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Open Book Toronto Interview with Webcomic Creators at TCAF

Open Book Toronto produced this great video from TCAF with lots of interview footage with Ryan North, Ramon Perez and Erika Moen talking about the diversity of the webcomic medium and the possibilities it opened up for independent artists. Extremely well done!

Strip News 10-23-9

It’s like you guys are trying to get all this great stuff in before the daylight savings switch next weekend or something…

The Webcomic Overlook #81: Raven’s Dojo

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Hero spends about seven episodes training to fight an unstoppable villain. Hero and villain meet, and, after spending an inordinate amount of time staring at each other. They have inner monologues which last for several minutes on how they’re going to beat the other guy with their unstoppable techniques.

Webcomic Side Story

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THEORY
Scott McCloud posted a short bit about the "default" shape of comics - in response to the single-sheet-of-paper-like dimensions of the new Kindle DX.  Interesting 50+ comment thread ensues.  Grab a cup of coffee first...
PUBLISHING
I'm not sure this is THAT interesting -- a publisher called PictureBox put out a press release that they'll be giving a deluxe package to people who pre-order their two new graphic novels.  It's not clear that PictureBox is relying on the pre-orders in order to raise the funds to print the books, but it seems likely from the way the press release is phrased.  This seems like a fairly common strategy for indy web-oriented creators these days, especially as a means to gauge actual fan support for print versions of webcomics.
MARKETING
Daryl Cagle writes about his decision to add support for embedding into his political cartoon syndication site.  Let me just suggest given the very nature of the Internet that everything is embeddable (legality aside for a sec) and everyone really needs to ask themselves how to deal with it.  A long time ago, I (and a lot of other practicing cartoonists), probably fell on the side of keeping the comics on the website created for them, but nowadays I think I would want my work to appear wherever it could.
CONVENTIONS
I really wish I was going to the Toronto comics convention this weekend (TCAF) -- it has a fantastic lineup of artists.  Journalista! links to a bunch of 'em: Ross Campbell, Diana Tamblyn, Chip Zdarsky, Jason Thompson, Ramon Perez, Valerie Sury, Eric Wight, Frank Cammuso, Zen Rankin, Michael J. Hind, Dustin Harbin, Joe Bluhm, Jason Turner, Jim Zubkavich, Rina Piccolo...
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
Nerd Girl does not like Tim Buckley or his webcomic Ctrl-Alt-Del.  Don't get her started!

The Webcomic Overlook #73: The Princess Planet

On a message board I frequent, one of the regulars mentioned how it was “stalking Neil Gaiman.” Not literally, I think. It was a phenomenon where he was convinced he’d never read or seen anything by Neil Gaiman before. After reading American Gods and some research afterwards, he then discovered that he was mistaken: Gaiman was also the man behind Coraline, Mirror Mask, and several short stories that he’d already read. Thus, his “stalking Neil Gaiman” moment.

Webcomic Beacon #37 - Spectacular Failure #2

Fes and Tanya, are joined by Ben Carver to help salvage what Murphy’s Law had done to this week’s show! Awesome!Let’s say it’s everyone’s fault… yea… let’s go with that.

Comic Fencing review of Kukuburi and July numbers

It’s time for a Comic Fencing review again! After handing out negative reviews, I think I was due. This time, we’re reviewing Ramon Perez’s fantastically surreal webcomic Kukuburi. And, for the first time in a while, I handed out 5 golden stars. I haven’t read the other reviewers’ opinions yet (this [...]

Making Comics From Home Causes Trouble For Ramon Perez

Ramon Perez is facing eviction because of a zoning law in Toronoto that says he "must be operating a business on the premises and not residing within them." 

Perez was told by his superindentant that he would not be evicted because he is a good tenant and always pays his rent, but that they were using this to evict bad tenants.

"[I] laughed and said i’m not going to take your word over a signed piece of paper. i sign that lease and i’m putting the noose around my neck and just waiting for the landlord to push!"

5 Years of Butternutsquash

Five years of Butternutsquash - congrats to Ramon Perez and Rob Coughier!  To celebrate, check out the archives, laugh at the wacky adventures of this gang of twenty-somethings and marvel at Perez's fantastic artwork.

2008 Shuster Award Nominees

The Shusters honor Canadian comics and their creators - click here for this year's nominees.  The Outstanding Webcomic Creators nominees are: