Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 16, 2010 - 03:02
We had the Son of Snowpocalypse in Washington DC yesterday. Not all that exciting actually. Also finally saw AVATAR in 3D on Sunday night. (Ain't Mrs X cool to take me to that for Valentines Day?!) Reviews were dead-on; awesome world-building and special effects to carry it off, story was Dances With Wolves With Four Eyes and Gil Slits. All in all, a great movie experience.
MILESTONES: Congrats to Brad Guigar on 10 years of comicking! Brad has had a heck of a decade pioneering this thing we call
webcomics and I hope there's lots more to come. In his blog post there's a BIG hint that a full collection of his first strip, Greystone Inn, will be coming to print.
Also docking in close to 10 years is the Flight anthology series. Kazu Kibuishi announces that Flight 8 will be the last edition of that very successful project.
INTERVIEWS: Growly Beast has an interview with Tom Dell'Aringa of Marooned and The Internet Review of Science Fiction has a fairly indepth interview with Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary. UPDATE: Graphic NYC has an interview with Raina Telgemeier, who's most recent work is the graphic novel Smile.
JUSTIFY VARIOUS PEOPLE'S HYPE:
- Back on January 31st, Warren Ellis had one of his hype your webcomics threads at WhiteChapel that's now got an overflowing bounty of potential links for your perusal.
- Scott McCloud links to an interesting comic-like project from a photograher - the "comic" is called A Garden Not Lost to Us.
- I noticed that you can buy the originals from Christopher Baldwin's new webcomic Space Trawler. Beautiful stuff!
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS: Kids book author/illustrator Mo Willems takes a crack at Hilary Price's Rhymes With Oranges this week. Also details on Hilary's trip to Cuba with Jeannie Schulz and other cartoonists including Alexis Fajardo. Haven't talked with Alexis in years - maybe I better catch up with him! :) (h/t Daily Cartoonist)
SECRET SCIENCE ALLIANCE ACTIVATE! The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis won this year's CYBIL award for the graphic novel category. The CYBILs are the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards. And TCJ posted a four part interview with Eleanor, husband Drew Weing and the rest of the creative crew from the Secret Science Alliance book. Here's part one (with links to part 1 & 2 and part 3 & 4):
Submitted by James Turner on January 16, 2009 - 12:03
I just received this excellent bit of Beaver and Steve (well, mostly Steve) fan art from Daniel Fajardo (who's excellent older brother got him two Beaver and Steve books for his birthday) :
Submitted by bobweiner on May 16, 2008 - 18:10
Wallace Fajardo interviewed me for his YvMvidcast podcast a few months ago at MegaCon. The interview has only recently surfaced online. Check it!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 12, 2008 - 09:53
I have no idea what that headline means. I'm recuperating from knee surgery (!) right now which means extra-loopy posts for you. We're starting up our May issue which in part will include coverage of the Eisner-nominated comics in the Digital Comic category. First off check out our interview with Clay and Hampton Yount, the creators of Rob and Elliot.
Last - it's still in beta but if you'd like to have your outside blog posts automatically appear at ComixTalk (the "no need to retype the hype" feature) post a comment here or email me with your comixtalk account and the URL of your outside blog.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Oh nos! Trouble in Orneryland?
From Diesel Sweeties: a well-executed but unoriginal joke about the unoriginality of loads of gamer comics.
I can't remember now, but somehow I stumbled onto Spanish language comic Oseano which looks good but I'll need a translation (or more practice on my spanish) to follow.
What COMICS JUST STARTED in 2008 would you HIGHLY recommend? Let me know!
The Scienteers have an interview with Nicholas Doan, writer and co-creator of Pray For Death.
WordBalloons has a review of Alexis Fajardo's Kid Beowulf. Fajardo got his start in webcomics in the early years - it's good to see his work is still out there.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
The Daily Cartoonist accidently links to Dave Kellett's two year old interview with FLEEN but the comments are interesting including Kellett's own update on his thoughts on syndicates.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2005 - 11:12
The Pulse interviews creator Alexis Fajardo about his new project Kid Beowulf. Fajardo took his love of Greek myth and epic sagas to create a very different adventure for brothers Beowulf and Grendel. Fajardo told us how he's turning the bane of high school literature students into something readers of all ages will enjoy.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 10, 2004 - 21:38
Completely missed this but Sequential Tart interviewed Alexis Fajardo this month. I met Alexis last year at SPXPo. He does a couple of comics including Plato's Republic, and an all-ages strip featuring Kid Beowulf and Grendel.