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This Day in ComixTalk: November 24th

Man, in years ComixTalk is like a tween now... OMG!

2008
We had an interview with Evan Nichols of the webcomic Dr. Eldritch.  Plus, wow! Jon Morris' comic,  Star Wars Versus The Batman.  And Bomb Shelter's Webcomic Idol contest was down to the final three.  (Doesn't look like Webcomic Idol is happening this year...)

2007
Von Allan's The Road To God Knows began its serialization over at Girlamatic.

2006
Scott McCloud's Making Comics was making the rounds; Neil Babra drew an awesome turkey; and another installment in the Most Read Webcomics Measurement Project.

2005
Nada!!!

2004
A great thread on how much to spend on making a webcomic -- how times have changed (or not) since then!

2003
Dave Wright's Todd and Penguin hits it's third anniversary milestone; an interview with Brad Hawkins and a review of his webcomic Monkey Law; and Dylan Meconis wrote a column on webcomic creator burnout.

Li'l Mell on Kidjutsu

The just-completed Li'l Mell story "Adjustment," written by me and drawn by the awesome Neil Babra, is now available on both Girlamatic and the all-ages webcomics site Kidjutsu. Kidjutsu is a nifty-looking site and I'm very excited to be involved with it. If it works out, I'll look into putting other Li'l Mell stories there.

New Li'l Mell!

And thus ends "Adjustment." I'll probably be drawing the next storyline myself, as ill-advised as this may be. A million thanks to the incredible Neil Babra for drawing "Adjustment" and sticking with this ridiculously long story to the end.

The Best Damned Comics of 2008...

...as chosen by about a billion cartoonists.

I've got a top-five in there, plus Keith Knight gives props to Skin Horse, Jeff Smith gives props to the Hamlet adaptation by Li'l Mell artist Neil Babra, and several people mentioned my buddy Jason Shiga's Empire Park (it's not on my list because I haven't read it yet, thanks to Jason selling out at APE).

Big Gay Art Dump

As chronicled in thrilling earlier installments of this LJ, I held a quickie art auction to fight Prop 8 here in California, offering to draw slashy pinups of my own webcomics characters. Would everyone like to see what I've drawn so far? Of course you would!

After the auction I offered to do sketches for everyone who had promised to donate money, whether or not they won. I got requests for:

west coast!

Just a reminder that Raina and I will be at Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland Oregon this weekend!

Also attending:
Scott McCloud, Craig Thompson, Nick Gurewitch, Neil Babra, Derek Kirk Kim, Graham Annable, Scott C, Erika Moen, Dylan Meconis, and a billion other people I ship.

Head West Young Webcomicker!

This weekend in Portland, Oregon -- it's the Stumptown Comics Fest!

Guestastic guests include: Scott McCloud, Nick Gurewitch, Neil Babra, Derek Kirk Kim, Graham Annable, Scott C, Erika Moen, Dylan Meconis, Dave Roman & Raina Telgemeier

New Li'l Mell and William Bazillion!

Li'l Mell, drawn as usual by the wonderful Neil Babra, here.

And William Bazillion, now featuring character bios from the Official Handbook of the William Bazillion Universe, here.

Updates On Entries in the Ill-Fated Webcomic Directory Project?

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?

His and Her Webcomics: Andrew Farago and Shaenon Garrity

In the fifth interview of our His and Her Webcomics series this month, Terrence Marks interviewed Andrew Farago and Shaenon Garrity. Andrew Farago currently creates The Chronicles of William Bazillion. Shaenon Garrity currently writes Smithson, and is the editor of Modern Tales. Comixpedia has previously interviewed Shaenon Garrity in 2006 and in 2004.