Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 21, 2008 - 01:00
But it probably only happened in my imagination...
That dude has made three of my favorite comics on the internet things plus he’s the t-shirt king.Â He probably needs a jingle though.Â Here’s a suggestion:
Call Mr. T-Shirt, that’s my name, that name again is Mr. T-Shirt!
Or how about:
Call Mr. T-Shirt, that’s my name and with my [...]
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 6, 2008 - 09:38
MoCCa MoCCa MoCCA!!
The Beat lists a lot webcomickers in attendence at this weekend's MoCCA fest in New York: Jeffrey Rowland, Raina Telgemeier, Josh Neufeld, Lark Pien, David Malki, Cat Garza, Jen Wang, Ben Rosen, Dave Roman, Lunchbox Funnies, The Flight crew, Kean Soo...
Warren Ellis points out that Svetlana Chmakova of Tokyopop’s Dramacon is one of the creators of the new animated series, My Life Me, which is in production for a fall 2009 release.
Submitted by NightgigTim on May 27, 2008 - 13:01
Drawn from sources all over the known universe…
XKCD in the New York Times.
Geeks Next Door is on a brief pause due to marriage. Congratulations Jesse and Matt!
2008 Friends of Lulu nominees.
Draw yourself as a teen.
Websnark posts about the state of (Web)Cartoonist Scott Kurtz.
Cartoonist J. Rowland brings Wigu back to the web MWF.
D.J. Coffman is working [...]
Submitted by Tim Tylor on May 26, 2008 - 11:21
J Rowland has restarted his webcomic Wigu, with a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule and an initial three strips in the archive. The strip is at a new site (still in progress), but the old Wigu pages and archives can be found through the "Extras" link.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 6, 2008 - 09:44
The recent ROFLcon brought together a wacky ensemble of Internet-famous folks including a number of webcomickers. Jeffrey Rowland's OVERCOMPENSATING today details the meeting between himself and Joey Comeau of A Softer World.
Other bittids from the event include an interview with the dudes from Cyanide and Happiness, and a panel on Internet fame-i-ness with Ryan North (Din-O-saur!) and Randal Monroe (kxyz).
Submitted by NightgigTim on March 24, 2008 - 13:26
Drawn from sources that are tired of that Monday feeling…
Interview with Jeffrey Rowland, creator of Wingu and OverCompensating.
KC Green has joined Keenspot and brings Horribleville and Bee Power with him.Â
Bellingham artist shares his secrets of starting a webcomic.
Weekly Webcomic Wrapup gives theyâ€™re picks for favorites of the week and ask for your vote.Â
The Guest Strip [...]
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 posiduck on August 20, 2007 - 20:21
I have seen some discussions recently about Eric Von Websnark's suggestion that For Better or For Worse fans appropriate and repurpose the comic. There are some very interesting (and heated) comments going on over at that post, so people should check those out, but I want to talk about entitlement and derivative works.
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?