I meant to have something up yesterday but was still feeling the effects of a much-needed vacation.
AWARDS: Heads up, the Eisners are now accepting nominations up until March 6, 2012. I don't think the webcomic category requirements have changed but in any event here they are:
The best digital comic category is open to any new, professionally produced long-form original comics work posted online in 2011. Webcomics must have a unique domain name or be part of a larger comics community to be considered. The work must be online-exclusive for a significant period prior to being collected in print form. The URL and any necessary access information should be emailed to Eisner Awards administrator Jackie Estrada: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILESTONES: Tom Brazelton announced yesterday that in six months time he'll be wrapping up Theater Hopper. One of the nicer fellows I've met online and I wish the best of luck with this year's comics and whatever he turns to next. Also worth mentioning (because I missed it while away) Comics Alliance covers the ending of Kevin Church's The Loneliest Astronauts, which is a great concept for a comic.
REVIEWS: Comics Alliance has a review of Raised on Ritalin, a comic memoir by Tyler Page. Tyler also does the webcomic Nothing Better, which follows two women students at a small religious college.
INTERVIEWS: Tim O'Shea interviews Thomas Scioli, the creator of the webcomic American Barbarian, which is being collected for a print version coming this year from AdHouse.
HYPE: Comics Worth Reading notes the return of an old comic by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett, Section Zero, in webcomic format at MadGeniusComics.com. The web/comic is about a group investigating paranormal phenomena. In a blog post, Karl Kesel explains its revival on the web.