Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 6, 2009 - 11:55
Look at these lists! Just looking at those with whom I'm familiar with the work: New Talent includes Kate Beaton, Hark, A Vagrant; Kathryn Immonen, Hellcat; and Tracy White, Traced; and Lulu of The Year includes Shaenon K. Garrity, Skin Horse; Lynda Barry, What It Is; Danielle Corsetto, Girls With Slingshots; and Jessica Abel, Life Sucks.
Also a special woohoo for Eleanor Davis' nomination for Stinky in the Kids comics category. Davis is currently the favorite author of the X girls right now for Stinky and The Secret Science Alliance.
Submitted by dave_roman on September 29, 2009 - 14:01
This year confirmed for me that Small Press Expo is officially the BEST all-around comics convention for people who truly love reading and making comics.
Our drive down in our brand new car (named Ponyo) was smooth as could be. We stopped at Pizza Hut along the way so John could cash in a gift card. Breadsticks were consumed by all. It inspired us to sing
Submitted by El Santo on September 28, 2009 - 14:20
First off, some observations from Johanna Draper Carlson:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 23, 2009 - 13:37
Hey it's the coolest little comics show that could, the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. It's this Saturday and Sunday and thanks to the very gracious and cool Mrs. X, I am shirking husband and fatherhood to check out the show on Saturday afternoon. There is an insane number of AMAZING comics-making folks at the show and a good set of speakers and panels.
I'm going to check out the "Comic Strips: Online and In Print" panel with Kate Beaton, Erika Moen, R. Stevens, and Julia Wertz and the "Critics’ Roundtable" with Rob Clough, Sean T. Collins, Gary Groth, Chris Mautner, Joe McCulloch, Tucker Stone, Douglas Wolk and Bill Kartalopoulos.
Submitted by CalamityJon on September 10, 2009 - 11:56
So, last week, my girl and I went down to the local library and perused their sale bin where she found a well-illustrated gardening book (which I'll be scanning soon-ish and which I expect will be of some interest to lord_whimsy) and I found a children's primer of Ben Franklin, "Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia".
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 9, 2009 - 09:56
Good morning Internet! Swine flu even at PAX?! (see Mike/Gabe's message) -- nice to see that the Penny Arcade crew is broadcasting useful information via the website and encouraging everyone to take care of themselves. That show seemed huge this year. I am looking forward to my probably futile hopes to attend PAX East (futile because something always comes up to deflect my physical travels much like that damn leprechaun and his stale box of marshmallows and grains).
Rick Marshall scores an interview with Harvey Pekar about his new webcomic project. How cool is that?!
A lovely interview with the talented Kate Beaton (no! you have not yet read enough interviews with Beaton this year!! And... there WILL BE MORE! This Nostradamous predicts...)
Brigid Alverson gives a very good review to the first print collection of Skin Horse by Shaenon Garrity and some dude (Jeffrey C. Wells: just kidding!!!!!!!).
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Met up with the Washtington Webcomics crew last night: Rob Balder (still erfing the world); Chris Impink (um gravitating the fragile... hmm ), Chris Flick (caping the babes? okay this nickname scheme isn't working out all that well) and just met Joe Zuniga who does the relatively new comic Made Up.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 20, 2009 - 13:06
First off - Websnark has a second post up today - this one on the current Achewood saga. Nice to have Eric back (and writing about webcomics)!
A great interview with Kate Beaton, creator of Hark A Vagrant. Apparently we have Emily Horne of A Softer World to thank for encouraging Kate to put her comics online.
Shaenon Garrity writes about her experiences self-publishing the first print collection of her webcomic Skin Horse. Also worth noting is Garrity's new comics collective -- the Couscous Collective.
Cory Doctorow writes on why free e-books should be part of a writers strategy - the advice seems worth considering for comics creators too.
Submitted by El Santo on July 30, 2009 - 20:17
Last spring, the wife and I booked a trip with another family on a cross-country flight to Virginia. â€œVisiting family?â€ our friends would ask. No, we were actually touring Civil War battle sites.
To which they would inevitably say, â€œWhy in the world would you ever want to learn about history?!?â€
Submitted by El Santo on July 13, 2009 - 01:39
Well, time for The Joy of Webcomics to get back to its roots. This entry was originally set up to look at a smattering of interesting comics, and somehow I lost my way. Well, no more! This Joy of Webcomics will be all about sampling digital comics that make our day just a little bit more joyous.
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on July 12, 2009 - 00:29
The Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco (www.cartoonart.org) is organizing "Monsters of Webcomics," a showcase of cutting-edge webcomics work. The show's ten spotlight artists have already been selected. However, the museum also wants to include a virtual gallery of as many other webcomics as possible. If you're interested in having your art included in the virtual gallery, email curator Andrew Farago at email@example.com.
Feel free to spread this information around the webcomics community. The museum wants a wide range of comics included in the show.