Archive - May 12, 2009
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 12, 2009 - 20:14
Another webcomic from the Whitechapel thread - Nathan Sorry by Rich Barrett is a gripping little tale so far (only 13 pages). Hard to nitpick really - the opening scene in the Phoenix airport on the day of 9/11 could have been a little tighter in places I guess (but just a little). Otherwise I like the art, nice dialogue, pacing (with the small nitpick above) is good - Rich Barrett is good with a beat. Here's some more from the about page:
A missed flight on the morning of 9/11 leaves Nathan Sorry with $3 million and the chance to be someone else. Two months later a stranger named James Goode shows up in a small town in North Carolina and changes the lives of a handful of residents.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 12, 2009 - 15:05
Mitz' Plan B is one of the first (the first?) webcomics plugged on Warren Ellis' webcomics thread at Whitechapel. It is a great find -- fun art with a good twist on superhero stuff. Veronica is a super-villian with motivations. So far it's just good stuff - good pacing, nice dialogue, plausible world-building in it. I WISH Mitz would set up a proper webcomic-style navigation for this, but that's my one quibble.
Definitely worth checking out.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 12, 2009 - 12:05
TNPPress launches (it's a reboot of The Noir) -- a webcomic collective and community. Live long and draw good comics!
Comics Worth Reading interviews Gina Biggs of Red String.
Comics Worth Reading interviews Kevin Church of snarky blogging and the comic about a comic book shop, The Rack.
Chris Irving interviews Joe Infurnari of The Process and Ultralad.
I read Sean Kleefeld's description of also-ran comic book distributor Haven and I don't think anything he points to justifies the optimistic tone he takes. The one thing that's very true about comics is how easy it is to set up shop in comics. It means it's easy for a couple of people to start a business and get noticed. It doesn't really say much about the actual viability of the business plan.
JUSTIFY YOUR OWN HYPE
Warren Ellis invites webcomic creators to pitch their work to his vast hordes of readers.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Blake Chen's The Twiight Lady looks interesting -- about a year's worth of archives right now. Self-described as "Twilight Lady is about an immortal soul trapped in the prison of the body." It's got poseur-style artwork going on - a little stiff at times but overall I didn't find it too problematic. At a point where it seems like Chen is catching a good groove with the work and worth checking out.