Submitted by Tim Tylor on November 9, 2009 - 19:26
Webcomic creator Dana Simpson has won Amazon's Comic Strip Superstar competition. Her entry Girl was chosen from ten finalists by public voters. The prize includes a publishing contract with Andrews McMeel Publishing, a development contract with Universal Uclick to develop the strip into a feature suitable for syndication, and online syndication on GoComics.com.
Submitted by fesworks on February 9, 2009 - 16:53
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 16, 2009 - 20:26
Hey D.C Simpson (or as now billed - Dana Claire Simpson) has a new comic up -- Raine Dog. Since it's literally started today all I can tell is that it's about a dog. Art looks nice. Simpson is the creator of the long running comic Ozy & Millie.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 1, 2009 - 10:57
Well I hope you had a marvelous New Year's Eve and whenever you wake up today in glorious 2009 make a few resolutions to make some comics and read some comics. Expand your horizons. Buy a new comic or some hep swag from your favorite artist. Chip in a few bucks when someone taking the risk of making comics all the time hits a roadbump. Have fun. Take your wacom outside sometimes (Vitamin D is necessary you know...)...
Anyhow here's the traditional day in ComixTalk type post I do when I don't have any new ideas (and I'm curious if I ever did). More posting (hopefully) beginning next Monday, January 5th.
- Comixtalk user albone announced the launch of his webcomic Rival Angels which follows the story of Sabrina 'Ultragirl' Mancini as she looks to aspire to greatness in the world of pro wrestling. And still updating consistently a year later in 2009!
- Narbonic creator Shaenon K. Garrity returned to daily webcomic-making with the new comic Skin Horse created with co-writer Jeffrey Channing Wells. One year later I'd have to say that I'm really enjoying it and it has filled the hole in my reading left my the end of her earlier effort Narbonic.
- Comixtalk user Brinkerhoff celebrated the first year of his webcomic Brinkerhoff.
- The comics industry jobs site http://comicjobz.com/ launched. Currently the site is static with a page announcing "Relaunching in 2009!"
- Ozy and Millie creator D.C. Simpson has signed to bring his popular, critically-acclaimed comic strip Ozy and Millie back to Keenspot after being away for nearly three years.
- Remember Blamination! Despite the slapdash nature of these flash animations I really thought they were funny as heck: here's a link to one of the last ones: Kurtz and Straub Deliver PvP Alive!
- Uncle Ghastly made his New Year's webcomic resolutions. That reminds me I have to make some of my own for 2009 (although I kept almost none of them for 2008).
Submitted by Tim Tylor on May 19, 2008 - 06:52
The Ursa Major Awards 2007, given for excellence in anthropomorphic arts, were announced on Saturday, May 17at the Morphicon convention.
Submitted by Tim Tylor on March 16, 2008 - 19:45
Voting for the Ursa Major Awards 2007 is now open and will continue to April 20. Known more formally as the Annual Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Award, these are presented annually for works involving anthropomorphic characters.
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?
Joel Fagin follows up his previous article on the selling of webcomics Reinventing Micropayments with another look at how creators could sell digital comics. This time, he further explores the notion of selling comic downloads and examines the initial results of Starline X Hodge's sales of her comic Candi.
Fantasy webcomics this month, is it? A large topic.
And we can make it even bigger. I mean, depending on how technical you wanna get, all fiction is fantasy. It's stuff that never happened, at any rate, and that's as basic a definition of fantasy as I can think of.