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  • Journalista! catches the news at website ICv2 that Gene Yang won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature for young adults for his graphic novel, American Born Chinese. The Printz Award is given out by the American Library Association.


Comixpedia's People Of Webcomics List For 2006

It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.

The Comixpedia End of 2006 Roundtable

Our second annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Eric Millikin, Daku, Gilead Pellaeon, Mike Russell, Lewis Powell, Alexander Danner, Eric Burns, Michael Rouse-Deane, Johanna Draper Carlson and Gary Tyrrell.

Baltimore Comic Con

Baltimore Comic Con is coming up in two weeks. The con hosts the Harvey Awards, which is featuring a webcomics category for the first time this year. Master of Ceremonies Kyle (Plastic Man) Baker is going to be awarding the first-ever webcomics Harvey Award to one of the following:

Achewood Joins Webcomics Nation

Today Chris Onstad, creator of the popular webcomic Achewood ( announced that he has joined Webcomics Nation, posting a private subscription-only archive of extra material for his most devoted fans.

"Webcomics Nation is the perfect solution for hosting subscriber material," said Onstad. "The content management interfaces are extremely well-designed, and the whole product is very well thought out. From uploading art to managing payments, it's very well integrated. It's the best system I've seen for anyone trying to make a living off of their comics. Our launch at WCN has been a huge success for our business, and our readers are thrilled."

Lots of Webcomics Coverage in TCJ # 277

I just got my copy of TCJ # 277, the oversized 30th anniversary issue, and it has:

-- an interview with Chris Onstad (Achewood) on page 202

-- an interview with Fred Gallagher (MegaTokyo) on page 210

-- and an interview with the most pompous jerkoff from the webcomics world on page 258 (um, me).

I haven't read the whole issue yet (it's a big one), but am looking forward to it. As for my interview, I've apologized to Kurtz for what I said -- it was kind of silly and mean -- but I still mean what I said about Jon Rosenberg.

2006 Web Cartoonists' Choice Award Final Nominees

They're here! The final nominees for the 2006 Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards are announced!

Although the final voting system isn't quite ready yet, this is your opportunity to check out all of the nominees and start discussing them. Then, once the final polls are open, you'll be ready to make informed and researched decisions that guarantee that the best comics will win.

Harvey Award Nominations Released

The Harvey Awards have released their list of nominations for 2006.


Also of interest is the nomination for Flight vol. 2 in the anthology category, Kazu Kibuishi's Daisy Kutter in "Best Graphic Album - Previously published" and James Kochalka's Super f*ckers in the category "Special Award for Humor in Comics".

Tom Spurgeon's Top Comics of 2005

I really appreciate The Comics Reporter - it's an invaluable resource for what's going on in the comics world as a whole and it's a great service to webcomics that Tom Spurgeon tries to treat them on an equal footing with the rest of comic-dom.

Spurgeon has posted his top 50 comics of 2005 and he has included a few webcomics in the mix.  Read on for a list of those webcomics: