This week at Modern Humor Authority, Kristofer Straub talks about comics conventions (the kind you attend, that is).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 1, 2005 - 12:10
Lots of interesting flotsam this morning in the webcomics world. Ninth Art has an essay on the recent flap over Wizard World's Walmart-like tactics against Heroes Con.
I'm not entirely sure of the mechanics of this but Gobstopped appears to be a way to get webcomics on your mobile phone in the UK.
I spotted a new webcomics-focused blog today, The Webcomicker, written by Gilead Pellaeon. The most recent entry recommends Starshift Crisis by Kris Straub as a means to fill the hole in the hearts of Star Trek fans. Another interesting blog is by Shawn Hoke, who is reviewing mini-comics on his blog, Size Matters.
T Campbell continues to work on revising his History of Webcomics series for publication in book form. Right now he's working on "the money chapter" and asks some questions on his blog you might be able to give him some comments/corrections on.
The NY Times has an interesting article on architecture in comics.
And in not-webcomic news, the Pulse has an interesting interview with the executive producer of the Batman movie series, including the most recent Batman Begins. It looks like this producer is involved with the efforts to bring The Spirit and Shazam! to the screen as well.
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!
Submitted by kjc on July 10, 2005 - 23:12
Welcome to week one of our July issue. We are themeless this month â€“ utterly and completely without theme. There have been many debates, on Comixpedia and elsewhere, about whether our themes help or harm us. So we're trying an experiment this summer. Neither July nor August will have themes. And please â€“ no arguments about whether themelessness constitutes a theme itself.
This week we have a feature piece from Neil Cohn called "Reframing 'Comics'" in which Neil explores new levels of visual language, in particular the vocabulary we use. Our interview is with Stephen Crowley, creator of Loxie and Zoot as well as Magellan. Our review is from Alicia Curtis, who read through Jeffery Stevenson and Seth Damooseâ€™s horror humor comic Spook'd. Regular columnist Erik Melander peered through his Looking Back Glass at June and early July. And finally, we've got Modern Humor Authority from Kristofer Straub poking around the idea of webcomics awards.
This week at Modern Humor Authority, Kristofer Straub pokes at the motivations behind webcomic awards.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on June 22, 2005 - 15:25
Two veteran webcartoonists have joined forces with Blank Label Comics -- a recently formed co-op of independent cartoonists.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 13, 2005 - 01:10
We start of the June issue with a review of Picture Story Theater by Bill Duncan and Alexander Danner and an interview with Tim Demeter of Reckless Life. Erik Melander provides views on the Web Cartoonist Choice Awards in his latest installment of Through the Looking Back Glass and Kristofer Straub delivers the latest look at Modern Humor Authority.
We also have a great feature on copyright and webcomics with a focus on the Creative Commons approach to copy rights. T Campbell leads a discussion with Lawrence Lessig, Neeru Paharia, Mia Garlick, JD Frazer and Cory Doctorow. This is a must read for anyone interested in the evolution of copyright and what it might mean for the creation and publication of comics online.
There's been quite a collision of opinion about the forthcoming documentary on digital comics Adventures into Digital Comics, but leave it to that other webcomics magazine to put it all in context. Kristofer Straub brings us a behind the scenes look at Modern Humor Authority.
Submitted by Erik Melander on June 6, 2005 - 06:06
Submitted by Brad Guigar on May 23, 2005 - 18:20
Blank Label Comics proudly announces a new approach to self-publishing for cartoonists. Blank Label is a cooperative group of cartoonists who are helping one another succeed as independents.
These six cartoonists, previously hosted at Keenspot, are banding together for cross-promotion and advertising. Each is using his proficiency in a particular aspect of the cartooning business to help the others -- who are doing the same in return.
For the full press release, go to Blank Label Comics