Comix Talk for July 5, 2011

I survived National Gunpowder Day with only slight burns so… yeah that's probably good!  Here's some interesting stories about web + comics I perused this morning: 

INTERVIEW: Guerilla Geek has an interview with Danielle Corsetto of Girls with Slingshots.

iWEBCOMICS: Warren Ellis on his Freak Angels/Avatar digital strategyDC Comics' digital strategy and Marvel's digital strategy.

TECHNOLOGY: Boing Boing points to a really cool Warren Ellis project called SVK.  It's not web or digital but it plays around with technology and comics.  SVK is a modern detective story, described by Ellis as “Franz Kafka’s Bourne Identity”.  

SVK is a collaboration between writer Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Planetary, Crooked Little Vein, RED), artist Matt "D'Israeli" Brooker (Stickleback, Lazarus Churchyard, 2000AD) and London-based design studio BERG.  An experimental publication, SVK comprises the SVK object and a comic book.  Litho printed on 115gsm silk paper in tones of black and blue, SVK uses a third ink invisible without the SVK object. The object is a UV light source which unlocks hidden layers woven throughout the comic book. Reading SVK becomes a unique and strange experience as you see the story unfold through the eyes of Thomas Woodwind.

DUN DUN DUN DUN! Ryan Estrada posted online the entirety of his all ages Aki Alliance graphic novel (h/t FLEEN).

AWKWARD! Why Dora needs Faye around to provide the last word.


Xaviar Xerexes

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