Submitted by Brad Guigar on March 31, 2008 - 23:59
Check out the often-imitated-never-duplicated Webcomics Weekly Podcast, featuring Scott Kurtz, Dave Kellett, Kris Straub, and myself. If you get off on cartoonists talking shop, this is a must-listen. You can follow the RSS here. Episode 28 Show Notes: Print and Web cartoonists discuss the merits of both business models and if either is detrimental to the other. Guest starring Ted Rall. The conversation is a passionate dissection of a crucial turning point in the history of cartooning. I'll be honest with you.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on March 25, 2008 - 00:00
Check out the often-imitated-never-duplicated Webcomics Weekly Podcast, featuring Scott Kurtz, Dave Kellett, Kris Straub, and myself. If you get off on cartoonists talking shop, this is a must-listen. You can follow the RSS here.
Episode 27 Show Notes: We talked a little bit about the How to Make Webcomics book and a lot about Community Building, so listen now!
Submitted by Brad Guigar on March 10, 2008 - 21:39
You've probably noticed the ads for New York Comic Con. It's hard to believe it's right around the corner. I'm going to be there signing copies of How To Make Webcomics and, with any luck, Evil Inc Annual Report Vol. 3. Here's the rundown for 2008. Conventions listed in blue are tentative. New York Comic Con: April 18-20. Emerald City Comic Con: May 10-11.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 4, 2008 - 10:34
- El Santo just doesn't like the gamer webcomic VG Cats.
- Ross Payton on Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield’s Freakangels. (h/t Journalista!)
- The Beat has a snapshot of the new line-up of comics on Zuda this month. Eddie Sharam and James Woodhead’s ROAD was the winner of Zuda's monthly contest for February.
- ComicMix interviews the creators of Little Gamers. (h/t to FLEEN)
- Jonathan Callan presents the second installment of his interview with Starslip Crisis cartoonist Kristofer Straub. (h/t Journalista!)
- Brigid Alverson speaks with Luz: Girl of the Knowing creator Claudia Dávila. (h/t Journalista!)
- Scienteers talk to Tom Brazelton of Theater Hopper.
- Neil Gaiman writes about why booksellers should not fear the free.
- Larry Lessig notes that Nine Inch Nails' latest album has been released under a Creative Commons license. I think in the digital world it's probably wise to always keep up with how other forms of expression are adapting to the web. Comics in some ways has been far ahead but it doesn't mean there's not learnin' to be had from music and movies and whatnot.
- Congrats to Chris Crosby for nine years of his webcomic Superosity.
- Tom Spurgeon recaps his top 25 comic stories in the news from 2007.
- Derik Badman examines The Mighty Golem's Swing, a comic I recently read and thought was very well done.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 29, 2008 - 10:55
ELO FAN BOY CONFESSES HIS CRIME: Comic Book Resources has an interview with Kris Straub (Starslip Crisis).
CRAZY CAT LADY EATS PAINT: Comixology has a review of Dorothy Gambrell's Cat and Girl.
NO REALLY, YOU SUCK!: Editorial cartoonists get to live teh drama too: The Bad Cartoonist blog.
I HAVE NEVER USED HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE: Editor & Publisher reports that Nick Gurewitch's PBF will definitely go to a monthly schedule.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 8, 2008 - 10:40
- Big thanks to our current sponsors: Learn To Draw, Scriptorium Fonts and the webcomics Coffee Time and Across the Way.
- CBR interviews Scott Kurtz, Kris Straub, Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett about their new book How To Make Webcomics.
- Broken Frontier has an interview with Tom Siddell, creator of Gunnerkrigg Court.
- Scienteers interview Alex Kolesar and Joseph Kovell of No Need for Bushido and earlier had an interview with Dave Roman, creator of Astronaut Elementary (among many other comics)
- And an interview with Dave Davis, founder of the Scienteers website.
- Like Brigadoon, every four years on February 29th, the University of South Dakota rises from the mists of the Scottish Highlands to hold its mystical 24 hour comics event!
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- The National Post has an article on Ryan North's Dinosaur Comic Valentine's Day cards. (My favorite: "Let's Celebrate Using Cards!")
- Count Your Sheep creator Adis Ramos is getting married! Go buy some of his art as a wedding present.
- Colleen Doran writes about self-publishing (in the pre-web years) at Jeff Smith's blog. Parts 1 and Parts 2 is up.
- FLEEN had a nice write-up of the new Jellaby book by Kean Soo. You can read the Jellaby comics online at the Secret Friend Society site.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 24, 2008 - 11:16
It's snapshot of the ComixTalk archives time again. Here's a look back at what we were writing about on January 24th in years past.
- krysilis was seeking an artist for a comics project. Did s/he find one? Only the Intertubes know...
- Crying Macho Man plugged his latest comic "FOXY".
- DAJB plugged the latest developments in his comic Shades.
- Oren launched a new webcomic (still going!) called Mini Cactuses Starring Ned the Chainsaw Guy.
- Jason Salsbury was looking for a new artist for his webcomic Pet Professional. This wasn't the first or the last artist on the comic. Eventually Salsbury turned to Chad Diez to do the art on the comic - but Diez eventually dropped out in early 2007 (for the scoop on that check out the DS interview with Diez here). It looks like Pet Professional is on hiatus now.
- Julia Wertz launched her journal webcomic The Fart Party.
- Dave Wright, and several webcomic creators banded together to create The Biggest Loser website which chronicled their attempt to lose weight and raise some money for UNICEF in the process. It looks like this project is dead, dead, dead as the website URL has expired.
- Ping Teo looked at the "essence of" the webcomic GPF.
- Eric Burns reviewed the webcomic Goats.
- Al Schroeder interviewed Kris Straub during his Checkerboard Nightmare days.
- absolutely nothing!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 22, 2008 - 10:07
- The January issue rolls along with interviews with WCCA Chairman Frank "Damonk" Cormier; the creators of Blank Label Comics; creator and world traveler Ryan Estrada. We also have a review of Rob Hanes Adventures; plus Michael Payne's feature on vanished webcomics; Tim Broderick's feature on whether to approach an agent or a publisher first with your graphic novel proposal; Patric Lewandowski's feature examining how a creator's intent relates to what is a comic; and Derik Badman's look at Murder Dreams, a short comic from 1954 drawn by B. Krigstein.
- Don't forget to check out our advertisers: The Learn to Draw course and the webcomic The Vanguard.
- Next month, February 2008, is ComixTalk's fifth anniversary! [Insert slightly vulgar exclamation here]
News and Blues
- WCCA Nominations due this Wednesday, January 23rd.
- Kris Straub has changed the URL for his webcomic Starslip Crisis to starslip.com - make sure to change your bookmarks!
- Sequential Tart has an interview with Bill Barnes of Unshelved.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 21, 2008 - 17:46
Kris Straub's epic sci-fi comic Starslip Crisis is now at starslip.com.
Adjust your bookmarks!Â