Archive - Jan 2008 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 31, 2008 - 13:38
The German comics site Comcgate has an english-language interview with Scott McCloud that covers Understanding Comics to Making Comics to several points in between.Â Long but very interesting review of McCloud's comics on comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 31, 2008 - 10:07
Here's a pretty intense discussion of recent changes in the WCCAs at Eric Millikin's livejournal with Meaghan (Ocarina) who is actually married to current WCCA chairman Frank Damonk. Forewarned - lots of "drama" in there but I link to it mainly because I've seen almost zero discussion of the big change to the WCCA this year -- no genre categories.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 30, 2008 - 18:00
I'll try not to mention this everyday for the next month, but damn!, it'll be 5 years of ComixTalk (i.e., Comixpedia Classic) this February. That is a long time and a lot of people who had a hand in writing for this site. It's also been a lot of web-wrangling for me, but with great power comes great yadda yadda yadda...
Anyhoo - here's a link to the very first issue of
Comixpedia ComixTalk, and if you're really curious, a link to the archives of the entire first month of news and views at the site.
UPDATE: I couldn't resist putting up Chris Harding's cover for this issue a few days early.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 30, 2008 - 10:15
- This is exciting - the very good webcomic North World by Lars Brown has been signed to Oni Press for a new in-print graphic novel featuring an original story: North World, Book 1: The Epic of Conrad.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Kelly (creator of Nymph) has a good, short overview of making a webcomic, from character design to scripting to putting it online.
- Brigid flagged that the Eyeskream collective is looking for new members -- submission information is here.
- Alexander Danner posts part 2 of his look at webcomic "reader interfaces" on the various new publisher-driven sites (like Marvel, Zuda, etc) (part 1 here).
- Comics Worth Reading has an interview with Bill Williams, comic creator and publisher on his experience with Wowio, the webcomic download service (not Williams has books available on Wowio but otherwise doesn't seem to have any role with Wowio).
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 29, 2008 - 19:34
Scott Kurtz channels his inner This American Life for a short and interesting video on dealing with bad art habits:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 28, 2008 - 09:51
- Our last article for the January issue is Brigid Alverson's column featuring interviews with rem, the winner of Kodanshaâ€™s Morning International Manga Competition for his webcomic Kage no Matsuri, and Eijiro Shimada, the editor-in-chief of the manga magazine Morning Two.
- Be kind to our sponsors: The Human Figure drawing course; Scriptorium Fonts; the novel Darkling and the webcomic The Vanguard.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules continues to garner press and sales. Most of the stories on it I've read note its webcomic origins which is good for webcomics.
- A reminder that nomination ballots for the 2008 Harvey Awards are now online.
- A blog called WebcomicGeek is holding its second annual "Geekies" awards for best art, best writing, most originality and invention and webcomic of the year 2007. They've announced their "shortlist" and are interested in comments on who should win:
- Aaron Diaz for Hob
- Meredith Gran for Octopus Pie
- Rebecca Sugar for Pug Davis
- Jenny Romanchuk for The Zombie Hunters
- D.J. Coffman for Hero By Night
- Evan Dahm for Rice Boy
- Nicholas Gurewitch for The Perry Bible Fellowship
- Tom Siddel for Gunnerkrig Court
- David A J Berner and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj for Shades
- Joe Infurnari for The Process
- Klio for SPQR Blues
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Lee Atchinson continues his series on webcomics at Sequential Tart. This time he focuses on the creators of Penny Arcade and their videogames for kids charity project: Child's Play.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 25, 2008 - 09:45
The Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con are proud to present the official Nomination Ballot for this year's Harvey Awards . Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry's most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. Ballots are due for submission by March 21st.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 25, 2008 - 09:42
Chris Meadows will be interviewing prolific comic creators Phil and Kaja Foglio on his live talk show podcast The Biblio File. The interview will be recorded live, and will take place on Sunday, January 27th at 10 p.m. Universal/4 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Pacific time. After Meadows completes his interview, the Foglios will take questions from the call-in audience, and questions can also be submitted via the contact form at http://terrania.us/emailme.htm.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 24, 2008 - 15:24
Best Creator - Ursula Vernon for Digger
Best Webcomic - Dreamland Chronicles by Scott Christian Sava
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 24, 2008 - 11:16
It's snapshot of the ComixTalk archives time again. Here's a look back at what we were writing about on January 24th in years past.
- krysilis was seeking an artist for a comics project. Did s/he find one? Only the Intertubes know...
- Crying Macho Man plugged his latest comic "FOXY".
- DAJB plugged the latest developments in his comic Shades.
- Oren launched a new webcomic (still going!) called Mini Cactuses Starring Ned the Chainsaw Guy.
- Jason Salsbury was looking for a new artist for his webcomic Pet Professional. This wasn't the first or the last artist on the comic. Eventually Salsbury turned to Chad Diez to do the art on the comic - but Diez eventually dropped out in early 2007 (for the scoop on that check out the DS interview with Diez here). It looks like Pet Professional is on hiatus now.
- Julia Wertz launched her journal webcomic The Fart Party.
- Dave Wright, and several webcomic creators banded together to create The Biggest Loser website which chronicled their attempt to lose weight and raise some money for UNICEF in the process. It looks like this project is dead, dead, dead as the website URL has expired.
- Ping Teo looked at the "essence of" the webcomic GPF.
- Eric Burns reviewed the webcomic Goats.
- Al Schroeder interviewed Kris Straub during his Checkerboard Nightmare days.
- absolutely nothing!