Dylan Meconis created the popular and well received webcomic Bite Me!. ComixTalk reviewed it back in 2003. Nowadays Meconis is working on the webcomic Family Man. Family Man is being serialized by Meconis on her website and as she discusses below is a work with a lot more ground to cover before it will be completed.
Meconis also wrote a regular column called Juxtapose This! for ComixTalk in its first years. Aside from Paul Bryant Johnson's comics, it's the only thing I think we've published that had footnotes. But really good footnotes! (honest!) Being the fifth anniversary year of ComixTalk I thought it would be a great idea to catch up with Meconis and see what she's up to in 2008.
Submitted by CulturePulp on April 25, 2008 - 14:40
The Portland, Oregon print media kind of went insane promoting this year's Stumptown Comics Fest. To wit:
- THE OREGONIAN created a two-page comic and an arts-section cover devoted to Stumptown. You can read the whole feature as a three-page PDF right here.
- Meanwhile, THE PORTLAND MERCURY ran a full-page color comic by Dylan Meconis and Bill Mudron. Meconis posts on the matter here. Mudron provides a bigger look at the comic here.
- WILLAMETTE WEEK interviews Stumptown guest Brian Michael Bendis.
- And THE PORTLAND TRIBUNE plugs Stumptown while discussing the 24-hour "Drawpocalypse."
More media links can be found here, at the official Stumptown site.
Submitted by dave_roman on April 24, 2008 - 14:50
Check out this comic ABOUT Stumptown by Dylan Meconis, Bill Mudron & Erika Moen:
As seen at: http://www.portlandmercury.com
That's all from for a while. See ya later!
Submitted by dave_roman on April 24, 2008 - 13:19
Just a reminder that Raina and I will be at Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland Oregon this weekend!
Scott McCloud, Craig Thompson, Nick Gurewitch, Neil Babra, Derek Kirk Kim, Graham Annable, Scott C, Erika Moen, Dylan Meconis, and a billion other people I ship.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 24, 2008 - 10:36
This weekend in Portland, Oregon -- it's the Stumptown Comics Fest!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 5, 2008 - 11:00
The nominees for this year's WCCAs were released this past Sunday (sadly without any fanfare, or press release... again). But lots of interesting choices (and good links to comics!):
OUTSTANDING COMIC FINALISTS:
Achewood by Chris Onstaad
Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio
Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
The Phoenix Requiem by Sarah Ellerton
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 8, 2007 - 13:04
Pub Weekly has a nice story on Portland's Periscope Studio which depending on how you look at it is either a (loosely organized) company or a coop arrangement amongst artists for space and supplies. (Btw - former ComixTalk columnist and all-around excellent (web)comic creator Dylan Meconis gets namechecked in the article.)
I'm posting though to raise the more general question of whether this kind of arrangement would be useful to more groups of people in various cities. Anyone else in a similar arrangement that can pass on some advice, positive and/or negative stories, and just more thoughts on the subject. There's good stuff to working at home but I've often thought how sometimes you get more done when you're somewhere "else".
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?