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Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 11, 2009 - 15:21
I've got copies of my full-length play, "Parens." back from the printer and ready to sell. Buy it here!
"I will not embellish and I will not romanticize. Frankly, this is simply not a story of romance--it is a story of love. And the two haven't a thing to do with each other." -William
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 11, 2009 - 04:14
Last week, the Massachusetts Library Association held its annual professional conference, which is notable for comics fans in that the final day of the conference included a Graphic Novel Mini-Conference organized by Robin Brenner of No Flying, No Tights. This included a full day of panel discussions related to the comic book industry, as well as a handful of graphic novel exhibitors in the exhibition hall, and a couple of interesting events throughout the rest of the week. I wasn’t able to make it to all of the events, as I wasn’t a registered attendee.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 11, 2009 - 01:17
I've got a new piece up in Simpleton today: Diagramming the Comic Strip. This one features art by Neal Von Flue.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 7, 2009 - 19:25
Amy bonus content! Added to the archive today, "Amy Does What She Can" was our contribution to the Webcomics Hurricane Relief Telethon that followed Hurricane Katrina. It's a little cheesy, but I like it anyway.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 7, 2009 - 03:00
After a few weeks off so Grug could do trivial things like get married and go on his honeymoon, Gingerbread Houses is back!
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 6, 2009 - 14:15
The last full Amy story, "Amy Makes a Friend," is now up. We did have a few more stories planned, and one more fully scripted, but life will have its way. We do occasionally talk about continuing the series, and it might still happen one day.
I do have a few pieces of bonus material to come.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 5, 2009 - 20:47
Tea Fougner is raising money to save the Wardenclyffe, Nikola Tesla's labe in Shorham, Long Island. Long Island is short on interesting locations to start with--it would be a particular shame if this one were allowed to be torn down.
"So, earlier today I linked to the New York Times article about Wardenclyffe, Tesla's lab in New York, that is being sold for $1.6 million. Right now, The Tesla Science Center is trying to raise the money tobuy the land, prevent the lab from being torn down, and turn it into a museum.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 4, 2009 - 14:14
The third Amy story, "Amy Considers her Options," is now archived. In this one, we have a split between internal & external narrative, as Amy tries to choose a new pet to bring home. I adore Bill's faux crayon drawings for Amy's inner thought panels.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 4, 2009 - 02:17
I launched a brand new project today! It's a little something I'm calling Simpleton: A Writer's Sketchbook. As the subtitle implies, this won't be a full-fledged narrative undertaking. Rather, it will be a place for me to try out little bits and pieces, experimental ideas, single panel thoughts, and a whole bunch of bad ideas.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 3, 2009 - 15:04
The third Amy story, "Amy's Double Life" is now up in the archive. This is where Bill and I really started to get more structurally playful--we rotated the temporal axis 90 degrees in this story!