Archive - Sep 2005 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 30, 2005 - 18:24
M.E. Russell reminds us that this weekend is the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland. Russell (who creates the journalism comic CulturePulp) is moderating a panel on non-fiction comics this Saturday. The organizer of the Fest is none other than Indigo Kelleigh and features among other artists, Same Difference creator Derek Kirk Kim. All for a paltry $3 admission fee. Lots more details here.
In the tools department, here's an interesting program for creating pixel art, Pixen (it's only available for Mac 10.3 and higher).
In other news, Maritza Campos writes that her house was robbed, but thankfully, she and her family are safe.
Less dramatic, but there's a nice article on webcomics in the American University paper that features Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship) and Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) among others.
Finally, the Digital Strips crew points to an interview with Something Positive creator Randy Milholland.
Submitted by scribblemonkey on September 30, 2005 - 11:49
Striptease celebrates five years of twists, turns, and teases today. (It will also reach the 500 strip mark on October 12th). This is a good time to jump on the reader bandwagon and get hooked on the webcomic that many say "if it only updated more, it would be totally awesome." So, yeah. For the record, I am updating again.
Submitted by Erik Melander on September 30, 2005 - 06:10
A new issue of The Webcomics Examiner is out.
Submitted by kjc on September 29, 2005 - 23:58
Michael McKay is the creator of the popular webcomic Alice. His nephew Freeman was diagnosed with a rare brain disease, Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome. Essentially, his immune system is attacking his brain. He is two-and-a-half but he is having to relearn how to walk, eat, talk, everything.
Michael is trying to raise $4,000 to help his sister and brother-in-law with the cost of the drugs, the hospital administration, and the travel required to get Freeman to treatment. He is offering multiple ways to pay and a couple of incentives for donations on a special page at his website.
And yes, Alice came back from hiatus way back in February. (It had been on hold since May 2004). In case you didn't know.
Submitted by Bryant Paul Johnson on September 29, 2005 - 23:58
Dear readers of English language webcomics and foreign readers with dictionaries,
On September the 30th, Teaching Baby Paranoia (everyone's favorite source for historical comics of dubious accuracy) will celebrate its 300th episode. On the off chance that you've been preoccupied with matters of war, poverty, racism, flooding, weather-controlling-secret-societies or major league baseball (or combinations thereof) I invite you to join the fun at Modern Tales.
Submitted by Black_Kitty on September 29, 2005 - 23:58
NightGig had recently released their sixth podcast with an interview of Jenny Lui, creator of Random Thoughts and an administrator of DrunkDuck. Dubbed The Gigcast, it is a weekly podcast featuring webcomic news and interviews with amateur cartoonists.
Submitted by Erik Melander on September 29, 2005 - 12:15
Seven new series will debut on Girlamatic.com in October.
Submitted by Chris Crosby on September 29, 2005 - 12:05
Keenspot Entertainment is looking for a full-time advertising salesperson. Learn more at Monster.com.
Submitted by Ben Gamboa on September 28, 2005 - 14:18
As many of you know, Bill Watterson's releasing a hardcover collection of all his Calvin And Hobbes strips later this year. As part of the advertising campaign for the books, publisher Andrews McMeel invited fans to send in questions for Mr. Watterson to choose from and answer. I sent in a question of my own, and was fortunate enough to receive a response.
Submitted by RiESC on September 28, 2005 - 13:21
So I'm traveling this week and only sporadically online and in touch with the webcomic gesalt. But here's what caught my eye in my rapid surf session this morning.
This week's "I can't believe he made that topic funny" award goes to Jon Rosenberg for the latest Goats. All I can say is that Neil (or is it Bob?) has one hell of a urinary tract.
I have a not-finished SPXPO report on my laptop right now but in the meantime check out Tom Spurgeon's roundup of SPXPO reports. Also he links to another DC-area event, the 10th annual International Comic Arts Festival which takes place in October.
The Webcomics Telethon now has a book for sale. That has been an amazing effort by the Blank Label guys and webcomic creators and fans all around.
One more reason why Wednesday White is cool - giving Eric crap for not appreciating the Ur-Muppet. Honestly though compared to the original Muppet Movie, the rest of them are uneven. And if you are old enough to have watched them as a kid, rewatching the Muppet TV show episodes now - they hold up pretty well.
Phil Kahn gives a rave up to Big Fat Whale which is a great satirical strip. BFW is by Brian McFadden who I met at this year's SPXPO. (I reviewed BFW positively sometime ago on Comixpedia)
And last but not least I almost let this slip in my over-busy schedule this month but it's the DECADE anniversary of Deathworld by Rudi Gunther. Rudi is a heck of a nice guy having helped out on many webcomic events like Fright Night and his work on Deathworld shows tremendous evolution over the years. If you're new to the strip a good place to start is with the "Dark Heart" storyline (hat tip to Ping Teo for that suggestion).