Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 10, 2011 - 10:09
First Run Publishing is publishing a print collection of Darryl Hughes' and Monique MacNaughton's webcomic, G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures. The webcomic ran for six years and was nominated for a Glyph Comic Award in 2007.
When a meteor crash lands on the outskirts of a small suburban town called Eden'sVille, it brings with it the kooky maniacal alien Gakk and his army of "Acme Instant Alien Kreatures" for a not so friendly visit from outer space. Four misfit teens: geeky Zach, tomboyish Jemmy, genius nerd Plato, and wisecracking Chubs-set out to stop the invasion, save the world, and show the aliens that the kids of america don't take crap from nobody -- and no body snatchers, either.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 6, 2010 - 09:13
MILESTONES: Evan Dahm finishes his second major long-form webcomic Order of Tales and already has announced a sequel, Vattu, to begin on July 26th. Congratulations to Dahm on finishing another story from his fantastically imagined world of Overside. Click here for ComixTalk's review of Order of Tales and the earlier comic Rice Boy. UPDATE: Lauren Davis has a good review of Order of Tales at io9.
DEAD TREES ON THE HORIZON: Writer/creator Darryl Hughes and artist Monique MacNaughton, the creative team behind the 50's style alien invasion adventure webcomic G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures, have negotiated a book deal with Anthony Coe, publisher of the independent small press book publisher First Run Publishing, to collect and publish GAAK as a graphic novel. First Run Publishing will be releasing the GAAK graphic novel into bookstores in September.
BUSINESS: I got an email from Travis Legge who is trying to raise funds to create a video series on the web using public domain superheroes (the first one planned is The new adventures of Miss Masque: Scourge of the Underworld).
The site he's using to raise funds looks like a Kickstarter competitor -- it's called IndieGoGo. I hadn't heard of it before. From it's FAQ page: "IndieGoGo charges a 9% marketplace fee on funds raised. Projects are also responsible for 3rd-party payment processing and international wire fees. If you reach your goal, IndieGoGo pays you a 5% cash bonus on every dollar raised. Your net cost is just 4%." In contrast, Kickstarter states that "If a project is successfully funded, Kickstarter will apply a 5% fee to the funds raised. If funding isn't successful, there are no charges." The other major difference is that Kickstarter has an all-or-nothing fundraising model whereas IndieGoGo looks like you collect the money as you go whether you reach your goal or not (although you pay more to IndieGoGo upfront, 9%, until you hit your goal). Has anyone used both and can offer perspectives on the differences?
FROM THE MAILBAG: An email from Francsco Disa, about a new webcomic, called "I" which features images found by Disa from around the web by googling simple tags. Disa also mentions that he is only using images under a public domain or creative commons license.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 1, 2010 - 10:41
Crisscrossing the literary genres of murder/mystery, action/adventure, historical drama, horror, science fiction, and steampunk, The Continentals by writer/creator Darryl Hughes and artist Monique MacNaughton, -- both nominated for the “Rising Star” category for the Glyph Comic Awards -- is a modern re-imagining of the classic 19th century Sherlock Holmes "who done it" murder mystery created for the 21st century comic fan.
Submitted by NightgigTim on September 4, 2009 - 19:32
Drawn from sources that are having their finger re-attached after a contentious health care debateâ€¦
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 2, 2009 - 09:32
Crisscrossing the literary genres of murder/mystery, action/adventure, historical drama, horror, science fiction, and steam punk, The Continentals by writer/creator Darryl Hughes and artist Monique MacNaughton, creators of the 2007 Glyph Comic Award nominated scifi adventure webcomic G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures, is a modern re-imagining of the classic 19th century Sherlock Holmesian "who done it" murder mystery created for the 21st century webcomic fan.
Submitted by TheDeeMan on January 5, 2009 - 09:07
As a follow up to our first collaboration, the 2007 Glyph Comic Award nominated scifi adventure "G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures", my partner Monique MacNaughton and I have decided to switch genres and try something a little different and A LOT darker with our upcoming project, the mystery/adventure web graphic novel The Continentals: That shape am I.
Submitted by TheDeeMan on October 23, 2007 - 03:31
G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures the 2007 Glyph Comic Award nominated alien invasion adventure with the Spielberg flair by writer/creator Darryl Hughes and artist Monique MacNaughton invades Wowio, the digital ebook bookstore. Experience the invasion all over again ebook style. And best of all -- it's absolutely free!!! Get GAAK at Wowio (click here)!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 24, 2007 - 14:31
I built a "library" of webcomics and creators back in the fall of 2005 which I put into beta before realizing it was too much editorial work to deal with and the same information could be better provided through the community edited webcomic wiki - COMIXPEDIA.
Nevertheless looking back on the assortment of names collected (some from me, some sent in from you) I wonder if anyone has any significant updates on these creators 18 months later. Maybe we should interview some of them?
Submitted by TheDeeMan on July 23, 2007 - 07:29
As it moves into it's final four installments, the alien invasion adventure G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures by writer/creator Darryl Hughes and artist Monique MacNaughton proves that not even death (or in this case being reduced to a steaming puddle of ooze) can keep a good bad guy down. Where would a space oddity of the extraterrestrial variety find it easy to hide out and blend in then at a convention full of space oddieties of the earthly variety, of course. And with some of these Star Trek fans? Who'd notice?