Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 7, 2007 - 11:13
Before I get to today's news & views -- don't forget we had three new articles published in the magazine this week:
- Terrence Marks interviews married creators, Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier. This is actually the first in a series of five such interviews we'll be publishing this month.
- New columnist Brigid Alverson covers five short story web manga this month in Small Packages.
- Bryant Paul Johnson returns with another installment of his historically accurate series at Comixpedia: The Antecedent.
- And of course a big thanks to Meghan Murphy of Kawaii Not for doing this month's cover art.
- Here's a great opportunity (and a clever idea for a book): Howard Tayler is planning to publish the 2000-01 run of Schlock Mercenary in a book and he's put out a public call for guest art to include in the book. I hope he gets a wide range of interest on this - I'd love to see some of the Schlock characters done well in different styles.
- Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub announce a more formal creative relationship (including Straub relocating to Dallas, TX). Help them pick a name for their new partnership here. (Also I missed that PvP character Skull has a blog now...)
- Good question from R. Stevens and a good discussion in the comments there: "In a webcomic, each page of comics read is a 'pageview'. In a comic book, each page of comics read is a 'pageview'.... Has the webcomics readership outgrown the American comic book market?"
- Daily Cross Hatch blog interviews Perry Bible Fellowship creator Nicholas Gurewitch.
- Bookslut interviews Fun Home creator Alison Bechdel. (both interviews caught by Journalista!)
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- Mike Russell is rerunning his CulturePulp comics at his WebcomicsNation site. Most of these have appeared before in the newspaper, but not on the web in one convenient location like this - worth checking out - funny, insightful journalism in comic form.
- The Comics Reporter likes Lukewarm Tales.
- The Webcomicker likes the second episode of the animated PvP series. In contrast to pre-premeire complaints from PvP fans, Gilead says the voice actor behind the character Skull is the star of the production.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- FLEEN reports that You Damn Kid! creator Owen Dunne has redone his website(s) and created a video based on his Beevnicks comic.
- The For Better or For Worse "Hybrid" idea apparently came from Universal Press Synidicate which convinced creator Lynn Johnston to go with it rather than simply hanging it up later this year.
- FLIGHT reports on the lineup for Flight, Vol. 4. Also, Kazu Kibuishi posted cover art for the series at his website.
- The Comics Reporter points to a discussion at Comics Worth Reading on this year's Free Comic Book Day (May 5th).
- Over at TalkAboutComics is a post about a movie coming out with the same name (and apparently very similar content) as an existing Serializer comic. Creator Scott Ewen (the comic is Flight of the Living Dead) seems pretty stoic about it.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 28, 2007 - 14:10
The full list of nominations for the upcoming WCCAs is out - get the list here or click read more (the WCCA site is slow today so I copied it into this post here).
It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 22, 2006 - 11:19
Broken Frontier has an interview with Amy Kim Ganter.
Up-and-coming cartoonist Amy Kim Ganter launched her online comic Reman Mythology in 2002 and has since contributed to the acclaimed comics compendium Flight. Her most recent project, Sorcerers and Secretaries, was released in 2006. Amy took some time to chat with Broken FrontierÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Neil Figuracion to talk about her comics, her fantasies and her upcoming wedding to Flight editor Kazu Kibuishi.
Blank Label Comics members Kris Straub, Steve Troop, and Dave Kellett will be joined by fellow Los Angeleno cartoonists David Malki of Wondermark, Jorge Cham of PhD, Kazu Kibuishi of Copper, and Amy Kim Ganter of Sorcerers & Secretaries for a 7-in-1 signing at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on August 28, 2006 - 21:24
If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re anywhere near LA on September 23rd, check out the signing at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.
Comicon is almost here. Gilead and Darlene will be guest blogging for Comixpedia. Lots of panel info after the jump.
Submitted by Iain Hamp on July 15, 2006 - 20:21
ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a pretty fascinating interview over at www.publishersweekly.com with Kazu Kibuishi about the methods to creating his inspired body of work. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think anything outside of practice-practice-practice has improved my artwork or inspired me to create as much as these sorts of insights into the creative processes of other artists/writers. Someone should put together a link-list or something of all the great Ã¢â‚¬Å“how I do itÃ¢â‚¬Â tutorials creators put together.