You asked the questions, and Chris Crosby and Darren "Gav" Bleuel of Keenspot answered. Crosby is the writer/artist of Superosity and the writer of Sore Thumbs, and Bleuel is the writer/artist behind Nukees. Both webtoonists joined together with Nate Stone and Terri Crosby to form Keenspot Entertainment, one of the leading publishers of webcomics.
Crosby and Bleuel talk about Keenspot's plans for online and print comics for 2004, the resurgence of the online advertising market, and drop frustrating hints about future projects.
As the Fates would have it, Joey Manley is a Colonel.
He’s also the Field Marshal behind the great wall of subscription-service, webcomic-related product known as Modern Tales. Having been creepy-crawling around the webcomics community scene since about mid-2000, he first started up with a webcomics reviews/interviews site called talkaboutcomics.com. Only months later, he decided that the world was ready for a subscription-based webcomics portal, even if some seemed wary of the prospect of paying for something that had "always" been free to date.
But already a few years have passed, and Manley’s dream stands tall in the garden of fruition — not only has Modern Tales endured, but it has grown, branching out to include a host (literally) of sister anthology sites, as well as promote key solo artists, too. Now, with a few new fun gifties to hand out from his bag of webcomics tricks, the Colonel takes a few moments out of his uber-busy day to respond to you, the reader, on all things webcomics, business… and chicken (seriously). Continue Reading
We sent your top questions to David Rees, the creator of Get Your War On and My New Fighting Technique Is Unstoppable. All of Rees’ webcomics can be found at mnftiu.cc.
Read on for Rees’ answers. Continue Reading
Tycho and Gabe are the creators of Penny Arcade, arguably the most widely read webcomic ever. Besides practically pioneering the genre of "gaming webcomics" Tycho and Gabe have experimented with every kind of business strategy devised for webcomics including advertising, donations, merchandise, and in the good old Dot-com boom days, getting paid by video game review websites to run Penny Arcade webcomics.
Without further hullabaloo, Tycho and Gabe answer your questions: Continue Reading
Depending on who you ask, he’s either the guru behind the webcomics revolution, bringing thousands online with ideas of infinite canvases and micropayments dancing in their heads, or some guy who wrote some books about comics and had nothing to do with those first webcomics pioneers.
Well, either’s true.
Scott McCloud answered some questions put out by you, the Comixpedia community. And boy did he ever answer them. Continue Reading
Pete Abrams started Sluggy Freelance in 1997 and has been producing the daily strip (Sunday to Saturday) ever since. Along with producing some memorable characters like Bun-bun the knife-welding lop rabbit and Kiki the hyperactive ferret, Sluggy has created some pretty sharp parodies over the years, lampooning movies and pop culture regularly. Sluggy has also attracted a rabid legion of fans known as "sluggites" who run the Sluggy Zone where fans of Sluggy Freelance gather to talk all things Sluggy.
Our third community interview is with Jon Rosenberg, creator of Goats and Patent Pending (available on the Goats website with a subscription to Goats Premium). (We haven’t forgotten about our second interview with Pete Abrams. We’re negotiating with T-Shirt Guy Tom right now for Pete’s answers.)
Jon published the first Goats strip on April 1, 1997 and is still going strong. Along with Phillip Karlsson, Jon has also carved out a niche as the creator of some truly funny website-parodies, including Brains4Zombies and Moistnap. Continue Reading
This is the first of a series of forum interviews with questions taken from our readers. R Stevens, the creator behind Diesel Sweeties, has combined the extreme look of pixelation with the bizarre concept of a former porn star dating a robot. The cast has expanded since those first strips about Clango and Maura, including people R Stevens has admitted are based on real life people. Since starting, he’s had a brief try at a strip on Modern Tales (Kid Clango), started a monthly club for goodies (the Clango Club) and self-published his archives as a paper book with a shiny, shiny cover.