Webcomic Telethon benefitting Hurricane Katrina victims

Blank Label Comics is hosting a webcomic telethon to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. It will be held the week of Sept. 12 at www.webcomictelethon.com. Actual dates are to be announced later.

Brad Guigar, who has organized previous webcomics telethons benefitting MDA (http://mda.altbrand.com/01mda.shtml), is organizing the event.

All of the revenue generated from site advertising, donations, and proceeds from merchandise bought through the site will be donated to the Red Cross to help in disaster relief.

The site will be updated several times during the course of the telethon with new comics, encouraging readers to come back often to see the new strips and donate money when their favorites are displayed.

If you’d like to participate, please do the following:

(1) Contact Brad Guigar at bguigar@yahoo.com and tell him you will be participating. This will help us plan the event.

(2) Do a comic. Now. It doesn’t have to be about hurricanes or disasters or the importance of charity… but those themes are appreciated. The final should be no wider than 600 pixels. Any depth is fine. Do not include a large title, in the image… that will be included in a text line under your comic, linked back to your site.

(3) Send your comic to bguigar@yahoo.com. GIF, PNG and JPEG are all acceptable formats. In your e-mail, include your name(s), the title of your strip, and your URL.

(4) Spread the word. Watch www.webcomictelethon.com for banners and buttons to use to start alerting your readers. Blog about it. Post it on your sites. Get the word out. Continue Reading


Blank Label Comics launches

Blank Label Comics proudly announces a new approach to self-publishing for cartoonists. Blank Label is a cooperative group of cartoonists who are helping one another succeed as independents.

These six cartoonists, previously hosted at Keenspot, are banding together for cross-promotion and advertising. Each is using his proficiency in a particular aspect of the cartooning business to help the others — who are doing the same in return.

For the full press release, go to Blank Label Comics Continue Reading


Courting Disaster launches

Courting Disaster, Brad Guigar’s new weekly comic about love, relationships, sex, and other disasters, has officially launched its own website. Readers of Guigar’s primary comic strip, Greystone Inn, got a three-week preview of the single-panel comic when the cartoonist took a three-week vacation over the holidays.

Courting Disaster will update on Fridays and is part of the KEENSPOT line-up. Continue Reading


Everything Cartooning Web site

Brad Guigar, creator of “Greystone Inn,” is proud to announce the launch of Everything Cartooning dot com.

The Web site is a companion site for Guigar’s book, “The Everything Cartooning Book,” published by Adams Media.

Cartoonists can submit work for critique, ask questions in the discussion forum, share helpful advice, find a collaborator, and discuss cartooning in general. There’s a classified ad area where freelancers can find clients, clients can find freelancers, and writers amd artists can find a collaborator. Continue Reading


The Everything Cartooning Book by Brad Guigar

A new book by Greystone Inn’s Brad Guigar, “The Everything Cartooning Book,” starts appearing in bookstores nationwide this week.

It covers all forms of print cartooning from conception to creation to promotion to publication. It covers comic strips, single-panel gag comics, political cartoons, caricature and more. It starts with the mechanics of drawing and goes even further with chapters on perspective, composition, character design, and lettering. Continue Reading


Guigar’s Webcomic Trivia Quiz Returns

Today, the weekly Webtoon Trivia Quiz returns to Greystone Inn in a new, interactive format.

Created by Greystone Inn’s Brad Guigar and animated by Poisoned Mind’s Al Foreman, this entertaining five-question quiz will challenge the webcomics knowlege of the most ardent reader.

Wednesday Webtoon Trivia joins the long-running Mondays With Mel as weekly bonus features of Greystone Inn, a daily webcomic starring Argus the Gargoyle. Continue Reading