Ted Rall talks up and talks to webcomics with attitude for Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists. It's a great addition to the ongoing Attitude anthology series that pays some well-deserved attention to webcomics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 26, 2006 - 22:14
A short look back at what Comixpedia was looking at on September 27th:
- Dave Wright relaunches Taking Up Space.
- Dangerpest releases the first issue of the comic book Fib.
- Everything you wanted to know about tentacle monsters... but were afraid to ask.
- Dave White's Japanese Beatle leaves Graphic Smash
- Dumbrella rolls out new forums
- R. Stevens launches Robocratic Party website
- Ninth Art talks about the Fantastic Four movie
- Fan art at Mindmistress
- 500 episodes of
TerrenceIsabel Marks' Namir Deiter
- Orson Welles pitched the first Batman movie
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 25, 2006 - 09:49
What does everyone think?Ã‚ I'll probably post more tonight when I've had a chance to sit down and sort through the news on it.Ã‚
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 18, 2006 - 11:13
Have a good summer? I did. Now it's back to school, back to work, U.S. election campaing smackdown, American football and Rest-of-the-World football, Pope-apologizing, Will-There-Be-Peace-In-
The-Middle East Webcomics season. So I'm sleepy back!
Reinder catches that Barry Deutsch has sold his URL (amptoons.com) to someone else who is using the URL for "search engine optimization". Deutsch will still be able to use the URL for his blog "Alas" and his cartoons.
Webcomics-in-Print blog has a great round-up of book news today including links to pre-orders for the new books from Bunny, Ninja Bunny and Makeshift Miracle. There's also news that Kris Straub is going to put out soon a "38 page technical manual of the Fuseli" the ship from his webcomic Starslip Crisis.
This coming Saturday (September 23) is Worldwide Sketchcrawl Day. The basic idea of a "sketchcrawl" is to draw throughout the day from location to location (the inspiration comes from a pubcrawl). This I could see doing.
And in less then a month (October 7th) it's 24 Hour Comics Day. I've never done this and probably never will. But if anyone is doing it this year and is willing to document/photograph/blog it for Comixpedia please let me know (or just post it even if you don't let me know).
Gary Tyrrell of Fleen posts a letter to the comics/features editor of his newspaper. Despite my best wishes for R. Stevens to succeed in his new newspaper gig I don't have a lot of hope for a resurgence creatively on the nation's newspaper comics page.
I discovered Lines and Colors this summer - a very good blog about art (Argon Zark creator Charlie Parker contributes).
I also discovered that "retired" webcomics creator Hard still posts sometimes to his blog. The latest entry is a sarcastic take on how to create a successful webcomic.
This looks possibly interesting: a new NBC show called Heroes which is "about people all over the world discovering that they have superpowers and trying to deal with how this change affects their lives.... Their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world." (Really the show I'm jazzed about though is Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 8, 2006 - 09:11
Hopefully not only is Ted Rall talking to more folks about coming to United Media but the Diesel Sweeties deal shocks the other syndicates into looking to the web much more seriously. For kicks and speculation who out there in webbywoodland would you want to see get a chance at a similar deal?
Submitted by Chris Crosby on September 5, 2006 - 08:23
[Xerexes: Wizard has an interview with Rich on this - turns out that Ted Rall (who is scouting talent for United) was key to this deal.]
Through a new syndication deal with United Feature Syndicate, Inc. (aka United Media), R Stevens' webcomic Diesel Sweeties will begin running in newspapers starting on January 8, 2007. Here's how Stevens made the announcement on his site...
Submitted by GileadPellaeon on July 22, 2006 - 12:35
So, after missing Webcomics 101: Getting Started on Thursday, I was determined to not miss Webcomics 102 on Friday. So I showed up an hour early, and there was already a line of about thirty people! In the end, the line ended up being just as long as it was Thursday, but the volunteer running the room was much nicer on Friday, and really packed in the people well beyond room capacity, which let almost everyone in, I believe. The picture on the left was actually taken as people were still coming in and filling the standing room only gaps. As always, click on a picture for a higher res version.
Comicon is almost here. Gilead and Darlene will be guest blogging for Comixpedia. Lots of panel info after the jump.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 28, 2006 - 21:25
Missed posting about this but Rocketboom covered Mocca this year and webcomics - there's a bit of an interview with R. Stevens (Diesel Sweeties) in here.