Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 26, 2006 - 23:41
Many MANY of our webcomicking friends have published print versions of their work. I've tried to find, track down, and remember as many as possible. But given the thousands (tens of thousands?) of webcomics out there, this was a daunting task. If I missed your comic, I apologize profusely and profoundly. Please add it via a comment.
Feeding Snarky on The Funny.
This is "the Funny issue" of Comixpedia, and that's a good excuse to talk about a question that gets asked of me a lot, these days. "Gosh, Eric," the questioner asks -- said questioner apparently having just bussed in from a Hollywood version of 1952 -- "what makes a funny comic strip... you know... funny?"
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 7, 2004 - 11:54
From The Comics Reporter comes news that Achewood by Chris Onstad has canceled its deal with the Checker Book Publishing Group. (Although Checker Book still has a prominent link on its website to the book and a full page that apparently allows one to preorder the book.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 18, 2004 - 11:39
4 Color Review presents an an Interview with Chris Onstad who creates Achewood.
4CR also more recently interviewed John Allison who creates Scary Go Round.
NOTE: I'm all for the merchandizing, but aren't these items at the 4 Color Review "store" all blatant copyright violations? Or do they have permission from Marvel and DC to sell them? Just curious... UPDATE - Stephen Gerding wrote to me that all of the stuff in the 4CR store is kosher and legal.
Submitted by michaelwhitney on August 13, 2004 - 15:11
There's a new interview with the creator of Achewood, Chris Onstad, where he talks a little bit about adapting to fan (and detractor) interaction:
You get used to hate mail and love mail and smart mail and thoughtful mail and kid mail and all of that. You develop a crucial thick skin. I doubt Keith Richards gets pissed off when people say he's ugly, to him that's just ambient noise. I'm used to people saying that Achewood is horrible, but I'm also used to people who write in to Ray's advice column with genuinely traumatic personal problems that they shouldn't be asking a cartoon cat.
Anyone who's fielded a lot of feedback email can probably attest to the truth of that. When your inbox gets pounded every day with love, hate and just plain ham-handed pleas for attention, you have to develop a sort of detachment over time or you'll have a nervous breakdown.
Submitted by Dedos on June 21, 2004 - 16:55
The finalists for the 2004 Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards have been posted. With this milestone, the polls are now open for all registered web cartoonists (registration information can be found here) to determine this year's winners. The fight for Outstanding Newcomer looks very interesting with Count Your Sheep, Questionable Content, Skirting Danger, and Sore Thumbs all vying for the title.
(Full List of Nominees Below)
Online, there are almost no entry barriers to the reporting and punditry market. With the advent of free blogging software, practically anyone can set up a site to report on any subject.
A friend summed it up this way: "Achewood is just ... weird," she said. She obviously liked it -- maybe because it is weird, maybe because it's also so familiar.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 21, 2003 - 10:54