Archive - May 2007 - Story
Submitted by Linda Howard Valentine on May 31, 2007 - 14:54
Dear Navigation System, how I love you so. You make it easy for me to read my favorite comics, and without you I would be lost. Whither thou goest, so go I, and woe betide the webcomic that forsakes your charms. For if it does not think it important that it be easy for me to read through the wonders contained within its pages, so shall I value it not worth reading and seek pleasure elsewhere. Oh Navigation System, let me enumerate your virtues for the world to see.
Submitted by Linda Howard Valentine on May 29, 2007 - 22:57
Kudos to cartoonist Lea Hernandez for demonstrating how easily Marvel could have turned the very disappointing sexually exploitative cover of Heroes for Hire #13 into a much better piece of art, and for proving you can let your female superheroes be sexy without being victims. (Warning: Graphic links, while from a comic rated ages 12 and up, may still be considered non-safe for work.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 28, 2007 - 18:51
Danielle Corsetto creates the damn funny Girls With Slingshots comic and she recently posted her plan to go to 5 a week updates for GWS.
She's taking June off (b/c of vacation and other obligations) to get ahead - in the meantime, she says if GWS readers:
raise enough to pay my bills for the rest of the year, I'll spend July-December 2007 writing & drawing GWS 5 times a week (with color Sundays if I can swing it!) and working on tee shirts, stuffed McPedros & other merchandise, a cleaner website with a better archive system, an RSS feed, a small forum, and FINALLY, a collected print version of the strips.
The official donation drive will begin next Monday. GWS will return July 1st.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 26, 2007 - 21:52
Rotten Tomatoes has a cool feature up ranking a whole bunch of movies adapted from comix (according to their Rotten Tomato aggregated critics score of course!). A few surprises in terms of rankings and many movies I'd forgotten about (or never even heard of).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 25, 2007 - 09:39
First off thanks to our current sponsor, the Learn to Draw the Human Figure anatomy course. We have advert slots open (cheap!) right now - click here for more details. Second, we had a great May issue - be sure to check out anything you missed:
- Joel Fagin's feature on micropayments: Reinventing Micropayments
- Interviews with Michael Lalonde (Orneryboy); Meghan Murphy (Kawaii Not); Brad Guigar (Evil Inc., Phables, Courting Disaster)
- Reviews of Cow & Buffalo; Paranormals; Astronaut Elementary, Lunchbox and Zip Li'l Bit.
- Recurring Columns: Full Story Highlights; Panels & Pictures; and Brigid's Bento Box.
- Webcomics-In-Print has an interview with the creator of Wikiworld - a nonfiction comic that is based on Wikipedia articles.
- An interview with Ryan North of the webcomic Dinosaur Comics and the advert service Project Wonderful.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Dirk Deppey links to Connor Moran's post comparing the amount of "politics" in a random sampling of Doonesbury to Chris Muir's Day To Day comic.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 24, 2007 - 15:22
- Josh Lesnick goes on "sabatical" and converses with himself about his webcomic Girly, all webcomics and why Tycho has hair...
- T Campbell does the audio interview thing - this time with Nick Gurewitch, the creator of The Perry Bible Fellowship.
- NPR interviewed Berke Breathed about his new kids book Mars Needs Moms.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- xkcd - which may be the most popular webcomic around now - has an ongoing storyline this week.
- Scary Go Round's Sea Serpents and Snail Ladders is an awesome update on Chutes and Ladders - I'm going to have to blow it up and print it out to play it.
- Matt Koelbl likes the webcomic Basic Instructions - something I've plugged before here at Comixpedia.
- Brigid catches the new webcomic lineup at Seven Seas' websites.
- Jack likes Corey Marie's Scene Language.
GOING TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- The Back of the Envelope Blog updates you on the plot of popular webcomics (so you don't have to read them?).
- T Campbell is annoyed at the coverage given to the webcomic based on the Heroes tv series.
- The Daily Cartoonist blog writes about Mark Pett's Guinness World Record for the largest comic strip - a very large version of a strip from his Lucky Cow comic and a group of Scottish students attempt to break the record for the LONGEST comic strip. (Insert if it's not Scottish it's crap joke here)
- Dirk Deppey links to another funny parody comic from Beaucoup Kevin - this one titled "How To Make Love The Punisher Way".
Submitted by Black_Kitty on May 22, 2007 - 21:41
Every so often, someone goes into the DrunkDuck Tips and Tricks forum and share some of their own art tricks with the community. It's a really kind thing to do since that kind of contribution takes time and time is a valuable resource.
So I figure, why not share the love? Read on for some tips and tricks from various artists!
Submitted by Black_Kitty on May 22, 2007 - 20:47
Carly Mizzou is now taking sign-ups for Wizard World Chicago for DrunkDuck members. Like the previous two Wizard World gatherings, space will be broken up based on the number of users interested.
She also released the list of DrunkDuck participants for Wizard World Philadelphia. This year DrunkDuck/Platinum Studios will also be hosting a panel and a competition during the convention.
Submitted by Erg on May 22, 2007 - 17:10
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 19, 2007 - 16:31
This looks pretty smart - a step older than Lunchbox's "all ages" concept is Teenbit -- featuring comics about teenagers. (Comics will be PG-13 and G-rated) As the site says -- these comics are all trying to capture something about the teenage years. With heavy hitters Penny & Aggie, Red String, and other good looking comics like Ugly Girl, Geek Blather, Masters of the Art, Subculture of One, YU+ME: Dream, and The Broken Mirror this looks like a great site to bookmark.