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?
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.
Michael Payne reviews Alan Foreman long-running webcomic, S.S.D.D.,and finds it anything but cute. To the contrary, the sprawling, aggressive world of Foreman's imagination is like a Molotov cocktail thrown directly at your computer screen.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 12, 2007 - 16:42
So um... taxes? They suck. Let's throw rocks at 'em.
- CORRECTION: LA-based creators Dave Kellett and Kris Straub plan to march over to the gallery where art by alleged copycat Todd Goldman is on exhibit with a copy of Dave Kelly's original comic.
So long as someone will mail them a copy of the Keenspot FCBD book that it appeared in. Kellett's address and more details over at COPYCAT 2007 headquarters, FLEEN.UPDATE: They have received the comic book.
- Journalista! has a whole mess of links on the passing of Johnny Hart (scroll down to "comic strips").
- The Daily Crosshatch has an interview with creator Raina Telgemeier.
- For his podcast, T Campbell interviews Eric Burns and Wednesday White (mp3 link) and they talk about Websnark, blogging & podcasting. As always, Eric is simultaneously humble and well not-humble (it's charming though), Wednesday drops geek-cred terms (did I hear CMS in there? That's content-management-system) and for some odd reason sounds like she's sitting five feet behind Eric in the interview. Surprisingly, T Campbell asks no questions about actual webcomic content though...
- Sequential Tart reviews three webcomics this month: El Goonish Shive; Questionable Content; and Tittivillus.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 23, 2007 - 15:59
If you've got some spare coin and a hankering for role-playing goods, former Comixpedia columnist Eric Burns is having an auction over at Websnark. The most recent item up for bid even includes... "gasp!" Burns-crafted artwork.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 22, 2007 - 01:20
It was very cool how supportive folks were for Eric Burns and Wednesday White on their getting engaged. It reminded me this weekend that I have this distinct memory that Eric first encountered Wednesday upon reading an article she had written for Comixpedia in 2004.
A very good article I might add, called Geek Women: Your Little Standards-Compliant Fantasy.
Arisisa is New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention. There are 3 scheduled panels on webcomics including one with Eric Burns, Wednesday White, Kelly J. Cooper and Rob Balder.
Where: Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 18, 2006 - 10:41
- Check out the End of 2006 Roundtable with 10 comics-savvy writers covering the year in webcomics. A few more articles should be up soon (I'm editing as fast as I can!) - possibly even today.
- The Comics Reporter interviews the creator of Narbonic and other webcomics, Shaenon Garrity. Really, really good interview. Interesting question at the end where Garrity muses on where she'll be five years from now. I think she's overlooking the webcomic/newspaper hybrid that Rich Stevens' Diesel Sweeties may be cracking open and that would seem well-suited to Garrity's combination of writing and artistic skills.
- Digital Strips reviews some of the free webcomics published on Netcomics.com (Netcomics is the english-language affiliate of Korean manwha publisher, E-comix).
- Webcomics In Print posts one last book roundup for the year. (Don't forget to check out the Year In Print round-up in our December issue)
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Eric Burns posts the "pilot script" for ComicSense.com, a television show about webcomics - look for it around, oh I'll put my money on 2016. Actually it's a self-described parody of West Wing/Studio 60 creator Aaron Sorkin's style and since everyone reading this post knows webcomics, I can safely say - it's marvelously funny.
- From Fleen: Jennie Breeden is selling a deck of The Devil's Panties cards.
- Wow - 2 years and a 100 podcasts from Digital Strips. Congratulation to Daku (and the now-departed Zampson).
- Drawn! points to a tutorial by Les McClaine (creator of Johnny Crossbones).
- Joey Manley has started a discussion group on creating an API for Webcomics Nation. An API would allow third-party developers to write code that could work with the WCN code to do interesting things.
- Keenspot working with sponsor Wicked Lasers debuts a new webcomic called Wicked Powered created by Chris Crosby and Owen Gieni (the team behind Sore Thumbs). This may be the first sponsor co-owned/created webcomic. I'm all in favor of exploring new ways to make money from making comics so while it's too early to tell what this means, kudos to Crosby and Keenspot for pursuing the opportunity.
Our second annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Eric Millikin, Daku, Gilead Pellaeon, Mike Russell, Lewis Powell, Alexander Danner, Eric Burns, Michael Rouse-Deane, Johanna Draper Carlson and Gary Tyrrell.