Submitted by Delos on November 13, 2009 - 08:00
Michael May is the creator of Eros Inc., a webcomic about a young woman, Mot Fleishman living a normal life until fate picks her to be Cupid giving her the power of fate of lovers living in Los Angeles. (May first came to my attention with his now on hiatus comic about movies called Stock Footage). Eros Inc. is a very funny comic and young, twenty-something Mot is a great character to follow along with. I would guess fans of Octopus Pie could really like this too. It's very funny but it's not always tightly wound around jokes per se and May handles the story pretty well so far. His art is a bit on the rough side but for me it works very well.
May did our cover art at ComixTalk this month and I interviewed him very recently via email.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 9, 2008 - 13:02
The cover art for November is from Michael May, the creator of Eros Inc. and Stock Footage. I think Michael's got talent and his webcomics are definitely worth checking out. Be sure to sift through the archives of the movie-targeted Stock Footage and catch up on his current comic Eros Inc.
In site update news, I am going to shut down the forums here. Two reasons! One they're aren't being used a heck of a lot; and two, I'm really impressed with the new webcomics.com and the forums over there are accomplishing everything we ever tried to facilitate at Comixpedia/ComixTalk in terms of constructive discussion amongst webcomics creators. Webcomics.com is not really aimed at non-creators, but it's got a tremendously friendly vibe right now and you really ought to check it regularly. Webcomics.com has the support of Penny Arcade (in some fashion, they've at least bought the URL from T Campbell for the Halfpixel guys to use) and of course it's being led now by Halfpixel which is four of the most successful webcomics creators, period. Out of those guys, I've met Dave, Kris and Brad at varous points online and off and they're all good guys and in comics for the long haul so I have no doubt this site will only get bigger and better.
I'm always going to be proud of having had a hand in starting Comixpedia/Talk and keeping it running for -- wow -- 6 years now. I am pretty sure I've written more about comics than I ever would have imagined. I've learned a lot too -- not surprisingly reading a lot of comics and interviewing a lot of people about them is a pretty educational experience. My interest in comics back then was never entirely pure - mostly I was attracted to the DIY energy of it all, especialy webcomics before the turn of the century when it was all a lot harder and more mysterious out there. But over time comics as comics really captured my interest. Comics as a medium is fascinating and people are using it to tell some pretty awesome stories right now. It's an exciting time.
Submitted by Ataraxia on September 23, 2008 - 21:53
I'd like to thank all the guest artists who have allowed me to continue Mischa's Story in these first weeks after the birth of my son. From left to right, top to bottom, you can see the work of Matt Sandbrook, Roman Wunderlich, Leah Chamblee, Hajra Helac, Joseph Hewitt (me), Michael May, Xia Moua, Francisco Muñoz, and Ladene Kosaka. They are truly gods among cartoonists, each and every one.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 23, 2008 - 10:07
Michael May's Stock Footage is a pretty entertaining comic. May takes suggestions for movie titles and turns them into comics:
[Y]you email me with your favorite movie or movie character and I'll make a comic. I don't care if it's art house, obscure or not even made yet. Popular, unpopular, unwatchable - I'll still make the comic and put it up here.
This is a great concept and May is often able to come up with some very funny spins on the selected movies.