Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 20, 2006 - 11:37
SXSW is a huge music/film/stuff festival in Austin, TX (it seems to expand borg-like into new mediums every year). This year they had bloggers and cartoonists on some panels talking about blogs and money I guess. A great webcomic called OK/Cancel did a comic on a panel between two well-known bloggers and also a write-up of a panel called "How to Blog for Money by Learning From Comics".
Kevin Cheng of OK/Cancel (which is part of Off-Panel Productions) was on the panel along with Bill Barnes (Unshelved), Dave Kellett (Sheldon), and a blogger named John Gruber along with moderator Nicole Lee (blogger and "comics fan").
Submitted by Wednesday Burns-White on March 10, 2006 - 11:31
If you're in or around London this weekend, don't forget to hit up the UK Web and Minicomix Thing this weekend. Exhibitors include Scary-Go-Round's John Allison, Weebl, and Roger Langridge. Last year's was fantastic; this one should, therefore, rock down all manner of house. (Not that I get to find out -- I'm ill in bed!)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 20, 2005 - 16:07
Bill Barnes of the webcomic Unshelved moderated the Webcomics 101 series of panels at San Diego ComiCon and has a series of interesting posts about his experience at his website, Overdue Media.
Barnes along with Gene Ambaum, are the creators of Unshelved which has a library as its setting. It's a great example of a comic (or any entertainment medium) mining an area of life for material that is not a staple of contemporary storytelling (which usually seems to revolve around cops, lawyers, interstellar freighter pilots, etc).
Submitted by scarfman on July 11, 2005 - 12:02
scarfman tipped us to the Daily Grind Ironman losing another competitor - Scott Kurtz announced he was dropping out as he began running guest strips from Chris Giarusso while Kurtz is at the San Diego Comicon. Kurtz is also on 3 panels this year - one for Image and two for webcomics (more details after the jump).
gordonmcalpin also caught that there is a new Stripped Books webcomic in the new edition of the online magazine Bookslut. The new strip, by guest illustrator Dan Henrick and Stripped Books creator Gordon McAlpin, adapts Sandman writer Neil Gaiman's keynote address from the 2005 Nebula Awards dinner, in which Gaiman muses about the state of science fiction today.
The Yirmumah boys are having a fundraiser week - if you're a fan of Coffman and McDeavitt's biting sense of humor (see today's installment!) then drop these guys a buck or two.
Gary Chaloner kicks off a new site hosting his ongoing series: Will Eisner's John Law. Chaloner is holding a July draw for a signed (by Will Eisner and myself) limited release hardcover of Will Eisnerâ€™s JOHN LAW: Dead Man Walking (from IDW). WEJL updates on Mondays at Modern Tales and the new stand-alone site.
Click READ MORE for a list of webcomics-related panels at the upcoming San Diego Comicon!
Submitted by Toon_Dawg on May 20, 2005 - 22:20
Just curious to see if there are any what I call "niche" webcomics out there. I have a comic called Tales From Band Camp that relies specifically on music and band jokes. Usually someone who wasn't or isn't in the band field doesn't get the comics because they are specific to the field, but I've found that aspect helps me gain an audience.
That said, I've found that I feel a little bit alienated from the mainstream webcomic scene. Anyone else have this experience?