Submitted by Tim Tylor on December 13, 2005 - 19:39
Cartoonist and commentator Ted Rall is turning his attention to webcomics in his third Attitude anthology, due out in June 2006. Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists will feature the work of twenty-one cartoonists publishing their work over the internet.
Submitted by Reinder on December 5, 2005 - 19:06
Out on your virtual newsstand - a new edition of the Webcomics Examiner featuring "The Best Webcomics of 2005" and Part 2 of "The Artistic History of Webcomics", a rountable with T Campbell, Shaenon Garrity, William G., Phil Kahn, Bob Stevenson, Eric Burns, Wednesday White, A. G. Hopkins, Rob Balder, Tim Godek, Zabel, Alexander and Brandy Danner.
Lee Adam Herold's Chopping Block is back with a new story (and a different art style).
Power restored to whichever one of those Dakotas houses Keenspot World HQ and Chris Crosby returns to updating Superosity and Sore Thumbs.
Eric Burns weighs in on the recent Questionable Content storyline with an extra-biscuity biscuit. I've been impressed with QC all year really. It's a fantastic strip and Jeph Jacques just gets better every month. EVERY MONTH!
Webcomic pioneers John Barber and Brendan Cahill are in cahoots at Marvel in bringing forth a new Cahill-penned comicbook called Sable & Fortune. CBR has an interview with Cahill.
Super-reporter Jen Contino has an interview with David Alvarez, creator of Yenny.
A freewheeling discussion about the wide world of webcomics with Eric Burns, Wednesday White, Phil Kahn, Giland Pellaeon, Bob Stevenson, Ping Teo, Daku, Karl Kuras, Doctor Setebos and William G, moderated by Xaviar Xerexes.
You may have noticed that in 2005, the "webcomics blogosphere" took off like never before. There were almost as many people writing about webcomics as making them (okay not really, but there were a whole lot more blog posts about webcomics this year.) We gathered together several popular bloggers for an online roundtable discussion on webcomics here at the tail end of 2005.
We talked about webcomics and creators, art and commerce and of course, webcomics drama. Plus some predictions for the year ahead.
Submitted by PhilKahn on November 3, 2005 - 23:36
170 photos of pure glory are now up for everyone to see from this year's UberCon. Featured within are such folks as Rich Burlew, Pete Abrams, Rob Balder, Jennie Breeden, The Onezumi Crew, T. Campbell and myself. Enjoy.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2005 - 18:10
You may have noticed that clip-art comic strip PartiallyClips has been experimenting with guest art from other webcomics creators for more than two months now. The latest entry takes it further, with an actual crossover appearance by main characters from Sluggy Freelance. Pete Abrams supplied the art, drawn during the webcomics panel at UberCon, and Rob Balder wrote the dialogue for Pete's characters Torg and Riff.
I'm having trouble taking it all in. It was an amazing experience. I'm still shutting my eyes and taking myself back to the time I spent there, with all the good times I had and all the new friends I made.
There are three important things to know for reading this: I have never been to a gaming convention before. I have never been to New Jersey before. And I have never been a guest to a con before. So bearing those things in mind, here's my report...
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.)
Submitted by Erik Melander on September 30, 2005 - 06:10
A new issue of The Webcomics Examiner is out.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 10, 2005 - 14:53
We're getting ready to post the September issue tomorrow night - so be sure to check that out first thing Monday morning (or Sunday night if you're up!)
It looks like T Campbell's new webcomic Search Engine Funnies will be radically revised as bad timing results in all three of SEF's artists leaving the project nearly at once. Through an even odder coincidence, SEF is up for review right now at peer-review site, Savage Disassembly.
Phil Kahn has a review of the new printed collection of Rob Balder's Partially Clips.
Matt Shepherd got interviewed for a podcast called Most People Are DJs. Shepherd writes the webcomic Man Man.
Submitted by PhilKahn on July 20, 2005 - 11:43
Ferris!ConnectiCon! Rob Balder tipped us off yesterday to the financial woes resulting from this year's installment of the convention and the efforts to raise funds to pay off the organizer's debts. Now Phil Kahn, who writes at the blog I'm Just Saying (which is a damn good Pepsi next to Eric Burns' Coke) is auctioning off a commissioned essay on any topic or form to raise some money for this effort. If you want to bid on Kahn check out the details here.
In other necks of the webcomics woods, Sam Logan has lured infamous alternative cartoonist Rikk Estoban into doing a week of guest webcomics for Logan's webcomic Sam and Fuzzy. Just checking out the wide range of this series of stylistically diverse comics you can see how the notorious and perpetually misunderstood creator of Skull Panda has really influenced today's webcomics scene.
It's clear people are still recovering from SDCC (I'm in WIGU-withdrawal!) - however, Scott McCloud points out a Flickr photo stream with lots of webcomic-familiar faces.
In Clickwheel news, William Simons has a blog where he's writing about developments with Clickwheel. Clickwheel seems to be doing well - it's a featured download at the Apple site, and is #2 on the Top Downloads list.
And Chris Crosby late yesterday posted at Keenspot (and sent to us - thanks!) a lengthy list of exciting new developments at Keenspot. The full list is after the read more jump, but beyond previously reported news of Two Lumps joing Keenspot and the namechange of Keenspace to COmic Genesis, webcomic creators will probably be interested in the further reduced price for advertising by webcomics on the Keenspot network.