The Toronto Comicon will be held in Hall C at the National Trade Centre on the CNE Grounds from April 28 to 30. The Tororonto convention is also the host of the JOE SHUSTER AWARDS for Canadian Comic Book Creators, which will be presented on April 29th @7:30PM.
Some of the artists appearing this year:
APE, the Alternative Press Expo, returns to the Concourse in San Francisco for another APE-ril weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9. This fun show has continued to grow in many ways; more exhibitors, increased attendees and added programming have made this the 'must attend' event for lovers of all things alternative and self published.
APE 2006 special guests will include Keith Knight, Alex Robinson, and Raina Telgemeier (table 334). Other artists exhibiting include: Derek Kirk Kim (table 268A), Dave Roman (table 334) and Lark Pien (table 439).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 25, 2006 - 11:28
This is cute: Lifemeter is an art blog devoted to "Pixels, Paint and Powerups and today features a tribute to "Animal Crossing" by Raina Telgemeier, the artist of the webcomic SMILE and the soon to be released Babysitters-Club graphic novel.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 28, 2005 - 18:07
I'm copying and pasting the actual reccomendations from Fenris' thread from the old forums b/c it was a good one and I'm hoping there's more to add from our readers.
Submitted by Fenris on December 18, 2005 - 17:34
Alright, since I don't want to come off as bitching about things without presenting a solution, here we go. I assume most of us saw this:
The "Best" Webcomics of 2005, which is of course in reality, the most popular. But I suppose that's nitpicking. Your assigment is to look over your links or bookmark or whatever and find what you consider to be the best webcomic that YOU read that is NOT on that list (the Best of 2005 one).
Go with one if possible, but if you can't choose, keep your list short. Yeah, we want to spread the word, but we want the list to be relatively concise too. Don't forget to actually link it too.
I'll start off with Nothing Nice to Say by Mitch Clem. I'm actually surprised it's not on the list already, but go figure... the Internet. Anyway, it's a great punk themed comic with solid art. I'd say Clem is also one of the smartest writers in our field as well. His other project with artist Joe Dunn, the Coffee Achievers, really shows off his writing flair.
Alright, that was technically two. Sue me. Or post your own.
A simple list of people of webcomics based on their contributions to the medium in 2005. And we have no doubt that we left off someone we shouldn't have. We're sorry. We'll try harder next year.
Detective, suspense, parlor game, crime, noir, police proceduralâ€¦ these are all different ways to slice the mystery genre. But how to organize the Mystery WEBCOMICS? Alphabetically by title? By author? By sub-genre? Or perhaps semi-randomly, as the whim takes me? Yep. That'll do.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 2, 2005 - 00:12
The Small Press Expo is all about the art of the comics medium. Comics from every type of genre, style and format. It's the face of the comics medium without the distortion of the obsessive focus on the superhero genre most comic conventions would give you.
Plus, it's been well infiltrated by webcomics creators.
I spent all of Saturday at the convention this year and at times the floor was fairly crowded. Unfortunately since then I've been away in the Golden State and just didn't have a chance to write up a proper feature on it. So consider this a bit of a rambling remembrance of people, moments and most importantly, comics.
(And there's a lot of pictures after the jump so it'll take more than a second for the full page to load.)
Dave Roman delights audiences of all ages with his comic Astronaut Elementary, where the future looks like your grade school in zero-g. Originally over at Girlamatic, Roman has moved to Webcomics Nation. Despite his recent engagement to fellow webcomic creator Raina Telgemeier (see How We Got Engaged) he took the time to answer our questions.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 16, 2005 - 11:33
And in irrelevant but funny-strange superhero-comic book news, 4 Color Review reports that John Byrne is warring with his wikipedia entry.