Archive - Feb 2008
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 29, 2008 - 10:55
ELO FAN BOY CONFESSES HIS CRIME: Comic Book Resources has an interview with Kris Straub (Starslip Crisis).
CRAZY CAT LADY EATS PAINT: Comixology has a review of Dorothy Gambrell's Cat and Girl.
NO REALLY, YOU SUCK!: Editorial cartoonists get to live teh drama too: The Bad Cartoonist blog.
I HAVE NEVER USED HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE: Editor & Publisher reports that Nick Gurewitch's PBF will definitely go to a monthly schedule.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 28, 2008 - 09:38
Matt Shepherd, writer for the long-running (and criminally not as popular as it should be) webcomic, Man Man also wrote a great zombie comic called Dead Eyes Open. (which Matt describes as as “the West Wing meets Dawn of the Dead”) that , came out in trade paperback this week. Matt's also put both Chapter One (4.7 MB) and Chapter Two (4.6 MB) — the first third of the book — online as free PDFs.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 28, 2008 - 09:32
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 27, 2008 - 13:14
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 26, 2008 - 11:57
I saw the ad the webcomic Blip put up here at ComixTalk and checked it out and enjoyed it. The writing -- especially the dialogue -- is quite good and I thought the characters felt like friends after awhile. And it's genuinely funny in a lot places. Plot-wise it veers into the supernatural in a way that makes absolutely no sense to me at all right now but given how the title of the comic is explained I guess that plot is fundamental to the creator's vision of the strip. Still this works purely on the level of friends doing stuff in the city too.And I really like the art too. I feel like I should write a full review of this but in case I don't this'll have to do...
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 25, 2008 - 10:38
A comprehensive overview of Steve Purcell's long-running (but infrequently updated) Sam & Max comics. Purcell won last year's Eisner for Best Digital Comic.
Dark Horse announced more print collections of webcomics including Wondermark and Achewood.
I HATE MONDAYS
Some pundits claim that every comic that is released is pirated almost immediately and posted for free somewhere in the vast thicket of BitTorrent sites, IRC channels, and cheesy websites that make up the underside of the comics iceberg. But is that a bad thing?
It seems wrong, but it's true; giving a comic away online can be good for sales. Look no further than Megatokyo, which is the best selling global manga of all time, even though the entire comic is available online for free. And just last year, Phil and Kaija Foglio decided to stop printing floppy comics and put Girl Genius online, a move that saved them money and apparently increased sales of their trade paperbacks as well.
While this may be a good choice for a creator, it's still unusual for a publisher to put entire volumes of a comic online for free. Seven Seas is the exception: From the very beginning, they have published their works as webcomics before releasing them in print form in order to build demand for the print versions. Curious about how they make money on a product they are giving away for free, I e-mailed Adam Arnold, their senior editor and webmaster as well as the writer of Aoi House, and peppered him with questions about how they turn webcomics into money.
I've known T Campbell for a number of years now and we used to kid that he's the hardest working man in webcomics but there's definitely a kernal of truth to that. This guy writes a lot of webcomics and than he goes out and writes about webcomics as well. And although he's no longer local to my neck of Virginia and no longer writes for ComixTALK I thought it would make a good interview to catch up with him as we barrel on into 2008.
If you haven't run into T before, well, his webcomic projects include Fans, Penny and Aggie, Search Engine Funnies, Rip and Teri, and Cool Cat Studio. He's got another one out just now called Sketchies (with co-writer Phil Kahn and art ist Ryan Estrada). He wrote for ComixTALK before writing for other sites as well as turning his History of Online Comics series into a book. He also spent a number of years editing the action webcomic anthology site Graphic Smash.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 23, 2008 - 00:28
Happy Friday. The image function was not working properly this week but I have fixed it -- SORT OF. For now I've gotten it so you can create a separate image node first (and load an image) -- than create a new node and select your just loaded image from the "existing images" dropdown.
You can now upload images with your Talk Posts. Click on the "attached images" link below the text input window and upload your file to the server. Please only use Safe For Work images.