A little love letter to the magazine that could.It's the third anniversary of Comixpedia this issue.
2006 is the fourth year we've been writing about webcomics. We've put out 38 monthly issues of the magazine and published more than 600 reviews, interviews and other articles about webcomics. We've posted more than 2500 news posts (that's not counting the magazine).
Submitted by Tyler Martin on January 24, 2006 - 17:50
Kazu Kibuishi, creator of WCCA's "Outstanding Art" award winning Copper, has created a detailed tutorial of his process for creating the comic.
A simple list of people of webcomics based on their contributions to the medium in 2005. And we have no doubt that we left off someone we shouldn't have. We're sorry. We'll try harder next year.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 21, 2005 - 14:34
SPX is this Friday and Saturday in Bethesday, MD. I'll be there (so will Ryan Estrada!) and actual creators, including Harvey Pekar, by the hundreds!
The Ignatz Award Ceremony will be held Saturday at 9:00 PM.
Unfortunately the SPX site still doesn't seem to have put up a list of the Ignatz nominees or for that matter updated the page on the Ignatz awards. We did, however, write about the nominees for Outstanding Online Comic last week and the full list of nominees were posted on the TCJ Message Boards.
Winners are determined by the attendees at this year's SPX. Read on for the full list of nominees:
Submitted by PhilKahn on September 13, 2005 - 11:52
The Hurricane Katrina Webcomic Telethon is going on now - go donate if you can. Back in the day Brad Guigar organized two webcomic telethons under the Altbrand umbrella - he's runs a tight ship so I'm sure this one will help raise some cash for folks in need too.
Also Phil Kahn has decided to offer custom essays for $25 each and will donate the purchase price to the Red Cross. Shoot him an e-mail to work it out. (Kahn also said that if $25 is too high for you, we can settle on something less. But it's for charity so cough it up you cheap bastards! :0 )
The Ignatz award nominees are out and up for "OUTSTANDING ONLINE COMIC" are:
Ballad by deadmouse
Copper by Kazu Kibuishi
Dicebox by Jenn Manley Lee
The Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
Superslackers by Steven Manale
Winner to be announced at upcoming SPXPo. in Bethesda, MD. (I will be there, if anyone wants to say hi shoot me an email) If Ballad wins I'm going to feel the slightest pride of ownership as it was the brief advert for Ballad on Comixpedia that caught Joey Manley's eye and led to putting Ballad on Modern Tales.
And in the hard luck news department: T Campbell announces that the print version of Penny & Aggie will stop with issue number 3. Campbell notes that the webcomic version will continue publication.
In other news it looks like Diamond, the near-monopoly distributor of comic books to the direct market store segment, has raised the bar on the minimum sales a book needs for inclusion. Or something like that - check out Tom Spurgeon for a more informed opinion on the news.
Submitted by Erik Melander on August 30, 2005 - 16:09
Kazu Kibuishi has made a comment prompted by the New York Times article on Infinite Canvas/webcomics:
You know, I actually prefer Copper in its digital form. To me, the way it's presented on this website is really the way I intended for people to read it, and the reason is this: I really like painting with light. Actual light.
Read the entire comment on Kibuishi's website.
Submitted by Erik Melander on August 12, 2005 - 10:56
Digging through the threads in the Talk about comics forum might now and then yield something of interest, such as this post by Joey Manley on the progress of WCN subscriptions and goals, found in a thread comparing WCN with mp3.com:
If we can get to 100 paying customers (we're in the mid-fifties now, after a couple of weeks), I will be making enough money to quit my consulting gigs and work full-time on webcomics.
Ryan Estrada has passed the half way mark on this 168-hour comic week. I suspect that the second half of the week will be significantly more difficult than the first one though.
Comic book publisher Viper comics seems to keep an eye on webcomics. They ahve published works by Kazu Kibuishi', Otis Frampton's Oddly Normal, and Les McClain (nominated for an Eisner award for Best digital comic), and is hosting Wes Molebash's webcomic You'll have that. Now they have added another webcomic to the site, The Horrible Pirates updates mondays.
Submitted by Erik Melander on August 10, 2005 - 09:38
But Kibuishi is not the only one with a graphic novel in the works. Derek Kirk Kim has also announced that his next graphic novel will be released in 2007. It will be published by FirstSecond Books, which appears to be a brand new graphic novel imprint to publisher Roaring Brook Press. Kim has posted a sketch of the main character on his website, and promises more sketches and sneak peaks to come.
Submitted by scarfman on July 11, 2005 - 12:02
scarfman tipped us to the Daily Grind Ironman losing another competitor - Scott Kurtz announced he was dropping out as he began running guest strips from Chris Giarusso while Kurtz is at the San Diego Comicon. Kurtz is also on 3 panels this year - one for Image and two for webcomics (more details after the jump).
gordonmcalpin also caught that there is a new Stripped Books webcomic in the new edition of the online magazine Bookslut. The new strip, by guest illustrator Dan Henrick and Stripped Books creator Gordon McAlpin, adapts Sandman writer Neil Gaiman's keynote address from the 2005 Nebula Awards dinner, in which Gaiman muses about the state of science fiction today.
The Yirmumah boys are having a fundraiser week - if you're a fan of Coffman and McDeavitt's biting sense of humor (see today's installment!) then drop these guys a buck or two.
Gary Chaloner kicks off a new site hosting his ongoing series: Will Eisner's John Law. Chaloner is holding a July draw for a signed (by Will Eisner and myself) limited release hardcover of Will Eisnerâ€™s JOHN LAW: Dead Man Walking (from IDW). WEJL updates on Mondays at Modern Tales and the new stand-alone site.
Click READ MORE for a list of webcomics-related panels at the upcoming San Diego Comicon!
This year the Fest was held on Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th from 11am to 6pm each day.
Given that I live only about 4 to 5 hours north of New York City, where the Fest is held, I finally decided to actually get off my tuchus and attend the thing.