Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 28, 2008 - 09:38
Matt Shepherd, writer for the long-running (and criminally not as popular as it should be) webcomic, Man Man also wrote a great zombie comic called Dead Eyes Open. (which Matt describes as as “the West Wing meets Dawn of the Dead”) that , came out in trade paperback this week. Matt's also put both Chapter One (4.7 MB) and Chapter Two (4.6 MB) — the first third of the book — online as free PDFs.
In years past (2004, 2005) we undertook the monumental chore of picking out the biggest headlines of the year. This year, I took another swing at it. So without further adu, here's the biggest webcomic headlines of 2007.
If I missed a story you think was key to this year, please post it in the comments to this article.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 10, 2007 - 09:14
- Lea Hernandez points out that DC's new webcomic site is using the name of an existing artist , ZUDA.
- Journalista! links to a video of Sky and Winter McCloud speaking with cartoonists Amy Kim Ganter (Sorcerers and Secretaries) and Kazu Kibuishi (Copper, Flight) in a program recorded on the day of their wedding.
- Derik Badman offers a thoughtful review of Paul Madonnaâ€™s All Over Coffee.
- Gilead Pellaeon reviews Adrian Ramos' (creator of webcomic Count Your Sheep) new children book Someone to See the Emperor.
- Joey Manley links to a bunch of reviews so I don't have to...
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Matt Shepherd rewrites a part of the comic 52 concerning Robin and the parable of the goose in a bottle. And it's FUNNY! Holy Crap! Someone's trying to frame the Goosemaster!
- Gilead Pellaeon writes about how although there's no "webcomics community" there is such a thing as webcomic culture. It's an interesting post. My own sense is that there are lots of groups of interest, many of which overlap in different ways (if there ever really was one webcomics community, well, that's so 20th Century...). Gilead's "culture" observation has a bit of truth to it although I'm not that convinced you can use it to set off webcomics from comics like he seems to suggest.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 14, 2007 - 13:13
Talented scribe o' comics Matt Shepherd looks at screenwriting software and finds it lacking for writing comics. Does anyone have any suggestions on if there is a program that takes care of Matt's needs?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 22, 2007 - 10:03
When we switched to Drupal one of the nice things I was able to set up was pulling in the RSS feeds of other sites to Comixpedia. That way we do less "link" blogging here but you can still get a sense of what's going on in webcomicland from the syndicated headlines.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 13, 2006 - 22:55
Matt Shepherd and James Duncan's Man Man might be the longest running superhero webcomic now that the Japanese Beatle is retired. Man Man has run so long it's even had its own reboot (pre-boot is version 1 and post-boot is version 2). Here's one of the very first one from version 1 (up top) and one of the latest from version 2 (on bottom):
First (Version 1)
Last (Version 2)
Submitted by Spectre_General on April 5, 2006 - 18:03
Does anybody remember a post months ago featuring a photocomic of stills from The Empire Strikes Back in which Darth Vader uses poor internet speak... uh, poorly? I'm really trying to find this. My sexy wife demands it!
All I can remember is he says "Puh-THREENED!" (or similar) and Luke says "Wh... what? It's Pwn3d!
Anyone but me and my sexy wife remember this?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 10, 2005 - 14:53
We're getting ready to post the September issue tomorrow night - so be sure to check that out first thing Monday morning (or Sunday night if you're up!)
It looks like T Campbell's new webcomic Search Engine Funnies will be radically revised as bad timing results in all three of SEF's artists leaving the project nearly at once. Through an even odder coincidence, SEF is up for review right now at peer-review site, Savage Disassembly.
Phil Kahn has a review of the new printed collection of Rob Balder's Partially Clips.
Matt Shepherd got interviewed for a podcast called Most People Are DJs. Shepherd writes the webcomic Man Man.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 30, 2005 - 15:03
"Hello Moff?... Whazzzuuuppp!"
"I was totally pwuhthreening you!"
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 30, 2005 - 11:33
The final comics in the May Day event are up. The "connect the panels" format of this event was a lot of fun - I started late but managed to almost finish my entries on time. Congrats to everyone who submitted comics (and an extra congrats to Neil and G.L. Gillen who finished an entry every week).
A big thanks to all of the artists who submitted the panels: Steve Bryant (Athena Voltaire), Tim Demeter (Reckless Life), Jerzy Drozd and Sara Turner (The Replacements), Faith Erin Hicks (Ice) and Clint Hollingsworth (Wandering Ones); and an extra big thanks to Matt Shepherd who coordinated this shindig and did a lot of work to make it all happen.