Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 25, 2010 - 23:00
Let's Go To The Videogame Chuck: Comics based upon (and licensed from) videogames: The Sacrifice by Mike Oeming turns the premise of Left 4 Dead into a webcomic and Chris Avellone created Fallout: New Vegas—All Roads! -- a graphic novel prequel to the upcoming videogame Fallout: New Vegas.
REVIEW: Lauren Davis has a nice write-up of John Allison's Bad Machinery at the IO9 blog
HYPE: Caldwell Tanner combines history and Frank Miller perfectly in a parody over at College Humor! Very funny and I thought he nailed the garish energy of Miller's covers.
MAILBAG: Ian Terrell writes about his webcomic The Grumpiverse "that takes on the news of the day and week that makes us grumpy for one reason or another. We consider it a webcomic, although to some it might fall more under the category of political cartooning."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 28, 2010 - 09:01
I wanted to hit this DC-area event with Mike Rhode, Andrew Cohen, Evan Keeling (DC Conspiracy), Ben Claassen, Shannon Gallant and Matt Wuerker, but during the World Cup: futbol first, comics second. Check out Comic Girl's write-up of the panel and Mike Rhodes' comments here. I was also going to turn this site black for a couple of weeks to mourn Team America's loss to Ghana but that's probably taking it too far (plus, you know, it'd be more work!).
CODEPRESS: In the land of webcomic mods of Wordpress, we've had updates from ComicPress and Webcomic/Inkblot recently, but not from stripShow. I did see this recent announcement from MangaPress that it does work with Wordpress 3.0. Those are the four main Wordpress-for-webcomic packages I'm aware of - but let me know if I'm overlooking a worthy alternative.
- Ed Piskor, creator of the comic Wizzywig, has a great post on comic panels that show both the cause and effect of an action. This is harder to pull off well than it looks.
- More tutorials on using Manga Studio from Lincy Chan.
DEAD TREES ON THE HORIZON
- Captain Excelsior by Zach Weiner and Chris Jones. This was a very funny spin on superhero comics but basically a FOX sitcom at heart.
- Fantagraphics is going to put out a book collecting Drew Weing's Set To Sea. It's a masterful comic from Weing and I'm really looking forward to getting it in print.
AROUND THE BLOGS
- Comics Worth Reading plugs Rick Smith's webcomic, Yehuda Moon and the Kickstand Cyclery as "an attractive strip about two guys who ride a lot and run a bicycle shop.... Since I’m not a cyclist, I like the strips about stupid customers best, since I can better relate to those, but there’s also some lovely mood work and some funny cycling and recycling gags." You may remember Smith from his Shuck comics.
- Apparently Morgan "Supersized" Spurlock is making a documentary about Comic-Con. Bleeding Edge posts a call from Spurlock for people interested in being in it.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 2, 2009 - 20:02
A couple of things I wanted to post up - one of course being this weekend (October 3rd and 4th) is 24 Hour Comics Day. On your mark, get set - go comic! Also FLEEN has an interview with Howard Tayler about his recent keynote at the Comics Success Seminar.
And so long as I'm here -- a little JUSTIFY MY HYPE linkin'
Submitted by bobweiner on April 13, 2009 - 20:58
Itâ€™s a fairly generic title, but the long and short of it is that Iâ€™ve been busy. The first week of the new academic quarter started off with a bang last Monday, and Iâ€™ve been going full tilt with coursework prep for the past two weeks.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 11, 2009 - 09:02
Snowflakes is a new comic with art by Jones and word-stuff by Weiner and Ashby. I had meant to post about this earlier this week but I haven't had time for writing much this week. Anyhow, the comic is pitched as a PG-rated affair and is set in an orphanage where we've met the current cast of orphans. So far so good - I'm curious to see what PG-rated stuff these guys can come up with over time.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 24, 2008 - 07:38
Submitted by bobweiner on June 19, 2007 - 21:10
Several talented webcartoonists have stepped in to help PC Weenies cartoonist Krishna Sadasivam this week. Bill Charbonneau (Voices in My Hand), Scott Gallatin (MadScott), Chris Jones (Grumps, Captain Excelsior), Scott Hallett (Cubicle Gangsters) and Mike (Beachnuts!) are among the heavy-hitters contributing guest-toons while Krishna recuperates from another weary move.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 25, 2007 - 12:37
There's some good older thread on new or underrated webcomics on the site but let's start a new one with recommendations for good stuff that started off this year - 2007.
The first one to mind I would pick is Ali Graham's new webcomic Afterstrife which I'm enjoying and I think is a step up from his first webcomic Housd.
Submitted by Linda Howard Valentine on March 23, 2007 - 16:18
What is it about Monday, Wednesday and Friday that make them the seemingly optimum publishing dates for webcomics?