Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 21, 2009 - 14:46
Obama! It's day two of your presidency... why haven't you solved global warming yet!! How about some webcomic-y news in the meantime:
Kris Straub has a really good post on why he essentially did a reboot of his comic Starslip recently. For anyone hoping to have a popular strip the advice on "the pitch" is well worth reading.
Brian Warmoth has an interview with Jon Rosenberg of Goats.
An interview with Zach Weiner of the screamingly funny Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
Ping Teo takes a look at Shi Long Pang.
Herve St Louis has an article on his definition of comics which includes a survey of other approaches as well.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
Lea Hernandez has a new website at http://divalea.net/.
Has anyone used this site called Komix! - it appears to be a piperka type of comics update/reader.
Submitted by El Santo on January 21, 2009 - 12:46
- Today, Iâ€™m still celebrating the glorious aftermath of another peaceful transition. A glorious day where even those who tolerate how things were done in the previous years greet the new day with a tentative optimism and a full measure of devotion. Time will tell if it will be a success or a dud, but one thing is for certain: nothing will be the same again.
I am talking, of course, about the change from Starslip Crisis to just Starslip.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 20, 2009 - 20:11
2004: ComixTALK wanged!
Submitted by El Santo on January 16, 2009 - 11:21
Ah, monsieur! Please sample le following webcomic stories, oui?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 1, 2009 - 10:57
Well I hope you had a marvelous New Year's Eve and whenever you wake up today in glorious 2009 make a few resolutions to make some comics and read some comics. Expand your horizons. Buy a new comic or some hep swag from your favorite artist. Chip in a few bucks when someone taking the risk of making comics all the time hits a roadbump. Have fun. Take your wacom outside sometimes (Vitamin D is necessary you know...)...
Anyhow here's the traditional day in ComixTalk type post I do when I don't have any new ideas (and I'm curious if I ever did). More posting (hopefully) beginning next Monday, January 5th.
- Comixtalk user albone announced the launch of his webcomic Rival Angels which follows the story of Sabrina 'Ultragirl' Mancini as she looks to aspire to greatness in the world of pro wrestling. And still updating consistently a year later in 2009!
- Narbonic creator Shaenon K. Garrity returned to daily webcomic-making with the new comic Skin Horse created with co-writer Jeffrey Channing Wells. One year later I'd have to say that I'm really enjoying it and it has filled the hole in my reading left my the end of her earlier effort Narbonic.
- Comixtalk user Brinkerhoff celebrated the first year of his webcomic Brinkerhoff.
- The comics industry jobs site http://comicjobz.com/ launched. Currently the site is static with a page announcing "Relaunching in 2009!"
- Ozy and Millie creator D.C. Simpson has signed to bring his popular, critically-acclaimed comic strip Ozy and Millie back to Keenspot after being away for nearly three years.
- Remember Blamination! Despite the slapdash nature of these flash animations I really thought they were funny as heck: here's a link to one of the last ones: Kurtz and Straub Deliver PvP Alive!
- Uncle Ghastly made his New Year's webcomic resolutions. That reminds me I have to make some of my own for 2009 (although I kept almost none of them for 2008).
Submitted by El Santo on December 17, 2008 - 17:00
Admit it, youâ€™ve always wanted to see how Kris Straub (chainsawsuit) would draw Gordon Freeman, Isaac Clarke, Chrono, Portal Girl, the Doom marine, Ness, and the guy from Myst.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 9, 2008 - 11:00
I guess I've been a fan of Kris Straub's comics for some time now. But I think F Chords may be the one that I wind up liking the best. Why? I think beyond the obvious affinity Kris has for the subject -- music and struggling musicians -- the affection Kris has for the two main characters in F Chords, and the fact that they are not aliens or space pirates brings a emotional balance to the inherent smarty-pants nature of Kris' humor.
The comic has just wrapped up it's first storyline -- whether you've liked Straub's other comics or not I think you ought to give it a read. I hope you'll like it as much as I did.
Submitted by El Santo on December 8, 2008 - 00:36
Can Kristofer Straub ever do wrong?
This is one of the many questions the webcomic community often ponders. It probably ranks somewhere under “Who’s sexier: Hannelore or Faye?” and somewhere above “Is the hatted man a white knight or a creepy little stalker?” Yes, webcomic people are weird like that.
It helps that Straub himself [...]
Submitted by John C on December 3, 2008 - 11:00
It is time for an ordered list! I know you can barely contain your excitement, but do try.
Recently on webcomics.com, Kris Straub recommended a comment management system called IntenseDebate. I figured I’d give it a go, because honestly, who am I to question Kris Straub? No one, that’s who! So if you’ve noticed how the [...]