Comix Talk for Friday, September 30, 2011

BEATONMANIA: NPR interviews Kate Beaton about her new book. And it's a pretty good interview too!

iWEBCOMIC: ICv2 covers Amazon's announcement of $9.99 digital comic books for the Amazon Fire.

DEAD TREES TELL NO TALES: Chuck Whelon writes that he has a new book out, Drain of Chaos — the fourth collection of his webcomic Pewfell. The world's most irresponsible wizard, is about to face his greatest challenge yet… fatherhood!  His wife pregnant and his home collapsing, Pewfell takes a job with the city sewer patrol. But with a zombie-mad dictator running the government and a bloodthirsty army of chaos outside the gates, this may not be the best time to start a family. The story features over 500 individual strips, revised and expanded from it's original appearance as a webcomic on Presented in a large-format, deluxe hard-cover edition with 160 full-color pages.

CAPTAIN CRUNCHTASTIC: Ed Piskor wrote that his recently completed Wizzywig graphic novel is still online for free, but will be going away when Top Shelf publishes it as a book in 2012.  It's an interesting tale through the worlds of hacking and phone phreaking.

HOLY KAW!: I got a press release on Frank Miller's Holy Terror comic book from publisher Legendary Comics. The book follows hard-boiled hero "The Fixer" and his cat burglar love interest, Natalie Stack, as they try to save Empire City from zealots determined to commit a horrific crime against humanity. The 120-page hardcover is Miller's provocative commentary on how society views its heroes in the era of modern terrorism.  You can catch Legendary Comics Editor-in-Chief Chief, Bob Schreck, and Frank Miller at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York City on Friday, October 14 from 7-9pm for a signing and discussion. 

MAILBOX:  Rick Brooks writes that he's launched a new weekly webcomic, Mr. Morris, which follows the misadventures of a first year teacher and his students.  Brooks added that he is literally drawing upon his many years of experience as a classroom teacher to create this strip. Only a couple of strips in the archives so far, but not bad. Brooks' challenge will be to develop an authentic teacher's voice in the webcomic and get past the cliches of the classroom scenario.

HYPE: Robot6 flagged Little Guardians as a new webcomic to check out.  I would second that.


Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.