Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 8, 2005 - 11:57
I'll be trying to highlight some of the WCCA categories between now and July 3rd when the voting round ends. The nominees for Outstanding Comic this year are Copper by Kazu Kibuishi; Ctrl-Alt-Del by Tim Buckley, Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques, and Scary Go Round by John Allison.
Submitted by Mark Mekkes on June 5, 2005 - 10:44
Nominations for the 2005 Web Cartoonists Choice Awards have been announced and voting for the award winners is open until July 3rd.
Check out all of the 2005 contenders here.
Up for Outstanding Comic this year:
Copper by Kazu Kibuishi
Ctrl-Alt-Del by Tim Buckley
Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques
Scary Go Round by John Allison
I blame Frank Miller.
Back in the days B.F. (Before Frank) the comic book Editor Gods had decided that the job of making a comic book should be broken down so that hordes of different people worked to create it together. This way the people who were best at these specific tasks could put out more work. After a while it got out of hand, with jobs like Plotter, Scripter, Penciller, Inker, Colorist and Letterer (eventually they would have broken this job down even further: "Ted, you letter the consonants. Bill, youâ€™re on vowels, and sometimes 'Y'").
Then along came Frank, who blew the doors off, and suddenly every artist thought they could write.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 20, 2005 - 15:16
Coming this summer -- Squid and Ink -- a new comic anthology featuring scads of webcomic artists, including Comixpedia contributor, Welton Colbert (aka Ryan Estrada). The new bi-monthly publication will have some of the best comics from local and web comic authors, as well as industry articles, interviews, and guides.
Other listed contributors include: John Allison of Scary Go Round; Tom Brazelton of Theater Hopper; Brian Carroll of Instant Classic; Kent Earle & Scott Bevan of White Ninja; Josh Meinzer of Aikida; RamÃ³n PÃ©rez & Rob Coughler of Butternutsquash; Leticia Rocha of Super Tony; Patrick Spacek of Parking Lot is Full; Zach Stroum of Shaw Island; and James Turner of Beaver and Steve.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 9, 2005 - 11:10
I had no idea John Allison was such an astute observor of the American political scene.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 18, 2005 - 11:53
John Allison's Bobbins characters get new life in Scary-Go-Round clothes on the printed page in Heavy Metal Hearts + Flowers, available from the SGR website here (with signature and sketch from Allison) or the Keenswag website here (cheaper but no signature or sketch).
Allison describes the book as a "96-page all-new story, reworking a Bobbins classic for the modern, discerning audience. Rich in twists and turns."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 17, 2005 - 11:23
If you're in London this March 19th, be sure to stop by the UK Webcomix Thing. Highlights include a panel on webcomics at 2:30 PM with Mr Madsen, John Allison and Roger Langridge. A full list of exhibitors is here.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 9, 2005 - 19:43
Randy Milholland has been pointing out Keenspace comics that catch his eye. One that he mentioned recently is The Living Tales of Zombie Jesus which, as Milholland mentions, does owe a lot to John Allison's Scary Go Round in terms of its visuals.
As far as the writing goes for Zombie Jesus, sure Allison may have made the character of Shelly into a zombie for awhile, but not Jesus himself. Although, Zombie Jesus may be distantly related to Super Demolition Christ.
In any event, Zombie Jesus hasn't updated in awhile but it does have an entertaining, albeit short, archive.
When we discussed the Year in Review issue it seemed like it would be a natural to write a list of people in webcomics for the year. But what to call it? Most of the time when media magazines talk about people in film, television, music or what-have-you, they can call their articles "The Power List..." or the "The It List..." because, well, those media have power and star power. Webcomics have those things, but alas, still in smaller quantities.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 23, 2004 - 12:43
If you are a non-U.S. resident and familar with webcomics in your country or area and interested in writing something for Comixpedia next year I'd like to talk to you - please message me on the site or drop me an email at xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com.