Submitted by Delos on November 18, 2009 - 07:00
Last time we talked to Andi Ewington, the creator of Forty Five – a graphic novel in which a fictional James Stanley’s unborn child may have the Super-S gene which grants super powers. Mr. Stanley decides to interview forty five supers to answer the question of what is in store for the child, the parents and the family.
I previously asked about some of the behind the scenes effort that went into publishing this book. In this interview, let’s talk to some of the artists involved and get their side of the story.
Submitted by Delos on November 15, 2009 - 20:47
I tried to make the time this week to write a review but it just kept getting away from me. I have a review half written but the comicâ€™s site is down and it canâ€™t be finished with half the archive left to read. So I give you Ben Vs. Dov, which I think youâ€™ll appreciateâ€¦
Submitted by Delos on November 13, 2009 - 07:00
Submitted by Delos on November 11, 2009 - 14:10
Todayâ€™s items: pencil nubs, dieting tips from sheep, washer frogs and your own 2 meter tall Optimus Prime.
So what do you do with all your leftover pencil nubs? If you throw them away, maybe youâ€™re overlooking a potential creative outlet. Or you can at least send them to the artist behind this work. If it strikes you the right way, I can only encourage you to check out more inspiration from Design Swan.
Submitted by Delos on November 8, 2009 - 10:00
What Did I Learn?
Robot 13â€™s Colossus! Issue 2 had me appreciating the big picture. Specifically, the big mythological picture that Robot 13 finds himself in. As is evident from the cover image, Robot 13 is confronting the capricious Pheonix.
Submitted by Delos on November 6, 2009 - 07:00
I Am Legend reviewed Nahast and Pheonix Requiem while Webcomics Critique covered Nobody Scores!. Pigs of the Industry critiqued Evil Ain’t Easy and Fly Me From The Moon as the Artiste Manquee talked about School Spirit. Not to be outdone, Webcomic Overlook peered at The Meek and pondered about the thousands of words each image condensed into a story.
This Week in Webcomics reviewed Theater Hopper books one and two and had a lot of good things to say while Fictions cautiously recommended Spleenal. Digital Strips looked at Evil, Inc volumes one and two and Newsarama snuck in a review of Dark Corners while Optical Sloth reviewed a number of comics by Austin English. Ink Destroyed My Brush analyzed Asterios Polyp and Forbidden Planet speaks in awe of The Man In Black. Speech Balloons covered Here’s to Suzie! and Read About Comics looked at Monsters. MangaBlog also covered Deka Kyoshi, which has a slightly different premise I enjoyed learning about. (I know. It’s probably manga typical but I like to see comics applied to other things beside fantasy, horror, supers and gamer life journals.) For instance, these comic mashups are something different and pretty funny, too.
- Wednesday’s Haul reviewed Box 13; a made for the iphone comic by Gallaher and Ellis. Seven pages of Box 13 will be released every Thursday, if I read this right.
- Let’s join Odori Park in celebrating a 100 strip milestone. (Check out the temporary switch from inking to ball point pen starting here.) Comic Critics is also getting close, Nahast passed the seven year mark and Silly Daddy reaches 500. And Tyler James is doing 30 characters in 30 days, which sounds like a fun project. This is now the logical spot to point to Fraggmented’s character analysis of the Marvelous King of Atlantis, the Sub-Mariner.
- Super Show interviewed Shawn Pryor and Thought Bubble talked with Emma Vieceli. A Nickel’s Worth talked with Glenn McCoy and Comic Book Resources talked 45 with Andi Ewington.
- And lapsing back into the theoretical, another way we might be able to distribute our free comics is through Scribd. I got the hint from here (#62) and you can already see items like Nosey Parker and Way oF The Samurai on there, plus all this comic stuff. Why not put some of our best webcomic archives (with links to your site) into a pdf and add it there?
Submitted by Delos on November 4, 2009 - 07:00
Andi Ewington wrote Forty-Five, a graphic novel in which a fictional James Stanley’s unborn child may have the Super-S gene which grants super powers. Mr. Stanley decides to interview forty five supers to answer the question of what is in store for the child, the parents and the family. It appears to have been more than he first imagined.
Despite a number of other interviews he’s done, I have some unanswered questions for Andi himself. He has graciously offered to answer them.
Submitted by Delos on November 1, 2009 - 07:00
What Did I Learn?
Woods and Keys is a comic by Adam Corpora featuring Ms. Woods and Mr. Keys who are teachers in what I assume is a private middle school. The archives are not very long right now but I did discover what actually goes on during teacher meetings. Itâ€™s a humorous look into the teacherâ€™s side of the school day. Fortunately, itâ€™s not all classroom gags and teacher meetings and it nicely balances a number of elements.
Submitted by Delos on October 30, 2009 - 06:19
If there wasn’t a mainstream urge to create indie comics before, there will be now…
- The Webcomic Overlook reviewed Danielle Dark while mpd57 looked at Where Evils Darent. Pigs of the Industry looked at Doc Monster and I Am Legend covered Asylum Ink. Digital Strips returned to their pile of reviewed comics to see how the new ones have done over time.
- SMASH hit an exciting end to Season One. It’s on my review list but you would be upset with me if I rudely kept this comic to myself. And another treasure you won’t want to miss is Forty-Five. I’d like to get more in-depth with 45 a little later; it’s a fun concept worth exploring.
- Paperless Comics had some good links to great stuff for you but I also liked the discussion about landing pages in the comments. And Webcomics.com more or less encourages us to not make our readers think if we can help it – which was echoed by Smashing Magazine’s Cheeseburger Interface. I think the lesson is to make sure the thinking/processing our readers have to do is centered on the comic itself.
- The Webcomic List forums had this fun thread called Before and After which compared the first comics of a series and current comics. It was interesting to see how the art changed in ways over time that you might miss if you were a regular reader. There was also an Awesome Strips thread where posters showed off awesome strips. Inkstuds compiled a list of five cartoonists you should be reading.
Submitted by Delos on October 28, 2009 - 08:00
This Boing Boing post inspired me to consider the common response to new webcomic ideas. Youâ€™ll have to let me know if you found it amusing or have anything to addâ€¦
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