Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 9, 2010 - 11:01
A lot of chatter over this year's Eisner nominations around the webtubes as everyone winds down for the weekend. Here's a look back at webcomics' permanent record:
- Last year's Eisner nominees for Best Digital Comic were: Bodyworld by Dash Shaw, Finder by Carla Speed McNeil, The Lady's Murder by Eliza Frye, Speak No Evil by Elan Trinidad, and Vs. by Alexis Sottile & Joe Infurnari.
- After a lengthy hiatus, Barry Smith returned to webcomics with a new project Inktank.
- The nomination of an unfinished webcomic provoked a lot of discussion over the Eisner's treatment of its Best Digital Comic category.
- Everything Jake by Mike Rosenzweig hit its five year anniversary -- I guess that makes it 10 years in 2010.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 2, 2005 - 00:12
The Small Press Expo is all about the art of the comics medium. Comics from every type of genre, style and format. It's the face of the comics medium without the distortion of the obsessive focus on the superhero genre most comic conventions would give you.
Plus, it's been well infiltrated by webcomics creators.
I spent all of Saturday at the convention this year and at times the floor was fairly crowded. Unfortunately since then I've been away in the Golden State and just didn't have a chance to write up a proper feature on it. So consider this a bit of a rambling remembrance of people, moments and most importantly, comics.
(And there's a lot of pictures after the jump so it'll take more than a second for the full page to load.)
This year the Fest was held on Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th from 11am to 6pm each day.
Given that I live only about 4 to 5 hours north of New York City, where the Fest is held, I finally decided to actually get off my tuchus and attend the thing.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 8, 2004 - 01:16
One very cool thing about this year was running into the entire PV Comics team at SPXPo. It's all over webcomicdom now that PV Comics is going to ditch subscriptions for free. Very briefly from talking with Logan DeAngelis of PV, I gather the new plan is to use free online to pump up the audiences for PV comics and entice some of that larger audience to buy PV comic books, both collections and anthologies (Logan stressed new comics in the books) printed up by ComiXpress, the on-demand print venture DeAngelis recently started up.
From left to right that's Logan DeAngelis, and I got nothing... I'm a horrible journalist folks!
One of PV Comics authors is Matt Johnson who does Dewclaw, a flash-based comic. He has a comic book out that is all new comic material, something he described as supplemental to the main webcomic. Something about this approach feels really right for some reason. Maybe because it preserves the centrality of the webcomic in the Dewclaw universe.
DJ Coffman did not actually scowl the entire time I hung around the PV Comics corner. I don't really know DJ that well but I've actually seen him at almost every comic convention I've ever gone to - all the way back to the Pittsburgh Con that I went to with the Altbrand crew.
Also chatted with Everything Jake's Mike Rosenzweig which Mike has convinced me to go and give a new read to. He's back to a full comic approach (he had woven in some novelization for awhile) and with a new high school-based story. At the same table as Mike was Ben Birdie who does Genre City which has slowly crept up to be one of my more recent favorites. Ben was a cool guy and I hope he finds an even larger audience next year.
I'm trying to recall some of the other cool moments: chatting with Keith Knight, saying hi to Roger Landridge, finding out there is a comic of Paul Auster's City of Glass (how cool is that!), buying the Devils Panties book but missing meeting Jennie Breeden, buying Bill Roundy's Super Power of Attorney mini (Roundy was a very funny guy and the woman next to him was also an amazing artist but I think I forgot her name just now). Buying a book from Matt Madsen - I had no idea who he was - now I know he's Jessica Abel's husband. Er, sorry Matt! Meeting Jason Thompson, The Stiff creator. Another excellant chat with Buzzboy's John Gallagher. And picking up Rick Smith's new comic, "temporary."
Last but not least I talked briefly with Jenni Gregory who along with husband Barry runs O1 Comics which Comixpedia has probably not paid enough attention to yet. Jenni has the long-running webcomic Abby's Menagerie as well as other comic projects underway.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 27, 2004 - 11:25
24 Hour Comic Day was last weekend and the results are trickling in:
Everything Jake creator Mike Rosenzweig's entry (and one he did two months ago) are now up for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure, depending if you like curse words or not).
Brad Hawkins of Monkey Law posted his work here.
Post more links to your 24 Hour Comics here.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2003 - 14:27
If you were outside doing something healthy this weekend, be sure to catch up on all of the Fright Night webcomics you missed!
Today we add webcomics from Dave Wright (creator of Todd and Penguin) who takes on Roy Boney, Jr.'s opening panel, and Juan Navarro (creator of Vigil) who takes on Dorothy Gambrell's appetizing first panel.
You might have missed Jeremy Heiker's take on Shaenon K. Garrity's opening panel, Everything Jake scribe Mike Rosenzweig take on Roy Boney, Jr's opening panel, and Tom Truszkowski's take on Bill Duncan's starter panel so click, click, click!!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2003 - 13:30
Geez that was gory. Looked messy! Is that a character he's done before?
Every online comics reader encounters college webcomics sooner or later. They're so common you might start to feel like every third comic you encounter is college-based. But, despite the history and nature of college comics in print, it seems the most popular "college" strips are scarcely about college life at all, building instead on elements not found in the real world at all, much less college.