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Chris Hallbeck

Clearance Cleared, Biff Booked

Y’all went through our scratch-and-dent books pretty fast, folks. It almost makes me wish our volunteers had dropped a couple of cases of books down the stairs or something.

76 Days Until President Obama Appoints the New Secretary of Webcomics

MILESTONES
Wes Molebash is ending You'll Have That.  He's going to wrap it all up on January 2, 2009 and will debut a new comic in February. (h/t FLEEN)

The comic strip Opus ended with main character Opus escaping to the children's book Goodnight Moon.  Uh, okay...   LA Times blog has a post with an interview with Breathed hereTom Spurgeon also links to this recent interview with Breathed on the comics in general.

BUSINESS
Dirk Deppey writes extensively today about the problems daunting an online sales model for comics that incorporates existing offline retail outlets.  He's responding to an earlier post on the subject by Tom Spurgeon.

I've seen several posts about the revamp of United Media's website Comics.com.  Here's Tom Spurgeon's take on things; here's Alan Gardner's take.

INTERVIEWS
Another interview with Chris Hallbeck of The Book of Biff (we had an interview with Chris here on ComixTalk last month).

An interview (audio) with writer of many webcomics, T Campbell.

CELL PHONES
Am I missing something?  Is there any reason to get excited about Peanuts pseudo-animations for the cell phone screen?

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
The Escapist writes about humor sites and webcomics.  A lot of good links in there.

Darrin Bell's Toon Talk forum has moved to a new location.

Everyday, Everyday, Everyday I Write The Book of Biff

Earlier this month, I interviewed Chris Hallbeck who does the weirdly funny webcomic The Book Of Biff.  More recently, I found out that he was a finalist in this year's Bomb Shelter Webcomic Idol contest.  A bit of a fortuitous coincidence and reason enough to hustle this one onto the website.

The Book of Biff by Chris Hallbeck

WCCA 2008 Nominees Are Out

The nominees for this year's WCCAs were released this past Sunday (sadly without any fanfare, or press release... again). But lots of interesting choices (and good links to comics!):

OUTSTANDING COMIC FINALISTS:
Achewood by Chris Onstaad
Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio
Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
The Phoenix Requiem by Sarah Ellerton

TWCB - Episode 6 - Single Panel Comics

TWCB: Episode 5 - The Web Cartoonists’ Choice Awards

The Web Cartoonists’ Choice Awards are here and in this week's Webcomic Beacon, we talk to Frank “Damonk” Cormier all about them! Casual Ramblings from Brett Hainley continues to have no apology, and Diana Nock brings us a Webcomic Review of Dark Red. For next week, we will be talking with Mark and/or Frank from the WCCA Committee about SINGLE PANEL COMICS, with Special Guest Chris Hallbeck of The Book of Biff.

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WCCA Nominations Out

The full list of nominations for the upcoming WCCAs is out - get the list here or click read more (the WCCA site is slow today so I copied it into this post here).