Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 13, 2008 - 21:02
This is an update to a previous post here, thanks for the cumulative suggestions on that thread. JUST so we're clear - this is open-sourced to everyone research for a possible article to appear next month at ComixTalk. I don't endorse the list or the order at all; at this point I've tried to include all of the suggestions I've gotten and I also went through all of the comics ComixTalk has ever reviewed and pulled quite a few titles.
We're at the point where it'll be most helpful if you tell me comics you think should go on the list, where (what number approximately) and which comic should get bumped. If you just want to change the order you can do that to but there'll be another post before the month's through asking for help with that.
Phil Foglio, along with Kaja Foglio, creates the wonderful steampunk-flavored science fantastical webcomic, Girl Genius. Given all of the characters dressed up in alternate-Victorian clothes and wonderful steam-age gadgetry in the comic, it seemed extra appropriate to post this interview with Phil to the site today.
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on August 29, 2008 - 16:36
Apparently there's a thing today where webcartoonists are supposed to recommend other webcomics. It goes without saying that you should be reading the comics on Modern Tales, which I edit, and I think it's pretty widely known that I'm a fan of Phil and Kaja Foglio's Girl Genius. So what else?
- Knowledge Is Power. I liked Irony Chan's previous webcomic, "Get Medieval," and I was happy to pick up her other current webcomic, "Dumnestor's Heroes," for Modern Tales. But this one has been growing on me too. It's about college students who, thanks to a spacetime accident, acquire superpowers based on their majors. What does the English major get? The power to alter reality, bitches.
- Dicebox. Still the best comic ever about itinerant female miners in outer space. Who are married. The latest chapter ended recently, so now's a good time to catch up.
- The Chronicles of William Bazillion. Andrew's evil-minded comic about a boy adventurer. The current storyline is entitled "The Race for Santa's Nazi Gold," which is probably all you need to know.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 18, 2008 - 09:43
One of the best parts of WorldCon for me this year was getting to drag Phil and Kaja Foglio in front of the microphones for Episode 28 of Writing Excuses. It has been my privilege to spend lots of time with them at Comic-Con a month ago and then again at WorldCon in early August. That experience serves to tell me that the fifteen minutes of this episode don’t approach the tiniest portion of “enough time” when learning at the feet of the Foglios. What’s here is gold, though. Go listen!
Oh, and if you’re not yet reading Girl Genius, head over there. You’re in for a deep-archive, victorian-corsetted, steampunky, gaslampy, fantastic treat. With long red hair, welding goggles, and giant robots.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 15, 2008 - 14:23
Nuke Tom Smith.
Songwriter and performer Tom Smith was injured on stage in late spring. His livelihood depends on him traveling to conventions and performing, but now he is trapped in a wheelchair undergoing physical therapy.
He’ll be fine, but he is missing the 2008 convention season entirely, and is racking up medical expenses instead of income.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 11, 2008 - 14:06
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 8, 2008 - 02:05
WorldCon 66 has been amazing thus far, and I don’t expect to be at all disappointed for the remaining three days.
As always, the highlights are the people. Countless (or at least “I lost count”) fans have stopped by to say hi, buy stuff, gush, or otherwise interact. It’s great fun for me, and Sandra has been enjoying it as well.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 8, 2008 - 21:12
The 2008 WCCAs were announced today -- Phil and Kaja Foglio won Outstanding Comic for Girl Genius while webcomics veteran Meredith Gran won Outstanding Newcomer for her new webcomic Octopus Pie. The Foglios took three total WCCAs this year, but Tracy Butler was a big winner too taking home 4 WCCAs for her work on Lackadaisy. Click read more for the full list of winners:
Submitted by carlflannigan on March 8, 2008 - 20:22
Winners of the 2008 Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards announced!