Submitted by Jamie Robertson on July 8, 2008 - 14:20
The Clatch has been invited to have a meeting at Hero's Haven on Saturday, July 12th from 4:00 pm until whenever. Mike Jernigan, who works at the shop, wants to provide us with a free meal for that evening consisting of a seafood boil. Hotdogs will be provided for the folks not into seafood. This will be our July meeting.
Hero's Haven has moved, so please see new directions to store.
Submitted by Jamie Robertson on May 2, 2008 - 13:11
Submitted by mckenzee on February 13, 2008 - 23:59
Just wanted to let everyone know, my webcomic, CÃ°ulhuviÃ°a, and an anthology from the North Carolina WebComic Coffee Clatch are both now in print. They can be found, along with Sinister Bedfellows: Anthology, at http://lulu.com/mckenzee.
The NCWCCC features and introduction by Shannon Wheeler of Too Much Coffee Man as well as:
Submitted by Jamie Robertson on January 31, 2008 - 15:51
Submitted by Jamie Robertson on January 31, 2008 - 15:51
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 21, 2007 - 21:51
- Derek Badman is back with another installment of Panels & Pictures -- this month Badman shares some examples of color use in a variety of comics, with an emphasis on the use of shifting color palettes within the same work.
- Xaviar Xerexes interviews this month's cover artist -- Spike. Spike is the talented creator behind the well-received webcomic (and book) Templar, Arizona. The comic is a story about a town that may or may not completely conform to the regular laws of reality and features a growing assortment of interesting characters who both intrigue and intimidate the protagonist, a young man named Ben. Spike has also created other webcomics, including Sparkneedle, Lucas and Odessa and Playing With Dolls.
- And don't forget to check out all of the feature articles from October: Tim Broderick's article on taking your comic to a traditional book publisher; and interviews with creators Jon Morris; Jamie Robertson; Bill Roundy; Thomas K. Dye; and Lee Adam Herold.
- Jeff Rowland got a nasty-gram supposed from the copyright owner of the O'RLY owl photo that's infested the intertubes for awhile now. Apparently one of Rowland's designs incorporates the image from the photo. FLEEN offers some thoughts on the matter. Damn Good Comics blog offers its two cents too.
- Wizard Online interviews Kris Straub about the Alterverse War miniseries and his ongoing sci-fi webcomic Starslip Crisis.
- Comic Book Resources talks to Unshelved co-creator Bill Barnes about his library-themed strip. (h/t Journalista!)'
- Lynn Lau interviews Tara Tallan, the creator of Galaxion.
- Boston Globe interviews Randall Monroe, creator of xkcd.
- Meg Heald has a review of Looking For Group.
- Mr Myth lambasts Chris Crosby for creating an infinite loop of repeats without a proper ending for the webcomic Wicked Powered.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- I thought David McGuire's Webcomics Are Awesome is pretty funny as a parody of webcomics community (not sure if he's going to update it further) on the level of "lots of this absurd stuff happens and it's always healthy to make fun of yourself" since McGuire is a comic creator himself and as part of the now defunct Bag of Chips collective has certainly been "in" the webcomics community as much as anyone. On the otherhand I don't really know David (met him once at SPX) so I'm not sure how he views this comic.
- Everyone's making comics about the latest videogame Portal. This one's from Hijinks Ensue (whose creator Joel Watson also makes comics that appear on the website Apple Insider)
- Tough Guys is a pretty good concept for a comic (or probably more likely an Adult Swim animated series) but the execution of this webcomic by Zac Marshall and Nuno Teixeira is all wrong. The art is strange and largely looks cut and pasted. Maybe a chibi style would have worked better here. It's also largely not funny nor interesting yet. You're aiming at a huge chunk of American pop culture over the last 30 to 40 years (the "action movie") -- that's a big fat softball across the plate, if you're doing jokes you ought to be hitting multiple base hits everytime out.
- The Tower by Saki Miyamoto and Brendon Bennets is a textless comic about a princess who escapes her intended role in search of adventure.
- David Wright (creator of Todd and Penguin) has a new webcomic out called The Best Kids Show Ever - sort of if Fox News decided to get into the children's television business.
- Butternut Squash versus Mahna mahna. (Original muppet song here!)
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- A fairly good discussion has emerged from Joey Manley's post asking about how popular a webcomic needs to be to be able to successfully sell t-shirts.
- I can't decide if this videocast called ComiXtrips was fun or just annoyed me but I will say this - it was short, the guy clearly planned out what he was saying before he shot it and he had an opinion. If someone did this about webcomics I might watch it.
- Tastefully Done 2008 is out. It's a fundraiser for Cancer Research and features sketches of your favorite webcomic artists sans fabric.
- The Tonight Show with Tycho! It certainly would suck less than Jay Leno seems to do.
- The Beat has video of Chris Onstad's (Onstad or someone in a gorilla suit at least) Ignatz award acceptance "speech". (h/t Journalista!)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 8, 2007 - 16:40
- Features article update: Tim Broderick begins a new series of articles on taking your comic to a traditional publisher -- an option every comics creator should consider. I also catch up with what's going on now with five folks who appeared in the pages of ComixTalk in a previous October issues: Jon Morris; Jamie Robertson; Bill Roundy; Thomas K. Dye; and Lee Adam Herold.
- I'll have details on the winners of the Blade DVD giveaway tonight (entries closed this past Friday at midnight)
- This is interesting to me at least: Imaginova Corp., a digital media company that manages a network of several science and technology-focused Web sites, has acquired Newsarama.com, a news and community site geared for comic book fans. The companyâ€™s network of sites includes Space.com, LiveScience.com and Aviation.com. Though the new acquisitionâ€™s editorial is not science based, Imaginova CEO and president Dan Stone said that the site reaches a similar audience. (h/t Dirk Deppey)
- More on Zuda from Todd Allen.
- Mike Lynch tells you what to do after you've sold a comic to a magazine.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Digital Strips reviews White Ninja.
- August Pollak has a new book of comics out: Junk in the Toaster will debut at this weekend's SPX.
- Tom Spurgeon (Comics Reporter) writes up his mixed feelings towards webcomics. Tom doesn't cover webcomics as much as he should which is a shame because he's a good, even-handed observor. More coverage of the digital screen from him will be good. As to the points he's making in his essay I've heard them all before and for the most part they're hardly worth making let alone taking the trouble to take apart. (Someday I will try to write a more coherent where we've been and where we're going type of essay though that may help serve as sort of an insta-rebuttal to some of the sillier memes of criticism of "webcomics".)
- Mike Hawthorne puts his comic Hysteria online.
There's an incredible wealth of articles in the ComixTalk archives: features and columns on craft, theory and business, insightful reviews and interviews with some of the most interesting folks in webcomics. We'll be taking a regular look back at past issues and catching up with creators we've previously covered.
In our October 2003 issue on Halloween and other spooky subjects, contributor Jamie Robertson wrote a popular feature story titled Witches and Webcomics. If you missed it go read it -- we'll wait until you get back.Â In this short update, Jamie talks about his own webcomic Clan of the Cats and he provides some new suggestions for witches in webcomics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 24, 2007 - 14:31
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?
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