Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 20, 2010 - 10:23
- I'm not sure I've linked to Awesome Hospital yet so here you go. It still feels a little derivative of Dr. McNinja to me, but it is pretty funny.
- Another list of webcomics generated at Warren Ellis' White Chapel forum. You're bound to find something new to you on it.
- Comics Alliance presents a Firefly fan comic from Mike Russell and Bill Mudron.
From the Mailbag: Patric Lewandowski started a fundraising project at Kickstarter with a goal towards funding a comic called Terminal Life.
In 1989, when I was 9 years old, my father was diagnosed with lung cancer. He underwent surgery which removed an entire lung from his body. For the next nine years, he was in and out of the hospital and always near death. I grew up with a terminally ill parent and it had a profound impact on who I became as a person. This graphic novel, tentatively titled "Terminal Life" is about that first year when my father was diagnosed, had surgery, and it became apparent that my life had changed forever.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 13, 2010 - 11:15
State of the ComixTALK update
Working on a Wordpress-powered version of the site on a development server. Had out the MySQL book last night trying to write queries for moving over a few of the tables from Drupal to Wordpress.
Patric Lewandowski gave a 20 minute talk on ideas about comic theory he first explained in a series of articles he wrote for ComixTALK in 2008. You can see the video of Patric's presentation at his website.
After the one webcomic (Girl Genuis) in ComicRiff's "Best Comic of the Decade" poll kicked serious tail, ComicRiff decides to hold a "Best Webcomic of the Decade" poll. They're looking for nominations if you're interested in helping them out.
I got a press release from Brad Guigar this morning announcing that subscribers to Webcomics.com are eligible to get tables in the Webcomics Pavilion area of the Chicago's Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) for a special creators' discount of 15%. According to Brad that's a total savings of $60 - which is pretty nice (and more than the annual $30 subscription fee to the site btw). This is very smart -- if Brad can leverage the new community he's building for partnerships and other promotions than that certainly adds a lot of value to joining that site.
THEN AND NOW
Jeph Jacques redraws Questionable Content #1.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
Artpatient linked to a funny comic by Caldwell Tanner called "What Kind of Artist Are You?" I fit in there.... somewhere!
Submitted by marvelouspatric on December 23, 2009 - 12:30
On December 23rd, 2009, Freaks N Squeeks, by Patric Lewandowski (the Marvelous Patric) reached its 1500th comic.
This. Is. Awesome.
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Submitted by marvelouspatric on October 4, 2008 - 22:58
In a move that surprised no one and caused others to be so gosh-durn folksy, donchaknow, the Marvelous Patric Lewandowski is proud to formally announce a new weekly comic, Picture Imperfect during Minnesota's premier comic convention, Fallcon.
"This has been a long time coming," said Patric. "But I'm glad to see it finally launched, here at Fallcon!"
Picture Imperfect is about the people who work at a camera store / one hour photo. Even though it's just launching now, Patric has been developing the comic for several months. There are over twenty comics available for reading at launch.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 4, 2008 - 11:00
Our August issue is officially launched - I have a quick review of a great photo reference book filled with shots of facial expressions; Derek Badman reviews two webcomics from the European webcomics site, Electrocomics; Patric Lewandowski wraps up his examination of closure and synthesis in comics; and I have an interview with Andrew "mneonix08" Gomez on the reboot of his webcomics toplist site, Buzzcomix. And last but not least the very cool cover this month is from Peter Donahue, the co-creator of Pear-Pear (be sure to click the "view the entire cover" button to see the whole thing).
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
Scott Kurtz gets mocked by Triumph the Insult Dog at Comic Con - see the video from the Conan O'Brien show here. Kurtz handled it pretty well actually and managed to get a solid plug in for the Skull the Troll doll.
Lore Sjöberg is making D&D-themed comics at his Bad Gods website. The latest, called "Rust Monster" is classic. If you've never checked out Bad Gods before - click through the archives; I'm pretty sure 99% of you will laugh at the very funny animated bits he did in 2006.
For the past couple of columns (part one and part two), we've been examining "closure and synthesis" -- the third of my "four criteria" for a new definition of what is a comic. Closure was defined as "the phenomenon of observing the parts but perceiving the whole" while synthesis is defined as "the process of the human mind to take the elements provided to them in a work and to create from the
Submitted by marvelouspatric on June 12, 2008 - 11:03
Hot on the heels of yesterday's momentous Freaks N Squeeks announcement, today, the Marvelous Patric is excited to announce that Fun Factory is returning to GraphicSmash.