Submitted by Tim Demeter on August 9, 2006 - 11:18
I think IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to stagger my Tim talks about the stuff heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s doing posts and my talkback fueling dissertations. Tomorrow more expostulating on stuff and hang out till Friday for Graphic Smash talk.
Last week it went from murky rumor to stone cold fact, that I have joined Clickwheel as associate editor. Tim Pilcher, a man of far greater experience, is our new editor in chief.
The world is changing. Who now has the strength to stand against the armies of Clickwheel? To stand against the might of iPods... and the union of the Two Tims?
Obligatory LoTR references aside, I get the feeling a lot of you guys arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really that aware of what Clickwheel is. Well no fear, boys and girls I am jam-packed with the knowledge you crave!
Submitted by PhilKahn on July 17, 2006 - 13:08
After months of work and silent hype, I'm Just Drinking: the Webcomics Alcoholipedia, is now live and ready for public use.
I'm Just Drinking is a wiki created by Phil Kahn and co. for the purpose of creating and collecting Webcomics-themed cocktails. After enough are collected, they'll be published into a book. Anyone can join in on the process, and that means you!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 2, 2006 - 13:02
Two notable bits of book news this week:
John Allison reports that his fourth print collection of Scary Go Round is headed off to the printers. He'll also be crossing the pond for New York's MoCCA this June.
Howard Tayler reports that he's started working on the NEXT Schlock Mercenary collection. This one will collect episodes published online from August 2003 to March 2004. Fleen has a review of the current SM collection - "Under New Management" which I'm still waiting to get in my shiny maibox!
Some convention appearances to note:
Blank Label dude Brad Guigar is at his hometown convention, Wizard World
Cheesesteak Philapdelphia. I don't have the details here on the WizWorldCon but I hear it's in Philly!
Plus several reviews and blurbs for webcomics:
The Webcomicker has a review of Banished and in it argues that the web has been key to the success of a number of science fiction comedy titles. I don't know if I agree with the assertion, but regardless, Gilead links to many of the best sci-fi ha-ha webcomics I'm aware of.
T Campbell drops that he's bringing back Search Engine Funnies on September 1st. No word on the new artist(s) though.
Here's a business bit of news:
Gary Tyrrell has an interview with Chris Baldwin who recently signed a "web syndication" deal with United Media for his other comic Little Dee.
Some other interesting webcomic-related stories include:
The Penny Arcade duo taught a class on comics to grade schoolers. They've done this before and it's good to see them at it again. Gabe mused aloud about creating some resources for school teachers to download - he should do that. (He might also talk to Brad Guigar who did a similar project with comics in schools a few years ago.)
The blog Filth Hole (which is sometimes NSFW) got linked to by Warren Ellis for a funny sketch (which is probably NSFW).
The Writer Response Theory blog has a post on the history of fiction on the Internet which of course includes webcomics. A project along these lines would probably be able to use T Campbell's book as a jumping off point for a chapter on webcomics - I'm not sure what has been written about other fiction forms on the Internet. More interestingly would be to take a look at any interplay between different forms (and their associated communties of creators and readers) in their development on the internets.
Webcomics In Print blog is having a competition - send in a picture of yourself wearing a webcomic t-shirt before June 10th. Winners will win fabulous prizes no doubt!
We're also happy to report:
Zoinks reports that it's latest issue is going to press and will be available later this month.
And in Not-Webcomics news:
Lore links to this video of "superhero war re-enactors" which is both a spoof of civil war re-enactors and a total geek-out on Marvel's Secret Wars comic books.
Combining our last two month issues (Superheroes and Movies) in one long post, Phil Kahn geeks out on X-Men 3: The Last Stand. Geeks out in a good way of course!
Submitted by Tim Demeter on May 12, 2006 - 10:07
You may noticed, earlier this week that Clickwheel has launched some of their features on the iTunes music store.
After a little bit of nit-picking, Reckless Life has joined them on the iTunes store both with the existing episode and the brand-new second part to Locke and the Las Vegas Ninjas.
Submitted by Tim Demeter on April 14, 2006 - 09:48
Clickwheel, the first and only site for downloading comics for iPods, has unveiled a new feature, Clickwheel Animatics. This service offers comics stitched together in quicktime for viewing on iPod videos, but they will play on any desktop as well.
The launch piece for this service is part 1 of Reckless Life: Locke and the Las Vegas Ninjas.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 23, 2006 - 11:29
More updates on this topic after the jump.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 21, 2006 - 11:19
We should have a couple more articles for the magazine posted tonight. Comixpedia is important to me, but I take my President's Day holiday weekend seriously...
Phil Kahn has an interesting breakdown of an unconventional "panel" layout in a recent Gossamer Commons.
Fleen takes a look at Penny Arcade's latest print venture, Attack of the Bacon Robots and focuses on the Afterword in which Tycho writes about "webcomics" and from the excerpt, it sounds very much like what Tycho has previously written online. Which is neither here nor there really. Maybe next Fleen will get around to reviewing the, ya know, actual cartoons in AOTBR...?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 16, 2006 - 01:03
This week we have a review by Alexander Danner of the webcomic Nine Planets Without Intelligent Life by Adam Reed and Phil Kahn takes a look at the book Webcomics: Tool and Techniques for Digital Cartooning by Steven Withrow and John Barber.
We also have a brand new column from regular contributor Alexander Danner called Word (And More Words) that explores writing for webcomics. And this month Welton Colbert goes back to the future in honor of the Future Issue!
Last but not least, Al Schroeder interviews Faith Erin Hicks, the creator of the futuristic dystopian webcomic Ice.
The book Webcomics: Tool and Techniques for Digital Cartooning by Steven Withrow and John Barber is a comprehensive overview of the state of webcomics. Webcomics: Tools and Techniques for Digital Cartooning is a helluva book. If nothing else, it's full of a ton of useful information and thoughts on webcomics art and business. It's got tutorials, round table discussions, theory, and even a big ol' gallery of webcomics.
But in writing this review, there's been one thought sticking in my mind: namely, this is a wonderful book... but who is it for?
A whole year of webcomic news wrapped up in a pretty package with cookies and milk commentary provided by Comixpedia contributors: Alexander Danner, Ping Teo, Kristofer Straub, T Campbell and Phil Kahn.