Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 29, 2008 - 10:37
As long as we’re talking about threes of things, here are three comics whose links I’ve not shared before, but which I believe you’ll enjoy:
Submitted by Brad Guigar on July 31, 2008 - 00:00
Where to start in bringing you a con report for Comic Con International? I can't break it down chronologically because there's just too much, and my memory is already merging the events into one. So, I decided to break it down among themes. Today: People I Met.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 22, 2008 - 09:59
UPDATE: Rick Marshall interviews David Willis of Shortpacked!
Joey Comeau from A Softer World interviewed Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics -- sort of like webcomics own version of Interview magazine.
Daniel Whiston has an interview with Alan Moore on writing that is awesomesauce. (also h/t to Journalista!)
AROUND THE WORLD IN A BLOG
FLEEN points to a strange website called mezzacotta that apparently Irregular Webcomic creator David Morgan-Mar has something to do with. Funny, cryptic or what: the website states that the asking price for the URL and the "idea" is €1 million prior to launch and €5 million afterwards.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
A few folks pointing to Capes and Babes a comic about comic book culture. A topic ripe for tackling (I like SubCulture which also hits this subject) and if anyone else has some sugested comics in this area fire away. (Thanks)
Anyone been reading My Life In A Cube? Funny autobiographical (?) stuff from about first job (thereabouts) working in a cube farm.
ALSO - Melonpool creator STEVE TROOP has a new comic called CryptoZooey! He plugged it here last week but I don't think a lot of folks saw it over the weekend. Full press release for the new strip -- click "read more"
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 18, 2008 - 09:00
Apparently so this August. Rick Marshall has a really good interview with creator Jeph Jacques over at ComicMix today.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 28, 2008 - 09:51
- Our last article for the January issue is Brigid Alverson's column featuring interviews with rem, the winner of Kodanshaâ€™s Morning International Manga Competition for his webcomic Kage no Matsuri, and Eijiro Shimada, the editor-in-chief of the manga magazine Morning Two.
- Be kind to our sponsors: The Human Figure drawing course; Scriptorium Fonts; the novel Darkling and the webcomic The Vanguard.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules continues to garner press and sales. Most of the stories on it I've read note its webcomic origins which is good for webcomics.
- A reminder that nomination ballots for the 2008 Harvey Awards are now online.
- A blog called WebcomicGeek is holding its second annual "Geekies" awards for best art, best writing, most originality and invention and webcomic of the year 2007. They've announced their "shortlist" and are interested in comments on who should win:
- Aaron Diaz for Hob
- Meredith Gran for Octopus Pie
- Rebecca Sugar for Pug Davis
- Jenny Romanchuk for The Zombie Hunters
- D.J. Coffman for Hero By Night
- Evan Dahm for Rice Boy
- Nicholas Gurewitch for The Perry Bible Fellowship
- Tom Siddel for Gunnerkrig Court
- David A J Berner and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj for Shades
- Joe Infurnari for The Process
- Klio for SPQR Blues
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Lee Atchinson continues his series on webcomics at Sequential Tart. This time he focuses on the creators of Penny Arcade and their videogames for kids charity project: Child's Play.
And now... the fourth annual People Of Webcomics list! I'll be the first to admit that this list gets harder and harder to compile as the lines between "webcomics" and just plain "comics" blurs harder than a greasy windshield in the middle of a West Texas downpour. Plus as publishing comics on the web and other digital formats becomes more commonplace it gets harder and harder to find those "firsts" that take comics in new directions whether artistic, technical or businesss-oriented.
Details on the scheduled programming here. Speakers include: London-based cartoonist Nick Abadzis; Israeli cartoonist Rutu Modan; Gilbert Hernandez; Chris Staros and Brett Warnock (Top Shelf Productions); and a panel on comics and animated cartoons with Kim Deitch, Roger Langridge, Tom Neely and Jeff Smith. Lots more actually including a panel on "comics criticism" on Saturday.
FLEEN notes that webcomickers will include Box Brown, Nick Gurewitch, Bernie Hou, Jeph Jacques, James Kochalka, Carla Speed McNeil, Dave Roman, Joe Sayers, Raina Telgemeier, Colleen Venable, Chris Yates, David Malki!, and Blank Labellers Guigar, Kellett, Straub, Tayler, and Willis.
This weekend is 2Pi-Con, the biggest science fiction, gaming, and lifestyle convention in the Pioneer Valley.
WHEN: This weekend - August 10-12
WHERE: Clarion Sovereign Hotel, West Springfield, MA
This sounds heck-o-fun - I kind of wish I lived close enough to go. Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content is one of the guests of honor and also attending will be Randall Munroe of XKCD and The Ferrett of Home on the Strange. Small crowd, cool guests.
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?
Fantasy webcomics this month, is it? A large topic.
And we can make it even bigger. I mean, depending on how technical you wanna get, all fiction is fantasy. It's stuff that never happened, at any rate, and that's as basic a definition of fantasy as I can think of.