Archive - Jun 2007 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 11, 2007 - 11:56
At this year's Shuster Awards, Dan Kim won both Outstanding Webcomics Creator and Fan-Favorite Creator for his comics April May & June, Kanami, and Penny Tribute.
The Shuster Awards honors Canadian comics creators. The Comics Reporter has the full list of winners here.
Submitted by Erg on June 11, 2007 - 08:48
As our potent and fearsome leader Xerexes pointed out in his most recent post here, too many people are all "Dude, webcomics suck!", "Comics fans are weirdos disconnected from the real world!", "The webcomics community sucks!" and so on and so forth. So I thought I would use my Blogging PowersTM to discuss why I think webcomics are the coolest thing since something else really cool happened.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 10, 2007 - 11:35
I just saw a draft article from someone (not intended for Comixpedia I think - just something someone was looking for feedback on) which was basically the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back" for me.
I'm sure you've seen the gist of this proposed article in countless posts for almost as long as there's been comics posted on the web:
- Webcomics (or most of 'em) are crap;
- The Webcomics Community (or some sub-set of people making webcomics, reading webcomics, commenting on webcomics, etc) is crap;
- There's no such thing as webcomics - everything's comics;
- People in "webcomics" are too focused on "webcomics" and not the "outside" world; and
Well, that probably covers the broad themes of such rants. Let's just think about these points for a second (click "read more" to read on!):
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 8, 2007 - 10:00
Alas, it appears it won't happen as "anti-video game activist" Jack Thompson did not agree to Penny Arcade's reported offer to a debate at Penny Arcade's PAX convention this August.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 8, 2007 - 09:35
T Campbell, who's filing stories for Broken Frontier these days, has done a plethora of podcasts this year, calling up and interviewing a ton of interesting people and posting the audio (most recently T talked with Tim "Destructo" Demeter, the editor of Clickwheel and Graphic Smash as well as the creator of the comic Reckless Life).
I wrote a short post pondering why I don't listen to more podcasts but it started to sound a bit too negative. Instead let me ask - how many of you listen to the various comic-related podcasts out there and what do you like and dislike about the format (and the quality of current efforts)?
Submitted by Black_Kitty on June 7, 2007 - 22:19
Submitted by Black_Kitty on June 7, 2007 - 22:09
Looking to get involved in webcomic reporting? There are two places looking for a hand! (Or few.)
[XEREXES: We are always interested in new contributors to Comixpedia, particularly for reviews. If you're interested you can contact me at xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com]
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 7, 2007 - 11:40
- Comic Fodder has a review of Andy Pollock's Witchhound.
- AV Club has an interview with
Tycho and GabeJerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik of Penny Arcade (link from the Mighty Mighty FLEENtones)
- Newsaramaâ€™s Chris Arrant interviews Fishtown creator Kevin Colden (link from Pick It Up! Journalista!)
- Webcomics in Print had an interview with Blind Ferret Entertainment that's worth catching if you missed it. Blind Ferret does the PVP and the CAD animated series.
- T Campbell has an interview with the creators of another create-a-clip-art-comic website, this one called Quick Comic.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Almost lost to the mists of times - the real origin of Laugh-Out-Loud Cats. This is a pretty funny mashup of old-style newspaper funnies and the LOL meme.
- Carlos Castellanos, the artist for the syndicated Baldo, puts up a video of how he creates the strip.
- Lots of folks pointed out that Salon is now running Berke Breathed's Opus and also that they interviewed him.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 7, 2007 - 11:06
- I'm talking to several groups of people right now regarding the future of the webcomics wiki. I took the request for proposals off the front page because I suspect at this point one of these groups will work out and the wiki will be in good hands going forward. More details when anything gets worked out.
- Comixpedia.com is going to change its name to Comix Talk starting in July (next month). The comixpedia.com URL will still work as always, but so will comixtalk.com. This is both to help give the wiki its own unique name but also because I think Comix Talk just better reflects what this site has evolved into the last couple of years.
- Also I'm planning on another Summer of Guest Bloggers for July and August so if you're interested in writing some posts about comics on the front page here for a week then shoot me an email (xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com) letting me know who you are, what's your connection to comics (if any) and point me to whatever online writing experience you have.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on June 6, 2007 - 11:32
Blank Label Comics, the ground-breaking co-op of independent cartoonists, is partnering with Project Wonderful to launch an ambitious concept in advertising that will offer never-before-seen marketing possibilities.