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Submitted by Erik Melander on June 9, 2006 - 09:52
The Comics Reporter notes in a post on the MoCCA festival that Drew Weing has signed with a new "agency and packaging entity" named KLA. What that actually means is a question the post does not answer.
Submitted by Erik Melander on June 2, 2006 - 05:44
First we have the lovely lawforkids.org from the state of Arizona, which includes an entertaining collection of comics intended to teach kids about the dangers of, well, illegal things. Unfortunately this is probably one of those webcomics that will feed the opinion that webcomics are crap. Oh well...
But the true gem is Captain Copyright, a website run by The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency and aimed at kids and teachers. Once again a webcomic is put into service. This one looks pretty good I must admit and even has interactivity by letting the reader vote for the characters next course of action. Of course it wont update again with the result until September making it one of those damn webcomics that almost never updates.
Submitted by Erik Melander on June 1, 2006 - 03:03
The Harvey Awards have released their list of nominations for 2006.
- ACHEWOOD by Chris Onstad
- AMERICAN ELF by James Kochalka
- PENNY ARCADE by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik
- PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP by Nicholas Gurewitch
- PVP by Scott Kurtz
Also of interest is the nomination for Flight vol. 2 in the anthology category, Kazu Kibuishi's Daisy Kutter in "Best Graphic Album - Previously published" and James Kochalka's Super f*ckers in the category "Special Award for Humor in Comics".
Submitted by Erik Melander on May 31, 2006 - 03:22
Publisher Weekly reports that Hope Larson has signed a deal with Simon and Schuster's young adult imprint for two graphic novels. The first is titled Chigger and is scheduled for a 2008 release. From the Publisher Weekly article:
Agent Judy Hanson negotiated the deal. Larson signed with Hanson after getting attention for her work in Flight, the fantasy anthology that had become a training ground for future graphic novelistsÃ¢â‚¬â€Kazu Kibuishi and Kean Soo have also signed deals coming out of the book.
Submitted by Erik Melander on May 30, 2006 - 06:17
Ninth Art, the comic commentary site, is halting its closing down after five years of commenting on the comics medium.
I was not a regular reader, but they now and again covered something that I found interesting.
And they had one hell of a clean layout.
Submitted by Erik Melander on May 14, 2006 - 13:23
Submitted by Erik Melander on May 12, 2006 - 04:35
Newsarama has an interview with Sarah Ellerton, creator of Inverloch. The first print volume of Inverloch is scheduled to hit stores this week.
Submitted by Erik Melander on May 12, 2006 - 04:17
Somwhat webcomic related Broken Saints has apparently been picked up for DVD distribution by Fox Home Entertainment according to cnet news.
Submitted by Erik Melander on May 10, 2006 - 08:23
It would appear that Squidi has announced that he intends to start up A Modest Destiny again.