Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 27, 2010 - 07:40
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!
Submitted by Delos on October 23, 2009 - 08:00
It’s like you guys are trying to get all this great stuff in before the daylight savings switch next weekend or something…
- I’m sure that you’ve already read the State of the Webcomics Union and seen Koltreg’s reaction, Spwug’s no nonsense take and Captain Nihilist’s response with comments on both ComixTalk and Webcomic Overlook. Interesting to see the difference in the tone of the comments on the different sites and that El Santo has stated he might just have to write something entitled “Why Review Webcomics At All.” That reminded me of Ping’s post from awhile back and while searching for that, I ran into this older post that talks about some of the days of yesteryear that Jeph seems to have been referring to. It gives us a little perspective, doesn’t it?
- This Week In Webcomics gave its take on Eben07’s Operation Mongoose while Pigs of the Industry covered Where Evil’s Dare, La Morte Sisters, A Polar Nightmare, Impure Blood and Pluck as Webcomics Critique reviewed Sore Thumbs. Webcomic Overlook reviewed Abandon and Blood Bound while the Webcomic Review Comic looked at The Door. I Am Legend looked at a new webcomic called Ellen the Absolute Hot Sister. Tangents continued the guest reviews with A Girl and Her Fed.
Submitted by El Santo on June 11, 2009 - 23:08
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 theyâ€™re going to beat the other guy with their unstoppable techniques.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 8, 2009 - 09:27
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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...
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.
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.
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!
Submitted by El Santo on March 8, 2009 - 19:18
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.
Submitted by fesworks on August 16, 2008 - 20:29
Submitted by El Santo on August 1, 2008 - 07:00
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 [...]
Submitted by grantcthomas on June 4, 2008 - 08:43
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!"
Submitted by The Administrator on April 19, 2008 - 12:24
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.
Submitted by The Administrator on April 10, 2008 - 18:33
The Shusters honor Canadian comics and their creators - click here for this year's nominees. The Outstanding Webcomic Creators nominees are:
- Michael Cho for Papercuts
- Scott Hepburn for The Port
- Karl Kerschl for The Abominable Charles Christopher
- Gisele Legace for Penny and Aggie
- Ramon Perez for Kikuburi and Butternut Squash with Rob Coughler
- Scott Ramsoomair for VG Cats
- Ryan Sohmer and Lar De Souza for Least I Can Do and Looking for Group
- Cameron Stewart for Sin Titulo