Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 19, 2007 - 10:13
- Terrence Marks did a five part series on married creators this month - be sure to check out all of the interviews: Tod and Corey Marie Parkhill, Andrew Farago and Shaenon Garrity, Scott Kellogg and Kathryn Garrison Kellogg, Mason and Amber Williams, and Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier.
- We also have a new feature from Sebastian Parsons that speculates about the motivations for creating webcomics. And in our regular columns, Derik Badman examines of a page of Jaime Hernandez's Flies on the Ceiling for Panels & Pictures and Neil Cohn (along with illustrations from Tym Godek) compares speech/thought bubbles and panels for Comics Theory 101.
- Reinder Dijkhuis has an interesting essay on Project Wonderful. My take on Project Wonderful is that it's a wonderful platform for a web-based advertising system but what remains to be seen is whether it turns into an advertising service. A service needs some entity interacting with traditional media buyers (usually advertising agencies) to sell them ad space on the platform. Whether that's PW creator Ryan North who takes that on or some other arrangement, it's a piece of the puzzle necessary to the long-term success of PW. Don't get me wrong though - I'm a big fan of PW right now and I'm optimistic about it.
- Digital Strips has an interview with Chad Diez, the former artist on The Pet Professional and now working on the relaunched (NSFW) The Sophisticated Pig.
- Earlier this month Digital Strips also had an interview with Wes Molebash on the release of his new book, Youâ€™ll Have That, Vol. 2 (DS also reviewed it here).
- Broken Frontiers has an interview (audio) with Chris Hastings, writer and penciler of Dr. McNinja.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- You guys all read the Websnark already, but be sure to check out his post about the great sci-fi strip Crimson Dark. I've been reading this since literally Day 3 and it's very good.
- Another Websnark post about which I can agree is this one that says nice things about Bobby Crosby's +EV. Comixpedia reviewed +EV back in October 2006.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Debbie Ridpath Ohi (the creator of Will Write For Chocolate) lists 5 reasons why she blogs. Following up on Sebastian Parson's article can you list 5 reasons why you webcomic?
- Check out Webcomics-In-Print for coverage of this year's Blooker Award nominees and the recent U.K. Web & Mini Comix Thing.
- Colonel Joey Manley links to a post at the website Your Mom's Basement (what a great name for a website...) called The Tricks of Turning Pro. Parody or not!?! We link, you deride...
- T Campbell has an interview (audio) with B. Shur, the creator of I Am A Rocket Builder. Coincidently, Shur has seriously revamped the IAARB website and it has a note stating "Coming Soon: New Comics!"
- Pink Raygun posts "Top Ten Signs You Might Be A Fangirl".
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 28, 2007 - 14:10
The full list of nominations for the upcoming WCCAs is out - get the list here or click read more (the WCCA site is slow today so I copied it into this post here).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 7, 2006 - 10:16
make the donuts thank our sponsors!
- TBS's Very Funny Ads (I'm not sure why they're advertising this with a pair of breasts - it seems to be a SFW site - it's a site featuring funny, mostly foreign ads)
- Comedy Central's Freak Show
- And the webcomics: The Eufos, The Front, A Pirate's Life For Me, I See You, Alma Mater, Things Change, and O''Deer.
And Now the News & Views:
- It's 24 Hour Comics Day! Post your updates, parties, etc!
- Arguably the most awesome first anniversary webcomic evah - check out this week's Dr. McNinja.
- I really like the concept of a "map" as the interface here. A Maps Little Spell is a very cool little site and webcomic worth checking out.
- On the internets you're free to be as NSFW as you wanna be... actually One-Liners isn't visually NSFW but man it can be vulgar. Definitely not for everyone, but if you like some shock and raw with your webcomics, check out the relatively new One-Liners by Shishio and -U.
Around the World in 80 Blogs:
- Journalista! catches a Wizard interview with cartoonist David Kellett about his comic SheldonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s trip to Comics.com and back again.
- Zoinks congrats Tom Brazelton, creator of Theater Hoppers on his impending fatherhood.
- Lore recommends The Nietzsche Family Circus, which pairs a random Family Circus panel with a randomly selected Nietzsche quote, and this tribute to Ray Harryhause which he notes has skeletons with axes.
- Comic Foundry thinks the movie Ghost Rider will be as bad as Elecktra.
Things On My To Do List:
Submitted by Sean C on August 22, 2006 - 15:27
Before we begin this discussion, I should clarify just what I mean by "stereotype". I do not intend for stereotype to mean racial stereotypes, or even cultural stereotypes. What I plan to evaluate is the character stereotypes that exist in so many webcomics - characters like the hardcore gamer, the amnesia-suffering loner hero anime character, the "frisky" furry or anthro character, etc...
Comicon is almost here. Gilead and Darlene will be guest blogging for Comixpedia. Lots of panel info after the jump.
Submitted by Kris X on July 10, 2006 - 15:08
Kris X aka M.Neils (Pocket Kitten)
Spriteville (Spriteville, USA)
Nanda (Ugly Girl)
Stinky (Head Doctor)
Submitted by Kris X on July 10, 2006 - 13:00
After being sucked away down the river of that which is The Con, I can now report what happened to it and its survivors.
After traveling for 2 hours from MA to CT, we crossed the bridge into Convention Land. No joke, we actually crossed a bridge. The water was not seen from the bridge, but we assumed it was there. Our tank rolled us into the parking garage and the strange events began to occur.
The MoCCA Festival is almost here - there'll be webcomics such as Overcompensating, Diesel Sweeties, Scary Go Round, Goats, Questionable Content, Dr. McNinja, Cat and Girl, Johane Matte, Ryan Sias, Kean Soo, Becky Cloonan and Vasilis Lolos, Hope Larson and Bryan Lee OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Malley, Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier, Andy Runton, Debbie Huey, Lark Pien, and John Green.
It's at New York's Puck Building.
Submitted by The William G on May 2, 2006 - 09:06
As some of you may know, I make a longform webcomic (thanks for clicking). And I'm using the term "longfom" as to mean serialized story comics.
I've been thinking about webcomics, as I always do, and though I'm lacking access to Rob Balder's holy grail of data, I have managed to notice a few things. First off, gag-strips dominate the webcomics. And second off, longform comics don't.
Now, this isn't meant to be a debate over Art vs. Entertainment, nor Quality vs. Quantity. We all know those topics have been done to death, and have no value save their acting as a platform to launch pissing contests.
This is meant to air a thought/ reinvention of the wheel, I had that I think may be discussion-worthy.
Longform comics have no place in what we now know as webcomics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 1, 2006 - 13:00
So file this one under "story developing..."
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