Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 12, 2011 - 10:15
It's all over the intertubes this morning -- Drawn & Quarterly announced that it had acquired the rights to publish a hardcover version of Kate Beaton's work. Congrats to Kate Beaton. Given Beaton's enthusiastic fan base I suspect that the odds are really good D&Q will have a huge success with this.
Full press release follows:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 22, 2010 - 09:53
Friday! Awesome! Woohoo! I hope everyone saw that the Comics Alliance blog has a great interview with Kate Beaton -- lots of charming anecdotes in there. She did in fact have the longest lines of fans at SPX this fall.
REVIEW: El Santo reviews Lovecraft Is Missing. He reviewed a bunch of horror-themed webcomics this week.
CRAFT: T.J. Kirsch shows off his work process on the webcomic he draws -- She Died In Terrebonne (written by Kevin Church).
Nina Paley writes about confusion over the different types of Creative Commons copy
rightleft licenses - a good read.
- Steve Lieber finds his comic posted at the infamous discussion board 4Chan, enters the arena and... wins? An interesting tale of an actual exchange of views and Lieber's subsequent decision to post his own preview of his work.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 12, 2010 - 19:40
More photos from 2010 SPX (part 1 here)
Submitted by Ben McCormick on August 13, 2010 - 12:00
When Cathy Guisewite started her comics career in 1976 there weren't many women making comics. 'Cathy' was one of the first mainstream comics written by and about a woman. When she announced she would be ending the long-running comic strip October 3rd it made me think about some of the webcomics I read that happen to be made by women.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 12, 2010 - 07:34
The 2010 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced. Here's the webcomic category:
- HARK! A VAGRANT by Kate Beaton
- HIGH MOON by Steve Ellis, David Gallaher and Scott O. Brown
- POWER OUT by Nathan Schreiber
- PVP by Scott Kurtz
- SIN TITULO by Cameron Stewart
The full list of nominees after the jump:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 1, 2010 - 09:01
Is it in fact appropriate to wish my neighbors to the North a "Happy Canada Day"? If so, well then, cheers and happy no-longer-colonies day!
Hypey Mc Hype: Barry Smith and coffee always equals a good InkTank strip :)
Oooh Pretty... Flight 7! Kazu Kibuishi posts previews from the upcoming installment of the comics anthology series.
Even Reuben Bolling Gets The Blues: The creator of Tom the Dancing Bug gets some high profile links to his comics but unfortunately not to the "approved" postings of them. This sucks but it's inevitable that things like this will happen. Best to be prepared by putting in a clear URL to your work on the comic image itself. Any other tips?
Last One To Leave MySpace, Turn Off the Disco Lights: I saw on Comics Reporter that Dark Horse is moving its webcomics portal/monthly anthology off of MySpace and back to its own website.
INTERVIEW: Mike Rhodes interviews Donna Lewis for the local alt weekly paper. Lewis's webcomic is Reply All which to be honest is a mess in terms of art (it looks like MS Paint) but does have some good moments in the writing. Not really funny so much as an honest and knowing tone, it's a pretty good effort at a comic built around an adult woman's point of view.
NOT WEBCOMICS: I don't know if these are "authorized" but someone has made funny little animations out of a few Kate Beaton comics. This take on her "Two Watsons" comics cracked me up silly this morning.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 21, 2010 - 11:04
Can't let this pass without comment: Kate Beaton cartoon in The New Yorker!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 18, 2010 - 08:48
I want to point folks to the Webcomics Auction for the Gulf Coast organized by Carly Monardo. The actual auction will launch in early July but webcomic artists can look into donating work for the auction now.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 14, 2010 - 10:38
The nominees for the 2010 Joe Shuster Award in the categoy of "Webcomics/Bandes Dessinées Web" are:
- Attila Adorjany – Metaphysical Neuroma
- Kate Beaton – Hark! A Vagrant
- Andy Belanger – Bottle of Awesome & Raising Hell
- Rene Engström – Anders Loves Maria
- Karl Kerschl – The Abominable Charles Christopher
- Gisèle Lagacé and David Lumsdon – Eerie Cuties & Ménage à 3
- Tara Tallan – Galaxion
- Steve Wolfhard – Cat Rackham
The 6th Annual Awards Ceremony is on Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at the Innis Town Hall (University of Toronto) with returning Master of Ceremonies Jonathan Llyr. The awards ceremony is held on the same weekend as the Toronto ComiCON FAN APPRECIATION Event (June 5-6).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 23, 2010 - 08:49
Wow - it's been one crazy
summer week. So the big story this week is the move of Reuben Bolling's Tom the Dancing Bug from Salon to Boing Boing. At least I think it's kind of a big deal as boingboing.net has a huge audience and as Reuben Bolling explains it was the first place he contacted after learning Salon was dropping his strip.
Digital Strips has a plug for Patrick Farley's Kickstarter drive to let him focus on his webcomics site, Electronic Sheep. For those who weren't reading webcomics 10 years ago you may not have the context for how mind-bending Farley's work was at that point. He pushed... hard on the web. He had comics with radically different art styles, different web environments, different everything. And it was all good. Having him freed up to work on comics would mean getting a lot of great new work. Consider pledging...
REVIEWS: Daily Cross Hatch has a review of the latest Snake Pit book - a compilation of the journal comic from 2009. I have the book, was struggling with a review -- I think this review is pretty useful -- this is journal comic at it's most basic. I did this, I saw that.
Also worth checking out is a look by the Storming the Tower blog at the quasi-Penny & Aggie-Something Positive cross-over via the character of Helen.
I SAY GOOD MAN, HERE'S THE HYPE
- Kate Beaton does The Great Gatsby... funny as balls folks...
- Scott McCloud links to a recent Slow Wave webcomic featuring a dream from Skin Horse webcomic creator Shaenon Garrity.
From the Mailbag: Thormod Skald writes about his webcomic Farnir The Dragon -- an action/comedy/political satire:
The dragon Fafnir awakens from a centuries-long slumber to find his treasure stolen and scattered across the world. Unfortunately for him, anyone who finds a piece can control Fafnir for nine days and as usual, the greatest power is often in the hands of the biggest idiots.