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COMIX TALK FOR MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY

I'm in kind of a world wide mixed wrestling NASCAR mood this morning (already thrown a couple chairs down the hallway) but let's see if comics soothes the savage beast.

PEOPLE THAT LIKE PEOPLE: Laura Hudson has an interview with Nick Gurewitch of  Perry Bible Fellowship fame and Michael Fiffe over at The Beat has a really good profile on artist/creator Kyle Baker.

AWARDS: Time to send in nominations for next year's EISNERS.  Seriously wouldn't it be great to have lots of worthy nominations from webcomics for every Eisner category?  

CONVENTION 'VENTION WHAT'S YOUR INTENTION: The Beat reports that the Stumptown Comics convention in Portland, Oregon will "curate" the list of exhibitors due to the huge demand for tables.

FREE MONEY: The Drawn blog with this timely reminder for aspiring comics-making students -- don't forget that the deadline for the Jay Kennedy Scholarship is December 15th. More details at the National Cartoonists Society Foundation.

DEAD TREES: Fleen flags the forthcoming book edition of Evan Dahm's Order of Tales Book 3: The Tower of Smoke.  Pre-ordering now in effect.

MILESTONE: The comedy webcomic Troops of Doom reaches 300 episodes this week. TOD uses GI Joe, Star Wars, Lego and other toys for props. The webcomic is running a contest where readers can have an a recurring character in the comic named after them.  

TOOLS: I think I saw Spike link to this on Twitter this morning - a great website for working with colors together: Color Scheme Designer.

BLOGGITY-BLOG BLOG: Covered has a post just like the one I put up last week - links to like-minded "cover song" comics blogs. Another blog in this vein that is often quite good is the Comic Social Club.

Guest Comicking: The Daily Cross Hatch with another "guest comic" - this one from Erich Fletschinger.  I kind of like the idea of a blog about comics having "guest comics" -- anyone interested in doing something for ComixTalk?  Maybe I'll try to create a recurring thing next year...

Webcomic Creator and Stumptown Founder Indigo Kelleigh's Holding a Liquidation Sale

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Do you like the comics that Indigo Kelleigh has created over the last decade?  Ever been to Portland's Stumptown Comics Fest that he got started? Well right now he's in need of some financial liquidity so if you've ever been interested in owning some quality Kelleigh swag or just showing the guy your appreciation for his work - now's an EXCELLENT time to do so.  Kelleigh wrote this Wednesday:

I try not to talk about personal stuff on the site too much, there are some things I just don't feel I need to share with everybody. But, this time I'm making an exception. Right now I'm having a Liquidation Sale over at my Lunarbistro.com store. All of my inventory needs to go, and everything is priced at or below cost, including my 8-Bit Tarot decks, and all of my Ellie Connelly merchandise and comics. The reasons for this sale are here in a blog post. If you've been wanting to help support the comic in some way, buying something from my store at this time would be a great way to do it, and would really mean a lot to me. Thanks, and I'll have a new page up later this week.

This Is The Wednesday Post That I Will Finish At A More Reasonable Hour of the Day

MANGA MANGA MANGA!
The Comics Reporter has an interview with Viz's Senior Editorial Director, Elizabeth Kawasaki on the recently announced webcomic strategy for TheRumicWorld.

NO LONGER QUITE SO PRECIOUS METAL
is anyone still interested in Platinum?  Apparently so - The Beat points to somebody who read through that company's latest corporate report and it looks like they're 20 million in the red.  Did they ever actually have a profitable quarter?  And no shocker, Wowio is pretty much dead too.  With today's economy -- call me back when your company can blow at least a couple billion.

AWARDS
Digital Strips reports that Spike won a bunch of the Stumptown Awards (including for webcomic) for Templar, Arizona, and Ellie Connelly creator Indigo Kelleigh got a mystery award.  Okay!

JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Yay - new Hate Song.  Also secret project from KC and Fred no longer secret - it's available at IndyPlanet here.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 YOUTUBE VIDEOS
James Kochalka linked to a 3D mockup of his own cartoon alter ego.

Oh snap.

Guys! I did not realize that this was up and running - The Adventures of Ellie Connelly, by Indigo Kelleigh. It looks beautiful, a cartoony adventure strip in the Bandes Dessines style.

I'm already totally in love with it, you should go read it.

PDX, PWN'd!

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.

Stumptown Comics Fest 2007

The Stumptown Comics Fest will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 - 30, from 10 AM - 6 PM, at the Lloyd Center Doubletree in Portland, Oregon. Admission is $5 at the door.

Special guests include Matt Wagner, Carol Lay, Peter Bagge, Shaenon Garrity, Mike & Laura Allred, Sarah Oleksyk, and Ted Rall. More details at the website: stumptowncomics.com.

 

 

Updates On Entries in the Ill-Fated Webcomic Directory Project?

I built a "library" of webcomics and creators back in the fall of 2005 which I put into beta before realizing it was too much editorial work to deal with and the same information could be better provided through the community edited webcomic wiki - COMIXPEDIA.

Nevertheless looking back on the assortment of names collected (some from me, some sent in from you) I wonder if anyone has any significant updates on these creators 18 months later. Maybe we should interview some of them?

Departed Strips

For this year's WCCAs, Gisele and I are putting together a quick salute to the webcomics that ended in the year of 2005.

Consulting Comixpedia.org, I find Comiccollage, Queen of Wands, Fans, Dewclaw, Roomies, Modern Humor Authority, Greystone Inn, As If, 2214, Okay Pants, The Starship Destiny, Paper Eleven, Acid Reflux, Men In Hats, Carried by The Wind, Surreal U, High School Changed Me, Skirting Danger, Vigilante, Ho!, Mixed Myth, Kota's World, Sex Puppies, Avant-Garde Comics (maybe the shortest lifespan of any webcomic on record), Purple Pussy, Iharthdarth, Jamie and Nick, Legend of Anime Bunny, Lick My Jesus, Sorry For The Inconvenience. And I remember Saga of the Ram.

And three sorta-entries that have returned from the grave, or threaten to: A Modest Destiny, Checkerboard Nightmare and WIGU.

I know I'm blanking on something really OBVIOUS. (Early 2006 doesn't count.)

Three Years of Comixpedia

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).

Weekend Webcomics Update

M.E. Russell reminds us that this weekend is the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland. Russell (who creates the journalism comic CulturePulp) is moderating a panel on non-fiction comics this Saturday. The organizer of the Fest is none other than Indigo Kelleigh and features among other artists, Same Difference creator Derek Kirk Kim. All for a paltry $3 admission fee. Lots more details here.

In the tools department, here's an interesting program for creating pixel art, Pixen (it's only available for Mac 10.3 and higher).

In other news, Maritza Campos writes that her house was robbed, but thankfully, she and her family are safe.

Less dramatic, but there's a nice article on webcomics in the American University paper that features Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship) and Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) among others.

Finally, the Digital Strips crew points to an interview with Something Positive creator Randy Milholland.