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End of the Month Wrap-Up-Around

COMIXPEDIA

First off thanks to our current sponsor, the Learn to Draw the Human Figure anatomy course. We have advert slots open (cheap!) right now - click here for more details. Second, we had a great May issue - be sure to check out anything you missed:

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  • Dirk Deppey links to Connor Moran's post comparing the amount of "politics" in a random sampling of Doonesbury to Chris Muir's Day To Day comic.

Courting Success: An Interview with Eisner Nominee Brad Guigar

Last month the nominations for this year's Eisner awards were announced and amongst the nominees for Best Digital Comic was Phables by Brad Guigar. Earlier this month I conducted a short interview with Guigar to get his reactions to the good news and find out more about Phables. In the time between conducting the interview and publishing it here, however, Guigar received another form of recognition for Phables, this time winning "Best Local Column" from the Greater Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalists. It's shaping up to be a very good year for Brad!

Phables Awarded Best Local Column In Philadelphia

Brad Guigar's weekly comic about life in Philadelphia, Phables, has been awarded Best Local Column by the Greater Philadelphia Society of Prefessional Journalists.

2007 Eisner Award Noms!

Congrats to all our webcomic brethren! Tough lineup this year!

Best Digital Comic

Full list of other nominations here.

Thursday News Links

CORRECTION

  • It has been brought to my attention that the Comics Reporter's list of the Top 50 Comics of 2006 contained more webcomics than I'd noted. French superstar Lewis Trondheim's Les Petits Riens and Mazen Kerbaj's Kerblog, as well as potentially two entries published by The Guardian by Joe Sacco and Posy Simmonds.

LETTERING

  • For Comixpedia readers who have been following Jon Morris' Plea For Hand-Lettering there is an interesting thread on The Engine by Comicraft founder Rich Starkling which delves into a discussion on both classic lettering and the pitfalls of creative teams. Eddie Campbell also takes on the subject on his blog.

CON

  • Kristoffer Straub, and a host of other notable creators, have attended the Emerald City Comicon. Straub was part of a webcomic business panel together with Brad Guigar (Evil Inc.), Robert Khoo (Penny Arcade), Scott Kurtz (PvP) and Bill Barnes (Unshelved. Unfortunately Straub found the panel somewhat disappointing.
    Emerald City was a great con, but the panel was a great… lame thing. The trouble was that we didn’t talk about much business, and the con-installed moderator was kinda like “so what’s a webcomic? What’s your favorite color?”

Welcome to the Webcomicdome!

Busy news week already - don't forget to check out all of the articles from March's Short Story Issue (and we added some articles to February's Webcomic Collectives Issue this month as well). Next month's issue will cover science fiction themes - if you are interested in writing for the magazine drop me an email (xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com).

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The Community Interview with Blank Label Comics

We canvased Comixpedia's readers for the most probing questions to send to Blank Label Comics. Questions so tough it took them almost a month to answer! Read on for how Blank Label Comics plans to conquer independent comics...

News for Wednesday, February 14th

Always remember: Valentine's Day is a Christian corruption of a pagan festival involving werewolves, blood and fucking. So wish people a happy HornyWerewolf Day and see what happens.

-Warren Ellis

(I lifted that from Warren's Bad Signal list which may upset him but it's too good not to share with the world). In other Valentines Day news Blind Date II has its first comics posted.

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Questions for February's Community Interview with Blank Label Comics

UPDATE: TODAY'S THE LAST DAY TO ASK QUESTIONS - POST YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE CREATORS OF BLANK LABEL COMICS IN A COMMENT BELOW.

For next month's Comixpedia magazine issue focusing on collectives we'll be conducting a community interview with Blank Label Comics. On hand to answer your questions will be BLC members: Brad J. Guigar (Evil Inc., Courting Disaster); Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary); Dave Kellett (Sheldon); Kristofer Straub (Starslip Crisis); Paul Southworth (Ugly Hill); Paul Taylor (Wapsi Square); Steve Troop (Melonpool); David Willis (It's Walky!, Shortpacked!); and Greg Dean (Real Life).

If you have a question for Blank Label Comics post it as a comment to this thread. On Friday, February 9th, we'll take the top ten questions and send them on to BLC for answers (which we'll post later in February).

Tuesday Mid-Morning NewsBlast (UPDATED)

COMIXPEDIA

  • First off thanks to our current sponsor, the webcomic Zortic by Mark Mekkes. There are three (slightly cheaper) ad spots below that are still available.
  • Don't forget! This Friday is the last day to post your questions for our upcoming community interview with the creators of the Blank Label Comics collective. Post your questions in comments to this thread.

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