Submitted by kjc on September 12, 2005 - 00:31
This week, we've got an Adobe Photoshop tutorial from Quinn Fleming.
Al Schroeder interviewed the delightful Maritza Campos of College Roomies From Hell!.
Matt 'netpoet' Summers reviews School Spirit by Daniel VanderWerff and Daniel Quinney.
In Through the Looking Back Glass Erik Melander looks at what lessons we might learn from the publicity webcomics has received this year.
And finally, we've got some fine funny from Modern Humor Authority by Kristofer Straub.
Maritza Campos of College Roomies From Hell (AKA CRFH) has been delighting readers since mid-1999 with her college roomies who are weirder than most – tentacles for an arm, bat wings, werewolves, eyebeams – the sort of roomies Miskatonic University would be proud to call their own. Maritza, with a beautiful new baby girl, took time to give us an interview.
So here's the thing. I like porn.
I don't talk a lot about liking porn, because you're not supposed to come right out and say it. "Man, what a beautiful morning," you never say. "I think I'll have a cup of tea, and maybe go down to the market, and when I get back I'm going to enjoy the bounties of porn that are my birthright as an internet consumer." People would look at you funny if you did, and your boss would stop letting you have complimentary coffee and donuts in the morning.
But I do like it. And most of you probably do too. We might not be cheerful about it - we might not march into gas stations with our head held high, grabbing the latest magazines off the rack and marching right up to the gas station attendant to make our purchases (that might be the one situation in life where you are that concerned about what a gas station attendant thinks of you) - but we do like it.
Which leads us inexorably to porn comics, which I don't often talk about either.
Submitted by MaritzaCampos on August 18, 2005 - 11:28
Good news! College Roomies from Hell!!! is back from hiatus. Creator Maritza Campos had one
hellheck of a cute baby on July 7th and took some time off afterwards.
In sort of webcomics news, would it annoy folks if I pointed out that "That's Nothing Man" is the best idea Scott Adams has had in years? If Adams has to veer into the Adam Sandler school of humor to find the funny again, so be it.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 10, 2005 - 11:36
Phil points out a new peer-review project for webcomic creators called The Swift Savage Disassembly of your Self-Esteem or Savage Disassembly for short. Honest and reasoned peer review groups can be a very useful tool for developing artists and/or writers, particularly if the group includes a talented and insightful group of peers.
In the distant past of webcomics (the last century!) Maritza Campos shepherded a peer-review group called "Hot List" but I believe that unraveled more than a few years ago.
I think I forgot to mention earlier that Phil also wrote up the most recent Washington Webtoonists meetup where we were visited by Joey Manley.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 14, 2005 - 11:04
Maritza Campos, creator of CRFH!!! is the proud momma of a baby girl. Congratulations!
Many MANY of our webcomicking friends have published print versions of their work. I've tried to find, track down, and remember as many as possible. But given the thousands (tens of thousands?) of webcomics out there, this was a daunting task. If I missed your comic, I apologize profusely and profoundly. Please add it via a comment.
Submitted by Anonymous on May 17, 2005 - 20:48
I really don't know whether to laugh or cry :( ... though it is making me nervous ... Schlock Mercenary, ShortPacked, MelonPool, Crazy Larry and ( if it not a joke ) CheckerBoard Nightmare...
Well, it's that time "The Women Issue" for Comixpedia.
I suppose I should be all excited about this. I mean, hey... I'm female, I make comics. I'm fairly vocal and campaign for a more realistic portrayal of women in comics and all that, and sometimes I'm tempted to do a comic where the females run around rescuing the hapless (but mighty fine-looking) men all the time just to show how odd it looks from a reversed perspective.
Oh wait... I almost do one like that already.... ;)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 10, 2005 - 01:45
For January 2005, we present the FUNNY Issue, a serious look at humor in webcomics featuring a cover from Chris Crosby in the super Superosity style. Leading us off is a discussion of the funny with some creators who make us laugh on a regular basis: John Troutman, Randy Milholland, Maritza Campos, David Wright, Brad Guigar and Ryan North. We also have a review of Jeph Jacques' Questionable Content and an interview with Tauhid Bondia, creator of Spells & Whistles. This month is also the debut of a new column, Through the Looking Back Glass, by Erik Melander. Every month, Erik will take a look back at the most recent webcomic news and connect the dots between the events of the day.
Jeff Rowland is the community interviewee this month - be sure to ask him something about his new project and his continuing diary comic, Overcompensating as well as his association with the Dumbrella conspiracy.