Submitted by Alexander Danner on March 28, 2009 - 21:00
Two of the articles I originally published at Webcomics.com have just been archived at Comixtalk.com. These have been unavailable since Webcomics.com changed hands, which is a shame since I'm actually pretty happy with how most of my writing there turned out.
This article was originally published on webcomics.com in 2008.
The old guard of boundary-pushing, technologically-empowered, makers of web-native, interactive, experimental comics have largely moved on to other things. Sure, most of them are still involved in making comics, one way or another. But they’ve left the work of exploring just how much farther technology can take us to the next generation.
Happily, B. Shur has stepped up to continue that work, and is busily taking comics in fascinating new directions.
Submitted by cayetano garza on April 23, 2008 - 09:49
I had the honor of hanging out with B. Shur a bit last night (along with his friend Matthew…Â They’re in Thetford, VT doing some puppetry work for a couple weeks so he was in the area).
If you’re not familiar with his work, you should really check it out.Â He’s one of the few brave [...]
Submitted by Neal Von Flue on April 18, 2008 - 02:50
I'm not entirely sure of the last time I posted anything about webcomics. To me, there's not much going on of great interest. I'm one of those "formalists" or "icontrashists", you know, the kind of dude who doesn't care much for "classicists" or "conventionalist" goers or whatever.
Submitted by Neal Von Flue on February 21, 2008 - 12:34
His opening paragraph is depressingly accurate:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 20, 2008 - 10:18
Let's get down to it! Two new feature articles today:
DEAD TREES AHOY:
Mitch Clem drops that the dead tree version of his webcomic Nothing Nice to Say will be published by Dark Horse and see the light of day this September.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS:
Eric "Websnark" Burns is back writing about webcomics with snapshots of Danielle Corsetto (Girls with Slingshots); Nicholas Gurewitch (The Perry Bible Fellowship); and Aeire (Punch an' Pie).
T Campbell adds up Alexa and Compete.com numbers to get a sense of the server stats for popular webcomics. UPDATE: And here's another method -- using the Google API to rank webcomics by links-in their URLs.
And how about a side order of reviews:
Submitted by Alexander Danner on February 20, 2008 - 10:08
Another new article up at Webcomics.com:
The old guard of boundary-pushing, technologically-empowered makers of web-native, interactive, experimental comics has largely moved on to other things. Most of them are still involved in making comics, one way or another. But they’ve left the work of exploring just how much farther technology can take us to the next generation.
Happily, B. Shur has stepped up to continue that work, and is busy taking comics in fascinating new directions.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 5, 2008 - 11:00
The nominees for this year's WCCAs were released this past Sunday (sadly without any fanfare, or press release... again). But lots of interesting choices (and good links to comics!):
OUTSTANDING COMIC FINALISTS:
Achewood by Chris Onstaad
Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio
Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
The Phoenix Requiem by Sarah Ellerton
And now... the fourth annual People Of Webcomics list! I'll be the first to admit that this list gets harder and harder to compile as the lines between "webcomics" and just plain "comics" blurs harder than a greasy windshield in the middle of a West Texas downpour. Plus as publishing comics on the web and other digital formats becomes more commonplace it gets harder and harder to find those "firsts" that take comics in new directions whether artistic, technical or businesss-oriented.