Submitted by Dedos on June 21, 2004 - 16:55
The finalists for the 2004 Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards have been posted. With this milestone, the polls are now open for all registered web cartoonists (registration information can be found here) to determine this year's winners. The fight for Outstanding Newcomer looks very interesting with Count Your Sheep, Questionable Content, Skirting Danger, and Sore Thumbs all vying for the title.
(Full List of Nominees Below)
You asked and Josh Lesnick answered. Lesnick's current project is Girly â€“ a sequel of sorts to Wendy and Cute Wendy, yet not a sequel at all. Part of the Keenspot line-up, but also a webcomics entrepreneur in his own right, Lesnick talks about webcomics business, art and INTERWEB drama.
Webcomics have wasted no time in taking advantage of the unfiltered, uncensored, and plain uncontrollable nature of the Internet. Webtoonists have also in their own small way acted out like smaller-scale rock stars, now and again trashing a virtual hotel room. In the spirit of celebrating the abuse or stretching of good taste, artistic boundaries, and/or common sense, we present our somewhat brief and arbitrary list of 17 notorious cartoonists. Some get the nod for a one-time act of notoriety while others continue working on their lifetime achievement awards even as we go to press.
We like happy endings because we know in our hearts that there are almost no happy ends.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 29, 2004 - 10:21
I just read the archives for Awesome Gamers by Dave Kelly and it just stops last year. Did he get bored with it or run out of time? It's a pretty good parody of games, and gaming webcomics. It's also vintage Dave Kelly (if it's not too soon to say such a thing).
Kelly falls on the "comix" side of webcomics. I read somewhere (can't recall now, apologize) someone comparing him, in spirit, to Crumb. I can see that, a little.
Submitted by dreamshade on March 18, 2004 - 23:01
I understand that the original intent of that "Ads by Google" sidebar was to create an advertising banner that corresponds to the content of the site, thus advertising products that the site's readers may be interested in. Almost no one reading Penny Arcade is going to be interested in buying from an online vacuum cleaner site, but the video game ads probably get a fair number of hits. It's kind of a cute idea, but the ads seem to work by latching onto certain keywords from the title or content of the individual pages, not from the site itself. Sometimes, it works, like in the recent article about hand health by Dylan Meconis, where all of the Googled ads are for arm braces. But then, a review of Dave Kelly's Lizard offers several online dealerships that sell reptile cages, this column by Dalton Wemble seems to have a thing for charities, and my personal favorite, a review of Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire brings up offers for a free psychic reading. Just how much click-through are these guys getting?
Lizard is the professional patriarch of a young family in the state of New Jersey. He has a beautiful wife, a child, and some longtime friends who stay at his place. Like most professionals, Lizard wears a tie, goes to the office five days a week, and enjoys spending time at home. Lizard is also a lime-green, bug-eyed reptile who is -- it should go without saying -- aptly named.
Submitted by Bill on July 1, 2003 - 01:28
I was at the Gay Pride Parade in Manhattan on Sunday, and somewhere between the Venezuelan drag queens and the Log Cabin Republicans, I got to thinking: where are the gay webcomics? I read about a dozen strips regularly, and aside from Young Bottoms in Love (currently on hiatus, at http://www.popimage.com) none of them have gay characters.
So when I got home, I plugged “gay webcomics” into a search engine. And lo, a huge list appeared! But the first four I visited were uniformly horrible. Bad writing, bad art, poor web design… just bad.
So I’m looking for some guidance – what’s good and gay? Is there a gay spy comic out there? Are there gay people doing journal comics? (aside from me, that is http://www.billroundy.com/daily32.html)
What do you recommend?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 16, 2003 - 23:12
Keenspot made some changes to its lineup recently (and updated its home page too). Alien Dice, the anthromorphic science fiction tale by Tiffany Ross is now a Keenspot comic. Road Waffles by Eight has restarted and Dave Kelly has added Awesome Gamerz to his stable of webcomics.
Professional cartoonist Dave Kelly may have a twisted sense of humor and a wacky animation style. He may be weird or even a genius. But maybe he's just a shy, private guy with a great sense of creativity. Any opinion may just suffice, depending on the particular side this 22-year-old decides to show.
"I like that people have a solid opinion of me, if it's good or bad or weird," Kelly says. "I don't want to be plain, normal and boring."
Plain, normal and boring may never describe this comic mastermind from West Philadelphia. Kelly is the author and artist of many Web comics, including the completed work (and probably his most renowned) Living In Greytown, a bizarre comic about a town with no exits and the many living beings that are stuck there.