Daniel "Merlin" Goodbrey is one of the artists I know both myself and Frank "Damonk" Cormier were pretty into when ComixTalk launched in 2003. So it's a bit surprising to me that we've had a 5 year lapse in interviewing him. These days Goodbrey has a day job teaching at in the School of Film, Music & Media at the University of Hertfordshire with a focus on Digital Animation. And far from disappearing these past years, Goodbrey has continued to create memorable work on the web and in print as well as continue to experiment with hypercomics and other experimental notions in comics. And not unlike the direction of "webcomics" as a whole, Goodbrey has increasingly blurred the lines between web and print in his creation of comics.
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 Alexander Danner on May 16, 2007 - 09:27
Character Design for Graphic Novels not only showcases the best in character design from the world's leading artists on-screen and on the printed page but also provides a hardworking guide to the process behind the evolution and development of character design, the key milestones of the art, the genre busters, and the genre definers.
The spirit of cooperation is alive and well in webcomics. In that spirit, this month we present five stories that exemplify the value of cooperation: Agnes Quill, Vulture Gulch, Rip & Teri, After Days of Passion and The Archeologists.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2006 - 03:01
A look back at the webcomics website of record:
- Michael Terracciano, creator of Dominic Deegan, leaves Keenspot.
- Sketch Battle's voting controversy continues.
- John Barber starts selling two of his webcomics (Vicious Souvenirs and Kicking Hitler to Death) via Bitpass for 35Â¢ a chapter.
- Sam Logan has a guest week for his webcomic Sam and Fuzzy featuring contributors such as John â€œScary Go Roundâ€ Allison, Tim â€œCtrl+Alt+Delâ€ Buckley, Jeff â€œWiguâ€ Rowland, Michael â€œOrneryboyâ€ Lalonde and others.
- Chris Crosby starts selling political swag at his Blatant Bush website.
- Comixpedia posts webcomics made for Fright Night 5.
Writing for the web means understanding the rhythms of publishing on the web. If you're posting a page a day or even a page a week don't write as if you're publishing a monthly comic book.
Joel Fagin takes a look at what gag webcomics are doing right and what serious webcomics can learn from them.
We've had many contributors to Comixpedia over the years - here's a full list through the end of 2005:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 22, 2006 - 11:08
Looking through Comixpedia's archives: interesting or pointless? You decide!
1 Year Ago:
- We posted the last slate of articles from our Collaboration Issue at Comixpedia.
2 Years Ago:
- Joe Zabel was working on launching the Webcomics Examiner.
3 Years Ago:
- Brad Guigar showed us Jeff Darlington's "crib" in his Keencribs series (sadly the actual article is not up at Brad's site anymore).
- It was also the debut of Bruce Schwarz: Double-O-Slacker by Zack Smith and Victor Gomez. Unfortunately, Nextcomics.com which published this (and other webcomics) is gone, gone, gone. Anyone know if the webcomics from there have showed up elsewhere?
- Modern Tales Longplay announced the debut of 6 new webcomics: Death Swamp by Toby Craig, Ambient History by John Barber, Amy Plays a Game of Chance by Alexander Danner and Bill Duncan, You Aren't Allowed to Think That Way by Paul Levy, The Origin of Ulysses by David Lasky and Holiday Phone Call by Nick Mullins.