Whitney June Robinson
Submitted by RyanEstrada on August 12, 2008 - 23:52
As I mentioned before, this July I did a guest month for Whitney June Robinson's comic Alma Mater. I had to balance my desire to draw the characters from a couple of comics-within-the-comic, and the need to make the story about the main characters, and came up with the following story.
Submitted by RyanEstrada on May 31, 2008 - 13:29
I been doing lots of jam comics lately!
Whitney June Robinson is the creator of a wonderfully charming comic about an all girls school called Alma Mater. The comic is written and published to reflect the school calendar with Robinson finishing up the first year of the story this past Spring.Â With real schools opening their doors this month, Robinson recently kicked off the second year of Alma Mater.Â It's a visually distinctive comic and Robinson does a fine job of drawing on her own life experience in crafting realistic characters and storylines for the middle school years.Â I caught up with her recently over emails and asked about the upcoming year of her comic.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 8, 2007 - 11:43
- This week's guest blogger will be Scott Story (Johnny Saturn). A big thanks to last week's guest blogger August Pollak (Some Guy With a Website). I also want to thank Whitney June Robinson for drawing this month's cover art for Comixtalk.
- Sequential Tart goes to a weekly format. This week features a review of Jeremy Arambulo's Let's Do This; an interview with Scott McCloud's wife Ivy and two daughters Sky and Winter, as they wind up their 50 state tour in support of Scott's new book Making Comics.
- The comic Penny Arcade will be available through the videogame maker Valve's digital distribution system Steam. That's almost certainly a great new way to get a videogame-related webcomic to an interested audience. Everyone who has downloaded a game through Steam (Half Life 2 anyone?) has a little icon in the windows bar (and probably some equivalent on the Mac) for it.
- The Beat reports that Dean Haspiel and Michel Fiffe of the webcomic collective ACT-I-VATE are bringing their webcomics to print in a black & white, three-issue creature romance double feature, entitled BRAWL, this October.
- Your wikipedian taunt of the month. courtesey of xkcd.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 19, 2007 - 23:13
After a Presidential Day Weekend Lull time for more Blind Date II webcomics:
- Our first post-Presidential Day-weekend comic is from Whitney June Robinson, creator of Alma Mater and Nathaniel Payne of Evil Avatar Webcomics. A mysterious visitor to Alma Mater - who could it be?!?
- Our second comic for Tuesday is from Petie Shumate (Girl/Robot) and John Troutman (Flint Again). It's probably happened to you - a long night of carousing leads to waking up with someone surprising. Not this surprising though...
And to the rest of our Blind Date II participants keep sending in the finished comics to me - I'm posting them in the order I receive them.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 5, 2007 - 11:31
Dig that new cover from Frank "Damonk" Cormier and Meaghan Quinn! Our February issue is focused on webcomic collectives and we've got a lot of great articles on tap for it. This morning I've posted the first two articles for this month's issue:
An interview with Mark Mekkes in his role as chairman of the WCCAs, now in its seventh year. There were a lot of changes leading into this year's program and hopefully, this interview helps to shed some light on things.
The first installment of a new column on web manga by Brigid Alverson. Brigid already blogs about manga at her own site MangaBlog and our good friends at Digital Strips. At Comixpedia, she'll be rounding up the good stuff -- and telling you what to avoid as well.
- It looks like the promised comics-hosting functions of ComicSpace are now available. Haven't tried them myself yet so if anyone has any opinions to offer add them in the comments.
- I don't know if this is still open or not, but Ryan Estrada was looking for creators to help with this year's online presentation for the WCCAs.
- Shaenon Garrity interviews Whitney June Robinson, creator of Alma Mater (which you may have seen advertised here on Comixpedia). AM is now on the Modern Tales lineup.
- Gamer News interviews Steve Napierski, creator of Dueling Analogs.
- Independent Propaganda reviews two webcomics: Wireheads and Martian.
- The Ferrett talks up Yet Another Fantasy Gaming Comic:
...YAFGC is alive in ways that other strips arenâ€™t; thatâ€™s partially because itâ€™s drawn in pencil and has the raw energy of a sketch, but also because Rich Morris has the talent of a classic Disney animator; he manages, with a few quick strokes of his pencil, to bring people to life so that the way they stand, hips cocked, tells you more about them than the dialogue ever would.
- 2007 is going well for Jim Zubkavich, the creator the 2002 webcomic Makeshift Miracle which debuted in print last year (after substantial rework on portions of it) and is now starting to appear in book store chains.
- Todd and Penguin creator David Wright is going to be a dad! Not surprisingly that means Todd and Penguin will be on hiatus for awhile (until May). While Todd and Penguin is on hiatus, Wright is posting the first months of the comic which were lost when Keenspot's server crashed in 2002. Wright explained that he was unable to find the first few months of comics until recently - so now, after five years, they are going back on the web.
- Terror Island and The Crown Prince both hit the 100 strips milestone.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- Engtech asks "What's your favorite webcomic?".
- Dave Roman posts some of the cartoons Todd Webb drew at their wedding (cute idea to have a "wedding cartoonist").
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on January 31, 2007 - 00:11
Modern Tales, one of the Webâ€™s premier webcomics sites, is proud to announce the addition of five new comics to its lineup. The new comics are:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 27, 2007 - 14:22
Okay after a random drawing of names from a hat - here's your Blind Date II pairings. (Click read more to find out the pairings)
The rules are simple: the two of you brainstorm out and create a comic in the spirit of Valentines Day. Define "spirit of" however you want (we're not going to be as strict as the WCCA is with the Romantic Comics category).
We will start posting submissions on Valentines Day (February 14th) on a first-in, first-up basis and keep posting them as they come in through the month of February. I'd prefer to post the comics at frightnight.org to prevent future link-rot, but I can link to something posted elsewhere too. Either way email me at xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com with the essential information. The absolute deadline for turning in Blind Date II comics will be February 25th.
Also try and link up with your partner early next week - if you have trouble getting connected or someone quits talk to me next week and we'll try to sort something else out for you.