Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 4, 2003 - 22:00
The Web Cartoonists Choice Awards' Nominees for 2003 were released this week.
Voting for award winners is ongoing from now until June 29th and the winners will be announced on July 6th. Read on for a list of the nominees:
Submitted by cayetano garza on June 2, 2003 - 15:25
The second part of the Cuentos trilogy, entitled "El Pistolero", finds Felix Jaramillo forced to move back to the Rio Grande Valley from Mexico, where he has spent the last two years studying the mystic arts of his ancient ancestors.
Plagued by dream-visions of his friends and family in grave danger, he must return to the place of his birth to confront the dark forces that had chased him away two years prior and would eventually bring about the death of his lover during his sojourn in the tiny Mexican village he had made his new home.
"El Pistolero" promises weekly doses of Texas/Mexico legend and folk myth as well as poking at the horror and action genres to provide what cat can only describe as "a mexican Dr. Strange".
Submitted by cayetano garza on June 2, 2003 - 15:08
Our latest interview is now up. Cat Garza has been running a million miles an hour with no stopping point in sight. We came across Catâ€™s work on Modern Tales and became intrigued with the art and storytelling abilities of the artist. So we decided to ask him to take a short break and chat with us about his projects.
There are plenty of webcomics you can read for free, but a growing number of sites are beginning to charge for some or all of the webcomics they publish. Now that you may have to hand over your hard-earned cash to read your favorite webcomics, it’s important that you know what you’re getting so you can decide where to hand over your hard-earned cash. This article is part one in a series that will review sites where you pay for webcomics. We will tell you the costs of joining such sites.
Submitted by Joey Manley on May 13, 2003 - 09:18
Modern Tales, the leading publisher of subscription-based webcomics, announced today that cayetano garza jr's "Whimville" comic strip has launched as a standalone subscription-based website, whimville.com.
"cat's been wanting to do this solo subscription site for quite some time," said Manley. "This is part of our growth plan for those Modern Tales cartoonists whose work becomes popular enough to sustain a website commercially all by themselves." Other solo sites published by the company include Lea Hernandez's RumbleGirls.com and James Kochalka's AmericanElf.com.
This chat took place Saturday, March 29, 2003. Cayetano "Cat" Garza Jr chatted with Scott McCloud, Demian5, and Patrick Farley. In Scott McCloud's second book on the comic medium, Reinventing Comics, he wrote about the potential of digital media for comics. He named several artists already on the web in the book, creating a certain aura of notoriety around some artists who may have gone unnoticed before. Among them were Cayetano Garza, Demian5 and Patrick Farley. Comixpedia had the chance to eavesdrop on a chat between the four about the state of webcomics today.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 18, 2003 - 11:05
Following on the heels of James Kochalka's American Elf and Lea Hernandez' RumbleGirls will be Cayetano Garza Jr's Whimville. Currently a series on Modern Tales, Cat has been working on moving Whimville to a stand alone site. There is still no specified launch date, but it appears that date is getting closer.
As best as I can describe it, Whimville is a story about the land of Whimville where children's imaginary friends live. Unfortunately one of those friends turned evil and recruited a horde of destructive brain bunnies to take over Whimville. The plot cuts between the action in Whimville and the real world. It is a visually dynamic series that takes full advantage of its nature as a webcomic.
Scott Kurtz is the creative force behind PVP, and Wedlock, his brief stint with an autobiographical comic on Modern Tales. Kurtz, known for being one of the few webcomics creators able to actually live off his comic, recently started a print run of PVP with Image Comics.