Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 3, 2011 - 07:30
2011? Yep it's another year, another decade. Another Monday...
ADVICE FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART: I don't think I realized Zach "SMBC" Weiner had a personal blog before (THE WEINERWORKS) - his posts on becoming a webcartoonist are pretty interesting. Zach has a level of self-awareness and criticial self-assessment that is enviable. The most recent post in the series covers his decision to go back to school to study SCIENCE! (part one, part two, part three). It kind of stings me a bit as while I've learned a LOT from reading comics and writing about comics, I haven't actually consistently made comics in awhile now. Here's something from Zach that I will print out and tape to the wall, "Hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but lack of hard work almost certainly guarantees failure."
iWEBCOMICS: Comics for the Kindle? - Tom Mason has some suggestions.
Random Plug for 2010: The crossover storyline of last year I'm going to call for this one between GWS and SP.
KICK START MY ART: Michael Gianfrancesco just launched a Kickstarter project to fund a new comic anthology called Show and Tell, a Comic Anthology about Learning and Teaching. This anthology is part of a larger project -- the New England Comic Arts in the Classroom Conference, which will be held March 26th in Providence, RI. Guests at the con will include Raina Telgemeier and Tracy White. The editorial board for the anthology includes Michael Gianfrancesco, Dr. Jennifer Cook, Heather Bryant, Dan Mazur, Caitlin Plovnick, and Alexander Danner.
MAILBAG: Ben Haugen writes, "If you get a second, check out saggynutbag.com It's only a couple years old, but it's starting to get some momentum all on its own... I don't do any advertising for it other than word of mouth and with possibly the worst domain name on the internet, most people wouldn't come across it (unless they found it while searching for something else)." Okay -- a quick review of the most recent comics. It's stick figure art so it's all on the writing of the jokes and they are (a) all offensive and (b) some are kind of brutally funny, but also I thought some really missed. It's no Crying Macho Man but it's sense of humor is in the same general place. Worth checking out if you like that kind of humor.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 1, 2010 - 10:19
REVIEW: El Santo gives Hanna is Not a Boy's Name 4 stars. Despite the name, the comic sounds like the offspring of Quentin Tarantino and Twilight. And Sean Kleefeld reviews Havoc, the sequel to Chris Wooding's text-comic hybrid novel Malice.
TOOLS COPYRIGHT: The online tech series Tekzilla hypes the Comical program for reading webcomics. Unfortunately this is another one of those grab-only-the-image file type of programs. I was kind of surprised that Tekzilla co-host Veronica Belmont made no mention of any possibility of copyright issues at all.
MAILBAG: Luke writes that his older brother Adam Whitely has recently launched a website for his comic adaptation of the ancient text The Ramayana. Adam has posted a lengthy preview of the work which he intends to publish as a full length graphic novel. He is still unpublished and unsigned. Check it out - what do people think of the preview? From a quick perusal, there's a lot of interesting artwork in there, but my familiarity with the story is limited to Nina Paley's Sita Sings the Blues (and resulting conversations with folks more knowledgeable about the saga).
Submitted by bobweiner on November 12, 2009 - 05:04
Itâ€™s now officially released for everyone to order just in time for Christmas!!!
Submitted by bobweiner on November 8, 2009 - 18:58
Come on in and join the party!
Submitted by bobweiner on November 8, 2009 - 17:00
If you buy your copy today, youâ€™ll get to see me draw in your book (only $20 + shipping). If you buy an Artist Edition ($30 + shipping) , I will also stream a custom autographed PC Weenies drawing (that I create LIVE tonight!) that I will print on 8.5â€³ x 11â€³ 100 lb quality cardstock (suitable for framing) and send to you with your order.
Now, plugs aside, itâ€™s time for our main feature!
Submitted by bobweiner on November 8, 2009 - 00:28
I received a note from a long time reader who felt that he was enjoying the PC Weenies less as a multi-panel comic than when it was a single panel comic. It was sad to see him go, because invariably when a cartoonist loses a reader for good, it makes the artist question his own abilities.
While I enjoyed the heck out of my 8 year run as a single panel comic, itâ€™s something I donâ€™t want to revisit on a regular basis. Two years ago, at this time, I was getting incredibly burnt out with single panel comics. I had contemplated throwing in the towel.
Submitted by fesworks on November 6, 2009 - 04:00
Submitted by bobweiner on November 4, 2009 - 09:00
Iâ€™ll be having a virtual book signing event this Sunday evening starting at 7PM EST over at JustinTV. If you order an Artist Edition of â€œRebootus Maximusâ€ between now and Sunday, in addition to the signed, numbered book, you will also receive an 8.5â€³ x 11â€³ autographed print of a custom sketch featuring your favorite PC Weenies character. The print will be on 100lb cardstock and suitable for framing, stamped with an official PC Weenies mark so you know youâ€™re getting a unique piece of PC Weenies history. Artist Edition orders will also receive the PC Weenies / UNcubed Sampler #1 (first print), while supplies last (I believe Iâ€™m down to about 20 or so copies). Get them before theyâ€™re all gone!
Submitted by bobweiner on October 28, 2009 - 22:20
Hereâ€™s the latest on the Beardus Maximus Meter:
And my beard progress so farâ€¦
As of this writing, there are 33 days left till my beardâ€™s execution. I only need to sell another 27 more books till I wear my beard to India. And a meager 77 books to shave my head completely bald to accompany said beard.
Iâ€™ll be out of the country December 19th, so please order your books early if you want them to arrive in time for the holidays.
Submitted by bobweiner on October 20, 2009 - 23:00
Today marks 11 years of PC Weenies comics. And to celebrate, I’m throwing in the sweetest deal of the day, one that will NOT be repeated.