Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 13, 2011 - 10:59
I finished loading all of the monthly cover art we ran at ComixTALK from 2003 to 2009 in yearly photo albums at ComixTALK's new Facebook page. I have mixed feelings about dropping that from the site design in 2010 - especially after looking back over all of the great comickers that contributed to the series. In any event - if you are on Facebook, please "like" the ComixTALK Facebook page. Thanks!
After all of the news yesterday it's a bit slow so far this morning:
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Should you work for free? This chart should help but if not at least you'll laugh.
- You can search for Calvin and Hobbes comic strips by their transcripts here .
NOT WEBCOMICS BUT PRETTY COOL
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 2, 2010 - 09:14
You know what -- a big thanks to Journalista!, The Comics Reporter and Comics Worth Reading for all of the great reporting they do. Almost every dang morning I find something interesting to read at those sites. Speaking of which, Tom Spurgeon posted a note this morning from Ted Rall -- Rall is beginning his latest expedition to Afghanistan with fellow cartoonists Matt Bors and Steven L Cloud along for the ride. Safe Travels!
- It's the 10th anniversary of Narbonic. Congrats to Shaenon Garrity!
- The System reaches 400 comics. Congrats to Roscott Nover!
- Reality Amuck reaches 100 comics. Congrats to Ben McCormick!
HYPE: I'm looking forward to MK Reed's Americus (scheduled for publication by First Second in Fall of 2011) and excited to hear that it will be serialized online along the way. The comic is drawn by Jonathan Hill. (h/t CWR!)
- Sam Costello pens another edition of his column at iFanboy on independent comics.
- A talk by Gene Luen Yang on breaking into comics:
COPYFIGHT: I'm no expert on the Neil Gaiman-Todd McFarlane litigation but Maggie Thompson's write-up of the latest phase is an interesting practical example of the notion of derivate work.
INTERVIEW: Good Comics For Kids blog has an interview with James Kochalka from SDCC (there's a whole bunch of videos from the GCFK blog there too):
Submitted by dave_roman on November 19, 2009 - 21:21
"SLG Publishing is having an across-the-line, no coupon necessary, 40% off everything sale for the next week or so. A tough economy and some financial curve balls have made the sale necessary in an attempt to put some coins in the coffer, wind in the sails, eggs in the basket, etc, etc, whatever the hell. SLG, as most of you know, has more or less been my publishing home for the past 20 years or so, so I'm of course hoping for the best for them during these times of hardship."
Submitted by Faith on September 24, 2009 - 10:30
The Saga of Selling My Next Comic
I've been holding off announcing this for various reasons, but now's the time, I think. Drumroll pls. Okay! First Second Books, towering publisher of such luminaries as Gene Yang, Nick Abadzis, and Paul Pope (eventually, I assume) has been suckered into - I mean, will be publishing my next graphic novel. Completely written and drawn by ME. HAHAHAHA. Oh man, cool, huh?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 8, 2009 - 21:55
Submitted by goRaina on May 12, 2009 - 18:50
Last week's trip up to Springfield for the MLA Conference was really fun! A nice combination of productive and relaxing. Dave and I Amtrak'd it up to Massachusetts, and spent a couple of days talking to librarians and eating wonderful meals with wonderful company.
And later this week, I'm heading to Cleveland, OH for the Margaret S. Skiff Children's & Teen Literature Conference! The short guest list absolutely blows my mind: Mo Willems, Gene Yang, Nick Bertozzi, myself, and Cherise Mericle Harper.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 11, 2009 - 04:14
Last week, the Massachusetts Library Association held its annual professional conference, which is notable for comics fans in that the final day of the conference included a Graphic Novel Mini-Conference organized by Robin Brenner of No Flying, No Tights. This included a full day of panel discussions related to the comic book industry, as well as a handful of graphic novel exhibitors in the exhibition hall, and a couple of interesting events throughout the rest of the week. I wasn’t able to make it to all of the events, as I wasn’t a registered attendee.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 1, 2009 - 10:02
Tomorrow's Free Comic Book Day and while digital comics are not officially invited to play, I've been seeing various webcomics making special offers anyway. UCLICK (btw is UCLICK really "the #1 distributor of comics on the web and on mobile phones" as they claim?) is offering the first issues of several of titles for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch, beginning Friday afternoon, May 1, until Saturday, May 2, at 11:59 p.m. (PST).
DIgital Strips reviews Frequently Asked Questions, the latest print collection from the comic Unshelved by writer Gene Ambaum and artist Bill Barnes.
Derik Badman reviews the print collection, Beanworld Book 1: Wahoolazuma.
JUSTIFY SOMEONE ELSE'S HYPE
Eric Trauttman, Brandon Jerwa, David Messina, and Mirco Pierfederici are launching a webcomic called Wide Awake - a horror/adventure tale that got its proof-of-concept in the second “Popgun” anthology. They will have a six-page teaser available on Free Comic Book Day this Saturday.
Around the World in Several Blogs
Comics Alliance notes the Penny Arcade comic on the recent "no gays in Star Wars" controversy...
Submitted by goRaina on April 30, 2008 - 16:33
Dave and I had a fan-tas-tic time at the Stumptown Comics Fest! We got home late last night, feeling green from the rain, full from yummy brunches, and elated from the wonderful convention.
Submitted by Andrew Farago on April 30, 2008 - 05:39
There's a new installment of The Chronicles of William Bazillion up at http://www.williambazillion.com, in which the official William Bazillion documentary continues along its merry way. Miss it at your peril!
Having been away from the Internet from Thursday night until earlier this afternoon, I'm sure that just about everyone in Portland has beaten me to the punch in covering Stumptown, but here's my take on the show, for what it's worth: