Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 16, 2007 - 16:56
Outstanding Website Design - This award recognizes outstanding website design of an online comic, where the design and interface of the entire site enhance the experience of reading the comic.
This year's nominees are:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 16, 2007 - 00:09
- Kris Straub a la Andy Kaufman of the webcomics pulls a fast one on a trigger happy wikipedia posse. It's just a wonderfully twisted public prank that actually demonstrates this whole Wikipedia webcomic trainwreck we've watched over the last year or so (it really has been going on for that long). And it got lots of folks talking about it. (apparently a wikipedian caught wind of Kris' post and reinstated the Starslip Crisis entry.)
- T Campbell is going to be interviewing the grand poobah of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales. Now might be a good time to suggest some questions to him.
- Gilead Pellaeon reviews the first episode of PvP: The Series. Pellaeon watched the full season of CAD: The Animated Series and draws some comparison between the two projects.
- An interview with Leia Weathington, creator of the popular Bold Riley series which runs on Girlamatic.
- Shaenon Garrity interviews Steve Emond, creator of the webcomic Steverino.
- Another Garrity-led interview, this one with Geoff Grogan who is the creator of the ongoing graphic novel, Nice Work.
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- Over at FLEEN, Anne Thalheimer writes about screen versus print and talks about Teaching Baby Paranoia, still one of my favorite comics.
- FILTHY LIES creator Enigma was lined up to create a comic for Anna Nichol's website called Anna Nichol Stripped. Bad timing, eh? Check out the work that was already done here and check out the most recent Filthy Lies, kicking off the inevitable Anna Nichol Smith jokes.
- Chris and Bobby Crosby have some comic ideas they are looking for artists for: "...because Owen can only draw so many pages a day before exploding into a mass of tubes and wires, we're on the lookout for new artists. If you are a talented artist and would like to work with us, drop me an E-Mail with links to samples of your work. Thanks!"
- The community-driven webcomic Infinity on 30 Credits a Day is choosing a logo. I have no idea if the resulting comic will be any good but it's a fun project to watch unfold.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 9, 2007 - 12:21
UPDATE: TODAY'S THE LAST DAY TO ASK QUESTIONS - POST YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE CREATORS OF BLANK LABEL COMICS IN A COMMENT BELOW.
For next month's Comixpedia magazine issue focusing on collectives we'll be conducting a community interview with Blank Label Comics. On hand to answer your questions will be BLC members: Brad J. Guigar (Evil Inc., Courting Disaster); Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary); Dave Kellett (Sheldon); Kristofer Straub (Starslip Crisis); Paul Southworth (Ugly Hill); Paul Taylor (Wapsi Square); Steve Troop (Melonpool); David Willis (It's Walky!, Shortpacked!); and Greg Dean (Real Life).
If you have a question for Blank Label Comics post it as a comment to this thread. On Friday, February 9th, we'll take the top ten questions and send them on to BLC for answers (which we'll post later in February).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 1, 2007 - 11:34
We made it to February! Huzzah! This month marks 4 years of Comixpedia.
The big topics of the week seem to be Wikipedia and WCCAs.
- Terrence Marks wrote about the most recent deletion-fest of webcomic entries at Wikipedia earlier this week. The Webcomicker jumps in with a post on "Why Wikipedia Is Failing" and Kris Straub finds a deletion thread at Wikipedia that kind of sums a lot of this tempest in a terrabit up..
- T Campbell posts several reactions to the WCCA nominations. FLEEN also makes some observations here.
- Act-I-Vate is having a party tonight to celebrate it's first year anniversary (click the link for details).
- The Crown Commission interviews K. Thor Jensen about his comic Red Eye, Black Eye.
- FLEEN interviews Alice Hunt, creator of Goodbye Chains.
- The latest Winterview is with Bryan Lee Oâ€™Malley and Hope Larson.
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- The animated PVP series debuts tonight. Creators Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub are having a live podcast as well.
- Sean Howard is writing a serialized story in text adventure format.
- This month's FRAMED: NC is about Scott McCloud and his stop in NC on the never-ending Making Comics book tour..
- Steve Campbell and Larry Merrill have a sketchblog up to promote their forthcoming new webcomic, The Boids.
- An animated version of the latest VG Cats comic.
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- Digital Strips writes up the recent Vericon webcomics panel.
- The LA Times has an article on the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. (link from The Daily Cartoonist).
- Lea Hernandez writes about the smaller-sized Artists' Alley at this summer's San Diego Comicon.
- Chris Arrant picks his five favorite webcomics.
- Big Mouth Media finally notices OhNoRobot - "new search engine for webcomics".
- The Comics Reporter on "There's No Money in Comic Books... Or Less Then There Should Be".
- Jesse Hamm posts a lesson on "story telling".
Submitted by Terrence Marks on January 30, 2007 - 10:53
What two things do A Doemain of Our Own, Abby's Agency, Acredale/Apathy Kat, Acts of Gord, Akaelae, Altermeta, Angel Moxie, Ashfield Online, Astounding Space Thrills, Badly Drawn Kitties, Boat Anchor, Bobbins, Building 12, Carpe Diem, The Class Menagerie, Crap I Drew On My Lunch Break, The Cyantian Chronicles, Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures, Dead Days, Dragon Tails, Evil Inc., ExtraLife, Flipside, Fluble, Full Frontal Nerdity, Funny Farm, Gene Catlow, Goblin Hollow, Krakow, Krazy Larry, Living in Greytown, Lizard!, Marilith, Misfile, Movie Punks, Namir Deiter, Nerd Boy, No 4th Wall to Break, Pastel Defender Heliotrope, Poisoned Minds, Purple Pussy, Return to Sender, Shifters, Sore Thumbs, Spamusement, The Suburban Jungle, Superosity, Tales From Band Camp, Tales Of The Questor, Unicorn Jelly, The Way To Your Heart, Whimville, White Ninja, and Zortic, have in common?
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).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 27, 2007 - 14:22
Okay after a random drawing of names from a hat - here's your Blind Date II pairings. (Click read more to find out the pairings)
The rules are simple: the two of you brainstorm out and create a comic in the spirit of Valentines Day. Define "spirit of" however you want (we're not going to be as strict as the WCCA is with the Romantic Comics category).
We will start posting submissions on Valentines Day (February 14th) on a first-in, first-up basis and keep posting them as they come in through the month of February. I'd prefer to post the comics at frightnight.org to prevent future link-rot, but I can link to something posted elsewhere too. Either way email me at xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com with the essential information. The absolute deadline for turning in Blind Date II comics will be February 25th.
Also try and link up with your partner early next week - if you have trouble getting connected or someone quits talk to me next week and we'll try to sort something else out for you.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 24, 2007 - 11:27
- Wizard interviews Scott Sava, creator of The Dreamland Chronicles. Sava put out an ambiguous press release recently stating that he had reached the one million reader mark. This interview touches on that and although the answer is still slightly ambiguous it appears that Sava has about 6000-8000 daily readers of his webcomic.
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- Another Time.com blogger notes Chris Onstad's Achewood, this time using it a as hook to talk about how webcomics may do to newspaper comics the same thing Craig's List is doing to newspaper classified ads. (hint: destroying them...)
- FLEEN rounds up news from Owen Dunn's YDK, Andy Bell's The Creatures in my Head and Ryan Smith's Funny Farm.
- Creator Lea Hernandez offers tip on how she structures her working day.
- Endurance cartoonist and world traveler Ryan Estrada posts the first video update from his current expedition.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 11, 2007 - 14:08
It's been too long since 2004's Blind Date so let's do it again this year. We had some discussion over format for it and it was divided so let's do the original format again (I'll use the Border Walker idea for another event later this year). I've posted the archives of Blind Date 2004 at Frightnight.org if you want to check out the first edition.
The format is simple - by signing up you agree to work on a comic with a randomly selected partner (hence the "blind date" part ). The finished comic gets posted at Blind Date II during the week of February 19th.
You can sign-up for Blind Date II starting now through January 26th. Either email me at xerexes At comixpedia Dot coM or post a reply to this post. Include your name, your comic and whether you are an artist, writer or artist/writer (the only exception to the randomness will be that we will make sure not to pair up writer-writer or artist-artist).
We'll pair up partners and send out pairings around January 28th.
We'll being posting finished webcomics for the event the week of February 19th.
Please ask questions here as well so everyone can see the answers.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 29, 2006 - 11:48
- Both the New York Times and the Baltimore Sun covers the charity Childs Play started by the Penny Arcade duo. I just checked the site and they may clear $900,000 in donations by the end of this year. Wow. That's an amazingly good thing.
- Tim Buckley posted a couple of videos showing the entire process of him creating Christmas art for his webcomic Ctrl-Alt-Del (as Buckley says the action is "sped up 600%"). Man I really want a Cintiq...
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- Newsarama interviews T Campbell and Amy Mebberson about Divalicious their new comic book for Tokyopop. (link from Journalista!)
- An interview with Stephen Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine: lawyer, cartoonist, Renaisance Man!
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