Archive - Jan 2012 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 30, 2012 - 07:16
Neither alive nor dead, ComixTALK lumbers on. Fire? Fire, bad!!!
iWEBCOMICS: So Apple made a big education announcement recently that included new tools for making iBooks. Richard Stevens took it as an opportunity to release a batch of his Diesel Sweeties comics as an ibook. I'm not going to add much educated analysis of Apple's new iBook standards in general since I haven't had time to wrap my brain cells around the technical, business and copyright issues of it.
BOOK 'EM DANNO: Free Mars, a webcomic I've been a fan of for quite sometime has signed with Ape Entertainment. Ape will publish a collection in July, which will be available in print and in digital on iVerse's Comics + iOS app. If you haven't read this one, check it out. Lovely artwork, a fun story.
MORE HYPE: The Situation is all kinds of creepy weird goodness (h/t Lauren Davis). Get you there to read it and while you're there, remind yourself that Tor Publishing posts some pretty amazing webcomics to its website.
MAILBAG: Greg Carter writes that the next LOVE IS IN THE BLOOD story is starting up on Valentine's Day! Art on the next story will be from Gina Biggs. I have to admit I have not read this yet, but Greg has been crafting quality webcomics for sometime now so I have it bookmarked!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 16, 2012 - 17:46
This has been 'round the twitters and I need to post it here too -- Fes of the Webcomic Beacon podcast is organizing a Blind Date webcomic-making event this year. This is CANON folks! :) We did the first couple of editions of the webcomic Blind Date event here at ComixTALK (the last one was waaay back in 2004) but I just don't have the time to organize it so I'm pretty dang happy Fes is doing this.
Please email us by JANUARY 27th, 2012, indicating that you are a Writer, Artist, or if you can do either (this will help in the imbalance of entries). Also include if you have any restrictions (such as you can’t work over a PG rating, etc), or any other sort of things you want us to take into consideration. The idea is that the writer would write the comic (or single panel), and the artist would draw it. In the end you will have to work together. We will announce and post the pairings on the website, and also will like the links to the final products in time for Valentine’s Day!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 16, 2012 - 13:27
I have a dream that my comics will one day live in a world where they will not be judged by the means of their delivery but by the content of their... well, content.
CHANGES: Paul Southworth handed over the art duties on Not Invented Here to Jeff Zugale. It's different, which I imagine is going to be more interesting and successful than simply aping Southworth. But it will take awhile for me to get used to it.
ALL AGES: Saturday Morning Webtoons is a new portal to several all ages webcomics
Andrew Bonia has a new webcomic, On the Bounty with a Dinosaur Comics approach to the art (or I guess I should say Angriest Dog in the World approach). Definitely worth clicking on for some funny dialogue. Reusing the same art is a tough format though -- good luck to Bonia for as long as he can work with it.
Kevin Church's new webcomic is a Star Trek parody called Boldly Gone about another spaceship Captain living in the shadow of one James T. Kirk.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 10, 2012 - 05:23
I meant to have something up yesterday but was still feeling the effects of a much-needed vacation.
AWARDS: Heads up, the Eisners are now accepting nominations up until March 6, 2012. I don't think the webcomic category requirements have changed but in any event here they are:
The best digital comic category is open to any new, professionally produced long-form original comics work posted online in 2011. Webcomics must have a unique domain name or be part of a larger comics community to be considered. The work must be online-exclusive for a significant period prior to being collected in print form. The URL and any necessary access information should be emailed to Eisner Awards administrator Jackie Estrada: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILESTONES: Tom Brazelton announced yesterday that in six months time he'll be wrapping up Theater Hopper. One of the nicer fellows I've met online and I wish the best of luck with this year's comics and whatever he turns to next. Also worth mentioning (because I missed it while away) Comics Alliance covers the ending of Kevin Church's The Loneliest Astronauts, which is a great concept for a comic.
HYPE: Comics Worth Reading notes the return of an old comic by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett, Section Zero, in webcomic format at MadGeniusComics.com. The web/comic is about a group investigating paranormal phenomena. In a blog post, Karl Kesel explains its revival on the web.