Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2008 - 23:51
I intended to post this comic at the beginning of November, but Amy and I leave to go on a book tour in Italy tomorrow (courtesy of Michele Foschini and Renoir Comics), so I decided to post a little bit early. Along with my ragtag crew of artists, I've been pulling longer hours on Amulet 2 than ever before. Amy and I have been getting up and heading to the studio at around noon and leaving when the sun is rising. So what prompted me to find the time to do this?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 25, 2008 - 07:56
Sunday's Washington Post had a good article on the graphic novel publishing boom written by Bob Thompson (who is self-described in the article as "Prose Guy" so you know a bit about where he's coming from). Be sure to check out the comics that are part of the otherwise text story.
PORTRAITS OF CREATORS
Photographer Seth Kushner has been taking portraits of the many great NYC-based graphic novelists. There are some wonderful photos in this series and it's just kind of cool to put a face to the name for many of these creators.
This is interesting -- according to this story by Joseph Menn, Disney may NOT have the rights to the very earliest versions of Mickey Mouse.
Help Out Kazu
Kazu Kibuishi is racing to finish his graphic novel (which one!?!) and is asking for volunteers to help him with the flatting (and perhaps painting) of the pages. My lead assistant, Alan Beadle, will still be joining me on this journey, as will Amy, Shadi, and Tim, but we'll definitely need some more brave souls to join the party. If you are interested, send an email to kazu(at)boltcity.com with some examples of your work.
I've probably linked to it before but it's still useful -- 50 Tools and Resources to Start A Webcomic.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 11, 2008 - 13:57
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 17, 2008 - 09:13
Word Balloons reviews the latest offering from the Flight anthology series -- Flight Explorer is aimed at kids and features similarly fantastic artwork and stories as previous installments of the series:
Submitted by dave_roman on April 15, 2008 - 00:14
This weekend is the New York Comic Con, the east coast's biggest pop culture event!
Submitted by John Baird on March 28, 2008 - 15:31
The recent discussion at Fleen on the topic of offline and online cartooning has provoked some contemplation about what paradigm the next generation of cartoonists will have regarding their approach to comics and the potential influence comic-oriented community service projects like the Create a Comic Project (CCP) can have.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 24, 2008 - 10:13
THE OPINIONATER The Daily Cartoonist reports that syndicated editorial cartoonist Matt Bors is creating a bi-weekly comic called Civil Discourse for the ACLU website. I have no idea how many editorial cartoonists are running comics (original or re-purposed) on non-traditional sites but it seems like it might have potential. A lot of groups (whether partisan or non-partisan) should have the budget to pay a reasonable fee for such comics -- the benefit to them being promotion of their message or increased recruitment (via more traffic to their website). Of course unlike a "neutral" newspaper I imagine fitting the comic to the organization is a more subjective proposition, but there are organizations of all persuasions out there. GUEST ARTIST MAYHEMMike Rouse-Deane has created a webcomic project/fundraiser for Make-A-Wish called the Guest Strip Project. It's sort of a "always guest comics" comic. Should be interesting to check out and of course, it's for a good cause.
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: