Joe Zabel's blog
Just in time for Halloween-- YouTube version of online comic The Fear Mongers features cinematic effects and music
Submitted by Joe Zabel on October 26, 2008 - 23:51
I've never been much interested in movie making, but I recently helped my wife build a slideshow of vacation photos in iPhoto, and the thought struck me that I could do something like this with some of my comics. I ended up using iMovie to adapt my Modern Tales webcomic The Fear Mongers. I've begun posting the results on YouTube, and the first three segments can be seen here (or just go to YouTube and search for 'joezabel').
Submitted by Joe Zabel on October 14, 2007 - 19:16
This was by far the most memorable moment of the 2007 SPX -- Nicholas Gurewitch presenting the Ignatz award to (presumably) Chris Onstad for Achewood. After Nick announced the award, a character in an ape costume came to the front of the auditorium and pantomimed while Nick translated. The simean conveyed through Nick that he was thrilled from the top of his buttocks to be receiving the award.
Submitted by Joe Zabel on November 19, 2006 - 23:07
November 20, 2006-- After a five-month hiatus, The Webcomics Examiner returns with new reviews and features.
Editor Joe Zabel pledges that the magazine will return to a weekly schedule through the end of the year; says Zabel, "It will take us at least that long to catch up with the most important new comics to arrive on the scene in the past few months."
First up is "The New Cute," Michael Payne's examination of three humor series whose gentle all-ages humor has shrewd adult overtones.
Submitted by Joe Zabel on June 26, 2006 - 13:01
Since posting the interview with Scott McCloud, I've been swamped with work and other commitments. Also I'm moving to a new apartment at the end of the month and changing my ISP. So there won't be any new entries in The Webcomics Examiner for a while.
Submitted by Joe Zabel on June 20, 2006 - 05:46
June 20, 2006-- Author/artist Scott McCloud discusses his new book and fields questions about his previous ones in a major new interview conducted by Joe Zabel. Ã‚
The feature commemorates the second anniversary of The Webcomics Examiner, a weekly forum of reviews, interviews, and critical articles evaluating webcomics as a fine art. The free-access website is atÃ‚ http://webcomicsreview.com.
Submitted by Joe Zabel on June 15, 2006 - 13:18
In Stooging It Up With GraceÃ‚ I review the currently-on-hiatus Butternut Squash.Ã‚ And it looks like, from the first comment received, even a friendly review can generate controversy!
Submitted by Joe Zabel on June 6, 2006 - 07:21
is the latest review at the Webcomics Examiner. Check it out!
Submitted by Joe Zabel on May 30, 2006 - 13:50
Submitted by Joe Zabel on March 14, 2006 - 07:58
"I make my living based completely on my wits and my creativity; I can't imagine a more rewarding life that that." So says Jeff Rowlands, the webcomics superstar behind Wigu and Overcompensating. In an interview conducted by Mike Meginnis, Rowlands discusses his lifestyle, his comics, and his talent for designing trendy tshirts. Now on view at The Webcomics Examiner.
Submitted by Joe Zabel on March 8, 2006 - 11:48
Introverted and Extroverted Webcomics is my new essay for The Webcomics Examiner.
It's a rare foray for the magazine into issues of site design and payment systems, as it discusses the implications of introverted and extroverted tendencies in the webcomics medium. Adamant critics of micropayments should be forewarned that this essay might force you to rethink your position!:)