Submitted by Brad Guigar on May 18, 2009 - 21:04
It's gonna be an awesome convention season this summer, with my usual stops in Philly, San Diego and Baltimore. Plus, I've added appearances in Pittsburgh and Hartford, Conn. And the summer ain't over yet! Keep your eye on the column to the right of this blog for updates to the schedule. For now, though, here's where you can come out and exchange knowing grins.
Submitted by bobweiner on May 1, 2009 - 22:24
Submitted by John C on April 20, 2009 - 20:28
Did you know that, in addition to threes, good things also come in unstoppable shambling hordes? For some reason people always leave out that part of the saying. But itâ€™s true! Itâ€™s wholly and unremittingly true.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 28, 2009 - 15:45
Here's some interesting stuff from the many Firefox tabs still open on my screen this weekend:
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Tiny Kittens has this crazy collage-like style that reminds me of the art in classic Golden kids books. Some or all of its creators had a hand in the now-defunct webcomic Combustible Orange.
I "heart" Tapes looks interesting - I think I saw a link to it from Anders Loves Maria.
Kris Straub hits 1000 episodes of Starslip. Congrats!
Dave Kellet, with the help of his readers, tries to nail down when Sheldon first went online.
LEFT A NICE CORPSE - UPDATED
A new "feature-ette" I'll repeat whenever I'm out of other ideas: webcomics that died too young. For now most of the ones I'm thinking about were really good comics that for whatever reason the creators abandoned before they found their audience (and most likely before webcomics as a whole began to really take off). The first one is an old favorite of mine titled Waiting For Bob which went on hiatus in 2002, seemingly to return but simply hasn't. No explanation of why the series completely stopped and yet someone seems to have taken care to keep the site up and running. I'm sure I'm missing something (and I suppose I really should do some "reporting" here.) on the why but I'm more interested in the "what if" -- I think Waiting For Bob by Doug Shepard (
current website ? Talked with the real Doug via twitter and that website isn't him. My apologies Doug!) and Katrin Salyers, which probably had a decent audience for its time, was a bit ahead of its time in that I think today much more of its likely fanbase is online and comfortable with reading webcomics. It had three interesting characters, was not overly reliant on "tech" references and definitely had some drama mixed with the jokes. I really think it would do well today.
Submitted by albone on March 26, 2009 - 21:45
The Halfpixel Webcomics Weekly panel was very entertaining, though they didnâ€™t really touch specifically on webcomics. Just stuff like, â€˜when will comics become endangered as newspapers,â€™ kind of thing. Its a good thing I did get my question answered by Dave before, as my question would have almost been off topic.
Submitted by John C on March 23, 2009 - 15:09
John and I are back from Webcomics Weekend! Iâ€™ll try to give as complete a synopsis as possible without boring you with too many details.
But first, a bit of bad news: I know I said that we â€œare dedÂiÂcated to finÂishÂing the curÂrent arc in an uninÂterÂrupted fashionâ€. I know it! So it is with a heavy heart I report that a frustrating last-minute computer issue has forced us to resort to a filler strip for tomorrow.
Submitted by bobweiner on March 22, 2009 - 00:51
Wow. What an incredible day.
I wish I had taken more photos of the event, but I spent most of my time networking and talking with other cartoonists, readers and attendees.
My day started at 2AM - my excitement overwhelmed any sense of rest. I did some last minute packing and left home at 3:30 in the morning. The lines at the airport were long, but I wended my way through the snake-like security lines to make it to the departure gate.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on March 19, 2009 - 00:00
Webcomics Weekend, in Easthampton, Mass., is this weekend! It's going to be a tremendous meet-up of some of the very best in webcomics. And me. All four Halfpixelites will be in attendance: Dave Kellett, Kris Straub, Scott Kurtz and me.
Submitted by Scott Story on February 20, 2009 - 13:23
This is from Katsuconâ€“No, I wasnâ€™t there, but this panel includes the oh-so-wise Brad Guigar (moderator), Dave Kellett, and Kris Straub, among others.
Submitted by Shepherd on February 20, 2009 - 06:35
Well, mixed feelings here.
This is obviously the end of Man-Man, after nearly a decade of Internet-driven madness. I probably shouldnâ€™t say â€œthe end,â€ because James and I may well decide to revisit the world and its characters, but knowing my own track record for following up on dropped projects, I have to be honest and say that there isnâ€™t a huge potential for more runs at olâ€™ Drake.