Archive - 2007 - Article
Last month the nominations for this year's Eisner awards were announced and amongst the nominees for Best Digital Comic was Phables by Brad Guigar. Earlier this month I conducted a short interview with Guigar to get his reactions to the good news and find out more about Phables. In the time between conducting the interview and publishing it here, however, Guigar received another form of recognition for Phables, this time winning "Best Local Column" from the Greater Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalists. It's shaping up to be a very good year for Brad!
Cow & Buffalo by Mike Maihack has funny animals doing silly things. It's like the comics you loved when you were a kid. Wackiness prevails and it's fun.
While there is certainly a wealth of all-ages material out there, remarkably little of it is in the form of short stories or completed series.
It seems all-ages webcomics tend even more toward the infinitely-ongoing format than webcomics in general do.
Linda Howard reviews The Paranormals by M. Raven Brown and Ronnie Werner. The story of five misfit kids with special powers that meet up at a high school and deal with supernatural situations may sound like nothing special, but Brown's writing makes the characters come alive as actual teens and Werner's art is stylized and cartoonish with a focus on the interplay between the characters.
How can we order comics besides the traditional plot (where cause and effect lead to a conclusion)? Derik Badman looks a few examples from comic strips (web and print).
Whatâ€™s cuter than a talking plush puppy? Two talking plush puppies, of course! In this month's edition of Brigid's Bento Box, Brigid Alverson takes a look at Audra Furuichi's and Scott Yoshinaga's nemu nemu.
Just as Bitpass bit the dust and Scott McCloud decided the right number for The Right Number was free, Joel Fagin offers another look at how to make micropayments work for webcomics -- by examining iTunes, the most successful micropayments system in history.
Journey to Mt. Moriah by Scott deserves mention alongside better known webcomics such The Perry Bible Fellowship and A Lesson is Learned but the Damage is Irreversible. JtMM is a weekly experimental webcomic featuring both single-panel and four-panel comics done using ink and a variety of coloring mediums. There are no set themes or characters per se, though the comics can generally be considered dark humor, slice of life, or just plain weird.
Last month Grant Thomas wrote about how to make a cover for your mini-comic by using a linoleum block. This month he presents another way to print up a simple cover using a printing technique called the collagraph.