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March Cover Art

View the entire cover. Cover art by Meghan Murphy, creator of Kawaii Not.

F@%#ing Hot Topic Rips Someone Off Again

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.

Here's a link to the sad, LONG list of Hot Topic problems at the You Thought We Wouldn't Notice blog.

All My Friends Know The Low Rider

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)

Scott McCloud writes about a new presentation tool (sort of power point-y) that Neal Von Flue and others are testing as a possible comics CMS.  Interesting ideas.

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.

Todd Allen writes about webcomics in a "post-Direct Market world"

Old but educational! John Allison's tutorial for MangaStudio.

Justify My ZUDA Hype
Is that Ryan Estrada's work at this month's Zudathon?  Why yes it is. (Also is Zuda using Drupal for its site?)

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.

ComicMix discovers the simple awesomeness of Meghan Murphy's Kawaii Not.

Interview with Meghan Murphy of Kawaii Not

I interviewed Meghan Murphy of Kawaii Not back in May of last year.  Brigid Aleverson catches up with her this summer over at Digital Strips.

Tastefully Done 2008 - At It Again

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 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!

Congrats to Meghan Murphy

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!

End of the Month Wrap-Up-Around


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:



  • 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.

An Interview with Meghan Murphy, Creator of Kawaii Not

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)

Wikipedia-Free News & Views For Wednesday, March 7, 2007

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.





March Cover Art

Cover art by Meghan Murphy, creator of Kawaii Not.