It all started early one spring as exams were wrapping up. My group of university friends, together 8 months of the year, were once again facing the harsh reality of being ripped away from each other, from Saskatoon to Timbuktu. Rather than trying to send emails to everyone (there were quite a few of us), we all got livejournals and started blogging, with the promise that we wouldn’t tell the people at home (or wherever we were spending the summer) what we were up to.
Some of us were more successful than others.
Scott Keuhner advertises Look What I Brought Home as the “world’s most hated webcomic,” but he won’t fight you for the title. Ranging from the raunchy to the disgusting, the subject matter of LWIBH has offended and intrigued many. Keuhner and his wife Amanda (who originally had a writing credit on LWIBH) run a site listing the potentially most offensive comics out there here. LWIBH isn't there – but it could be.
Cowboy Bebop hits theatres April 4. It appears to feature a new story! Get in line now!
Thanks to Steveo (not that Steveo) for the link. Continue Reading
Cat Garza, our resident Java Chat guru sits down tonight with Neil Von Flue of Halcyon Years at 11:30 p.m. CST at the #comixpedia IRC channel.
You can access the channel through Nightstar IRC’s java aplet. Continue Reading
Set your watches for March 29th at 2 p.m. EST
Interviews Editor Leah Fitzgerald will be hosting the first #comixpedia chat at Nightstar IRC with the members of the McCloud Seven including Scott McCloud, Demian5, Patrick Farley and Cat Garza.
Watch for more details later this month. Continue Reading
I once wrote a (very short-lived) column for an alternative paper. My first piece was about high-heeled shoes – mostly because I was supposed to be writing about pop culture from a female perspective. The column was good – still one of my favorite pieces of writing, actually – and the second one was all right – about how my neighborhood was like the one in the X-Files where the monster comes out to eat you if your mailbox is wrong (there’s no monster – just the "Neighborhood Commitee" -eep!). Continue Reading
She has three comics and a sketchbook online, works part time at a hospital and hates sundried tomatoes. Or does she? Continue Reading
His comic has been compared to Seinfeld – and he’s done a week of "crossover" strips to prove it. John Allison, the creator behind Bobbins and Scary Go Round, hasn’t always had it as easy as Seinfeld. Allison ended Bobbins, hosted on KeenSpot, to move to Modern Tales with Scary Go Round. Continue Reading
Cat Garza inaugurates the #comixpedia channel on Nightstar IRC with a chat with cartoonist Neal von Flue Wednesday, March 12 at 11:30 p.m. CST.
Watch for the transcript of Cat’s first monthly chat on March 10th when he asks Scott Kurtz what GRAPHOMAXIMO was all about. Continue Reading
Andrew Arnold writes a column for TIME Magazine’s online version, Time.com, about comix. Time.comix focuses mainly on reviewing print comix – in the past he’s written about Andi Watson and Jason Shiga, as well as defending his use of the term comix rather than comics.