Archive - May 2007 - Story
Submitted by Black_Kitty on May 18, 2007 - 22:25
Platinum Dan recently announced that unlike last year's Comic Book Challenge, this year's top 50 entrants will all receive a prize in addition to the $595 that will be given to help with the traveling expenses. Prizes include comic software and Wacom tablets.
More information can be found here but below are the prizes:
Submitted by moovok on May 18, 2007 - 13:15
Webcomics in Print gets their hands dirty with paint this week! Not only do we give you the top 10 Frank Page's paintings from his Year in Paint. Not only do we review Eddie Bowley's (congratulations on the engagement) Edd Egg and the Healthy Shallows. Not only do we have our normal Monday Book News but we still have the Little Terrors fantastic competition prize still to give away! Too much to cram into one little blog!
Submitted by Brad Guigar on May 18, 2007 - 08:22
Brad Guigar's weekly comic about life in Philadelphia, Phables, has been awarded Best Local Column by the Greater Philadelphia Society of Prefessional Journalists.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 17, 2007 - 14:11
Kind of interesting: WikiWorld is a webcomic hosted on Wikipedia about Wikipedia entries.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 17, 2007 - 11:16
IV Comics is another group with a pretty impressive roster of comics. I picked Brink by Keryn Everett to check out because the art looked fantastic (my first impression was of a blurry version of Makeshift Miracle, but that's not exactly accurate). Brink does have great art with very effective use of color. I don't like the translucent speech bubbles it uses myself but it works well enough here (Brink might consider as an alternative using the pop-up speech bubble trick employed by the webcomic Sam & Max). Story-wise it's about a couple of young people who are in some kind of test program and are either (i) crazy, (ii) gifted or (iii) both. Or maybe none of the above. It seems intentionally unclear what it's all about at times. But in a good way - this one is well worth checking out.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 17, 2007 - 09:58
Phil Foglio posted earlier this week that his wife Kaja Foglio was hospitalized this past Saturday after suffering an attack related to Chrohnâ€™s disease. Kaja is the co-writer with Phil of their popular comic series Girl Genius. Phil stated that they will continue to post Girl Genius (although he warned that Kaja is the technical expert of the two so that updates online will depend on Kaja's ability to "walk me through everything on the phone at this point."
Yesterday Phil posted that Kaja had improved enough to come home from the hospital. Comixpedia wishes a speedy recovery to Kaja and notes that Phil also invited folks to send Kaja get-well cards care of Studio Foglio to 2400 NW 80th St. #129 Seattle, WA 98117-4449 USA.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 17, 2007 - 09:35
Over at Talkaboutcomics Lynn Lau interviews Rachael Moore, creator of the treasure-hunt fantasy Unicorn Campaign. I've been reading Unicorn Campaign and I like its fresh spin on some basic fantasy genre ideas. The basic premise is that the first live unicorn in a long time has been spotted and all kinds of people come out to see it and capture it (for various motives).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 17, 2007 - 09:19
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 17, 2007 - 09:15
xkcd creator Randall Munroe speaks at MIT and the rocket scientists-in-training go wild!
Submitted by Black_Kitty on May 16, 2007 - 19:44
Yesterday DrunkDuck released a new feature for the site: genre pages. The feature is still not fully complete as not all the genres are represented yet but so far users can view the genre pages for horror and manga webcomics.
This is a bit of old news but interviews with DrunkDuck creators have been posted in the forums for quite some time by administrator Skoolmunkee. The latest one was with KC Green of Rumblo.com but previous interviewees also include Hawk of Culture Shock and Carrollhach of Clench and Cheese.