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Comix Talk for Wednesday, March 3, 2010

 Second Best Isn't So Bad

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).

Crazy Little Thing Called Webcomic

INTERVIEWS
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.

Rick Marshall has an interview with Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content.

TIPS AND TOOLS
JOURNALISTA points to an article by Ben Towles on artist supplies worth perusing.

Daniel Whiston has an interview with Alan Moore on writing that is awesomesauce.  (also h/t to Journalista!)

AROUND THE WORLD IN A BLOG
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.

JUSTIFY MY HYPE
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)

The Fragile Gravity crew did a week of strips at Sluggy Freelance recently.  Go check it out!

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"

IN YOUR FACE WEBCOMICS!

INTERVIEWS

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!

Jovan Zimzovski interviews Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics while coincidently, Joey Comeau is hanging around. (h/t Journalista!)

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.

LEGAL KNIEVEL

8 Things I Hate Like About Service Agreements. (h/t Journalista!)

ART

Sean Kleefeld breaks down the linework in a classic Peanuts strip.

BUSINESS

Jason Poog interviews writer Donald Ray: part 1 on finding an agent and part 2 on how Ray quick his day job.  Both should be of interest to comics creators.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 3 BLOGS

Luke Foster on the puntastic comic strip Pearls Before Swine. (h/t Journalista!)

Cartoonist Shaenon Garrity hangs out with other members of the National Cartoonists Society.

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.

When Jeffey Met Joey

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).

2008 WCCA Winners Announced

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:

WCCA 2008 Nominees Are Out

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

The ComixTalk End of 2007 Roundtable

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.

Happy Weekend!

COMIXTALK

  • 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.

REVIEWS

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

Updates On Entries in the Ill-Fated Webcomic Directory Project?

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?

Thursday Sicko Journalist News Post

I'm not a journalist, but I am sick so please wipe your hands after reading today's post...

LEGAL

TECHNOLOGY

INTERVIEWS

JUSTIFY MY HYPE

HOW-TO

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS