Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 24, 2007 - 10:27
- Wizard interviews Scott Sava, creator of The Dreamland Chronicles. Sava put out an ambiguous press release recently stating that he had reached the one million reader mark. This interview touches on that and although the answer is still slightly ambiguous it appears that Sava has about 6000-8000 daily readers of his webcomic.
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- Another Time.com blogger notes Chris Onstad's Achewood, this time using it a as hook to talk about how webcomics may do to newspaper comics the same thing Craig's List is doing to newspaper classified ads. (hint: destroying them...)
- FLEEN rounds up news from Owen Dunn's YDK, Andy Bell's The Creatures in my Head and Ryan Smith's Funny Farm.
- Creator Lea Hernandez offers tip on how she structures her working day.
- Endurance cartoonist and world traveler Ryan Estrada posts the first video update from his current expedition.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 23, 2007 - 10:24
- We've got an interview with the creators of the fantasy webcomic, What Birds Know. Check out the interview - then check out the comic!
- Next month's issue focuses on collectives! If you are part of a collective of webcomics creators and are interested in being part of next month's issue drop me an email at xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com.
- Fleen has an interview with Paul Southworth, creator of Ugly Hill.
- Fleen also recently ran an interview with Wiz Rollins - Rollins pens the D.J. Coffman comic, Yirmumah.
- 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.
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- A new blog at Time.com, Nerd World, sings the praises of Chris Onstad's Achewood.
- Newsarama takes a look at the webcomics making up the new collective Lunchbox Funnies.
- A write-up in the NYTimes of a movie based on Marjane Satrapi's best-selling and critically praised comic-book memoir, Persepolis. The animated movie, filmed in France (and in French) will be released in America this year. Interestingly, it was animated entirely in France and Satrapi herself directed the film.
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.
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.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on August 28, 2006 - 10:35
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:
Submitted by Joey Manley on August 7, 2006 - 18:47
Today Chris Onstad, creator of the popular webcomic Achewood (www.achewood.com) 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."
Submitted by Joey Manley on July 31, 2006 - 12:34
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.
Submitted by Mark Mekkes on June 11, 2006 - 20:39
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.
Submitted by Erik Melander on June 1, 2006 - 02:03
The Harvey Awards have released their list of nominations for 2006.
- ACHEWOOD by Chris Onstad
- AMERICAN ELF by James Kochalka
- PENNY ARCADE by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik
- PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP by Nicholas Gurewitch
- PVP by Scott Kurtz
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".
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 20, 2006 - 10:49
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: