One more little conversation with a webcomics creator, this time Justine Shaw of Nowhere Girl. When Nowhere Girl first appeared, as a fully-formed, smartly written, and beautifully drawn 40-page comic, it obviously created a sensation.
Justine was the firstâ€”and so far onlyâ€”comics creator to be nominated for an Eisner award without ever having any work in print. And sheâ€™s great to talk to, as youâ€™ll see here:
Hi Justine. When and why did you start putting comics on the web?
My first webcomic was Nowhere Girl issue 1, which was October of 2001. The Web, for good or ill, lets anyone, including yours truly, put their stuff out there, no editor (more than likely), no compromises in the way you want to do what you do.
There's a lot of smarty-pants webcomics out there happy to tell you what they think about the world. Here's a quick look at three that are not just opinionated, but pretty funny. Obviously, your funny mileage may vary depending on your view of the world and your tolerance for opposing points of view. Read on for reviews of (Th)ink, Big Fat Whale, and The Boiling Point.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 17, 2003 - 18:12
The Ted Rall edited Attitude anthology of opinionated cartoonists is back with a second installment. Attitude 2: The New Subversive Social Commentary Cartoonists is apparently at the printers and will be relased in February 2004.
Included in Attitude 2 are webcomic-friendly cartoonists such as: Shannon Wheeler, Devid Rees, Stephen Notley, and Kevin Moore.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 2, 2003 - 13:54
Ladyfest Manchester and Ladyfest Bristol have joined forces to curate a women's comic art exhibit to make the exhibition stronger and showcase a lot more artists to a wider audience. Comix are often seen as boy territory and the mass of talented women creating comix in [the UK] and beyond just don't get the recognition they deserve. Already we've had submissions from artists like Trina Robbins and Lorna Miller, and since there's never been an exhibition of this kind in this country, it's all very exciting.