This weekend is I-CON. The list of confirmed guests include:
- Greg Dean, Real Life Comics
- Uncle Ghastly, Ghastly's Comic
- Sean McGuiness, Twisted Kaiju Theater
- Isabel Marks, Namir Deiter
- Randy Milholland, Something Positive
- Jonathan Rosenberg, Goats
- R Stevens, Diesel Sweeties
- Michael Terracciano, Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire
- Ted Slampyak, Jazz Age Comics
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 22, 2006 - 23:23
We've posted one more interview for the February issue with long-time creator Ian McDonald, whose webcomic Bruno The Barbarian is one of the original Big Panda 8 (those webcomics hosted by Big Panda during its brief existence).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 21, 2006 - 11:19
We should have a couple more articles for the magazine posted tonight. Comixpedia is important to me, but I take my President's Day holiday weekend seriously...
Phil Kahn has an interesting breakdown of an unconventional "panel" layout in a recent Gossamer Commons.
Fleen takes a look at Penny Arcade's latest print venture, Attack of the Bacon Robots and focuses on the Afterword in which Tycho writes about "webcomics" and from the excerpt, it sounds very much like what Tycho has previously written online. Which is neither here nor there really. Maybe next Fleen will get around to reviewing the, ya know, actual cartoons in AOTBR...?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 6, 2006 - 22:58
Our first week slate of the February, "Kickin' It Old School" issue is up. We've got two webcomic columns this week - another installment of Checkerboard Nightmare from Kris Straub, as well as The Antecedent by Bryant Paul Johnson.
We also have an interview with Jon Rosenberg, creator of Goats and this month, Gilead Pellaeon takes the reins of Through the Looking Back Glass to review some recent webcomic resolutions for 2006.
Jon Rosenberg has been entertaining readers of his webcomic Goats since April 1st, 1997. What DON'T we know about you that you can give out without being arrested and/or lynched?
The government has used reverse-time engineering to eliminate most of the "facts" of my existence from the Bose-Einsteinian timestream. From what I've been able to gather over the last four years of espionage and adventuring, I was once in line to become the emir of Kazakhstan until American oil barons decided it wasn't in their best interests to see me sitting on a vast, untapped field of fourth-quarter profits.
I might also be George Clooney, but I've yet to find any real, hard evidence for that.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on January 24, 2006 - 00:20
It seems like BLC has books popping up everywhere... even on TV! Viewers of the CBS hit comedy How I Met Your Mother may have even noticed Alyson Hannigan with her copy of â€œPure Ducky Goodnessâ€ in last nightâ€™s episode.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 12, 2006 - 11:55
It's like Tiger Beat only news-ier!
Read more for news about Fell, Fleen, Goats and the Wiz!
You can read online the entire #1 issue of Fell by Warren Ellis at Newsarama.
Jeff Lowrey over at FLEEN posts on webcomic collectives. Jeff, given that FLEEN is a webcomic critics collective does that mean "...the majority of webcomic CRITICS are lonely geeks living in garrets and basements, and need all the friends they can scare up or pay for."?
Who gets to write about webcomics?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 29, 2005 - 13:04
Kurtz clarifies; Rosenberg speaks; Straub shows and meet the new Comixpedia forums moderator: Tim Demeter.
Submitted by Lance_S on December 24, 2005 - 01:20
A late night wrap up of the week that was. And Happy Holidays to everyone around the world. Stay safe and happy out there.
New group blog, FLEEN on webcomics spawned by Jon Rosenberg. Although I don't agree with Rosenberg's categorial rant on creator-written articles about webcomics, I am all in favor of FLEEN's stated mission of using non-webcomics creators to write on webcomics. Because anything that draws in more good writers interested in writing about webcomics is a good thing for webcomics and frankly for Comixpedia. Don't get me wrong, I love our current crew of contributors. It's just given our ridiculously low pay (BUT HEY! COMIXPEDIA DOES PAY FOR CONTRIBUTIONS, if you hadn't heard that) it's not easy to recruit people who don't already love the medium going in.
Also Eric wrote an essay responding to Jon's post. Since Eric is a webcomic creator and critic, it's not surprising he was interested in responding to Jon.
I also got a press release from Powerful Press about new issues of their comic titles, METADAWN and NOCTURNAL ESSENCE. Right now all of the archives at their site are free to readers.
Speaking of writing about comics it's been awhile since I've mentioned it so here's the link to the Comics Blog Update Machine where you can find up-to-the-minute links to a lot of blogs on comics.
And last but not least - here's the latest addition to the new Comixpedia creators library: Kevin Robertson. Robertson's webcomic is Beyond The Punchline.