As 2004 packs its bags and prepares to turn over the keys to the new year, we thought we would take this opportunity to look back at certain significant or just really amusing webcomics-related news stories throughout the year.
If we missed your favorite event, feel free to add your own thoughts.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 11, 2003 - 10:16
The Ignatz Award winners were announced at the end of SPXPO last weekend and they include webcomic denizens: Jason Little, Jason Shiga, Derek Kirk Kim and James Kochalka.
Jason Little, Shutterbug Follies (Doubleday Graphic Novels)
Fleep, Jason Shiga (Sparkplug Comic Books)
Promising New Talent:
Derek Kirk Kim, Same Difference and Other Stories (self-published)
Outstanding Online Comic:
American Elf, James Kochalka, www.americanelf.com
What happens when you put a half-dozen of webcomics' brightest and most vocal brains in a vegematic set on "inquisinate"?
Well, we put Chris Crosby, Joey Manley, Mark Mekkes, Chris Morrisson, BoxJam, and Scott McCloud in a chat room together with an inquisitive Damonk, to see what would happen. The result was a frothy milkshake of a chat interview that focused on awards for webcomics and their value or worth in the webcomics community.
If you're into grey matter milkshakes, or some cool, refreshing idea-sharing, than read on to see what these pureed brains had to say...
damonk: Five more minutes, and I'm starting this puppy.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 29, 2003 - 12:02
From the Talkaboutcomics forums:
Good afternoon. I'm Shaenon Garrity, webcartoonist and Modern Tales goodwill ambassador. I write and draw "Narbonic" on Moderntales.com, I write "Li'l Mell" on Girlamatic.com, I sporadically write "Trunktown" on Serializer.net, and I am always right.
I come to you today because I wish to submit a comic to Graphic Smash, an upcoming Modern Tales sister site devoted to action/adventure comics, and I need an artist.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 6, 2003 - 21:19
We're working on compiling important dates in webcomic history - if you've got some suggestions post them here. Thanks!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 30, 2003 - 12:41