Daniel Merlin Goodbrey
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 20, 2006 - 13:40
Not a webcomic award but one probably of interest to many creators: the Isotope, an award for Excellence in Mini-Comics, is accepting nominations until March 15th. To submit your work send five copies to 326 Fell St. San Francisco, CA 94102. (For more information contact the Isotope at (415) 621 - 6543 or at firstname.lastname@example.org)
The book Webcomics: Tool and Techniques for Digital Cartooning by Steven Withrow and John Barber is a comprehensive overview of the state of webcomics. Webcomics: Tools and Techniques for Digital Cartooning is a helluva book. If nothing else, it's full of a ton of useful information and thoughts on webcomics art and business. It's got tutorials, round table discussions, theory, and even a big ol' gallery of webcomics.
But in writing this review, there's been one thought sticking in my mind: namely, this is a wonderful book... but who is it for?
William Simons is the creator of Clickwheel, a way to download webcomics on your iPod. T Campbell has joined up as a contributing editor to the service. We talked to both of them about this new way to view digital comics.
Submitted by Daniel Goodbrey on October 31, 2005 - 23:23
The worldâ€™s first webcomic-based religion, Merlism, is now complete.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 25, 2005 - 00:52
Work on the forthcoming Comipedia webcomics directory is rolling along. I just discovered tonight, however, that former Comixpedia contributor and all-around webcomics genius John Barber does not have a wikipedia entry.
If anyone can fix this please post an entry for Mr. Barber at the wikipedia and at our own Webcomics Encyclopedia. Barber's entry should go here.
No Daniel "Merlin" Goodbrey entry either! Aspiring fans and scholars put that one here.
UPDATE: As it happens, Eric Burns was snarking about non-experts' campaign of deletion on webcomics in the wikipedia this morning.
UPDATE #2: C'mon on! No Lea Hernandez entry? I threw up a stub on the Webcomics Encyclopedia but you could write pages about Ms. Hernandez.
UPDATE #3: A thread at Digital Strips has an apparent reply from the main non-expert nominating webcomics for deletion. I also had the impression, like T Campbell, that Wikipedia was more akin to a HHGTG than a much more selective, limited document. More troubling to me, however, is that this whole episode brings into stark relief the issue of generalists versus specialists that often plagues such projects. This is a particularly egregious example of (at best) a generalist making decisions without sufficient input from specialists (people who actually have any knowledge about webcomics). Not saying people can't talk about things they aren't expert on. but they sure as hell ought to at least listen to the experts a little.
Submitted by Joey Manley on July 29, 2005 - 10:44
Joey Manley, publisher of the leading commercial webcomics site, Modern Tales, announced today that WebcomicsNation.com, a premier hosting and automation service for online cartoonists, has launched today.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 28, 2005 - 15:24
ClickWheel is the world's first desktop application for downloading digital comics â€” or 'podstrips' â€” to the iPod photo. Central to Clickwheel's design is an RSS feed that allows you to search, grab and display comics or toons that have been created for the iPod photo.
Available for download are webcomics from demian.5, Ted Dewan, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Colin White and
more recentlycoming soon, T Campbell and Gisele Lagace.
Submitted by Daniel Goodbrey on June 27, 2005 - 11:23
In a belated celebration of its fifth year on the web, E-merl.com has just undergone a Doctor-Who-style regeneration. The old design was worried about getting type cast and has gone off to pursue other roles, leaving the imaginatively titled E-merl 5.0 to take itâ€™s place. Five Point Oh is looking to impress viewers straight off the bat by delivering a brand new weekly webcomic series right to the front page of E-merl. The new series, Brain Fist, is already two episodes deep and will continue to update every Tuesday at a merciless pace until someone forces it to stop.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 3, 2005 - 11:33
It's a cover gimmick for webcomic magazines that Comixpedia just may have to copy someday. Covers by both Kris Dresen and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey adorn this month's issue of the Tart.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 11, 2005 - 12:20
Update: Bill Mudron has pictures from A.P.E.