Submitted by Black_Kitty on April 5, 2007 - 18:28
Encouraged by the success at Wizard World in LA, Platinum Studios will be organizing more DrunkDuck Artist Alleys this year in three other Wizard World conventions. These three Wizard World Events will be at Philadelphia, Chicago, and Texas.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 22, 2007 - 10:03
When we switched to Drupal one of the nice things I was able to set up was pulling in the RSS feeds of other sites to Comixpedia. That way we do less "link" blogging here but you can still get a sense of what's going on in webcomicland from the syndicated headlines.
A collective, loosely defined, is any sustained grouping of webcomic creators. What they do together varies greatly from group to group. Some are largely a peer group offering each other critical feedback and encouraging support. Others throw in cross-promotion for each others' work. Some build a collective brand with logos, advertising and a central website. Some share business experience and expertise in areas as varied as merchandise, books, conventions, hosting and website creation.
And what did I find from my research? There's a tremendous number of collectives out there (and that I never want to attempt another "survey" article again). And, oh yeah, checking out collectives can be a great way to find excellent new comics.
Submitted by Tom Brazelton on December 18, 2006 - 16:18
It's a meeting of the minds tonight at 10:30 CST when Boxcar Comics cohorts and all-around movie mavens Tom Brazelton from Theater Hopper and Joe Dunn from Joe Loves Crappy Movies get together for their first joint talkcast!
It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.
WHERE: Arlington Convention Center - Arlington, TX
WHEN: Fri: 12pm - 6pm, Sat: 10am - 6pm, Sun: 11am - 5pm
- Jennie Breeden (The Devil's Panties)
- Greg Carter (Abandon: Reborn)
- Zach Miller (Joe and Monkey)
- Mitch Clem (Nothing Nice To Say)
And more! Artist Alley list HERE.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 26, 2006 - 10:13
I'm going to try breaking these longer posts up into categories - tell me if it's helpful or not...
I started a thread to discuss the Platinum-Drunk Duck deal here - I added links to other discussions in the comments if you're interested in reading more about it.
The Comic Reporter also points to a deal between McClatchy-Tribune and PopMatters.com to carry PopMatters.com stories on McClatchy's MCT Campus wire service for college and highschool newspapers. PopMatters.com was founded in 1999 by Sarah Zupko and also carries several webcomics on its site.
What professional title do you prefer: webcomicker, webcomics artist, creator or what's the standard these days? Or is there one?
ROSENBERG: When people ask me what I do, I tell them I draw comics. Titles are a pretty silly thing, I don't know if there is a standard but I'm sure it is a topic of heated debate on some message board somewhere.
The people who concern themselves with those sorts of things, I find, would do better to focus on their comics.
Plugs and Reviews
I missed it but Mitch Clem is updating NN2S again. Huh-zah!
Over at CBR, Meaghan Quinn plugs the new webcomic from Petie Shumate, Girl/Robot. G/R is kind of a one-note affair (girl says/does something, robot takes it literally, hijinks/disaster ensues) but so far Shumate is consistently cracking me up with it. I'd give it a try if you haven't already.
Gilead's got a post on Phil Kahn's I'm Just Drinking vidcast - webcomics and alcohol... who'd thunk it? I watched part of it last night - not bad and Phil does a decent job of actually demonstrating how to make the drinks which is good since that's probably the key part of the show. :)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 31, 2006 - 09:28
So, you know me, yeah? I'm Mitch Clem, and I'm the man responsible for a bunch of online comics (including Nothing Nice to Say, San Antonio Rock City, the Coffee Achievers, etc), plus lots of work for bands, zines, and other punk rock affiliates.
What you're bidding on here is a piece of custom art by me. If you win this auction, I will create a fully-inked drawing of anything you want.
The drawing will measure 8.5"x10", and will be done on 9"x12" vellum bristol board using various pens and brushes (all of which contain lightfast, fade proof, archival quality india ink). I'm not gonna crap out on it, either. This will be suitable for framing. If you like my art and posters and such, this will live up to that standard.
Like I say, I will draw ANYTHING you want me to draw, with a few exceptions:
1) I will not draw anything that I consider to be racist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive (yeah, I'm one of those PC punks you used to read about).
2) I will not draw any sexually explicit acts or imagery (NOTE: I do not consider nudity to be sexually explicit per se, but I'm still not gonna draw you a naked picture of, like, my mom or my girlfriend or something).
While you will recieve the original, signed drawing, I will still retain all rights to my own work, and I'm free to reuse it in any medium for any purpose.
Submitted by neilb on August 22, 2006 - 03:48
Behold the cover (by the awesome Jeffrey Brown, not me!) for You Ain't No Dancer, Volume 2 from New Reliable Press. It will be in stores on October 18, but this is the last week for comic book retailers to place their orders. So get your local store on the phone now! Just yell "Diamond Order Code: AUG063478 (Previews page 323)"; this helps somehow.
Submitted by Gordon McAlpin on August 21, 2006 - 09:28
There are a couple of new things at the Boxcar Comics collective: Because Joe Dunn and Mitch Clem have shifted their focus onto new projects, Coffee Achievers and Nothing Nice to Say have been replaced with their currently updating counterparts, Joe Loves Crappy Movies and San Antonio Rock City. Next, my own Multiplex has joined their illustrious ranks, a move that brings the three most widely read movie-themed webcomics -- JLCM, Multiplex and Theater Hopper -- all under the same banner. Yay, Boxcar!