Archive - 2007
Today, Brad Guigar (Evil, Inc.), Dave Kellett (Sheldon) Scott Kurtz (PvP), and Kris Straub (Starslip Crisis) are announcing that they will be working together under the Half Pixel brand. Part and parcel of this announcement is that Guigar and Kellett are leaving Blank Label Comics, the webcomics collective that they both have been associated with in recent years.
I got a chance to interview the four of them at the end of October about this and other projects on the horizon for them. At their request I've delayed publishing this interview until the day of their announcement regarding the new Half Pixel. It's an interesting move for all four involved and hopefully the interview that follows conveys some of the excitement all of these guys seem to have for this new partnership.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 31, 2007 - 22:36
The site fell down a couple times yesterday, but it wasn't until this evening that I realized it was probably due to a Slashdotting today. All due to Slashdot running a story on the recent Wikinews story on the neverending webcomics versus wikipedia discussion (Part of that post pointed back to Comixtalk).Â
I guess I'll take some comfort in the fact that the Liquidweb VPS the site runs on managed to get back up.Â
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 31, 2007 - 15:59
Post your links to Halloween-inspired webcomics to this thread - yours or others!
There's no new activity in Fright Night land this year, but feel free to survey the scary stories of years gone by. For new ghostly webcomics check out Halloween Stories at Jon Morris' Oucopo blog. Jon is the creator of the web/comic Jeremy and has organized previous ghouly comic projects.
Oh and check out this cool carving into a pumpkin of Schlock from Schlock Mercenary. That is pretty cool!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 30, 2007 - 21:22
One in a continuing series of books I picked up at this year's Small Press Expo -- a brief plug for Subculture#1 which does a nice job of capturing a variety of socially maladjusted comic book fanboys. It doesn't venture too far from the stereotypes of geekdom in this first issue -- in fact it amps them up tossing a "hot chick who likes comics" into the mix, automatically flummoxing males left and right... That probably sounds more negative than I mean to - regardless of my description it's a pretty funny book and the art is a good match - a bit cartoony but just a bit. Stan Yan has some chops.
Moreover the creators seemed like decent dudes and I checked out the previews of issues 2-4 at their Comicspace site (there's a preview of issue #1 here) which looked pretty promising -- not sure if I'm going to run out and buy them, but if it was online I'd definitely add it to my reading queue.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 30, 2007 - 13:35
- FLEEN scores an interview with Aaron Diaz, creator of Dresden Codak creator on his decision to quit his job and become a full-time webcomicker, merchandise, and what itâ€™s like leaping into the unknown.
- Zuda said it was going "live" today but so far... no webcomics to be found on the site.
- Webware profiles Zuda. (Not much "new" in this piece but if you've missed the recent hype about it's launch today...)
Justify My Hype
- Check out the wordless comic Washed Ashore by Kid Nemo. Cute.
- Also been meaning to plug the students n' sorcery webcomic AEther. Good stuff - check it out.
- In your mind's browser... clear your cache. Funny bit from The Joy Of Tech.
- Wonderella usually cracks me up but this one goes out of its way to go one more unexpected left turn to hilarity...
- From the archives: Teaching Baby Paranoia explains how government jobs are made...
- So I married a werewolf... Ryan Estrada has a funny one-shot comic up.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Hey, play Team Fortress 2 at the Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal server (80smachine.homeip.net port 27015).
- Top 87 "bad predictions" about the future. The humor potential is enormous...
- The blog Webcomics Asylum wants you to draw their mascot "Chimpy".
- Tom Spurgeon has 5 good stories about comics - a nice essay from Tom on appreciating some of what the current era of comics does have.
- Karas the Revelation - come on who wants to be winner #3?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 30, 2007 - 08:19
Well we have the five contestants who survived to the second round of BSC Webcomic Idol:
Voting goes all week - only one of these entrants will get eliminated in this round. I'll try to have some comments up on them during the week (I may be channeling my inner-Simon Cowell or my inner-Paula Abdul, we'll have to see...)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 30, 2007 - 01:38
This is a big deal and should lead to an even bigger and better platform for independent webcomic creators - more details (of course) at Talk About Comics here.
The full "press release" is after the jump...
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 29, 2007 - 08:37
It's time to post a comment with the phrase that pays to be our 2nd winner of a copy of the DVD of Karas the Revelation...
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 28, 2007 - 12:09
Faith Erin Hicks has posted 6 more pages to her tale of post-apocalyptic (post-global warming?) England: Ice.Â I've been a huge fan of this project and really wish it updated more frequently but I'll take it when it comes.Â If you haven't read it at all sit down and read the whole thing.Â You won't be disappointed.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2007 - 12:22