Now that I’m rerunning my own contributions to the long-lost Keenquest crossover event on my website, and Mike Wytrykus of Grimstone has already emailed in his contribution, with permission to repost it, it just might turn out to be possible to finally resurrect it. If you are a former Keenquest contributor, and you are OK with bringing your contribution back to life, please email me.
Like Xerexes mentioned, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan was hacked this week. It happens to all of us. As an administrator on Talk About Comics, I know that it happens to some of us a lot. This time, hackers targeted the Gallery application, which I hadn’t upgraded in a long time and which had known exploits, so I had it coming. The damage was minimal: the hack tied up system processes until system administrator Xepher stepped in and killed it.
The Stripstrijd, an Idols-style competition for cartoonists organised by the Amsterdam newspaper Het Parool was won by Michiel Van de Pol of the webcomic Cartoondiarree last Saturday. In the first rounds of Stripstrijd, twelve cartoonists faced off against one another in the newspaper’s comics pages, two at a time for two weeks at a time, with only one of each pair going on to the semi-finals. The semi-finals also lasted two weeks each and returned three finalists who competed in a three-way battle. In all rounds, votes from the public made up 50% of a contestant’s total score, with a jury’s marks making up the other half. The winner got a three-month contract with Het Parool.
Hi! I’m one of your guest bloggers for this week. My name is Reinder Dijkhuis, creator of Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan and co-creator of White House in Orbit, along with several other longer or shorter running webcomics projects. In addition to those things I have a monthly page in a children’s magazine in the Netherlands, I give cartooning workshops at schools in and around my home town of Groningen, The Netherlands, and I have created a digital exhibit of webcomics for the comics museum located in that very same city.
Out on your virtual newsstand – a new edition of the Webcomics Examiner featuring “The Best Webcomics of 2005” and Part 2 of “The Artistic History of Webcomics”, a rountable with T Campbell, Shaenon Garrity, William G., Phil Kahn, Bob Stevenson, Eric Burns, Wednesday White, A. G. Hopkins, Rob Balder, Tim Godek, Zabel, Alexander and Brandy Danner.
Lee Adam Herold’s Chopping Block is back with a new story (and a different art style).
Power restored to whichever one of those Dakotas houses Keenspot World HQ and Chris Crosby returns to updating Superosity and Sore Thumbs.
Eric Burns weighs in on the recent Questionable Content storyline with an extra-biscuity biscuit. I’ve been impressed with QC all year really. It’s a fantastic strip and Jeph Jacques just gets better every month. EVERY MONTH!
Webcomic pioneers John Barber and Brendan Cahill are in cahoots at Marvel in bringing forth a new Cahill-penned comicbook called Sable & Fortune. CBR has an interview with Cahill.
The next storyline in the long-running webcomic Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan is a piece of webcomics history: the early story “The Stone of Contention” was one of the first story-based comics to be published online. Lost to online readers for many years, it is now coming back in a remastered, retranslated, relettered version. Continue Reading
Starting on Monday, August 25, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan will interrupt its ongoing storyline to present a whole month’s worth of archival material from the very first ROCR story, showing the gang’s first meeting with the legendary Green Knight. This historic material, never before seen online or indeed in English, serves as backstory to the Green Knight’s appearances in the current storyline, “The Rite of Serfdom”.Because no new material has to be created for this flashback, the comic’s update schedule will be upgraded to six updates a week, Monday through Saturday, allowing all 24 updates to be served in just four weeks.
After a long journey into the woods to track down the legendary Green Knight, Jodoque will at last confront him in the first of a series of climactic scenes in the epic, year-long Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan storyline the Rite of Serfdom! With this confrontation, the series’ overarching Ã¼berstory will come full circle, for it was at the castle of the Green Knight that the Rogues originally gained their gang’s fifth member, the half-elven witch Kel, eleven years ago, and it is Kel who depends on the Knight’s testimony to get out of a jail in the Gnomian empire now! Continue Reading