There will be a book-signing event for Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists in New York this Thursday, April 27 at Kim's Mediapolis at 7 p.m. (Broadway at 113th Street New York NY 1 or 9 subway, M4 or M104 bus)
Attitude 3 is edited by Pulitzer Prize finalist Ted Rall and features exclusive interviews, photos and comics from 21 of the most talented artists in webcomics. Featured artists include Dorothy Gambrell, R. Stevens, Ryan North, Eric Millikin, Nicholas Gurewitch, Rob Balder, and Dale Beran and David Hellman.
Submitted by pclips on April 24, 2006 - 20:44
The More I Learn, the Less I Broadcast
This is an official rant. It's very long.
An incident today really threw a spotlight on a major attitude change of mine, which has happened within the last six months to a year. I no longer look to any public webcomics blog or forum to productively share and receive information about webcomics. I barely participate. I'm genuinely disgusted with the state of webcomics discussion, and it's not worth my time either to wade in and try to raise the level of debate, or to keep sifting for signal in all the noise.
Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary), Rob Balder (PartiallyClips), The Ferrett (Home On The Strange), and Eric Millikin (Fetus-X) will be at Penguicon in Livonia, Michigan, Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23.
On Saturday at 1 p.m. they will be holding a panel discussion called Webcomics: Haves and Have Nots, exploring how "As webcomics begins its second decade as a medium, the vast majority of web traffic still is directed toward a tiny fraction of all titles. What do the disparities in traffic numbers indicate about art, society, entertainment, and free choice?"
Submitted by EricMillikin on April 11, 2006 - 22:06
In issue #275 of The Comics Journal, Shaenon Garrity (Narbonic) considers The Best Comics of 2005 along with Dirk Deppey, Evan Dorkin, Craig Thompson and others.
Eric Millikin (Fetus-X) reports on the Danish Muhammad cartoon controversy along with Michael Dean, R.C. Harvey, Houria Kerdioui and Dirk Deppey. The Comics Journal has posted an online excerpt of Cartoons of Mass Destruction: The Whole Story Behind the Danish 12.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 9, 2006 - 09:19
T Campbell hits on something we talked about in the comments to our earlier Eisner post this week: what exactly is Matt Forsythe's ojingogo nominated for? As in what did Forsythe do in 2005 to receive the nomination.
ojingogo was nominated in 2005, presumably for work up to the end of 2004 (which T seems to confirm in his post which includes a discussion of the rules). I calculated 9 new pages since then, T calculates only 7 new pages. Either way ojingogo is a fairly short piece which is still unfinished. It seems unfair, and a mite bit ridiculous with the now vast amount of material on the web to twice nominate a short unfinished work for the Eisner award.
All of which seems like I am condemning Forsythe's work I suppose, but I am not and when it's finished I would have no problems with its nomination. Nominating an unfinished work on the web for an award is problematic and should not be allowed. This rule would not discriminate against long-form or ongoing serialized webcomics if we allowed for the judges to nominate technically unfinished webcomics on the basis of finished chapters or storylines. And in any event, the judges should be clear about the work that is the basis for their nomination.
Submitted by EricMillikin on March 28, 2006 - 15:10
Eric Millikin has announced his latest project: painted artwork for a short story with a working title of "Fat America: Who's to Blame," exploring issues like how our goverment's agricultural subsidies, consumer spending habits, and fast food marketing contribute to our nation's obesity. The story is written by a prominent cook-book critic and food/nutrition journalist. The print run for the project is over half a million copies.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 7, 2006 - 20:01
Ted Rall's book series on alternative comic strips turns its focus to online comics in this third installment, titled "Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists," now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
In addition to samples of each comic, the book features extensive interviews and memorabilia from the creators' lives and early efforts.
Submitted by Joe Zabel on February 7, 2006 - 17:00
A contentious roundtable about the use and abuse of experimentation is featured in this week's edition of The Webcomics Examiner.
A little love letter to the magazine that could.It's the third anniversary of Comixpedia this issue.
2006 is the fourth year we've been writing about webcomics. We've put out 38 monthly issues of the magazine and published more than 600 reviews, interviews and other articles about webcomics. We've posted more than 2500 news posts (that's not counting the magazine).
Submitted by Tim Tylor on December 13, 2005 - 19:39
Cartoonist and commentator Ted Rall is turning his attention to webcomics in his third Attitude anthology, due out in June 2006. Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists will feature the work of twenty-one cartoonists publishing their work over the internet.