Archive - Apr 2007
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 26, 2007 - 21:47
Chris Muir is the creator of the webcomic Day By Day, which I think has been described as a "conservative Doonesbury".
I don't think I can add anything to this take from the blog Pandagon: "Um... really?" Well, except, this cartoon is ridiculously tasteless and I can't see how it's not racist. I wonder how Muir's three newspaper clients (Hemingford Ledger, Knoxville News-Sentinel, North County Times) will react to this?
Submitted by moovok on April 26, 2007 - 19:04
Webcomics in Print is doing a whole lotta interviews this week. First of we tackled Steven L. Cloud, then we got to grips with Joe Dunn and we also reviewed the Stuff Sucks Behind The Scenes Sketchbookbook and our usual Monday Book News too.
No wonder I'm exhausted!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 26, 2007 - 15:45
Of the Eisner nominees this year for Best Digital Comic the one (I am embarrassed to admit) I hadn't gotten to reading yet was Minus by Ryan Armand. The first impression I had of reading it was how much it reminded me of Kazu Kibuish's Copper. Probably that was because of the formatting, the wonderful color scheme (although Minus is subdued compared to Copper, relying on more faded tones) and the similar viewpoint of a young person in a world more magical then our own. Minus is a bit more impish than Copper though. I think I really liked this one with Minus playing Cupid, this one waiting to play baseball with an asteroid, this one with bathtub mermaids, and this one with the littlest perrito.
Minus represents webcomics extremely well. It's a great read.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 26, 2007 - 14:57
As a subgenre of art, there really ought to be more Lego-crafted comics out there. You're probably all familiar with the very well read Irregular Webcomic, but Legostar Galactica also provides a healthy serving of science fiction plots coupled with Lego-powered visuals. LG has an archive almost immense as the universe of popular science fiction movies it mines for parody, but I found reading just a batch of the more recent comics fairly enjoyable on their own terms.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 26, 2007 - 12:18
- Scott McCloud's brilliant The Right Number is now free (previously it was available for purchase through Bitpass). Go read, enjoy and then email Scott to encourage him to finish it.
- I haven't seen more updates on the cease&desist style letters from Todd Goldman's attorneys that FLEEN reported on recently, but it does seem clear that the immediate effect has been to revive the Todd Goldman Copied Dave Kelly's Artwork story and spread news of it well beyond the world of (web)comics. UPDATE: Cartoon Brew has an up-to-the-minute, snark-filled update on Todd Goldman.
- The Pulse interviews Josh Newfeld, creator of the new strip A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge. (link via Dirk Deppey)
- Joey Manley offers up a review of Flipside.
- The Ferret reviews Bobby Crosby's +EV. (Comixpedia reviewed +EV last fall.)
- 4 Color Rebellion spotlights Questionable Content, "the Friends of the Internet".
- UTNE Reader offers up a short review of Chris Onstad's The Achewood Cookbook: Recipes for a Lady or a Man.
- The Ferrett has a funny write-up of the recent Penguincon convention. Please feel free to add any and all conventions to our EVENTS CALENDAR.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Tym Godek shows how to be a webcomic creator in 4 easy steps. (part of Godek's awesome daily sketchblog)
- The Kea's Nest catches up with Bill Mudron's never-finished Anne Frank Conquers The Moon Nazis. (Shaenon Garrity reviewed it for Comixpedia way back in March 2003)
- Kris Straub notes one of his Starslip Crisis characters, Vanderbeam, making a cameo in Slither & Friends.
- FLEEN's Anne Thalheimer has a short post on how social networking leads to finding new comics.
- A nice interview with the creator and one of the stars of the teevee show Heroes. (Still haven't watched this though - should I?)
- 4 Color Rebellion reviews the latest episodes of the videogame Sam & Max. The comic version of Sam & Max was recently nominated for an Eisner. (4CR also has an interview with Telltale Games, the publisher of the S&M games.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 25, 2007 - 14:36
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 25, 2007 - 10:24
The Webcomics In Print blog interviews Steven L. Cloud, the creator of Boy on a Stick and Slither. Cloud recently signed a web-syndication deal with United Media and Boy on a Stick and Slither debuts today on comics.com.
Cloud is a member of the Dumbrella group. Another Dumbrella member, Rich Stevens, (Diesel Sweeties) previously signed a syndication deal with United Media.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 25, 2007 - 09:48
Just an interesting shot of the state of Tom Tomorrow's desk while he's working on his weekly comic, This Modern World. Not surprisingly for an opinionated cartoonist with a relatively static art style, Tomorrow spends a lot of time on the idea and the words for each comic before mixing in the art.
Also, Tomorrow is the godfather of the group of alt-editorial cartoonists, Cartoonists With Attitude, where you can find lots more opinionated creators.
Submitted by Black_Kitty on April 25, 2007 - 02:27
DrunkDuck has recently introduced a revamped profile page with more community oriented features. These features include the ability to befriend other users, share videos, and comment on each other's profile pages.
Meanwhile Subcultured, creator of Bilaran War, has organized a community DrunkDuck Awards for this year. There are around 14 categories and the polls are set to open on May 14th. Meanwhile, those who are curious can check out the polling center which features a small animation and a link to the rules.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 24, 2007 - 11:26
When submitting blog posts now you can tag them with a webcomics "group" (formerly listed as "collectives"). If you don't see an existing webcomic group (a group of artists, comics, etc.) let us know and we'll add it to the list. You can also help us by sending us 100x100 logo images for each group. Thanks!