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Interview with Chris Impink of Sledge Bunny

I had a chance to do a quick interview with Chris Impink at Intervention.  Chris is the artist for a new webcomic -- Sledge Bunny -- his previous project was the webcomic Fragile Gravity.  Sledge Bunny is about roller derby and this is a great point to jump in -- a healthy archive has set up the characters and now things are about to happen!  Chris is also one of the founders of Super Art Fight - a live art competition, sort of a combination of WWF and pictionary.  Chris and tag-team partner Jamie Noguchi won their bout last Saturday night (No kidding on the WWF part -- opponent Bryan Prindeville picked Jamie up and his tag team partner Kelsey Wailes duct-taped his legs together.  I was half expecting someone to break out a deck chair on someone!)

Super Art Fight 7: Baldwin Versus Borkowicz

Super Art Fight 7

In June 2008, a new form of live entertainment was born. Titled "Art Fight", it placed artists head to head in a competition that was equal parts Pictionary and Pro Wrestling.  Now, two years later, the phenomenon known as Super Art Fight returns to their home base of Baltimore, Maryland for a FREE headlining event: SUPER ART FIGHT 7, Live at the Metro Gallery on July 17th, during Artscape 2010!

It's Ain't Easy Being Green

Good morning Internet!  Swine flu even at PAX?! (see Mike/Gabe's message) -- nice to see that the Penny Arcade crew is broadcasting useful information via the website and encouraging everyone to take care of themselves.  That show seemed huge this year.  I am looking forward to my probably futile hopes to attend PAX East (futile because something always comes up to deflect my physical travels much like that damn leprechaun and his stale box of marshmallows and grains).

INTERVIEWS
Rick Marshall scores an interview with Harvey Pekar about his new webcomic project.  How cool is that?!

A lovely interview with the talented Kate Beaton (no! you have not yet read enough interviews with Beaton this year!!  And... there WILL BE MORE! This Nostradamous predicts...)

REVIEWS
Brigid Alverson gives a very good review to the first print collection of Skin Horse by Shaenon Garrity and some dude (Jeffrey C. Wells: just kidding!!!!!!!).

JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Met up with the Washtington Webcomics crew last night: Rob Balder (still erfing the world); Chris Impink (um gravitating the fragile... hmm ), Chris Flick (caping the babes? okay this nickname scheme isn't working out all that well) and just met Joe Zuniga who does the relatively new comic Made Up.

Washington Webcomics Meetup in VA Tomorrow Night

Hey are you a webcomic artiste or enthusiast in the greater Washington DC area?!  It's the monthly Washington Webcomics meetup tomorrow night and why not drop by and hang out with the gang?  Hosted by MC Chris Impink in the palatial environment of the Ballston Mall (we crawl from our meeting-up-place in the food court dungeon to the luxurious environment of the Bailey's Bar and Grill) it's a couple hours of drawing, drinking and discussing of webcomics.

(and if you hum the theme to the Muppet Show while reading this post -- 100% cooler!)

Ultimate Kaiju All-Star Barrage -- The Ottobar, Baltimore, Maryland

Like kaiju (giant monsters like Godzilla)? Like webcomics? How about bands like Peelander Z and the Protomen? Then you need to get yourself to the ULTIMATE KAIJU ALL-STAR BARRAGE happening at the Ottobar in Baltimore, August 24. Not only will it be a night filled with music, but a whole lot of webcomics folks are displaying their takes on famous kaiju. You can see works from

And tickets are only $10! What a twist! Please check out http://www.deadofsummer.org/kaiju/

Updates On Entries in the Ill-Fated Webcomic Directory Project?

I built a "library" of webcomics and creators back in the fall of 2005 which I put into beta before realizing it was too much editorial work to deal with and the same information could be better provided through the community edited webcomic wiki - COMIXPEDIA.

Nevertheless looking back on the assortment of names collected (some from me, some sent in from you) I wonder if anyone has any significant updates on these creators 18 months later. Maybe we should interview some of them?

Ravencon

Ravencon is happening in Richmond, VA this weekend at Doubletree Inn at the Richmond Airport. Besides a large number of authors and artists, it does feature a number of webcomics folks.

Washington Webtoonists February meeting

It's the February meetup and it's back on the VA side of the line. Folks are meeting up at the Ballston Common Mall at 8 PM again. For more information or to be added to the monthly eVite list, contact Chris Impink at bitterstoat at gmail.com.

Cancelled due to the ice storms in DC.

I'm Just Drinking: The Podcast

I'm Just DrinkingThanks to the dozens of donators and Wiki-ers, and the support from all around, I'm Just Drinking: The Podcast is now live. This episode features the webcomic Fragile Gravity, by Barb Fischer & Chris Impink. The drinks displayed are The Girl Next Door and The Bitter Stoat.

Please enjoy the show and stay tuned for the next episode, which will air on October 9th.

Baltimore Comic-Con

 Creator of AbandonThe Baltimore Comic-con is this weekend - doors open at 10 AM. Saturday night at 8:30 PM is the Harvey Awards.

[UPDATE: The Comics Reporter has a guide to this convention worth checking out.]

Artists alley features several webcomic creators including:

  • Rob Balder, Partially Clips
  • Chris Impink, Fragile Gravity

and the Webcomic Hotness Pavillion which features:

  • Greg Carter & Brooke Spangler
  • Christie Johnson
  • Jennie Breeden
  • Danielle Corsetto
  • James Hatton
  • Mara Maguire & Bill Ellis
  • Sara-Fred Rickert & Kristy Bourgeois
  • Garth Graham
  • Matt Rawson & Evan Keeling