Archive - Nov 17, 2003 - Story
Submitted by Anonymous on November 17, 2003 - 23:29
Small Stories Online creator and serializer.net contributor Derek Kirk Kim's Same Difference and Other Stories was recently chosen by Publisher's Weekly as one of the best books of 2003, in their Comics category.
Here's a full list of the Comic laureates:
The Sandman: Endless Nights, Neil Gaiman (DC/Vertigo)
Palomar, Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
Same Difference and Other Stories, Derek Kirk Kim (Alternative Comics)
Nightmare Alley, Spain Rodriguez (Fantagraphics)
The Fixer, by Joe Sacco (Drawn & Quarterly)
Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon)
Blankets, by Craig Thompson (Top Shelf)
"Small Difference" and the other wonderful short stories found in Kirk Kim's compilation book first appeared exclusively on the web on his Small Stories site.
You can find the full Publisher's Weekly awards feature here.
NOTE: Thanks to Fetus-X's Eric Millikin for the story lead!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 17, 2003 - 18:12
The Ted Rall edited Attitude anthology of opinionated cartoonists is back with a second installment. Attitude 2: The New Subversive Social Commentary Cartoonists is apparently at the printers and will be relased in February 2004.
Included in Attitude 2 are webcomic-friendly cartoonists such as: Shannon Wheeler, Devid Rees, Stephen Notley, and Kevin Moore.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 17, 2003 - 16:16
The Wave interviews David Rees about his political webcomic, Get Your War On. Interesting facts to note: GYWO has been translated into French, Rees will now be creating comic strips for Rolling Stone magazine and The Wave put the wrong URL for GYWO in its story. (It's actually http://www.mnftiu.cc)
Submitted by Frank on November 17, 2003 - 12:02
The new strip entitled Action Datsun will focus upon one half of the Combustible Orange duo, Jack Datsun, and will be made available exclusively on the Movie Poop Shoot website beginning in mid-December.
Action Datsun will run on a weekly basis and will be a more storyline based strip that will continue to follow the current "comic page" format that has defined Combustible Orange. The newly redesigned Combustible Orange website will also remain intact, with new comics to be released weekly until the creators get given a dumptruck of money to go write it for Marvel, DC or (sigh) Image. Combustible Orange is also looking forward to a print publication debut in the New Year.