Submitted by Dedos on July 9, 2004 - 10:27
The Fear Mongers concludes today, July 9, 2004. The serialized graphic novel has been a weekly feature at Modern Tales, with story and art by Joe Zabel. The archive of 43 episodes will remain available to Modern Tales subscribers .
The Fear Mongers is a recreation of a 'lost episode' of the 1960's science fiction television show The Trespassers. The suspenseful episode focused on a patient in a mental hospital, a former astronaut whose paranoid hallucinations betray a terrifying reality.
Zabel's next effort for Modern Tales will be an anthology series titled House of Paradox, which is scheduled to premiere August 6, 2004.
Updates to Arc II of Malakhim can be found every Tuesday and Friday.
The war that has torn heaven and earth for thousands of years has begun to change. Rules are broken, honour shattered, boundaries destroyed. Even the eternal cannot survive the death of faith. What can one broken heart and one shredded soul possibly add up to against the gathering storm?
The universe is infinite. A heart is not.
Heaven won't wait forever.
In the days before I discovered webcomics, I worked an office job where I generally had at least a couple of hours each day when there simply wasn't anything useful for me to do. Of course, I was still expected to look busy. I couldn't exactly put my feet up and open a book. In fact, when I wanted to read, there was really only one place I could go. And that was â€“ you guessed it â€“ the bathroom. Yes, I confess â€“ I too have spent many hours hiding in the loo with a book.
Taking a look at my bookshelf, I find the two best books ever on the subjects of writing and drawing comics. Both are written by director/screenwriter/playwright David Mamet.
The books are On Directing Film (which is about writing comics) and True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor (which is about drawing comics). I donâ€™t know why the titles make them sound like theyâ€™re about directing films and acting in plays; maybe the publishers figured they could sell more copies that way. Whatever. Theyâ€™re about making comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 22, 2004 - 14:26
Joe Zabel mentioned a couple of upcoming projects on his blog recently: one being The Webcomics Examiner which "will be dedicated to reviews and critical essays on the best 'fine art' webcomics." Zabel promised more details on the project this coming Monday.
Second he's working with John Barber and Steven Withrow on their upcoming book, a follow-up to Withrow's Toon Art. The new book will focus on new techniques for creating comics and cartoon art, and Zabel will be contributing a section on the techniques of Poser-rendered comics.
Submitted by TCampbell on March 31, 2004 - 12:38
The popular, long-running webcomics adventure series Fans explores its more serious themes in an unconventional art style. This is the first time a major 2D webcomics series has recast its characters in 3D modeling.
With the ten-page story "Iman," Fans author T Campbell reviews the short, unhappy life of Tim the Fanboy. The story flashes back from his death to the trauma he felt as a young man with an Islamic background during the World Trade Center attack, his proud membership in the Fans science fiction adventure club, his alienation from his new friends and his descent into fascism. The major constant is his obsessive need for order and resolve.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 20, 2004 - 01:53
Is the current Superfluous Leisure brillant or simply odd? It's a photo of Gambrell's sixth grade class with links to the entire class' current activities as available on the web. (It even includes a photo of Dorothy herself.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 10, 2004 - 13:56
Comixpedia contributor Alexander Danner is also the editor of the Modern Tales Newsletter which runs news and interviews about the Modern Tales family. This month's MT Newsletter has an interview with Nick Bertozzi by John Barber. Bertozzi is the creator of the webcomic Salon on Serializer.net.
Last issue, the MT Newsletter had an interview with creator Joe Zabel.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 24, 2003 - 13:52
Joe Zabel interviews Dan Carroll about the end of Evolution, which published long form webcomics. This month's Modern Tales Longplay is edited by Dan Carroll and features creators who contributed to the Evolution website.
Submitted by Joey Manley on September 10, 2003 - 10:17
Ignatz and two-time Eisner Award nominee Roger Langridge ("Fred the Clown", "Legends of the Dark Knight") has posted an original, world-premiere graphic novel, The Thirteenth Floor, on Modern Tales. Subscribers can read all of it.
To read The Thirteenth Floor, whether you're at work or not:
To read an interview with Roger Langridge about The Thirteenth Floor, conducted by Joe Zabel:
The interview, of course, is free.
Click the "read more" link to see a sample page of "The Thirteenth Floor."
There he was.
He looked nothing like I expected. Instead of thin, parted hair, thick baroque curls snaked around his upper head. He was taller and thinner than his cartoon likeness. But something about the way he carried himself, the way the glasses sat on his eyes... I still recognized him.