Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 20, 2010 - 10:23
- I'm not sure I've linked to Awesome Hospital yet so here you go. It still feels a little derivative of Dr. McNinja to me, but it is pretty funny.
- Another list of webcomics generated at Warren Ellis' White Chapel forum. You're bound to find something new to you on it.
- Comics Alliance presents a Firefly fan comic from Mike Russell and Bill Mudron.
From the Mailbag: Patric Lewandowski started a fundraising project at Kickstarter with a goal towards funding a comic called Terminal Life.
In 1989, when I was 9 years old, my father was diagnosed with lung cancer. He underwent surgery which removed an entire lung from his body. For the next nine years, he was in and out of the hospital and always near death. I grew up with a terminally ill parent and it had a profound impact on who I became as a person. This graphic novel, tentatively titled "Terminal Life" is about that first year when my father was diagnosed, had surgery, and it became apparent that my life had changed forever.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 5, 2010 - 13:21
Tom Spurgeon is the blogger at The Comics Reporter and he recently posted his Best Comics of 2009. It's an interesting mix and he's certainly become more webcomic savvy over this past decade -- this list includes work from names such as Kate Beaton, Dash Shaw and Eleanor Davis. Worth reading...
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 18, 2010 - 11:25
AWARDS: The Joe Shuster award nominees were announced. The webcomic category nominees are: Attila Adorjany – Metaphysical Neuroma; Kate Beaton – Hark! A Vagrant ;Andy Belanger – Bottle of Awesome and Raising Hell; Rene Engström – Anders Loves Maria; Karl Kerschl – The Abominable Charles Christopher; Gisèle Lagacé and David Lumsdon – Eerie Cuties and Ménage à 3; Tara Tallan – Galaxion; and Steve Wolfhard – Cat Rackham.
REVIEW: El Santo reviews By Moon Alone.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 15, 2010 - 08:00
AWARDS: The Doug Wright award nominees -- which honor English-language Canadian comics -- were announced last week. Kate Beaton's book Never Learn Anything From History is up for the Pigskin Peters Award (for unconventional, "nominally-narrative" comics); and among the finalists for finalists for Best Emerging Talent is Adam Bourret for his comic I'm Crazy. I gave I'm Crazy a mixed review, but Bourret certainly was a brave story-teller in his book and showed a lot of potential.
PLUG ONE: I haven't mentioned David Simon's Crimson Dark webcomic in quite awhile which is a shame because it's still one of the best 3d art webcomics I've seen. Not sure how it's working, but Simon started a "club" for supporters to subscribe to at $2 to $5 a month to help him with having the time to produce Crimson Dark.
PLUG TWO: The Covered blog which spotlights re-dos of classic comic book covers by new artists. I would love to see a webcomic spin on this.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 21, 2009 - 00:52
I know I said I wasn't going to do one of those "People of Webcomics" articles this year and I already called 2009 the year of Kate Beaton, but Meredith Gran would be right there on that list too. Octopus Pie is a funny comic with fantastic characters and several great stories so far. And that was all before the Holiday Special:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 18, 2009 - 11:28
Wow - almost the end of 2009 already? Posting will be lightly lite like for the rest of the year here at ComixTalk.
Can we just call it the year of Kate Beaton? There's almost zippy chance that I'll be doing one of those "People of Webcomics" articles again this year, but if I did I can't imagine not including her near the top. Along those lines, Comics Alliance picked her book Never Learn Anything From History as its "Best Webcomic Collection" for 2009.
The big news on small screens this week was the launch of a comics store for the Sony PSP handheld. I don't have a PSP myself, but here's Gizmodo's review of the Marvel comics reader for the PSP to give you an idea of it.
The Comics Riffs blog is asking its readers to pick the best comic of the decade. This is the Washington Post's "comics blog" so its readership is probably heavily skewed towards fans of newspaper comic strips and it shows in the nominations for a lot of newspaper comic "veterans" like BABY BLUES, BIZARRO, DILBERT, DOONESBURY and SHERMAN'S LAGOON. But they also have the three best new(er) newspaper comic strips in there: GET FUZZY, PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, and CUL DE SAC. Weirdly enough they also have one webcomic: GIRL GENIUS. Weird not because GIRL GENIUS isn't worthy (it's a fantastic comic) but because I just can't imagine how that is the one webcomic that most appealed to this crowd.
It's the end of the year and what better time to talk webcomics with a great group of interesting creators and commentators. For this year's roundtable we talked about favorite and new webcomics from 2009; iPhones and iTablets; developments in the business of comics; developments in the subject matter of comics; webcomic awards; and predictions for 2010! I'm joined by Gary Tyrrell, Delos Woodruff, Shaenon Garrity, Fesworks, Derik Badman, Larry Cruz, Brigid Alverson and Johanna Draper Carlson.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 13, 2009 - 10:50
- Kim Yale Award For Best New Talent: Kate Beaton for Hark, a Vagrant
- Lulu of the Year: Danielle Corsetto for Girls with Slingshots
- Woman of Distinction: Joanne Carter Siegel
- Leah Adezio Award for Best Kid-Friendly Work: Rapunzel’s Revenge, by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Nathan Hale
- Female Comic Creator’s Hall of Fame: Gail Simone
- Best Female Character: Monica Villarreal, from Wapsi Square by Paul Taylor
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on October 14, 2009 - 10:23
As mentioned previously, I'm going to be at the Alternative Press Expo, where Skin Horse Volume One will be making its convention debut. (Want to buy it online now? Here!
Also, I'll be at this thing:
CAM Alternative Press Expo Party:
Monsters and Mayhem
Cartoon Art Museum Event: Saturday, October 17, 2009, 8:00-11:00 pm
Sliding Scale: $5 - $20