Submitted by El Santo on July 24, 2009 - 15:56
Passing on some news for you Northwest readers. Nicole Nathan of the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center e-mailed me that the Foglios will be having a Girl Genius exhibit in Portland from August 14 â€“ September 20, 2009. (Thanks for the shout-out in the press release, by the way!) From the site:
Submitted by El Santo on July 15, 2009 - 21:16
Some of my ideas for this site never pan out. A few weeks back, I had played around with doing a theme week. Specifically it was going to be Girl Power Week. (Motto: “Girls rule, boys drool!” Eh heh heh … so true.) A marathon session, reviewing webcomics with sassy, brassy ladies in the lead role! I even had a logo designed and an intro paragraph written (which can be found in The Black Cherry Bombshells review. OK, so it took me all of 3 minutes from googling “gurren lagann yoko” to slapping the logo together in photoshop. But still!
But, you know, actually finding the time to read webcomics and write about them takes forever. I finished about two-thirds of Girl Power Week: along with The Black Cherry Bombshells, I also finished the Earthsong review. But the third comic was too long to do properly. And now here we are, almost a month later.
More than one Webcomic Overlook reader has enthusiastically requested that I take a look at this comic. It’s one of the few comics set in the steampunk framework and does it right. It’s been nominated for Hugo Awards and Eisner Awards, and has won WCCAs and Squiddy Awards (whatever the hell that is). It’s the comic about “Adventure! Romance! Mad Science!”
Yup, you guessed it. The Webcomic Overlook finally reviews the infamous Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio. The webcomic takes a lot of surprise twists and turns, so I’ll try to keep this review as spoiler-free as possible. However, there will be some revelations (minor ones, I hope), so proceed reading this review at your own risk.
Submitted by Morgan Wick on July 2, 2009 - 17:48
One year ago last week, I began doing webcomic reviews on Da Blog.
Recently, Iâ€™ve been having a crisis of confidence about the whole enterprise.
This should be obvious enough to anyone who read my 8-Bit Theater review. Quite frankly, I completely stalled while writing it. I found myself trapped in a place where I couldnâ€™t say much more than â€œItâ€™s a webcomic, and itâ€™s not Order of the Stick. Umâ€¦ it loves non-sequitur. Umâ€¦ itâ€¦ structures its updates well. Umâ€¦ I got nothinâ€™.â€ Roger Ebert (or even Eric Burns(-White)) Iâ€™m not.
Submitted by Scott Story on April 3, 2009 - 14:07
My wife is the coolest person in the world.Â Today, she ordered me â€œThe Watchmen Absolute Edition,â€ a tome that Iâ€™ve dreamed about for a good while.Â So, let me repeat, Benita Story is the essence of cool!
Submitted by Delos on March 24, 2009 - 10:00
Short and sweet, with a little punch this weekâ€¦
Submitted by Howard Tayler on March 6, 2009 - 11:17
Here are two web-comicky things that Iâ€™m sure you want to pick up eventually, but which you canâ€™t acquire in that manner.
The first is the extremely limited edition Monica Macquette from Paul Taylor and Patch Together. Hereâ€™s the final version of the sculpt, pre-painted:
Submitted by Brad Guigar on February 23, 2009 - 01:00
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 20, 2009 - 00:08
Submitted by Delos on November 7, 2008 - 09:00
I had this post all set to go a few days early with plenty of material. Then in the last few days there’s been a flood of things going on. If anything else interesting happens, I’ll comment on it next week. In addition to this week’s news items, I’m also testing the twitter-post plugin, so forgive the above line. Hopefully I won’t need to include it next time.
- The folks at the Webcomic Collage were nice enough to link me, but even if they didn’t I would suggest all comic creators head on over and get involved. It’s a good idea that I’ll be watching.
- You’ll Have That is coming to an end, so if you’ve ever wanted to check it out or purchase one of the actual comics - do it now.
- What’s going on with Comic Mix, anyway? Here’s some speculation.
- Looking to print your comic? Which service should you use? Comixtalk has a post about it.
- Comic Book Resources talks about the Iverse. I would have liked to see a bigger variety of comics available. In a distantly related development, Richard Caldwell bemoans anyone creating comics for the web. He thinks it’s a waste of time and much prefers an actual comic book - look for the paragraph that begins with the phrase “cyber-comics.” While he’s got a right to his opinion and preference, my opinion is that comic books are overpriced for what you get. They are not disposable penny candy treats anymore.
- Wondering what it would be like to go through the process of getting your comic syndicated? Here’s a four part success story.
- The Comics Reporter had a great post with observations about how the recession will affect comics. Overall, I think this will mean more eyes on webcomics. Does that mean that the business side of webcomics will get more profitable? Dunno, but free will have the edge on $4.00 comic books in such times. And here’s a Nifty article about what Stan Lee knows about comic customers.
- Amazon’s Top Ten Comics and Graphic Novels for 2008. Who would you predict is on there?
- Marvel has a funny webcomic. It seems like it is aimed at kids but also seems to have a comic fan slant to it as well.
- In case you missed it, ComixTalk has an interview with Phil Foglio.
- I’d like to see more SuperArtFight.
- Go to The Flying Friar and look for the article All the Write Moves. It’s about how comic writers and video game engineers are collaborating. I can’t seem to link directly to it, sorry.
- The Webcomic Beacon is hiring staff. Well, not so much hiring actually.
- I like this donation idea from Marooned. It’s much better than comic wallpaper.
- Schwapp reviewed Misery Loves Sherman. Comic Fencing reviews Cotton Fluff Hollow. The Floating Lightbulb has a review post about the current review climate.
Phil Foglio, along with Kaja Foglio, creates the wonderful steampunk-flavored science fantastical webcomic, Girl Genius. Given all of the characters dressed up in alternate-Victorian clothes and wonderful steam-age gadgetry in the comic, it seemed extra appropriate to post this interview with Phil to the site today.