Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 16, 2009 - 11:00
Gordon McAlpin wrote to let me know that he'll be on a Kickstarter-themed edition of Fanboy Radio this Sunday. They'll be talking with Gordon about his Kickstater pre-funding effort for a print collection of his webcomic Multiplex. (also on the show will be Yancy Strickler (co-founder of Kickstarter) and Jamie Tanner (a print cartoonist who is funding his second graphic novel through KS))
And in other Kickstarter efforts,Spike has just launched one for a new book called Poorcraft to be written by Spike and drawn by Diana Nock.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 2, 2009 - 09:54
Hey - Google Wave invites are out and mine apparently got misplaced in the email. So if you've got one to spare set me up (xerexes at gmail DOT com). Thanks!
PBS does one of those "look people are making a living making webcomics" stories. They did interview interesting people for it -- from Randall Munroe (xkcd) to Howard Tayler (Shlock) to R Stevens (Diesel).
Nice interview with Gordon McAlpin of Multiplex touching on movies and Chicago.
Newsarama has an interview with Emma Caulfield, actress and now webcomic auteur. How very interesting that Newsarama has the scoop on the new webcomic Contropussy which has a creative team consisting of Emma Caulfield, Camilla Outzen Rantsen, Christian Meesey, Thomas Mauer, and Blog@Newsarama columnist Christian Beranek.
Johanna Draper Carlson reviews High Moon, the second book from Zuda.
FLEEN flagged that Christopher Baldwin has a work-in-progress site up for Spacetrawler, a webcomic he seems to be working towards launching next year.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 16, 2009 - 13:29
Jamie Tanner, the creator of Eisner-niminated The Aviary, is using Kickstarter to run a fund-raising drive -- enough money gets pledged, money gets collected and Tanner does his next graphic novel. (h/t Journalista!) He has over $2000 pledged with a goal of $5000.
Not new necessarily but interesting that this type of web-facilitated tool is being used for non-webcomic comic projects. Plus Kickstarter itself looks like a handy way to do this kind of approach.
UPDATE: Don't know how I missed this but Gordon McAlpin is using Kickstarter to raise funds for a print collection of his webcomic Multiplex. McAlpin is trying to raise $7500 towards finishing the work necessary to complete the book.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 11, 2009 - 11:41
A new trailer for Gordon McAlpin's Multiplex comic. Pretty cool - I think easier to do (but not all that easy!) because Multiplex uses vector artwork. Any other comics you think you'd like to see try a promo piece like this? Anything already out there from another webcomic I should add to this post?
Submitted by NightgigTim on October 14, 2008 - 18:15
Drawn from sources trying to avoid work today…
- The Washington Post has an article called ‘Five Webcomics to Keep Your Eye On.’
- Xerexes has an interesting post following up on the ‘Most Read’ series of articles comparing the audiences for various webcomics.
- I can’t remember if I’ve posted Bloody and Brutal Reviews before, but here it is. The unvarnished and more than slightly profane (NSFW) Red Right Hand.
- Great Hera! It’s Wonder Woman Day III!
- Randall Munroe and Cory Doctrow talk work habits at 3PiCon.
- 24 Hour Comic Book Day in San Francisco.
- PC Weenies made PC Advisor Magazine’s ‘Top 10 Humorous Websites’ chosen by their readers. Congratulations Krishna!
- Just in case you didn’t know XKCD spurred a new feature from YouTube. Good work Randall!
- An interview with Gordon McAlpin, creator of Multiplex on ComixTalk.
- Heidi MacDonald of The Beat has a nice roundup of the further adventures in Wowio/Platinum.
Reported by Michael Moss.
Gordon McAlpin is the creator of Multiplex, a webcomic about the movies and the staff at a movie theater. We interviewed Gordon in 2006 but I thought it was a good time to catch up again. McAlpin is closing in on the 300th episode of Multiplex. He also blogs about movies at Movie Makeout and co-hosts the movie podcast The Triple Feature.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 21, 2008 - 11:31
So after wandering the wilds of Arizona last week I thought I'd catch us all up on some things from webcomicland:
First off here's a post from DJ Coffman any creator looking to do the webcomic thing should read: "Host your own friggin' webcomic" shows how you can start up a webcomic for almost nothing.
Last week there was a good interview with Gordon McAlpin, the talented creator of Multiplex and a co-host of the Triple Feature movie podcast. I've been reading Multiplex from day one so I don't really know if it's underrated or not -- either way if you're not reading it give it a look -- it's a great mix of actual story along with a big box of
popcorn movie-related subjects.
Chcuk Rozakis ask some good questions about how comics publishers will make use of the web. Is he right that a "perfect" e-reader will be a print-killer? Is DRM (i.e., copyright protection) going to slow down or stop fans migration to the publishers' web offerings?
El Santo takes a look at Marvel's announcement it's putting original material - comics based on the Hulk and Iron Man movies - up on the web.
Here's an interview with aka Gabe and Tycho from this year's PAX about the Penny Arcade empire, including the location (BOSTON!) of next year's PAX EAST.
Roddenberry comics is giving away stuff: a 2009 Roddenberry Comics Calendar, featuring episodes from “Gene’s Journal’ and “Rod Barry,"; a pair of clocks of both “Gene’s Journal” and “Rod & Barry,” and a “Gene’s Journal” journal, ready to keep your most trusted thoughts and memories. Check out the site for contest details.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Check out the newest bit of robot-goodness: Lovesick Robot.
Submitted by NightgigTim on September 16, 2008 - 16:52
Drawn from sources not being investigated for abuse of authority…
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 27, 2008 - 22:23
Tim Tyler calculates the new site launches July 31st and Gordon McAlpin adds his two cents in a comment to this thread at FLEEN.
Lore Sjorberg interviewed R. Stevens at Comic Con about the end of newspaper Diesel Sweeties and what he's going do with all of his newfound free time.
Shaenon Garrity interviews writer Stephen Geigen-Miller and artist Patrick Heinicke on their new series on Modern Tales, Cold Iron Badge, which combines fairy-tale fantasy with police procedural.
Christopher Moshier writes about writing webcomics (link via Journalista!)
DEAD TREES ON THE LCD SCREEN
Slave Labor Graphics new webcomic program is working - check out the comics at their website.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Have you checked out Gisele Legace's new webcomic yet? Menage a 3 is kind of like Porky's meets 3's Company.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
I think I forgot to link to this - Sean Tevis is running for office in Kansas and he used an xkcd-style comic as part of his fundraising efforts.
I laughed at this webcomic featured on Joystiq's webcomic wrap-up. I'm sure the age of web-savvy cartoonists is still heavily skewed towards the twenties but I'll wager it's much more diverse than it was at the beginning of the naughts decade.