Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 28, 2010 - 11:41
After the hub-bub of Hot Topic selling a t-shirt ripping off artwork from Vera Brosgol this week, I am really mad to read of yet another another incident today over at The Consumerist. Hot Topic is selling buttons ripping off Meghan Murphy's artwork from Kawaii Not.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 7, 2009 - 11:30
Check out this week's sponsor - Natasha Mostert's new novel, Keeper of Light and Dust. Also check out this picture of the Least I Could Do van -- there's even a condom on the radio antenae! (okay I made that last part up)
Fleen noted yesterday that Ben Heaton is having a fundraising drive to see if his fans will match his salary so he can do the webcomic, Request Comics, full-time. He's currently unemployed though so matching his salary should be pretty easy. You can check on his donation page to see how he's doing.
Old but educational! John Allison's tutorial for MangaStudio.
JUSTIFY MY OTHER HYPE
Urf is a funny panel comic about a planet sort of like Earth but really off in certain ways. Best new single panel comic (mostly) I've read in a while.
I'm checking out a comic called Intelligence Cleaner Agency.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 16, 2008 - 10:24
Submitted by moovok on October 21, 2007 - 11:59
Last year Tastefully Done showed the world what it would be like if their favourite webcomic characters bared all in aid of Cancer Research. This year the tables have turned and webcomic artists have bared all in aid of Cancer Research.
With the talents of Kristofer Straub, James Turner, Jodie Azhar, Digital Strips Team, Ben Stirling, Fred Grisolm, Whitney Robinson, Ryan Estrada, Chris Thomas & James Walker, Jon Scrivens, Meghan Murphy, Jared von Hindman and cover by Corey Marie Parkhill baring all for a great cause. Webcomic artists at their finest, with their clothes off, is hopefully gonna be an utterly delightful success like last year.
For the price of $15 and through the lulu.com website, Tastefully Done warns you to bare witness to the outstanding artwork that can only be contained in one calendar, we give you Tastefully Done 2008!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 27, 2007 - 12:06
100 episodes of Kawaii Not. A hilarious comic with such a simple, iconic art style and Murphy has a great twisted sense of humor (dark but happy!).
It occurred to me that a lot of Kawaii Not comics would make wonderful short animations (like 15 second ones). If ComixTALK had any real pull I'm sure Comedy Central or MTV would be looking into it - right now!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 25, 2007 - 08:39
First off thanks to our current sponsor, the Learn to Draw the Human Figure anatomy course. We have advert slots open (cheap!) right now - click here for more details. Second, we had a great May issue - be sure to check out anything you missed:
- Joel Fagin's feature on micropayments: Reinventing Micropayments
- Interviews with Michael Lalonde (Orneryboy); Meghan Murphy (Kawaii Not); Brad Guigar (Evil Inc., Phables, Courting Disaster)
- Reviews of Cow & Buffalo; Paranormals; Astronaut Elementary, Lunchbox and Zip Li'l Bit.
- Recurring Columns: Full Story Highlights; Panels & Pictures; and Brigid's Bento Box.
- Webcomics-In-Print has an interview with the creator of Wikiworld - a nonfiction comic that is based on Wikipedia articles.
- An interview with Ryan North of the webcomic Dinosaur Comics and the advert service Project Wonderful.
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- Dirk Deppey links to Connor Moran's post comparing the amount of "politics" in a random sampling of Doonesbury to Chris Muir's Day To Day comic.
Meghan Murphy bills her webcomic Kawaii Not as "the comic for cute gone bad" and it's a great description of Murphy's cute but twisted graphic haikus. (Murphy was the cover artist for Comixpedia's March Issue)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 7, 2007 - 10:13
Before I get to today's news & views -- don't forget we had three new articles published in the magazine this week:
- Terrence Marks interviews married creators, Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier. This is actually the first in a series of five such interviews we'll be publishing this month.
- New columnist Brigid Alverson covers five short story web manga this month in Small Packages.
- Bryant Paul Johnson returns with another installment of his historically accurate series at Comixpedia: The Antecedent.
- And of course a big thanks to Meghan Murphy of Kawaii Not for doing this month's cover art.
- Here's a great opportunity (and a clever idea for a book): Howard Tayler is planning to publish the 2000-01 run of Schlock Mercenary in a book and he's put out a public call for guest art to include in the book. I hope he gets a wide range of interest on this - I'd love to see some of the Schlock characters done well in different styles.
- Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub announce a more formal creative relationship (including Straub relocating to Dallas, TX). Help them pick a name for their new partnership here. (Also I missed that PvP character Skull has a blog now...)
- Good question from R. Stevens and a good discussion in the comments there: "In a webcomic, each page of comics read is a 'pageview'. In a comic book, each page of comics read is a 'pageview'.... Has the webcomics readership outgrown the American comic book market?"
- Daily Cross Hatch blog interviews Perry Bible Fellowship creator Nicholas Gurewitch.
- Bookslut interviews Fun Home creator Alison Bechdel. (both interviews caught by Journalista!)
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- Mike Russell is rerunning his CulturePulp comics at his WebcomicsNation site. Most of these have appeared before in the newspaper, but not on the web in one convenient location like this - worth checking out - funny, insightful journalism in comic form.
- The Comics Reporter likes Lukewarm Tales.
- The Webcomicker likes the second episode of the animated PvP series. In contrast to pre-premeire complaints from PvP fans, Gilead says the voice actor behind the character Skull is the star of the production.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- FLEEN reports that You Damn Kid! creator Owen Dunne has redone his website(s) and created a video based on his Beevnicks comic.
- The For Better or For Worse "Hybrid" idea apparently came from Universal Press Synidicate which convinced creator Lynn Johnston to go with it rather than simply hanging it up later this year.
- FLIGHT reports on the lineup for Flight, Vol. 4. Also, Kazu Kibuishi posted cover art for the series at his website.
- The Comics Reporter points to a discussion at Comics Worth Reading on this year's Free Comic Book Day (May 5th).
- Over at TalkAboutComics is a post about a movie coming out with the same name (and apparently very similar content) as an existing Serializer comic. Creator Scott Ewen (the comic is Flight of the Living Dead) seems pretty stoic about it.