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Comix Talk for Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Super Fogeys by Brock Heasley

The Small Press Idol competition is underway.  I got an email from Carolyn Watson-Dubisch about her webcomic (along with collaborator Mike Dubisch) project in the competition -- The People that Melt in the Rain.  Check it out - sounds interesting.

iWebcomics: Comics Worth Reading has a post on how much readers will pay for comics on the iPad

THEORY: Paul Gravett has a post pondering the potential of a post-print comics landscape.(h/t Journalista!)

INTERVIEWS: Wired has a profile of Peter Bagge.(h/t Journalista!)

CONTESTS: Digital Strips has a story about a contest to work with Brock Heasley and David Reddick on a Superfogeys origin story.

HYPE: Contropussy is a webcomic by Emma Caulfield, Camilla Rantsen, Christian Meesey, and Thomas Mauer.  Caulfield was an actress on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Contropussy has been playing off of that in its PR which made me skeptical of the project but it ain't bad.  Kinda funny and some strong artwork.  I think they've already maxed out on their fair share of pussy jokes though.

MAILBAG: Tom Pappalardo sent me an email about his graphic novel in progress -- Broken Lines, "a story about a spaceman and a cowboy driving around in a stolen rental van. They are on a secretive mission, and are being pursued by what I like to call "bad guys". En route, they meet a very nice waitress named Maggie."  It's a mashup of pure text and comics and Pappalardo has posted the first chapter online.  It looks like his focus is on a print version of this project (i.e., it ain't a webcomic... yet) and the first chapter online is a preview.

The ComixTalk 2009 Roundtable

It's the end of the year and what better time to talk webcomics with a great group of interesting creators and commentators.  For this year's roundtable we talked about favorite and new webcomics from 2009; iPhones and iTablets; developments in the business of comics; developments in the subject matter of comics; webcomic awards; and predictions for 2010!  I'm joined by Gary Tyrrell, Delos Woodruff, Shaenon Garrity, Fesworks, Derik Badman, Larry Cruz, Brigid Alverson and Johanna Draper Carlson.

Strip News 12-11-9

CCA Strip News 12 11 9I’m not even sure where to start this week. There are brand new things to see, things coming to an end and expectations exceeded.

POLL: Five to Pull / One to Pass: Nov. 4

Batman Widening Gyre

Creative team: Story by Kevin Smith; Art by Walter Flanagan and Art Thibert

Villain to Watch: Deathstroke

They say: As The Dark Knight stalks the night preying upon Gotham City's criminals, Bruce Wayne spends his days getting reacquainted with former girlfriend Silver St. Cloud. Plus, Batman learns the name of his mysterious masked ally. From superstar creator Kevin Smith and guest-starring Aquaman, the New Teen Titans and Deathstroke the Terminator!

I say: Hey! Silver St. Cloud is back! How bad could this possibly go?

POLL: Five to Pull / One to Pass: Sept. 2

Batman: Gotham After Midnight (trade paperback)

Creative team: Story by Steve Niles; Art by Kelley Jones

Villain to Watch: Since this is a Halloween story, I think we can count on seeing a smattering Arkham's arches.

I Saw You

Hey, I've got a two-pager in I Saw You, a collection of comics based on Craigslist missed-connections ads. Julia Wertz of The Fart Party put the whole thing together, and the contributors include Keith Knight, Peter Bagge, Tom Hart, Sam Henderson, Gabrielle Bell, Emily Flake (one of my major girl-crushes), and a bunch of my friends. So, yeah, that's all good.

The Webcomic of Our Discontent...





Stumptown Comics Fest 2007

The Stumptown Comics Fest will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 - 30, from 10 AM - 6 PM, at the Lloyd Center Doubletree in Portland, Oregon. Admission is $5 at the door.

Special guests include Matt Wagner, Carol Lay, Peter Bagge, Shaenon Garrity, Mike & Laura Allred, Sarah Oleksyk, and Ted Rall. More details at the website:



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?

Late for Monday, Early for Tuesday News

More articles uploaded to the January issue of Comixpedia Magazine: an interview with Tyler Martin, creator of Wally & Osborne and another installment of Full Story Highlights which features completed webcomics. Don't forget to check out last week's articles: an interview with Foxy Lollop creator Mike Lacroix, Jon Morris' Plea for Hand-Lettering comic and 24 Hour Pixel People interviews King Arthur.

And now on to the news & views!