Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 2, 2010 - 11:11
DEAD TREES: Tom DellAringa writes that his sci-fi and humor comic Marooned - A Space Opera in the Wrong Key! is now taking pre-orders for a second book "Mars Wars." The book collects the second year of strips, and two bonus stories, including the origin of Captain John and his sidekick Asimov. In addition there are great illustrations and "Sunday Comics" (1-2 page Marooned comics) by guest artists like Ramon Perez of Kukuburi and Mike Maihack of Cleopatra in Space.
ONE FEWER HOLIDAY SHOPPING DAYS LEFT: I09 offers its list of 10 graphic novels that would make good gifts. Also always worth looking at is The Comic Reporter's gift guide. Any other quality lists worth linking to?
BUSINESS: Cory Doctorow links to Jeff Price's essay series on life today as an independent artist (bottom line -- it's better opportunities for most than ever). I often tend to see parallels between comics and music -- I usually find reading about music reveals something applicable to comics as well.
INTERVIEW: GraphicNYC has an interview with Frank Miller. Robot6 has an interview with Mike Jasper and Niki Smith of the webcomic In Maps and Legends, and an interview with Brian Clevinger of 8-bit Theater fame who is writing a Captain America story.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 2, 2010 - 10:42
INTERVIEW: Graphic NYC interviews Scott McCloud.
iWEBCOMICS: Bleeding Cool blog reports that a new beta version of Longbox, the comics reader-and-collector-and-social-networking software, will be available to the public this weekend. Prior versions of Longbox were in private beta..
CONTEST: The Escapist website webcomic contest has a couple of additional judges you might recognize: Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) and Brian Clevinger (8 Bit Theatre). The deadline for entries closed February 28th and winners will be chosen the week of March 8th.
JUSTIFY THE HYPE: The Comics Are Evil blog spotlights an old skool webcomic, The Parking Lot is Full, by Pat Spacek and Jack McLaren.