Submitted by Neil.g on October 27, 2003 - 12:05
Beginning on October 27th, Sam and Fuzzy is having its first Obligatory Guest Artist Webcomic Duration (O-GAWD), also known as two weeks of daily guest strips. The secret lineup of contributors includes such talents as John Scary Go Round Allison, Tim Ctrl+Alt+Del Buckley, Jeff Wigu Rowland, Michael Orneryboy Lalonde, and many others, including the usual cast of contributors from author Sam Logan's teammates over at Dayfree Press.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 23, 2003 - 07:05
Leah Fitzgerald is Executive Editor for Interviews at Comixpedia. Currently she's reading:
1. Wapsi Square by Paul Taylor. The current storyline is coming together and it looks like it's going to be a treat.
2. Bruno by Christopher Baldwin. Don't we all have a Bruno moment now and then?
3. Dieselsweeties by R Stevens. Torpor is in trouble - Rich needs to hurry up and get to it.
4. Scary Go Round by John Allison. It's so cute to see Ryan in trouble - and in love. Da da dum.
5. Homestar Runner by Mike and Matt Chapman. Sure, it's not really a web comic but it cracks me up more consistently than anything else on the web.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 16, 2003 - 01:02
Bill here, your resident image jockey for Comixpedia, and the occasional brains behind much monster mashing. I'm up early most mornings, and often in a rush, but I make time to read a few of my favorites before I hit the shower and go on about my day.
1. American Elf by James Kochalka. I'm a big fan of Kochalka's Sketchbook Diaries, and I really enjoy being able to experience it day by day. Sometimes it's brilliant and sometimes it's inane, but that's life.
3. WIGU by Jeff Rowland. I came in late for When I Grow Up, but just in time for Jeff to reinvent himself with WIGU, which has been one of the most consistently strange and funny strips on my reading list. Who doesn't love a potato made of poison?
4. Man Man by James Duncan and Matt Shepherd. Even if I weren't related to one of the creators and good friends with the other (no bias here), I would still read Man Man every morning - particuluarly since the recent revamp. Although they have irrevocably affected the way I look at cheese and meat, they still manage to make me laugh.
5. Ornery Boy by Michael Lalonde. Though Michael only publishes one or two strips a week, I find myself looking forward to finding another update notice in my email. Ornery Boy and Dirty Girl are kind of the every-boy and every-girl of the Internet. Besides, if you subscribe you can be a "moody bastard."
Submitted by Jamie Robertson on September 8, 2003 - 17:50
Available today, Girl Spy is the new Scary Go Round book by John Allison. It's all new material, laboured over with a similar level of intensity to that employed by the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge. For more on the book, click here!
Carl Jung called it the Shadow, though it's most commonly referred to as the Alter-Ego these days – a way of understanding how the different, and occasionally disparate parts of our personality relate to one another. The alter ego is that reflection of our inner-selves that we project into the outer world.
Picture it in your mind's eye: the Artist, alone in her drafty garret studio, isolated from friends, family, the ten thousand distractions of the everyday world, the better to concentrate on her struggle with the ineffable. Breathing deeply, she takes up pen or paintbrush, chisel or keyboard, to seek out all on her own the elusive fruits of her solitary labor – her Art.
It's a persistent image. Downright iconic. It's pretty much how we think of artists doing art. It's also a load of malarkey.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 15, 2003 - 13:59
Why should you head to San Diego for Comicon this month (July 17-20th)? Because there will be a huge number of great creators there to meet, including:
R Stevens and the Dumbrella Gang ("i'll be there with a bunch of other cartoonists [Sam Brown, Jeff Rowland, John Allison, R Stevens, Jon Rosenberg and Andrew Bell] we have a double endcap over near the bayside cafe & small press area. (#1148)")
Clint Hollingsworth of Wandering Ones will be at the Keenspot. So will Maritza Campos of CRFH!!!
Scott R. Kurtz and Frank Cho (sharing a booth somewhere near the Image booth)
At the GirlAMatic.com/RumbleGirls.com table will be Spike, Jason Thompson, Shaenon Garrity and Lea.
And lots more info in a helpful Comicon thread here.
Our third community interview is with Jon Rosenberg, creator of Goats and Patent Pending (available on the Goats website with a subscription to Goats Premium). (We haven't forgotten about our second interview with Pete Abrams. We're negotiating with T-Shirt Guy Tom right now for Pete's answers.)
Jon published the first Goats strip on April 1, 1997 and is still going strong. Along with Phillip Karlsson, Jon has also carved out a niche as the creator of some truly funny website-parodies, including Brains4Zombies and Moistnap.
Issue #11 - Tools of the Trade
A few months ago, I went out to my car to go pick up some lunch, and found a flat tire. I knew I had a spare, a jack, and a lug wrench, so I figured changing it wouldn't be that big of a deal (other than it being 115 degrees outside (ahh Phoenix in July)). So, first things first, I went to remove my hubcap. I should mention now that the vehicle in question is a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria. My previous vehicles have been an 86 Crown Vic Wagon, an 83 Buick Riviera, a 78 Pontiac Catalina/Bonneville mix, and a 1974 Buick Electra. I've change the tires on two of those vehicles with no incident. Yet after trying a crowbar, hammer, screwdriver, and various other prying tools, I could not get the hubcap off this wheel! Two hours and buckets of sweat later, I resorted to extremes and read the user manual. Apparently, these new-fangled cars come with a special key for the hubcaps, so people can't steal them. So I used the key (which was in my glove compartment, conveniently), and in about ten minutes the tire was changed and I was on my way to my local shop to get it repaired.
New tools for old jobs.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 4, 2003 - 22:00
The Web Cartoonists Choice Awards' Nominees for 2003 were released this week.
Voting for award winners is ongoing from now until June 29th and the winners will be announced on July 6th. Read on for a list of the nominees: