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Submitted by Alexander Danner on December 17, 2009 - 01:01
December 10th concludes the third chapter of Gingerbread Houses, and brings to a close the first year of our somber retelling of Grimms’ “Hansel and Gretel.” Gingerbread Houses will resume regular updates on Thursday, January 7, 2010, with the beginning of Chapter Four.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on December 11, 2009 - 20:55
My semester is officially over, which means that, aside from finishing up my grading, I have the next few weeks off. I expect to get lots of comics related projects done in that time. In fact, Iâ€™ve already started, and will have a few minor announcements to make in the coming days. Hereâ€™s what I have in the works for the coming weeks:
- Launch a new website. This will happen in the new year, but Iâ€™ve been busily developing it for the past few weeks. More on that when the time comes.
- Plan a series of print minis for Gingerbread Houses. The first one is already done, but I havenâ€™t put it up for sale yet. Thatâ€™ll probably happen this weekend.
- Complete final revisions on Trouble Is, Book One. This is my top priority after finishing up my grading. It will still be a while before anyone other than Shelli sees the results of this, but Iâ€™ll feel very good about having it done nonetheless.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on December 4, 2009 - 13:52
Boston history has never looked so lively as in Inbound #4: A Comic Book History of Boston. This 144-page trade paperback features over 35 stories from dozens of contributors, all chronicling true tales from their beloved hometown. The book is the latest in the Inbound comics anthology series produced by the Boston Comics Roundtable.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on November 17, 2009 - 18:42
Issue 4 of Inbound, the anthology of the Boston Comics Roundtable, is now available for pre-order! Our biggest issue yet, number 4 is an educational romp through the history of the great city of Boston. Reserve your issue now, and spread the world!
Submitted by Alexander Danner on August 28, 2009 - 01:06
Before I moved, I printed out copies of the script for Gingerbread Houses, as well as another substantial project. I read both documents thoroughly, marking them up for revisions. I made some of the revisions at that time, and set my notes aside to finish after the move.
Of course, now I can't find my notes. Not all of them anyway--more irritating than not being able to find anything is the fact that I can find all the marked up pages for sections of the projects that I already revised. But I can't find the part that I set aside to work with later.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on August 16, 2009 - 19:15
I've been remiss for a number of weeks now--no new Simpleton strips, no blogging, and no announcements. Gingerbread Houses has continued to update weekly, thanks to Grug's diligence, but on the writing side, I haven't been nearly as productive as I would like for a variety of reason:
- It's summer. Hot weather always kills my ability to write.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on June 17, 2009 - 01:42
Today's Simpleton offers a mini-essay on things I've been thinking about as a result of producing Simpleton itself. Mostly it's about photography and my lack of skill in that art.
There have been a few other Simpleton strips since I last linked from the blog here, but they weren't very good. I might not go so far as to say today's is good either--but it's purposeful, and that's a definite improvement.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on June 10, 2009 - 21:47
As those of you who read my comics know, I donâ€™t tend to write very many traditional linear narratives. In larger works, I also tend to steer clear of identifiable central protagonists. I like non-linearity, I like fragmented storytelling (including linked short stories), and I like ensemble casts.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on June 8, 2009 - 23:15
Iâ€™m not going to do a big recap of MoCCA, since many others will do a better job of it than I would, but I just wanted to add a few thoughts to the discussion of the new venue. There have been some very strong reactions to the Armory, mostly negative. The two specific complaints worth noting:
- The Armory is ugly and looks like a gym.
- The Armory is oppressively hot and lacks air conditioning.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on June 4, 2009 - 12:24
The Boston Comics Roundtable was featured in The Boston Phoenix today. Read the full article here.