Submitted by Erik Melander on July 27, 2004 - 19:33
Pulse has a roundtable interview entitled THE WORLD of WEBS - Lien, Bryant, & Barr Talkin' Webcomics.
Mike W. Barr is the veteran of the three with acclaimed work such as Camelot 3000. He is curently writing Sorcerer of fortune published on Modern Tales sister site Graphic Smash.
Barb Lien-Cooper writes Gun street girl, also on Graphic Smash.
Steve Bryant is one of the artist on Athena Voltaire, published on Modern Tales.
The roundtable is an interesting read, even though the title is somewhat misleading as it has very little to do with webcomic in particular.
Submitted by Erik Melander on July 26, 2004 - 18:26
Submitted by Erik Melander on July 26, 2004 - 09:10
Through the Modern Tales Newsletter comes the news that Lea Hernandez, author of Rumble girls and editor of Modern Tales sister site Girlamatic (etc. etc.), has won the coveted "Lulu of the year" award handed out by Friends of Lulu.
Submitted by Erik Melander on July 26, 2004 - 08:59
Graphic novel review is a magazine (I'm not sure wheather it is will be web-only) that will debute this fall. Published by Joey "Modern Tales" Manley and edited by Alexander Danner.
In preparation for a fall premiere, The Graphic Novel Review is currently seeking an official logo. To this end, I am pleased to announce the Graphic Novel Review Logo Design Contest.
The design requirements can be found in the forum thread announcing the contest.
Submitted by michaelwhitney on July 23, 2004 - 17:38
Here's something to do in the doldrums while everyone but you is at SDCC: Vote on the new Bazooka Joe gang for the 21st century. They've pretty much got a token character for every taste on that page, but I don't see the new Joe design. The rumor is that they're going to turn his ball cap around. Hopefully, they won't let him rap anymore, for mercy's sake.
Despite the grisly stories you may have heard, Topps claims that Bazooka Joe's eye patch is purely a style choice. Binocular vision must have been really uncool in the '40s. (Of course, they also claim that he was named after a musical instrument from the '30s, not the WWII weapon that was contemporary to his birth.)
Update: The new Joe is in the upper left corner of the page, snuck into the site header and already pushin' product.
Submitted by Dedos on July 23, 2004 - 10:36
InkSwell, Jeff Cioletti's new documentary on the indie comic book scene, will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. in room 4 of the San Diego Convention Center. InkSwell probes some of the creative minds responsible for indie comic books' subversive edge. It features interviews with Evan Dorkin (Milk and Cheese, Dork), Bob Burden (Flaming Carrot, Mystery Men) and James Kochalka (Monkey vs. Robot), and captures the conception, creation, publication and promotion of an issue of Gabagool, by its writer and artist, Chris Radtke and Mike Dawson.
Also appearing in the Film is the NY/NJ based Small Press Team, CrazeeComics. While at the Empire Fan Fest, last April, Jeff Cioletti and his team approached the new Company interested in their view of the Indy market. Creator's Samuel Vera and Jorge Medina discuss their goals and vision for CrazeeComics.
Jeff will present a Q&A following the screening. Promotional artwork by Mike Dawson.
Submitted by Dedos on July 12, 2004 - 11:54
Non-award winning robot romance comic Diesel Sweeties hits episode #1,000 today.
First pixel comic to hit #1,000? Maybe. How many other comics are in the 1K+ club?
Submitted by michaelwhitney on July 9, 2004 - 20:37
After a hiatus of, uhm, forever, Butternutsquash has returned with a new comic. The break was actually a little less than 2 months, which is a pretty long time for a webcomic of moderate-to-high popularity to be dormant. (They've made the Comixpedia "watch list" twice.)
The strip's art is professional quality and the jokes are pretty consistent "American Pie" type gags, though some of my favorites are the departures from the mainstays.
By the way, the strip is one year old now and has never been reviewed by the 'Pedia. I'm just sayin'.
Submitted by Dedos on July 9, 2004 - 10:27
The Fear Mongers concludes today, July 9, 2004. The serialized graphic novel has been a weekly feature at Modern Tales, with story and art by Joe Zabel. The archive of 43 episodes will remain available to Modern Tales subscribers .
The Fear Mongers is a recreation of a 'lost episode' of the 1960's science fiction television show The Trespassers. The suspenseful episode focused on a patient in a mental hospital, a former astronaut whose paranoid hallucinations betray a terrifying reality.
Zabel's next effort for Modern Tales will be an anthology series titled House of Paradox, which is scheduled to premiere August 6, 2004.
Updates to Arc II of Malakhim can be found every Tuesday and Friday.
The war that has torn heaven and earth for thousands of years has begun to change. Rules are broken, honour shattered, boundaries destroyed. Even the eternal cannot survive the death of faith. What can one broken heart and one shredded soul possibly add up to against the gathering storm?
The universe is infinite. A heart is not.
Heaven won't wait forever.
Submitted by Dedos on July 8, 2004 - 10:02
In his latest update, Jack's creator, David Hopkins announced his upcoming wedding to Katie Popp. Congratulations to the two of them!
I wonder, are we all invited? :)