Archive - Dec 2008 - Article
Jim Zubkavich isn't "oldest school webcomics" but he's awfully darn close. His debut webcomic, The Makeshift Miracle garnered instant notice online at the time. Ironically, despite the intentional use of limited colors in the comic, the coloring is one of the things I remember most about it. Zubkavich has also been a heck of a nice guy to comics, sharing his knowledge through tutorials, teaching and a column at ComixTalk.
I got a chance to do an interview with Jim this month looking back on The Makeshift Miracle and looking ahead to 2009.
Robbie Allen aka Pembroke W. Korgi is the creator of Femmegasm and a contributor to Radio Comix. Femmegasm is new this year and mostly a sendup of pop culture, heavy on the videogame references with an awesome recurring Popeye-hates-pirates joke. (Despite the name of the comic it has no Slipshine-qualifying content in it) Check out my interview with Pembroke below for more on this new webcomic.
I can't remember now how I stumbled across Dave Ryan's Badass Muthas! but the title alone grabbed me and then I found I really liked how the art contrasted with the jokes and story. It's a kind of rough, angular style but with a very soft, tranquil color palette. What else can I say - you should go check it out! I got a chance to interview Dave about it - read on for the gory details.
Lora Innes is the creator of the popular historical fiction webcomic The Dreamer about Beatrice “Bea” Whaley whoose dreams about a Revolutionary War soldier named Alan Warren lead her into adventure. Issue #1 of the print series from publisher IDW came out in November and the webcomic is up to episode #123 (page 23 of Issue #50). I got a chance to interview Lora via email earlier this fall.