Submitted by Erik Melander on November 7, 2006 - 10:39
This years Child's Playhas begun. Last year it raised US$ 605,000.
More details after the jump:
Submitted by Wes Molebash on November 7, 2006 - 08:36
Last September, publisher Viper Comics announced they were in search of a new webcomic to join You'll Have ThatThe Horrible Pirates and on the publisher's website. After an overwhelming response Viper has decided to add not one, but FIVE, new webcomics to the site's roster.
"The quality of the submissions really surprised us," says Viper President Jessie Garza. "We chose five, but we just as easily could have picked more."
The five new additions are: Bob the Squirrel, Brinkerhoff, Ugly Hill, Small Wonder, and Muffin Time.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 13, 2006 - 10:27
DEADLINES AND OTHER RIGHT-NOW STUFF
- Today is your last chance to submit a question for the community interview with Shaenon Garrity.
- Next Friday (October 20th) is the deadline for signing up for this year's Fright Night event.
- SPX kicks off today at 2:00 PM. I hope to be there and I plan on listening to Jules Feiffer talk at 3 PM. The Beat has a good preview and so does the Washington Post.
- Tomorrow night is the last chance in the Washington DC area to catch the stage version of David Rees' webcomic Get Your War On. The play adaption is getting good reviews.
- From Noon to 6 PM this Saturday, Dave Kellett (Sheldon) will be at the opening of Monty's Gourmet Foods new location in Ottawa Kansas, where heâ€™ll be signing bottles of their award-winning hot sauces and salsas that feature his artwork. There'll be grub, good times, and copies of "Pure Ducky Goodness" available for Sheldon fans.
- Kitchen, Lind & Associates have signed up webcomic creator Bryant Paul Johnson (Teaching Baby Paranoia, The Antecedent). Previously this agency had signed up webcomic creators Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing. KL&A provides artist representation and book packaging to its clients. (KLA will have a booth at SPX on October 13th and 14th to promote its upcoming packaged books and is looking to meet with talented creators who are seeking representation.) You know you're at a webcomic news site because the big deal here to me is the signing of creators from the web. The big news to everyone else though will be that KLA has signed Jim Lawson and the estate of Harvey Kurtzman.
- Barry Deutsch who sold his URL to a "Search Engine Optimization" company - but kept his blog and cartoons there - opens up his blog to discussion of his decision. Reinder has a post with some thoughts on the controversy.
- Peter Bagge comments on immigration at Reason online.
- Wizard interviews Mike "Gabe" Krahulik of Penny Arcade today.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Comics Reporter catches an article on why comic strip creators burn out.
- Journalista! points to an interview with Chris Bishop (Girl Vs. Pig) who has an art show in Washington DC.
- The Beat on the Scott McCloud "facial expression generator".
- Not sure if this is new or not but Lore points to a how-to drawing video from Mike "Gabe" Krahulik of Penny Arcade.
- Slate looks Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim.
Submitted by Altercator on September 18, 2006 - 06:10
Should webcomickers hire business consultants like Robert Khoo, whom Gabe & Tycho hired for Penny Arcade?
Submitted by Brinkerhoff on September 15, 2006 - 15:12
Gabe Strine was interviewed by the Spokesman Review about his book, Bodinski's Blog, his comic Brinkerhoff, and more.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 5, 2006 - 13:29
Thomas Dolby described a recent Wapsi Square comic as "appropriat[ed] material" as it quotes from his She Blinded Me With Science song. It's hard to judge from Dolby's comments how seriously he meant his comment and there doesn't appear to be any follow up on his blog.
But it may be an area where independent comic creators need to learn a bit about copyright law to avoid problems. Wapsi Square creator Paul Taylor has had his characters quote song lyrics before (here and here) and I'm actually not sure offhand what the standard for this situation is so I'm not assuming Wapsi Square has done anything wrong.
But I do recall that on at least one time in the past it's been a problem. Pete Abrams decided to remove some song lyrics from a Sluggy Freelance storyline called "Fire and Rain" due to concerns over possible copyright issues.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on August 28, 2006 - 11:35
Baltimore Comic Con is coming up in two weeks. The con hosts the Harvey Awards, which is featuring a webcomics category for the first time this year. Master of Ceremonies Kyle (Plastic Man) Baker is going to be awarding the first-ever webcomics Harvey Award to one of the following:
Submitted by Brinkerhoff on August 10, 2006 - 19:51
Gabe Strine has released Bodinski's Blog, a printed collection of his popular online journal comic strip. The book showcases the complete archive of the diary-style comic, including never-before-seen strips. The comic features Gabe's caricature alter-ego, Bodinski, who deals with the artist's real-life difficulties including divorce, family squabbles, creative conflicts, sudden unemployment, and more.
Submitted by GileadPellaeon on July 22, 2006 - 12:35
So, after missing Webcomics 101: Getting Started on Thursday, I was determined to not miss Webcomics 102 on Friday. So I showed up an hour early, and there was already a line of about thirty people! In the end, the line ended up being just as long as it was Thursday, but the volunteer running the room was much nicer on Friday, and really packed in the people well beyond room capacity, which let almost everyone in, I believe. The picture on the left was actually taken as people were still coming in and filling the standing room only gaps. As always, click on a picture for a higher res version.
Submitted by GileadPellaeon on July 21, 2006 - 07:52
Hi all! Sorry it's taken me so long to actually post something here. I've been having issues getting my internet up and running, and of course the con provides a myriad of distractions on top of that.