This weekend, it's the 6th edition of the live art smackdown show: Super Art Fight 6 (read that in Kermit the Frog's excited announcer voice). There's always been a webcomic presence at these events and no exception this time:
Main Event: Michael Bracco (Champion) vs. Jamie Baldwin (Challenger)
#1 Contenders Match: Nick “Ghostfreehood” Borkowicz vs. Garth Graham
Generational Warfare – Rookie vs. Veteran: Kelsey Wailes vs. Jami “Angry Zen Master” Noguchi
4-Way Battle Royale: Chris “Impact” Impink vs. Joe Dunn vs. Bryan Prindiville vs. Chelsea Grose
It looks like summer is the time for webcomics reviews, ‘cuz they’re popping up like rabbits, son.
A reader of the Webcomic Overlook emailed me and suggested that I take a look at Rice Boy. I gotta say, I like that reader’s tastes, as Rice Boy, from a quick glance, looks great. Good ol’ Jackson Ferrell beat me on the review front, though, and he has glowing praise over at This Week in Webcomics. Check it out!
Meanwhile, Elle Dee takes a look at Ellerbisms and the honesty it takes to do a good journal-style comic.
Tangents takes a look at the admittedly off-the-beaten-track field of choose-your-adventure webcomics in Aetheria Epics. I haven’t read the comic yet, but I’m pretty curious as to how the system works, actually.
Anyhow, I may have some reviews and interviews coming up leading out of today but for now I'm putting my new poster of the "Atheist's Afterlife" strip from Aaron Diaz's Dresden Codak up on the wall next to my A Lesson Is Learned But the Damage is Irreversible poster. I also picked up some books from Dirk Tiede, Spike, Meredith Gran, Josh Lesnick, Joe Dunn... jeez, really too many to list in one post. I'll get to them this week!
Also ran into the elusive Joey Manley (well he was up in the wilds of Maine for awhile... now he's apparently in the more hospitable land of Brooklyn) along with T Campbell. I think the gist of that conversation was that the new Comicspace.com is coming soon AND YET in some ways is already here. I should try harder to get an interview with him (although I have asked!), shouldn't I?
I also talked briefly with Raina Telgemeier about her new book with Scholastic - which will be a print version of her webcomic Smile. Raina thought a press release had gone out but I can't find it just now. Raina had done four Babysitters Club books with Scholastic, but she said that was it for the graphic novel series. I asked Raina about the experience and she was extremely positive on it, noting she had done about 800 pages on the series. Best wishes for the Smile project and I'll post more details when I get them.
Clickwheel.net is proud to announce several new projects and tools to it’s existing digital comic offerings, including exclusive independent content in the form the iNKED Anthology, an improved and expanded 2000AD download service, as well as full CBR support for all existing content and new iTunes functionality.
Webcomic collective Boxcar Comics is pleased to announce a re-energized creative direction with a redesigned web site to boot!
As part of our renewed purpose, Boxcar is investing efforts into monthly creator-hosted podcasts (coming soon), published jam comics(also, coming soon) and an increased collective presence at comic book conventions.
In years past (2004, 2005) we undertook the monumental chore of picking out the biggest headlines of the year. This year, I took another swing at it. So without further adu, here's the biggest webcomic headlines of 2007.
If I missed a story you think was key to this year, please post it in the comments to this article.