Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 15, 2006 - 07:25
Over the weekend, I compiled a list of interesting videos related to comics - you might be interested in checking some of them out.
Dorothy Gambrell has a Cat and Girl book coming out. You can order it here. Dorothy also posts "four cartoons rejected by the New Yorker." I don't get the New Yorker anymore (read it online but...) but Gambrell's sensibility is perfect for that magazine.
From Ninth Art, Andrew Wheeler complains about Marvel's "conservatism" and Bulent Yusuf names the nine comics that shaped his love for comics. As long as we've brought up Marvel here's a funny blog post on "Marvel's 50 Best Characters." The list is arguably accurate but the accompanying snark-filled descriptions are priceless.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 8, 2006 - 21:56
I'm trying to figure out if there's a problem with everyone getting emails from Comixpedia.com or just some. I had someone help me with hardening my server from attacks, etc so its possible he made it so drupal couldn't execute it's email function but then again it may be individuals who are having problems. (I can get email from the site on my various accounts - that's kind of why I'm confused as to where the problem is)
Submitted by comicbase.nl on May 4, 2006 - 11:22
Five webcomics have been nominated for the first ‘International Clickie’, that will be awarded on June 3, 2006, at the “Stripdagen Haarlem” festival in the Netherlands. This special prize is part of the Clickburg Webcomic Awards, initiated by webcomic foundation Clickburg. The international nominees are: Scary Go Round (John Allison), E-Merl.com (Daniel Merlin Goodbrey), The Perry Bible Fellowship (Nicholas Gurewitch), Anne Frank conquers Moon Nazis (Bill Mudron) and Gunnerkrigg Court (Tom Siddell).
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 Xaviar Xerexes on January 24, 2006 - 14:38
Gary Chaloner blogs about the Ledger Awards which take place in Australia. Voting just wrapped up so the winners should be announced shortly.
They have an interesting "WEBCOMIC OR COMIC STRIP OF THE YEAR" category which pits a comic strip Big Fun Mega Happy Pet Land by Jase Harper against two webcomics, Magellan by Stephen Crowley and Raymondo Person by Patrick Alexander.
Submitted by kjc on November 22, 2005 - 03:23
We're going to try a little experiment here... We're running two reviews (independently submitted, as it happens) of the same comic, Will Eisner's John Law by Gary Chaloner.
Compare. Contrast. Discuss.
NOTE: This is a parallel review in which we have two reviewers looking at the same comic. The other review is by Xaviar Xerexes.
During the 1940s, when pulps were at their height, the concept of the hardboiled detective (usually a private eye but occasionally a police investigator) was ingrained in the public imagination. Since that time, the atmosphere, the language, and the characters have been evoked in pastiche and parody.
Will Eisnerâ€™s John Law by Gary Chaloner (whose current strips can be found here, and whose main site, with cast info and extras, is here) is one of the few modern detective comics to focus so heavily on that mode, at least in style, using the stark grays of the best film noirs. Though scripted and drawn by Gary Chaloner, the character himself was created by the late great Will Eisner.
Submitted by kjc on November 21, 2005 - 01:44
This month, Comixpedia looked at MYSTERY WEBCOMICS!
Our final feature for November, Faith in Science: Detective Stories In A Confused World by T Campbell, is a close examination of the rules of mystery comics and a challenge to webcomics creators.
"Nemesis in Noir" is Al Schroeder's interview with Greg Holkan of [nemesis] and Gossamer Commons.
We have TWO reviews this week:
The other is Xaviar Xerexes' review of Will Eisner's John Law by Gary Chaloner.
And last, but never least, is Ping Teo's gentle poke at The Essence ofâ€¦ Whodunnit.
NOTE: This is a parallel review in which we have two reviewers looking at the same comic. The other review is by Andrew Leal.
John Law is a character, originally created by Will Eisner in the 1940s, whom he ultimately did not actually publish. Instead he repurposed the work he did for this character into stories for his more well-known comic, The Spirit. Despite some claims to the contrary, the full-fledged character of John Law only appeared in print when Eclipse Comics published a one-shot book in 1983 titled John Law, Detective #1.
Detective, suspense, parlor game, crime, noir, police proceduralâ€¦ these are all different ways to slice the mystery genre. But how to organize the Mystery WEBCOMICS? Alphabetically by title? By author? By sub-genre? Or perhaps semi-randomly, as the whim takes me? Yep. That'll do.