Submitted by Coffman on April 19, 2007 - 15:23
Congrats to all our webcomic brethren! Tough lineup this year!
Best Digital Comic
- Bee, in Motel Art Improvement Service, by Jason Little
- Girl Genius, by Phil Foglio
- Minus, by Ryan Armand
- Phables, by Brad Guigar
- Sam and Max, by Steve Purcell
- Shooting War, by Anthony Lappe and Dan Goldman
It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.
Our second annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Eric Millikin, Daku, Gilead Pellaeon, Mike Russell, Lewis Powell, Alexander Danner, Eric Burns, Michael Rouse-Deane, Johanna Draper Carlson and Gary Tyrrell.
Where: Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Cost: FREE with suggested Museum Admission
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 27, 2006 - 03:17
Excellent news -- after a year-long hiatus, it appears that Jason Little has resumed updates to The Motel Art Improvement Series! This series is a follow-up to his wonderful Shutterbug Follies, continuing the adventures of his curiosity-driven amateur sleuth, Bee.
Upon completion, a print edition is to be published by Little, Brown & Company, the American publisher of HergÃƒÂ©'s "Tintin" books.
The game is afoot.
- â€” Sherlock Holmes
There's just one more question I'd like to ask you.
- â€” Columbo
And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for those nosy kids and their mangy dog!
- â€” innumerable Scooby-Doo villains
Forget about making a hundred, forget about the victim, forget about the suspect and focus on the only thing that can't lie: the evidence.
- â€” Gil Grissom, CSI
O photoprocessing machine, I command you to reveal to me that which is hidden!
- â€” Bee
Like most good ideas, mysteries and detective stories have many ancestors, but they didn't really get to take a place in entertainment until the Industrial Revolution. It's not hard to see why. The underlying message behind the traditional mysteryâ€”and the traditional detective story, its most famous subgenreâ€”is always the same. That message: our world may seem confusing, but patience, pluck, and especially reason can lay its secrets bare, punish the guilty, and reveal the monsters as aged men in latex or clockwork springs.
Detective, suspense, parlor game, crime, noir, police proceduralâ€¦ these are all different ways to slice the mystery genre. But how to organize the Mystery WEBCOMICS? Alphabetically by title? By author? By sub-genre? Or perhaps semi-randomly, as the whim takes me? Yep. That'll do.
Submitted by kjc on November 7, 2005 - 01:23
I'm looking for any mystery webcomics (including ones that cross-over into other genres, like the supernatural) online.
Just the title and link are fine, I can take it from there. Any further data you'd like to include would be appreciated, of course.
Ones I already know (or which have been pointed out to me):
Lost & Found Investigations by Matt Milligan
She's A Nightmare by Jesse Chen
The Spider Cliff Mysteries
Christopher Mill's SUPERNATURAL CRIME
Basil Flint, P.I. by John Troutman
"Will Eisner's JOHN LAW" by Gary Chaloner over on Modern Tales:
The Dada Detective
Private Eye Butterfly
Kelly J. Cooper
While every genre offers its own inherent challenges, especially when reworked for web publication, mystery stories offer concerns unlike those of any other genre. All stories raise the tension about whatâ€™s going to happen next, but mysteries are unique in being primarily concerned with unraveling events that have already happened. (This is the primary factor that distinguishes mysteries from other types of crime fiction, where the killer is already known, and the goal is simply to catch him or her.) This unusual structure leads to a number of complications in dealing with serialization, improvisation, and other commonplace facets of web publication.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 22, 2005 - 22:11
The Comics Reporter reports that Motel Art Improvement Service, Jason Little's sequel to Shutterbug Follies will be published by Little, Brown & Company. (Little expects completion of the sequel webcomic and subsequent publication in the fall of 2007.)
Also, Tom Spurgeon is having a week long fundraiser for The Comics Reporter. If you enjoy his indepth, daily coverage of comics be sure to drop a few coins over there.