This article was originally published on webcomics.com in 2008.
Webcartoonists disappear every day. Not off the face of the Earth, of course, but certainly out of the collective conscious of the webcomic community. Creators may take a hiatus, or decide to focus on print projects, or complete a well-loved work and move on to something less wildly popular. Or they may simply not bother with self-promotion, so that when the initial buzz surrounding their work calms, they are not active in maintaining the level of attention that was briefly paid to their work. And fickle as the Internet is, it’s easy to go from famous to forgotten at any given moment.
Of course, just because a creator isn’t dominating the critical sites or public discussion forums the way they once did doesn’t mean they’ve stopped working, or publishing, or playing some other role in the comics community. Presented here is a survey of the current projects of four of those creators whom we haven’t heard much about over the past year or two, despite their notable accomplishments of the past.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 24, 2007 - 14:31
I built a "library" of webcomics and creators back in the fall of 2005 which I put into beta before realizing it was too much editorial work to deal with and the same information could be better provided through the community edited webcomic wiki - COMIXPEDIA.
Nevertheless looking back on the assortment of names collected (some from me, some sent in from you) I wonder if anyone has any significant updates on these creators 18 months later. Maybe we should interview some of them?
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).
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.
Ted Rall talks up and talks to webcomics with attitude for Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists. It's a great addition to the ongoing Attitude anthology series that pays some well-deserved attention to webcomics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 15, 2006 - 12:50
The nominees for the Ignatz awards are out and up for the Outstanding Online Comic category are:
- A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible by David Hellman and Dale Beran
- Claviger by Ronnie Casson
- Micrographica by Renee French
- Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
- Thingpart by Joe Sayers
Renee French's entry was published on Serializer.net (and nowhere else as far as I can tell). Since serializer.net is still down hopefully publisher Joey Manley can give Ms. French a link to a temporary locaton for the comic.
There will be a book-signing event for Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists in New York this Thursday, April 27 at Kim's Mediapolis at 7 p.m. (Broadway at 113th Street New York NY 1 or 9 subway, M4 or M104 bus)
Attitude 3 is edited by Pulitzer Prize finalist Ted Rall and features exclusive interviews, photos and comics from 21 of the most talented artists in webcomics. Featured artists include Dorothy Gambrell, R. Stevens, Ryan North, Eric Millikin, Nicholas Gurewitch, Rob Balder, and Dale Beran and David Hellman.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 7, 2006 - 20:01
Ted Rall's book series on alternative comic strips turns its focus to online comics in this third installment, titled "Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists," now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
In addition to samples of each comic, the book features extensive interviews and memorabilia from the creators' lives and early efforts.
Submitted by Tim Tylor on December 13, 2005 - 19:39
Cartoonist and commentator Ted Rall is turning his attention to webcomics in his third Attitude anthology, due out in June 2006. Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists will feature the work of twenty-one cartoonists publishing their work over the internet.
A simple list of people of webcomics based on their contributions to the medium in 2005. And we have no doubt that we left off someone we shouldn't have. We're sorry. We'll try harder next year.