Submitted by John on December 7, 2005 - 21:16
I can't tell if Scott is satirizing himself or is really pissed off. Is anyone else's sarcasm detector working? I think mine's broken.
Submitted by Reinder on December 5, 2005 - 19:06
Out on your virtual newsstand - a new edition of the Webcomics Examiner featuring "The Best Webcomics of 2005" and Part 2 of "The Artistic History of Webcomics", a rountable with T Campbell, Shaenon Garrity, William G., Phil Kahn, Bob Stevenson, Eric Burns, Wednesday White, A. G. Hopkins, Rob Balder, Tim Godek, Zabel, Alexander and Brandy Danner.
Lee Adam Herold's Chopping Block is back with a new story (and a different art style).
Power restored to whichever one of those Dakotas houses Keenspot World HQ and Chris Crosby returns to updating Superosity and Sore Thumbs.
Eric Burns weighs in on the recent Questionable Content storyline with an extra-biscuity biscuit. I've been impressed with QC all year really. It's a fantastic strip and Jeph Jacques just gets better every month. EVERY MONTH!
Webcomic pioneers John Barber and Brendan Cahill are in cahoots at Marvel in bringing forth a new Cahill-penned comicbook called Sable & Fortune. CBR has an interview with Cahill.
Super-reporter Jen Contino has an interview with David Alvarez, creator of Yenny.
Submitted by Erik Melander on November 13, 2005 - 10:20
I can't remember if we mentioned this or not, but the second part of BL's podcast with Scott Kurtz was posted on October 23. This part is a bit more serious and delves into, among other things, the history of webcomics, Kurtz' Eisner nomination, the attempts to get PvP syndicated in newspapers, and Kurtz' thoughts on the future.
The most recent podcast is with Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary fame and the newest member of Blank Label.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 8, 2005 - 11:36
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 31, 2005 - 12:15
In "teh drama" department: TCJ members attempt to beat Ted Rall senseless with words. Oh, teh drama... (I only post this to point out that teh drama is hardly limited to webcomics)
In the nice publicity department: BoingBOING links to the new book collection of Toothpaste for Dinner webcomics.
In the readers can be Mary Sue too department: User Friendly today gives a reader who won a charity auction his "appearance" in a UF strip.
In the "wha?" department: I still often refer to Strunk & White's "The Elements of Style" - it is a most useful guide for grammar. But is the world is ready for Strunk & White - the Musical?
In the not exactly webcomics but still kewl department: Stuck trying to come up with a cheap punchline for your next webcomic? Try the The Euphemism Generator.
And last but not least, check out a Pitchfork magazine interview with Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content. (Speaking of QC in today's strip Ellen is wearing a "SMIF College" t-shirt. That just strikes me as vaguely... dirty. But I have no idea why. Unless of course there really is a SMIF College out there in which case nevermind.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 6, 2005 - 12:26
Still hoping for some feedback on the forums when we launch a new site later this year. Also no one has asked about Fright Night - if you're interested in shepherding it this year please step up to the plate.
I forgot to mention our October cover is from Jamie Robertson, the creator of Clan of the Cats. Boo! Our October issue starts next week.
Keenspot had to move its forums due to a massive DOS attack on its previous server. I think the individual forum links are the same except now they're hanging off of the url "http://keenforums.keenspot.com"
The Webcomic Press is having a community interview with Tom Brazelton, creator of Theater Hopper. Go post some questions for him. They also recently gathered questions for an interview with Jeph Jacques, creator of Questionable Content. While you're there be sure to check out an audio interview with Scott Kurtz, creator of PvP.
There's an update on the first Penny Arcade book, "Attack of the Bacon Robots."
Finally, another sign of the apocalypse: dolphins learn to sing the Batman TV show theme song.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 2, 2005 - 00:12
The Small Press Expo is all about the art of the comics medium. Comics from every type of genre, style and format. It's the face of the comics medium without the distortion of the obsessive focus on the superhero genre most comic conventions would give you.
Plus, it's been well infiltrated by webcomics creators.
I spent all of Saturday at the convention this year and at times the floor was fairly crowded. Unfortunately since then I've been away in the Golden State and just didn't have a chance to write up a proper feature on it. So consider this a bit of a rambling remembrance of people, moments and most importantly, comics.
(And there's a lot of pictures after the jump so it'll take more than a second for the full page to load.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 27, 2005 - 11:33
This week's series of news updates brought to you by Increasingly Odd References. Increasingly Odd References - we make the things that make you go, eh.
In blogland, there's a great post here with two interviews: one with John Allison of Scary Go Round and the other with Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content. Elsewhere, Srdjan has a lengthy review of Darken. Finally, check out the recent post from Occultatio where he checks in on Loserz, Schlock Mercenary and Bob The Angry Flower. (Speaking of BTAF, fans should check out Notley's annotated archives and examples of his other webcomic PopStrip at his site.)
Submitted by Erik Melander on July 27, 2005 - 09:04
Joey Manley has updated the Webcomics Nation website with descriptions of its features. For those of us that has been keeping an eye on the forums there seems to be no completely new features announced. But does anyone know if WCN's business strategy is completely reliant on advertising now or are there some kind of premium accounts?
UPDATE:Joey Manley has commented in this post clarifying the business strategy of WCN.
Penny Arcade has made another line of limited edition prints. 250 were sold at Comicon and 500 were available through their ThinkGeek store. The previous set of prints sold out in under eight hours and some later appeared on eBay. The second set became available through the store yesterday and sold out in under two hours. Each print was priced at 80 USD.