Comix Talk for Thursday, July 8, 2010
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 8, 2010 - 10:29
Well let's just dive right in, shall we?
Milestones: I just saw a note on Mark Mekkes blog that he'd moved his webcomic Zortic off of Keenspot this month and is now part of a science fiction anthology webcomic site called Quark Comics. The comics on Quark's roster include: Outsider, Zap!, Zortic, Saucer Seekers, Jump Leads, and Station V3. Mark has been in the webcomics game for 10 years (maybe more) and also had a gig creating and maintaining the (now on hiatus) WCCA awards.
GOOD DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP: FLEEN reported yesterday that the Web-Comics Auction for the Gulf Coast, had raised a total of $1654.51 so far. There are 12 days left with several heavy hitters still to bid on.
THE MORE YOU KNOW: Webcomic creator Bryant Paul Johnson helped out by teaching a session at a webcomic summer camp in Massachusetts. They also had a session with cartoonist Hilary Price, of Rhymes with Orange. Seriously! A webcomic camp for middle school students -- not bad!
ZUDAMANIACONTESTS: The Washington Post's "Next Great Cartoonist" contest is down to five contestants: Hoxwinder Hall by Daniel Boris, Real Time by Bob Erskine, Forever Endeavor by Thomas Mullany, Stupid Inventor by Zachary Snyder, and Imogen Quest by Olivia Walch.
HYPEY McHYPESALOT: Tim Stimmons plugs Jason Brubaker's reMind over at Geekweek:
reMIND differs a bit from standard webcomics-- in fact, Jason bills it as "The Making of a Graphic Novel"-- The site is actually more of a blog about the work-in-progress of independently creating a Coffee-Table OGN mixed with the sensibilities of a high-end design book. Having recently been awarded the prestigious Xeric award, he's well on his way to realizing his vision.