Archive - Mar 19, 2007
Submitted by moovok on March 19, 2007 - 21:03
TUESDAY: We get to grips with Jon Scrivens (Little Terrors) who's just turned one year old and find out about his new merchandise
WEDNESDAY: We review the book from Dubious Tales just for the Thing convention
THURSDAY: We get to grips with Ivan Pope (boot_error) and get an inside knowledge about he must dream of stencils
FRIDAY: Another interview, this time with Eddie Bowley (Edd Egg) and find out about rumours aren't always true
SATURDAY: We have words with Chris Thomas and James Walker (RPG-TV) about their successful year and first convention
SUNDAY: And finally, if you haven't got sick of interviews, Philip Spence (Ninja Bunny) delights you with his wonderful stuff and there's a bonus interview that will only be up for ONE DAY!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 19, 2007 - 12:43
For fans of Infinite Crisis and Civil War comes the new multi-webcomic storyline CROSSOVER WARS! There are separate "fronts" to these Wars -- the Adult Wars, the Fantasy Wars, the SciFi Wars, the Squirrel Wars, and the Super Wars.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 19, 2007 - 11:06
Andrew Arnold announced that he was leaving Time and therefore ending his comics review column Time.Comix. (link via The Comics Reporter via via Brigid Alverson. (We interviewed Arnold for the very first issue of Comixpedia but I'm having trouble finding it) One thing worth quoting from Arnold's goodbye post is:
During the writing of TIME.comix, graphic novels have gone from a publishing backwater to being the only book category displaying any growth at all. Last year saw $330 million in sales, up 12% from 2005, according ICV2, a website dedicated to covering the market.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 19, 2007 - 10:13
- Terrence Marks did a five part series on married creators this month - be sure to check out all of the interviews: Tod and Corey Marie Parkhill, Andrew Farago and Shaenon Garrity, Scott Kellogg and Kathryn Garrison Kellogg, Mason and Amber Williams, and Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier.
- We also have a new feature from Sebastian Parsons that speculates about the motivations for creating webcomics. And in our regular columns, Derik Badman examines of a page of Jaime Hernandez's Flies on the Ceiling for Panels & Pictures and Neil Cohn (along with illustrations from Tym Godek) compares speech/thought bubbles and panels for Comics Theory 101.
- Reinder Dijkhuis has an interesting essay on Project Wonderful. My take on Project Wonderful is that it's a wonderful platform for a web-based advertising system but what remains to be seen is whether it turns into an advertising service. A service needs some entity interacting with traditional media buyers (usually advertising agencies) to sell them ad space on the platform. Whether that's PW creator Ryan North who takes that on or some other arrangement, it's a piece of the puzzle necessary to the long-term success of PW. Don't get me wrong though - I'm a big fan of PW right now and I'm optimistic about it.
- Digital Strips has an interview with Chad Diez, the former artist on The Pet Professional and now working on the relaunched (NSFW) The Sophisticated Pig.
- Earlier this month Digital Strips also had an interview with Wes Molebash on the release of his new book, Youâ€™ll Have That, Vol. 2 (DS also reviewed it here).
- Broken Frontiers has an interview (audio) with Chris Hastings, writer and penciler of Dr. McNinja.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- You guys all read the Websnark already, but be sure to check out his post about the great sci-fi strip Crimson Dark. I've been reading this since literally Day 3 and it's very good.
- Another Websnark post about which I can agree is this one that says nice things about Bobby Crosby's +EV. Comixpedia reviewed +EV back in October 2006.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Debbie Ridpath Ohi (the creator of Will Write For Chocolate) lists 5 reasons why she blogs. Following up on Sebastian Parson's article can you list 5 reasons why you webcomic?
- Check out Webcomics-In-Print for coverage of this year's Blooker Award nominees and the recent U.K. Web & Mini Comix Thing.
- Colonel Joey Manley links to a post at the website Your Mom's Basement (what a great name for a website...) called The Tricks of Turning Pro. Parody or not!?! We link, you deride...
- T Campbell has an interview (audio) with B. Shur, the creator of I Am A Rocket Builder. Coincidently, Shur has seriously revamped the IAARB website and it has a note stating "Coming Soon: New Comics!"
- Pink Raygun posts "Top Ten Signs You Might Be A Fangirl".