I wanted to hit this DC-area event with Mike Rhode, Andrew Cohen, Evan Keeling (DC Conspiracy), Ben Claassen, Shannon Gallant and Matt Wuerker, but during the World Cup: futbol first, comics second. Check out Comic Girl's write-up of the panel and Mike Rhodes' comments here. I was also going to turn this site black for a couple of weeks to mourn Team America's loss to Ghana but that's probably taking it too far (plus, you know, it'd be more work!).
INTERVIEW: The Washington Post has an interview with Tracy White on her new graphic novel memoir, How I Made It To Eighteen.
CODEPRESS: In the land of webcomic mods of WordPress, we've had updates from ComicPress and Webcomic/Inkblot recently, but not from stripShow. I did see this recent announcement from MangaPress that it does work with WordPress 3.0. Those are the four main WordPress-for-webcomic packages I'm aware of – but let me know if I'm overlooking a worthy alternative.
- Ed Piskor, creator of the comic Wizzywig, has a great post on comic panels that show both the cause and effect of an action. This is harder to pull off well than it looks.
- More tutorials on using Manga Studio from Lincy Chan.
DEAD TREES ON THE HORIZON
- Captain Excelsior by Zach Weiner and Chris Jones. This was a very funny spin on superhero comics but basically a FOX sitcom at heart.
- Fantagraphics is going to put out a book collecting Drew Weing's Set To Sea. It's a masterful comic from Weing and I'm really looking forward to getting it in print.
AROUND THE BLOGS
- Comics Worth Reading plugs Rick Smith's webcomic, Yehuda Moon and the Kickstand Cyclery as "an attractive strip about two guys who ride a lot and run a bicycle shop…. Since I’m not a cyclist, I like the strips about stupid customers best, since I can better relate to those, but there’s also some lovely mood work and some funny cycling and recycling gags." You may remember Smith from his Shuck comics.
- Apparently Morgan "Supersized" Spurlock is making a documentary about Comic-Con. Bleeding Edge posts a call from Spurlock for people interested in being in it.