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Danielle Corsetto

The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted!!

One of my favorite internet-y t-shirts is still David Malki!'s "The Revolution Will Not Be Telegraphed" - for some reason my brain was stuck on variations of that all weekend.. "The Revolution Will Not Be Conveyed Via the Blades of the Semaphore Line!"  "The Revolution Will Not Be Transmitted Directly Into My Brain Via iBrain" Well you take it from there...

Also heads up - talented comics creator Gene Yang has a new website and blog.

INTERVIEWS

HYPE

  • Change is good and Danielle Corsetto looks to be mixing things up again for the cast of Girls With Slingshots this year. Today's is pretty funny.
  • I demand George Lucas hire Kevin Smith to adapt Nate Beaty's Life As A Wookie as the next Star Wars movie...
  • A series of sketches from John Allison - I actually like his looser, more dashed off work quite a bit although it only emerges in tiny bits in his finished comics.

You've Come a Long Way, Baby! (Wait, That's Sexist)

 When Cathy Guisewite started her comics career in 1976 there weren't many women making comics. 'Cathy' was one of the first mainstream comics written by and about a woman. When she announced she would be ending the long-running comic strip October 3rd it made me think about some of the webcomics I read that happen to be made by women.

Comix Talk for Wednesday, January 27, 2010

So today is the Second Coming?  The rumored debut of Apple's oversized iPod has sent the newspaper business into a tizzy but it is potentially VERY interesting to the world of comics.  I doubt the first generation of it (if it exists!) will be affordable enough but eventually this could become a serious platform for comics.  IF IF IF IF....

In non-rapturous news of the day, congrats to Ben Costa for winning a Xeric Grant for Shi Long Pang. I look forward to buying that book! (h/t Paperless Comics)  And in a true spirit of public service, Gary reads Platinum Comics Licensing's press release to decipher the latest business plan: "an in-house version of CafePress."

INTERVIEW: Danielle Corsetto of Girls With Slingshots.

REVIEW: Delos reviews Insert Comic by Zack Holmes.

And how about some links to fill-out your morning read -- here's the list of webcomics the readers of the Washington Post nominated for its Comics Riffs poll on "Best Webcomic of the Decade": "Devil's Panties" ; "Devin Crane" ; "Eric Monster Millikin" ; "Girl Genius" ; "Girls With Slingshots" ; "Hark! A Vagrant" ; "Jesus and Mo" ; "Kevin and Kell" ; "Least I Could Do" ; "Navy Bean" ; "The New Adventures of Queen Victoria" ; "Order of the Stick" ; "Penny Arcade" ; "Perry Bible Fellowship" ; "Pibgorn" ; "PvP" ; "Questionable Content" ; "Red String" ; "Schlock Mercenary" ; "Sinfest" ; "UserFriendly.Org" ; and "xkcd."

Wednesday Webcomics

Let's get down to it! Two new feature articles today:

I talked with cat garza this month and here's the resulting interview.  (Cat blogs about it here)

In his ComixTALK column this month, Derik Badman writes about "defining comics"Neil Cohn responds on his blog.

DEAD TREES AHOY:

Mitch Clem drops that the dead tree version of his webcomic Nothing Nice to Say will be published by Dark Horse and see the light of day this September.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS:

Eric "Websnark" Burns is back writing about webcomics with snapshots of Danielle Corsetto (Girls with Slingshots); Nicholas Gurewitch (The Perry Bible Fellowship); and Aeire (Punch an' Pie).

T Campbell adds up Alexa and Compete.com numbers to get a sense of the server stats for popular webcomics.  UPDATE: And here's another method -- using the Google API to rank webcomics by links-in their URLs.

And how about a side order of reviews:

Alexander Danner reviews B. Shur's I AM ROCKET.

El Santo reviews the Perry Bible Fellowship-ish webcomic Truck Bearing Kibble.