Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 31, 2003 - 23:01
It's time for Community Interview #6. This time Tycho & Gabe of Penny Arcade have agreed to answer your questions. Here's how it works -- post your question to Tycho & Gabe in a comment in response to this post.
ONE QUESTION PER COMMENT, PLEASE.
If you see another question you think is interesting, moderate it up. If you see something not so useful, moderate it down. We'll take questions for two weeks, until Friday, September 12th. We'll send the top ten questions to Tycho & Gabe to answer.
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.
According to the mainstream press, it's the year of the blog. And in many ways that's absolutely true. To name just one example, political blogs are making an impact beyond just providing the kind of thoughtful commentary no longer found on screaming-head talk shows; arguably blogs helped to keep the Trent "We Would Have All Been Better Off" Lott scandal alive until he resigned as Majority Leader of the United States Senate; Howard Dean, candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, has used his blog as a means to inform, organize and raise significant funds; and we can read Andrew Sullivan and Tom Tomorrow exchanging witty quips as if they were at a virtual table at a virtual Algonquin Hotel.
There are two issues of interest to explore here. First, why are blogs with significantly smaller audiences than webcomics having an exponentially larger impact on popular culture? Second, why are blogs doing a much better job of building community and drawing attention to other worthy blogs than webcomics?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 3, 2003 - 21:01
It's time for Community Interview #5. This time Scott McCloud has agreed to answer your questions. Here's how it works -- post your question to Scott in a comment in response to this post.
ONE QUESTION PER COMMENT, PLEASE.
If you see another question you think is interesting, moderate it up. If you see something not so useful, moderate it down. We'll take questions for two weeks, until Friday, August 15th. We'll send the top ten questions to Scott McCloud to answer and post those answers later this month.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 10, 2003 - 10:00
Read the "Ceremonial" comic presentations here.
The winner of Best Comic is Nowhere Girl by Justine Shaw.
The winner of Best Newcomer is a tie between
Errant Story by Michael Poe, and
Anne Frank Conquers The Moon Nazis by Bill Mudron.
(Bill drew the cover for this month's Comixpedia issue)
And the winner of Best Gaming Comic is
Penny Arcade by Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 4, 2003 - 22:00
The Web Cartoonists Choice Awards' Nominees for 2003 were released this week.
Voting for award winners is ongoing from now until June 29th and the winners will be announced on July 6th. Read on for a list of the nominees:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 10, 2003 - 23:06
The gaming-themed web based comic strip Penny Arcade continued to grow in both popularity and influence in the gaming industry. Last year, just before E3, Home-LAN chatted with Penny Arcade creators "Tycho" and "Gabriel" and with this year's expo just around the corner they got a chance to chat again with Gabriel (real name Mike Krahulik) to get an update on their strip.
On April 12, 2002, BBCi ran a story on the works of Scott McCloud, discussing both his own works and the potential for online comics in general. The comments from readers at the end of the story were – on the whole – positive, but one, from a 'DV' in Ireland, derided McCloud for thinking above what he called "the essentially trashy nature of the medium."
He is, in a sense, exactly right.