Who gets to write about webcomics?
Submitted by John on December 7, 2005 - 21:16
I can't tell if Scott is satirizing himself or is really pissed off. Is anyone else's sarcasm detector working? I think mine's broken.
A simple list of people of webcomics based on their contributions to the medium in 2005. And we have no doubt that we left off someone we shouldn't have. We're sorry. We'll try harder next year.
Submitted by jdalton on December 2, 2005 - 12:26
Keep on schlockin' in the free world! Today's the 2000th Schlock Mercenary strip. That's five years, five months, and 20 days. Later today (and tomorrow), creator Howard Tayler will be at a local comic-book store, Dragon's Keep, so stop by and congratulate him.
Tayler was interviewed by The Pulse.
Submitted by Erik Melander on November 13, 2005 - 10:20
I can't remember if we mentioned this or not, but the second part of BL's podcast with Scott Kurtz was posted on October 23. This part is a bit more serious and delves into, among other things, the history of webcomics, Kurtz' Eisner nomination, the attempts to get PvP syndicated in newspapers, and Kurtz' thoughts on the future.
The most recent podcast is with Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary fame and the newest member of Blank Label.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 28, 2005 - 16:49
This weekend (starting today) is AutumnCon a new Sci-Fi festival taking place in Salt Lake City, UT.
Howard Tayler wrote that he'll be there tomorrow with some original artwork for sale. Two panels also look webcomic-ish: "Intro to Webcomics", and "So you wanna be a webcartoonist".
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2005 - 18:10
You may have noticed that clip-art comic strip PartiallyClips has been experimenting with guest art from other webcomics creators for more than two months now. The latest entry takes it further, with an actual crossover appearance by main characters from Sluggy Freelance. Pete Abrams supplied the art, drawn during the webcomics panel at UberCon, and Rob Balder wrote the dialogue for Pete's characters Torg and Riff.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 25, 2005 - 16:08
A Lesson is Learned But the Damage is Irreversable creators David Hellman and Dale Beran join the DayFree Press group. (Link from Digital Strips)
Tom Spurgeon reports that Supernatural Law will begin publishing installments online. Spurgeon also has a good roundup on recent articles abut Bill Watterson, triggered by the release of the mammoth Calvin & Hobbes anthology book.
The Oregonian has good feature on Joe Sacco, probably the finest working comic-journalist* today. (*Sacco reports in comic format - someone should standardize a term for that)
Submitted by Brad Guigar on October 20, 2005 - 10:56
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 11, 2005 - 14:37
Part of the new publishing platform I'll be rolling out for the new Comixpedia site makes it a lot easier to publish the monthly magazine. Now all contributors will have one biography attached to all stories they write for us. This makes it easier for us (no need to retype each time a new story is published) and better for the contributor (no matter when someone reads a story they see your current biography).
If you've contributed to Comixpedia and want to submit a new bio go ahead and email me. Also, all contributors may now have a 100 x 100 pixel image to go with their stories. If you want to submit one, include it on an email to me.
I just finished loading in all of the stories published in 2003. Click read more for a list of contributors from that year. (One of the nice new features will be the ability to easily see all of the articles each contributor has written for Comixpedia.)