Submitted by Erik Melander on June 19, 2006 - 04:31
Submitted by Erik Melander on June 16, 2006 - 08:03
Two blog posts of interest from Kazu Kibuishi. The first concerns Flight vol. 3, published by Ballantine, which notes that preorders for this volume are ten times that of the previous two books. The difference between a maintream book publisher and a comic book publisher it would seem (the first volumes were published by Image).
The second concerns the work with his graphic novel Amulet, which apparently is behind schedule. Scripting seems to be the culprit.
Submitted by Erik Melander on June 1, 2006 - 03:03
The Harvey Awards have released their list of nominations for 2006.
- ACHEWOOD by Chris Onstad
- AMERICAN ELF by James Kochalka
- PENNY ARCADE by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik
- PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP by Nicholas Gurewitch
- PVP by Scott Kurtz
Also of interest is the nomination for Flight vol. 2 in the anthology category, Kazu Kibuishi's Daisy Kutter in "Best Graphic Album - Previously published" and James Kochalka's Super f*ckers in the category "Special Award for Humor in Comics".
Submitted by Erik Melander on May 31, 2006 - 03:22
Publisher Weekly reports that Hope Larson has signed a deal with Simon and Schuster's young adult imprint for two graphic novels. The first is titled Chigger and is scheduled for a 2008 release. From the Publisher Weekly article:
Agent Judy Hanson negotiated the deal. Larson signed with Hanson after getting attention for her work in Flight, the fantasy anthology that had become a training ground for future graphic novelistsÃ¢â‚¬â€Kazu Kibuishi and Kean Soo have also signed deals coming out of the book.
Submitted by horatio on May 17, 2006 - 04:18
This month's [url=http://forums.rampagesession.com/viewtopic.php?t=1204"]contest[/url] is another caption panel contest, with two prizes being tossed up: the [url=http://www.flightcomics.com/preview.htm"]First volume of Flight[/url] which was helped put together by the famous Kazu Kibuishi from [url=http://boltcity.com/"]Bolt City[/url]. The other prize is the [url=http://www.alpha-shade.com/www/Alpha-Store/products/CH1extraSamples.jpg"]First Volume[/url] in the [url=http://www.alpha-shade.com/"] Alpha Shade[/url] series.
Submitted by The William G on April 20, 2006 - 00:23
If you're interested in reading an interview with Kazu Kibuishi about the latest Flight anthology, and all of them attractive webcomics people you can find inside, one can be found here at Comic Book Resources.
It's pretty much an E! style fluff piece, but it does have a few sample pages to view. With a promise of more later this week.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 5, 2006 - 15:18
The nominees for Best Digital Comic are:
Other webcomic-related nominations include:
APE, the Alternative Press Expo, returns to the Concourse in San Francisco for another APE-ril weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9. This fun show has continued to grow in many ways; more exhibitors, increased attendees and added programming have made this the 'must attend' event for lovers of all things alternative and self published.
APE 2006 special guests will include Keith Knight, Alex Robinson, and Raina Telgemeier (table 334). Other artists exhibiting include: Derek Kirk Kim (table 268A), Dave Roman (table 334) and Lark Pien (table 439).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 20, 2006 - 11:49
I really appreciate The Comics Reporter - it's an invaluable resource for what's going on in the comics world as a whole and it's a great service to webcomics that Tom Spurgeon tries to treat them on an equal footing with the rest of comic-dom.
Spurgeon has posted his top 50 comics of 2005 and he has included a few webcomics in the mix. Read on for a list of those webcomics:
Submitted by Fabricari on March 16, 2006 - 16:02
it really depends on the amount of detail in a page (notably, the number of different characters i gotta draw) - but usually it can take 4-5 hours for a drawn/ fully coloured/ web ready page. and that's if i'm lucky. these days i try to include at least one panel per page that has a close-up of a character's face cos that helps cut down on the drawing time overall.