Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 18, 2006 - 10:28
D.J. Coffman launches a website for his forthcoming (Spring 2007) Platinum Studios comic book Hero By Night. The website will not run the actual comic but features additional material about the character.
Update: I've added the official press release from Platinum Studios - click read more to check it out.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 17, 2006 - 21:30
- Scott Kurtz (PvP) will be one of the "Special Guests" at Comicon 2007. Great for Scott - not so bad for webcomics overall either.
- D.J. Coffman quits the Daily Grind contest (yes that's still going on...) and says big news is coming tomorrow (Wednesday). Plus, braggadocio... (Also looks like Coffman is taking guest art comics for an upcoming week. Deadline Oct. 31st - more details at his site.)
- Chris Ware did several comics for the New York Times and now they're running in the Independent. Check out the archive here at their website.
- Another collective of creators: The Chemistry Set.
- Rob and Elliott are having a guest artist week. Good stuff so far!
- I hadn't realized it but Concerned, which parodies the storyline of the game Half Life 2 (and uses the game itself to generate its art) is going to end soon. It's a very funny comic. Since I've played (and loved) HL2 it's hard for me to judge whether or not a non-player would like it but the creator Christopher Livingston is a very funny writer.
WHAT I AM READING
I got way behind on webcomics during my summer hiatus and I've been using the bookmarking at Piperka.net to catch up and to explore new reads. I just noticed I've got a hella lot of webcomics on my Piperka list. Here's a few highlights from the last few days or so:
- Scary Go Round almost never disappoints. I loved this recent nod to the television show The Prisoner.
- I'm also a fan of Home On The Strange. This one, although at the end of a somewhat average storyline (making fun of pretentious yet awful artists isn't the freshest of grounds), is great at how it builds little bits on top of each other to a funny punchline while also adding a little more flavor to each of the two main characters. Or maybe not but anyhow I liked this one!
- Scrubbo (Filthy Lies) is doing a parody of the television show Lost. I don't watch the show actually but probably everyone else does so go check it out!
- Okay I don't have this on Piperka but Packard Jennings makes some damned funny subversive comics. Check out A Day At the Mall and Business Reply Pamphlet (both NSFW).
- I think I saw a link to this from Words & Pictures - a cool ad for a color tv featuring exploding paint artillery.
Submitted by djcoffman on October 13, 2006 - 10:43
"ORIGIN" storyline for his webcomic Yirmumah. At 61 pages in, the first two chapters have featured, Hoboes, Bikers, Bibles, Witches and much more. Also, cold beer.
Come read what Comics101's Scott Tipton calls "...smart, daring and compelling. Really strong work." and what other critics call "one of the best comics Iâ€™ve read or seen in any medium".
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 28, 2006 - 13:01
Thank you also to our current sponsors which include:
- Sahsha & Ray Andrade's webcomic Nekko and Joruba,
- Spike's webcomic Templar, Arizona,
- Speech Bubble Media: an advertising network soley for webcomics and online comics.
And next month's cover art - coincidentally enough - comes from recent Comic Book Challenge winner D.J. Coffman. Look for that to appear next week.
Finally - we've hit 66 members on the new Comixpedia toplist after two weeks. I'll have a fixed toplist box soon on Comixpedia.com and I'll be adding a few more widgets to the Comixpedia toplist site itself. All the more reason to sign up your webcomic for it.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 24, 2006 - 14:18
Pulse is reporting that D.J. Coffman is the winner.
Submitted by GileadPellaeon on July 23, 2006 - 17:53
Well, I'm officially two days behind in my blogging now, but dangit, I'm going to write up every webcomic thing I did at the con if it KILLS me.Ã‚ Because there was a huge amount of webcomic stuff at the con this year, and unfortunately due to the nature of Comicon (there's always cool stuff conflicting with other cool stuff), I missed a fair number of things.Ã‚ But I also managed to hit a lot of things, so I think it would be remiss of me to not give you all a taste of everything I did make it to.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 23, 2006 - 17:06
Voting for the Comic Book Challenge ends tonight at Midnight (Pacific Coast time).
Keenspot Comic-Con 2006 Announcements: YIRMUMAH!, DARKEN, SORCERY 101 join! Fall Marketing Plans! SUPEROSITY TV Show (sorta)!
Submitted by Chris Crosby on July 22, 2006 - 00:18
Here's what Keenspot announced on the Comic-Con panel Friday evening...
* Keenspot News
YIRMUMAH! JOINS KEENSPOT
Comic Book Challenge
Top 3 finalist winner D.J. Coffman brings popular webcomic Yirmumah! to Keenspot!
TV SERIES BASED ON SUPEROSITY CHARACTERS GREENLIGHTED
A new animation production and distribution company comprised of former Cartoon Network and Disney animators have ordered into production 13 episodes of Angelipups, a 3D computer-animated childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s series based on the show-within-a-strip from Chris CrosbyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s long-running webcomic Superosity. Broadcast and DVD rights have already been pre-sold to some overseas territories, and the series will be shopped to North American distributors soon. Crosby wrote the pilot script and has been commissioned to write additional episodes. Angelipups follows the adventures of a group of winged, candy-colored puppies who live in the sky and are responsible for keeping clouds fluffy. It combines surreal humor with moral and educational elements.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 21, 2006 - 09:19
Cool news - longtime webcomics creator and Comixpedia regular, D.J. Coffman is one of three finalists in Platinum Studios Comic Book Challenge contest. Voting is going on right now so go check it out!