In this month's column Derik A Badman discusses the seven pleasures that keep him reading a comic.
Submitted by Faith on August 4, 2008 - 18:17
Alright, now for the What I Got At Comicon post, with helpful links so you too can get what I got and become one of the beautiful people. Yes indeedy. The post all turned out to be horribly long, so I've put it behind a LJ cut.
Submitted by Faith on August 2, 2008 - 12:46
Here we go, the Comicon Report. Lets see if I can wrap this up in under three million words.
(Me at the SLG booth, beside me is Karl Krumpholtz, who does the SLG book Byron. Picture taken by my roommate crzydemona.)
Submitted by The Administrator on April 10, 2008 - 19:33
The Shusters honor Canadian comics and their creators - click here for this year's nominees. The Outstanding Webcomic Creators nominees are:
- Michael Cho for Papercuts
- Scott Hepburn for The Port
- Karl Kerschl for The Abominable Charles Christopher
- Gisele Legace for Penny and Aggie
- Ramon Perez for Kikuburi and Butternut Squash with Rob Coughler
- Scott Ramsoomair for VG Cats
- Ryan Sohmer and Lar De Souza for Least I Can Do and Looking for Group
- Cameron Stewart for Sin Titulo
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 8, 2008 - 09:11
Rick Marshall interviews Perry Bible Fellowship creator Nick Gurewitch.
Our third annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Gary Tyrrell, Dirk Deppey, Tom Spurgeon, Heidi MacDonald, Brigid Alverson, Derik A Badman, Reinder Dijkhuis, and JT Shea and Scott Gallatin.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 12, 2007 - 12:30
- New feature articles up including interviews with Stephen Notley and Brad Hawkins as well as a new column on self-imposed "constraints" in the creative process from Derik Badman.
- I still need names and addresses from two of the Karas winners - if you're not Wes, JT; Joe; Lou; Charles; Elizabeth; Dave; or Frank email me your contact information! Thanks.
- New York Magazine has a good interview with Nick Gurewitch of Perry Bible Fellowship.
- Wizard talks to Cameron Stewart, the creator of the new webcomic Sin Titulo.
- Jennifer Contino talks to the creators of The Mighty Motor Sapiens, a webcomic that runs on the NASCAR website.
- The FLOG! has some video excerpts from Gary Groth's interview with Charles Schulz biographer David Michaelis. (h/t Journalista!)
- Blog@Newsarama has an interview with Wesley Green, who runs Ambrosia Publishing which hosts serialized webcomics.
- Richard Pachter has an article about the history of work-for-hire in the comic book industry. (h/t Journalista!)
- Paul Gravett has an article about graphic novels in bookstores. (h/t Journalista!)
AROUND TEH WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- I predict all webcomics will be required to feature a Cory Doctorow costumed blogger reference next year in comics during Halloween. This year, Jack of All Blades picked up on the joke that started with xkcd.
- Anyone else reading the comic adaptation of 1984? Besides not being able to figure out who the creator is from the site (anyone know?) I also noticed that it was licensed under the Free Art license from artlibre.org. It seems to be a bit like Creative Commons although I didn't read the license carefully enough to be completely sure.
- Peter Bagge has a comic on partying with Dick Cheney. No shotguns were involved.
- Dirk Deppey picks up on the Wikipedia thread on deleting the new ComixTalk entry over there (and no I've had nothing to do with any of it). In honor of all-things-wiki here's a link to "the 8 most needlessly detailed Wikipedia entries".
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 9, 2007 - 12:56
The end of the year is coming and I'm working on getting in place articles for the site for December. One thing we've done for a few years running now that I'm trying to set up again is a roundtable discussion of the year that was. Participants in past roundtables have been mainly bloggers and journalists writing about (web)comics although there's no hard and fast rules about it. If anyone has any suggestions on commentators to invite to participate (I'm always interested in adding new voices to the mix for these roundtable articles) post a comment here.
Another thing we've done annually is our annual People Of Webcomics article listing the top 25 contributors to webcomics during the past year. We'll have another edition of that next month. I'm looking for as broad as input as possible and webcomics is a tremendously wide field to cover. If you have ideas about who has contributed significantly to webcomics in 2007 post a comment here with the name and some discussion of what merits their recognition. The point of the list is not really to be an "award" but a way to talk about the exciting developments of the last year and put a spotlight on the people involved with them. Check out past editions of the list to see who we've included previously (and why): 2006; 2005; and 2004.
Submitted by Derik Badman on July 25, 2007 - 11:50
Sin Tutulo by Cameron Stewart is a recent webcomic (only 8 pages so far) by an artist better known for his print comics (such as working with Grant Morrison). A "professional" doing a webcomic is something we see more and more of as time passes. A chance to write own's on story? Freedom?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 26, 2007 - 19:07
Transmission X features Toronto creators: Cameron Stewart, Karl Kerschl, Scott Hepburn, Brenden Fletcher, Arthur Dela Cruz and Ramon Perez. Everyone knows Perez from Butternut Squash and Steward and Dela Cruz have both been previously nominated for Eisners. Looks like a great group. (ht/ the Beat)