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FLIGHT 5 will be debuting at the San Diego Comic Con!

No Spring Open Call for Girlamatic Editor Lisa Jonte writes that she will not be having a submission period for the site this Spring.  Along with the announcement she provides some advice for interested applicants (there apparently willl be a submission period in the Fall).

WonderCon 2008

I survived my eighth WonderCon, and actually had myself a pretty good time despite the overbooking and overworking that goes into this thing every year. I'll be doing a big write-up for Animation World Network in the very near future, and I'll post about that here when the time comes, but here are my quick impressions of the show:

Another Webcomic Rides The Bus


  • The judges for next year's Eisner awards have been named. They are Bookazine Company pop-culture category director John Davis; comics and prose writer Paul Di Filippo; California retailer Atom! Freeman; Entertainment Weekly writer Jeff Jensen; and California librarian Eva Volin. (h/t Journalista!)



  • Does anyone know when Warren Ellis' upcoming Freak Angels is going to debut? UPDATE: Wow - that was almost psychic - Warren Ellis in a post to his email list this morning said the webcomic would launch in February 2008.


Updates On Entries in the Ill-Fated Webcomic Directory Project?

I built a "library" of webcomics and creators back in the fall of 2005 which I put into beta before realizing it was too much editorial work to deal with and the same information could be better provided through the community edited webcomic wiki - COMIXPEDIA.

Nevertheless looking back on the assortment of names collected (some from me, some sent in from you) I wonder if anyone has any significant updates on these creators 18 months later. Maybe we should interview some of them?

Good News... Bad News

Saw this note from Lisa Jonte over at TalkAboutComics where she makes two big announcements:

  • She's ending her sabbatical early to return as the Editor of GirlAMatic this Friday, July 13th.
  • She is ending her webcomic series, Arcana Jayne.

News for Wednesday, January 24, 2007



Friday Afternoon Site News

Thanks to Lisa Jonte for guest blogging this week and welcome to Leigh Dragoon who will be your guest blogger next week. I'll be at a beach next week so my Internet access will be spotty at best. The new server (we moved yesterday) should be fine but if it acts up you're stuck with it until later in the month! (I don't think they'll actually be any problems though). Also a few comments (maybe 6) got lost in the server transition - my apologies, but I probably won't be able to resurrect those.

Also thanks to current sponsor Speech Bubble Media - this is an adverts service for webcomic sites.

The DivaLea Show is BACK!

You missed it, and now it's BACK!

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The Top 10 Ways To Impress an Editor

When Mr. X. asked me to guest blog I was glad to step up. Seriously, the idea of having a huge captive audience for a week was almost irresistible. But what to write? The answer came to me at once...

For the aspiring (web)comics creator there are articles and advice aplenty on how to make comics. And yet, despite all this well-meaning information, I have often felt that something vital was lacking; something that would convey the real emotions inspired by a job thoroughly done. To correct that, I have compiled the following list. It's full-to-bursting with professional experience and the emotions those episodes stirred within my own black heart. It cannot fail, I am sure, to inspire the right-thinking, would-be comics creator on to dazzling new heights of personal achievement.