Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 13, 2006 - 10:27
DEADLINES AND OTHER RIGHT-NOW STUFF
- Today is your last chance to submit a question for the community interview with Shaenon Garrity.
- Next Friday (October 20th) is the deadline for signing up for this year's Fright Night event.
- SPX kicks off today at 2:00 PM. I hope to be there and I plan on listening to Jules Feiffer talk at 3 PM. The Beat has a good preview and so does the Washington Post.
- Tomorrow night is the last chance in the Washington DC area to catch the stage version of David Rees' webcomic Get Your War On. The play adaption is getting good reviews.
- From Noon to 6 PM this Saturday, Dave Kellett (Sheldon) will be at the opening of Monty's Gourmet Foods new location in Ottawa Kansas, where heâ€™ll be signing bottles of their award-winning hot sauces and salsas that feature his artwork. There'll be grub, good times, and copies of "Pure Ducky Goodness" available for Sheldon fans.
- Kitchen, Lind & Associates have signed up webcomic creator Bryant Paul Johnson (Teaching Baby Paranoia, The Antecedent). Previously this agency had signed up webcomic creators Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing. KL&A provides artist representation and book packaging to its clients. (KLA will have a booth at SPX on October 13th and 14th to promote its upcoming packaged books and is looking to meet with talented creators who are seeking representation.) You know you're at a webcomic news site because the big deal here to me is the signing of creators from the web. The big news to everyone else though will be that KLA has signed Jim Lawson and the estate of Harvey Kurtzman.
- Barry Deutsch who sold his URL to a "Search Engine Optimization" company - but kept his blog and cartoons there - opens up his blog to discussion of his decision. Reinder has a post with some thoughts on the controversy.
- Peter Bagge comments on immigration at Reason online.
- Wizard interviews Mike "Gabe" Krahulik of Penny Arcade today.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Comics Reporter catches an article on why comic strip creators burn out.
- Journalista! points to an interview with Chris Bishop (Girl Vs. Pig) who has an art show in Washington DC.
- The Beat on the Scott McCloud "facial expression generator".
- Not sure if this is new or not but Lore points to a how-to drawing video from Mike "Gabe" Krahulik of Penny Arcade.
- Slate looks Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim.
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:
Blank Label Comics members Kris Straub, Steve Troop, and Dave Kellett will be joined by fellow Los Angeleno cartoonists David Malki of Wondermark, Jorge Cham of PhD, Kazu Kibuishi of Copper, and Amy Kim Ganter of Sorcerers & Secretaries for a 7-in-1 signing at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on August 28, 2006 - 21:24
If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re anywhere near LA on September 23rd, check out the signing at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 26, 2006 - 14:38
I had a great time at the beach and just got back today. I understand the new server held up ok until sometime yesterday - I'm working with the company (Liquid Web) to figure out if this is a workable server solution or not. If things go down, hopefully it won't take too long to resolve...
Coming next week are the Blank Label bloggers: Dave Kellett, Kris Straub, Howard Tayler and Brad Guigar. I've really enjoyed having guest bloggers on the site this summer and next week should be a lot of fun. Besides being great cartoonists these are all great guys. After that will be our last regularly scheduled guest blogger - Chris "Superosity" Crosby. I'll be shifting back out of summer vacation mode soon enough - one of the things I'd like some feedback on is about the guest bloggers we've had. Good idea, bad idea? Great for the summer or something to have all year long?
I also approved all of the new sites for the top list so you're on if you signed up last week. I haven't gotten a lot of feedback from the top list site so far so please let me know if it's been helpful, worthless, whatever. Thanks. (P.S. If you're on the top list and don't create an encyclopedia entry for yourself you're missing out on a chance to provide more information to curious, potential readers)
Also - thanks to new sponsor, the webcomic Krakow!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 27, 2006 - 12:32
How cool is this? Dave Kellett of Sheldon has been invited to be a "cartoonist in residence" at the Charles M. Schulz Museum.
Submitted by GileadPellaeon on July 22, 2006 - 04:00
So, after missing the Webcomics 101 panel on Thursday, I was determined not to miss a single panel on Friday (except due to conflict, of course.Ã‚ After all, there is more than just webcomics at this con).Ã‚ So the first thing on the docket for Friday was to get up bright and early to attend the Blank Label Comics panel.
The panel included every member of Blank Label Comics except Greg Dean (Real Life) and Paul Southworth (Ugly Hill).Ã‚ At the end of the panel, the crowd got all the panelists to get together for a group picture, resulting in this fine photo (as always, click on photos for higher res versions):
Submitted by GileadPellaeon on July 21, 2006 - 09:10
One of the most fun things to do at the Comicon is to go around to all your favorite artists and get sketches of your favorite characters. There's just nothing quite as cool as seeing an artist create something right in front of you, personalized for you, and hand it to you for you to keep, right there. Pretty freaking sweet.
I've got myself a nice sketchbook (from last year's con, actually), and I'll be going around all weekend getting sketches from various webcomickers and posting them up here for you all to see.
So let's get this party started!
Comicon is almost here. Gilead and Darlene will be guest blogging for Comixpedia. Lots of panel info after the jump.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 21, 2006 - 13:15
Nevertheless I'm very excited - and wanted to post that Paul Taylor has a book out collecting several years of Wapsi Square. (With a foreward for the book from fellow BLC'er Dave Kellett).