Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 3, 2010 - 10:40
INTERVIEW: A great interview with Joey Comeau and Emily Horne of the long-running webcomic A Softer World. They have a new book out collecting the webcomic (it's their second book).
WASHINGTON DC STUFF: There was a couple of appearances by Dean Haspiel and the ACT-I-VATEs last weekend. Area blogger Comics Girl writes up one of the appearances and Mike Rhode interviewed Jim Dougan (who wrote the excellent graphic novel Crazy Papers -- art'd by Danielle Corsetto).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 22, 2008 - 09:59
UPDATE: Rick Marshall interviews David Willis of Shortpacked!
Joey Comeau from A Softer World interviewed Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics -- sort of like webcomics own version of Interview magazine.
Daniel Whiston has an interview with Alan Moore on writing that is awesomesauce. (also h/t to Journalista!)
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FLEEN points to a strange website called mezzacotta that apparently Irregular Webcomic creator David Morgan-Mar has something to do with. Funny, cryptic or what: the website states that the asking price for the URL and the "idea" is €1 million prior to launch and €5 million afterwards.
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A few folks pointing to Capes and Babes a comic about comic book culture. A topic ripe for tackling (I like SubCulture which also hits this subject) and if anyone else has some sugested comics in this area fire away. (Thanks)
Anyone been reading My Life In A Cube? Funny autobiographical (?) stuff from about first job (thereabouts) working in a cube farm.
ALSO - Melonpool creator STEVE TROOP has a new comic called CryptoZooey! He plugged it here last week but I don't think a lot of folks saw it over the weekend. Full press release for the new strip -- click "read more"
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 13, 2008 - 12:38
Rick Marshall interviews Joey Comeau and Emily Horne of A Softer World. Later Marshall, goes underground to report on illegal rock lobster fights. That guy gets around!
The Daily Cartoonist links to a Universal Press interview with Jim Davis of its syndicated comic strip Garfield -- Scott Kurtz of PvP brings the drama in the comments that follow.
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Super-talented Jon Morris has been posting various alternate versions of Superman - check them out and then vote in his poll for which one you like best.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 6, 2008 - 09:44
The recent ROFLcon brought together a wacky ensemble of Internet-famous folks including a number of webcomickers. Jeffrey Rowland's OVERCOMPENSATING today details the meeting between himself and Joey Comeau of A Softer World.
Other bittids from the event include an interview with the dudes from Cyanide and Happiness, and a panel on Internet fame-i-ness with Ryan North (Din-O-saur!) and Randal Monroe (kxyz).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 8, 2008 - 21:12
The 2008 WCCAs were announced today -- Phil and Kaja Foglio won Outstanding Comic for Girl Genius while webcomics veteran Meredith Gran won Outstanding Newcomer for her new webcomic Octopus Pie. The Foglios took three total WCCAs this year, but Tracy Butler was a big winner too taking home 4 WCCAs for her work on Lackadaisy. Click read more for the full list of winners:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 5, 2008 - 11:00
The nominees for this year's WCCAs were released this past Sunday (sadly without any fanfare, or press release... again). But lots of interesting choices (and good links to comics!):
OUTSTANDING COMIC FINALISTS:
Achewood by Chris Onstaad
Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio
Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
The Phoenix Requiem by Sarah Ellerton
Our third annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Gary Tyrrell, Dirk Deppey, Tom Spurgeon, Heidi MacDonald, Brigid Alverson, Derik A Badman, Reinder Dijkhuis, and JT Shea and Scott Gallatin.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 7, 2007 - 10:09
- We've got a cool new cover up from Shayna Marchese. Shayna is the creator of the webcomic Voids which you should definitely check out if you're aren't already a fan.
- We're always looking for contributors - if you're interested in writing a feature on a topic related to webcomics, a review of a webcomic or a short column about your own experiences in webcomics drop me an email at xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com.
- Advertising on our top banner space via Project Wonderful is going cheap these days. Thanks to current-this-moment sponsor, the webcomic Crying Macho Man. We've also got spots open on our non-premium ad space (left column) - click here if you're interested.
- A nice review of A Softer World at the blog Comics Should Be Good. A Softer World has been around for awhile now but creators Joey Comeau (writer) and Emily Horne (photographer, designer) are still crafting a comic that manages to provoke your all of your emotions (not just the funnybone).
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Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 24, 2007 - 14:31
I built a "library" of webcomics and creators back in the fall of 2005 which I put into beta before realizing it was too much editorial work to deal with and the same information could be better provided through the community edited webcomic wiki - COMIXPEDIA.
Nevertheless looking back on the assortment of names collected (some from me, some sent in from you) I wonder if anyone has any significant updates on these creators 18 months later. Maybe we should interview some of them?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 28, 2007 - 13:07
I'm not a journalist, but I am sick so please wipe your hands after reading today's post...
- Comics Worth Reading has some links to thoughts on digital piracy of comics. Also earlier this month, a bit on downloading manga and what that might mean for North America.
- There was a brief blip of attention this month for Adobe's new E-reader thingee. Anyone believe the hype?
- Finding Wonderland interviewed Kazu Kibuishi, Gene Yang and Svetlana Chmakova. Great stuff!
- Short piece on Steve Purcell, the creator of the Eisner-nominated Sam & Max webcomic.
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- Sequel to Rumble Girls: Silky Warrior Tansie is now starting up online: Runaway Lightning Ohmry. (h/t CWR)
- It's probably not negative enough to catch on... but check out Useful Lies, a new Websnarky-like blog mostly (so far) about webcomics.
- The webcomic The Paranormals officially launches.
- I'm not sure if I linked to this review of Multiplex or not. Whatever, I like Multiplex more and more as time goes on for its ability to do movie jokes and build characters and storylines well.
- What is "noir-fu"? The Retriever knows!
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