A gentleman by the name of Joel Johnson has purchased the original paste-up of the famous (nigh apocryphal) “Wally Wood’s 22 Panels That Always Work” and made scans available.
To top it off, he’s also put together a bit of history about the origins and purpose of the piece. Interesting stuff! Continue Reading
Karen Healey has written a really good piece titled "A Distinct Lack of Shouting" in her blog "Girls Read Comics (And They're Pissed)" on how to write female characters in comics. I think it's a good read for any comic creators working physical comics or webcomics. Highly recommended.
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Women Webcomicker Grant NAN
I am Lea Hernandez. I am committed to being a webcomicker, and have been for over ten years. I put up my first webpage, Pink Radio, in late 1995. On this page was a link to a preview of “Monster Friday,” a short story from the Japanese CD-ROM anthology ComicON Vol. 1. The Web is a force for equalizing audience access for women who want to make comics, but face a still-hostile direct market, and many hurdles (mainly financial), in a somewhat friendlier, but still difficult, bookstore and convention circuit markets.
“Sex Scandal Involving CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Leads to Women’s Empowerment Fund” from The Comics Journal #276, by Michael Dean, Posted May 1st, 2006. Read it while you can – per the disclaimer, “This full story will be online for a limited time. Portions of the online version will be redacted when The Comics Journal #276 hits newsstands.”
This month, Kelly J. Cooper spends some time pinning down the words we use to describe webcomics. Words properly pinned, she next looks for what turns out to be a fairly elusive target: a webcomics dictionary.
Another installment in Kelly J. Cooper’s quest for webcomics enlightenment. This month, Kelly discovers comics criticism and consults the work of R.C. Harvey.
You’ve got your standard Motif and then there’s your Leitmotif. You look like a Leitmotif type to me. What’s it going to take to get you into a Motif today?
Join Kelly J. Cooper for a new column where she explores this thing called "literary criticism" and how it applies to webcomics.
Jump for joy, boys-n-girls, because while Kaja and Phil Foglio have left us in a lurch with their Girl Genius cliffhanger, they’re running a story by Shaenon K. Garrity in its place. Fan Fiction is a seven-page short story written by Shaenon and illustrated by Phil Foglio, with colors by Cheyenne Wright. WOO-HOO! Continue Reading
Good news! Twilight Agency by D. and L. Graf is back from hiatus this week, and has launched a new text tale.
TA is a complex and well-scripted alternate near-future universe with a deep, multi-layered set of stories and comics. The characters are interesting, the technology is nifty, and the adventuring is fun. KJC gives it two genetically-modified and magically-enhanced thumbs up. Continue Reading