics Worth Reading is a great round-up of comic books. Although she doesn't write about webcomics that much, it's easy enough to read the entries she files under the category of "webcomics" on her site.
She recently posted about De-Act-I-Vate, a site responding to Act-I-Vate, a group site recently founded by indy creators Nick Bertozzi, Leland Purvis, Dean Haspiel, Josh Neufeld, Dan Goldman, Tim Hamilton, Michel Fiffe, and Nikki Cook.
De-Act-I-Vate "functions as a space where a similar collective of cartoonists can let the world soak in their comix yet is not limited to a few handpicked individualsâ€¦. the purpose of DE-ACT-I-VATE is not to slander the group or the individuals but to cradle and embrace those who will not be a part of an elite group."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 10, 2006 - 12:17
I've been reading Will Write For Chocolate since I discovered it this year. Debbie Ridpath Ohi is a working writer and her real-life experiences ground the strip with a kernal of truth. It's not as funny or moving as a great webcomic would be, but it's also new so there's lot of room for Ohi to improve.
No question, however, that Ohi's writing on the site about writing is interesting.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 10, 2006 - 00:06
An early bit of week 2 of the Old School issue: an interview with Brandon "Scrubbo" Sonderegger, creator of Silly Cone V, Filthy Lies and Inside the Box. Scrubbo was one of the first creators to join Keenspace, part of one of the earliest collectives (The Four Toon Tellers) and eventually jumped to Keenspot.