Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 19, 2010 - 17:18
The one thing minis and webcomics have in common is the DIY spirit. Make a comic and put it out there for people to see. Here's some short reviews of minis I've been reading this week from Lauren Barnett, Kelli Nelson, and the Trees & Hills Comic Group. If you're interested in getting a mini reviewed at ComixTalk, you can find our contact information on the About page.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 5, 2009 - 22:48
So sad but necessary. It's spring cleaning two seasons too late. My little corner of the universe where ComixTalk HQ exists is overwhelmed with stuff. STUFF! Here's some of that stuff I've found from freebies, cards, etc from shows that I don't want to forget about:
- Fridge-mag.net: cool little mini comics.
- Wondersmitten: weird, interesting. Cool little train riding across the website.
- Benjamin Birdie: The Rack right now; previously Genre City and Kings Of Pop.
- Kelli Nelson: Aha! I saw your stuff this year at SPX and had a huge Deja Vu moment. Turns out I just have memory problems.
- Aaron Gonzalez: He has a comic called Broken Chain for sale at Lulu.
- David Yoder: Is awesome!
- Alec Longstreth: Also awesome.
Also while I'm cleaning out things here's a silly airbrush I did in college.
A collective, loosely defined, is any sustained grouping of webcomic creators. What they do together varies greatly from group to group. Some are largely a peer group offering each other critical feedback and encouraging support. Others throw in cross-promotion for each others' work. Some build a collective brand with logos, advertising and a central website. Some share business experience and expertise in areas as varied as merchandise, books, conventions, hosting and website creation.
And what did I find from my research? There's a tremendous number of collectives out there (and that I never want to attempt another "survey" article again). And, oh yeah, checking out collectives can be a great way to find excellent new comics.
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 Xaviar Xerexes on September 2, 2003 - 13:54
Ladyfest Manchester and Ladyfest Bristol have joined forces to curate a women's comic art exhibit to make the exhibition stronger and showcase a lot more artists to a wider audience. Comix are often seen as boy territory and the mass of talented women creating comix in [the UK] and beyond just don't get the recognition they deserve. Already we've had submissions from artists like Trina Robbins and Lorna Miller, and since there's never been an exhibition of this kind in this country, it's all very exciting.
Carl Jung called it the Shadow, though it's most commonly referred to as the Alter-Ego these days – a way of understanding how the different, and occasionally disparate parts of our personality relate to one another. The alter ego is that reflection of our inner-selves that we project into the outer world.