Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 4, 2005 - 22:55
Silver and the Periodic Forces is a new webcomic from Jerzy Drozd and Sara Turner (who previously collaborated on The Replacements). They are pursuing an interesting "update" strategy - when an episode is done they run it in serial form, updated daily. Not sure what the gap is between episodes, but since Episode 2, entitled "Ripple Effect" began updating this week we know we'll get daily updates on it until the storyline is done.
Having read the complete episode 1 and the current storyline so far, I can say this is a fun mix of superheroes and supervillians and science fiction. It has a serial movie/Saturday morning cartoon/old-school comic book feel to it. And the bad guys show a lot of potential, especially a big lemon-colored lug called "Bulu".
Submitted by quinnbeast on October 27, 2005 - 18:00
In celebration of Halloween, Make Like A Tree Comics artists Sara Turner and Jerzy Drozd will launch another episode of their full-color comic, Silver And The Periodic Forces. Episode Two – Ripple Effect will update daily between Halloween and Nov 18th on WebcomicsNation.com.
Silver And The Periodic Forces is a story of interplanetary battles between good and evil told in the style of the Saturday Morning Action Adventure cartoon. There will even be "commercial breaks" running over the weekends.
Reading the comic in your pajamas while eating a bowl of sugary cereal is recommended, but not required.
Many MANY of our webcomicking friends have published print versions of their work. I've tried to find, track down, and remember as many as possible. But given the thousands (tens of thousands?) of webcomics out there, this was a daunting task. If I missed your comic, I apologize profusely and profoundly. Please add it via a comment.
This year the Fest was held on Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th from 11am to 6pm each day.
Given that I live only about 4 to 5 hours north of New York City, where the Fest is held, I finally decided to actually get off my tuchus and attend the thing.
Submitted by kjc on June 7, 2005 - 01:36
We're putting together an article for June on what webcomics are in print.
If you know of any webcomics that have gone to print, post them here.
1. Name of Comic & URL
2. Creators (authors and artists)
3. Links to the books
4. Titles if you know them
5. Publisher if you know it
Kelly J. Cooper
Comixpedia Features Editor
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 30, 2005 - 11:33
The final comics in the May Day event are up. The "connect the panels" format of this event was a lot of fun - I started late but managed to almost finish my entries on time. Congrats to everyone who submitted comics (and an extra congrats to Neil and G.L. Gillen who finished an entry every week).
A big thanks to all of the artists who submitted the panels: Steve Bryant (Athena Voltaire), Tim Demeter (Reckless Life), Jerzy Drozd and Sara Turner (The Replacements), Faith Erin Hicks (Ice) and Clint Hollingsworth (Wandering Ones); and an extra big thanks to Matt Shepherd who coordinated this shindig and did a lot of work to make it all happen.
To solo or not to solo is not a question that many webcomics creators even bother to ask themselves. Most webcomics seem to be solo efforts by a single creator handling both the art and the writing. If this is in fact true it is no surprise, as both webcomics and small press print comics are generally thought of as a means for a creator to develop his or her own ideas without interference or outside pressure to craft a certain type of comic. It is in fact one of the wonderful things about comics, that the medium has such respect for the the lone creator speaking his or her voice through a comic.
Having said that, however, there's no question collaboration has played an important part in webcomics.
Comic book guy, one of the recurring characters on The Simpsons, is the avatar of the comic book fan: a fat, poorly-dressed, goatee-wielding man with an encyclopedic knowledge of comic books and pop culture. And while this image may not be fair or even generally true, the fact remains that comics have mostly been â€“ and still are considered â€“ a male domain, both from the standpoint of audience and of creators. But, whereas this may be true about the print comic world, both mainstream and indie, is it also true about webcomics?
Submitted by quinnbeast on March 28, 2005 - 05:00
Make Like A Tree Comics artists Jerzy Drozd and Sara Turner launch their first full-color comic, Silver And The Periodic Forces, today (March 28th).
Silver And The Periodic Forces is a story of interplanetary battles between good and evil told in the style of the Saturday Morning Action Adventure cartoon. There will even be "commercial breaks" over the weekends featuring guest artists Mark Rudolph of City Yarns and Rhiannon McCullough of Schwartz Krueuz.
Submitted by Erik Melander on February 2, 2005 - 15:59
January saw a hint of Justine Shaw and Patrick Farley's The Mother of All Bombs. Today Kean Soo and Hope Larson reveal The Secret Friend Society, and Sara Turner and Jerzy Drozd break the news of their new joint venture Make Like A Tree Comics.