Submitted by RyanEstrada on February 22, 2008 - 16:44
A whole new webcomic illustrated by me launched this week. Sketchies is written by T. Campbell and Phil Kahn, with drawrings lovingly supplied by me. Here's the first week of strips......
Submitted by RyanEstrada on February 21, 2008 - 15:49
A while back, I wanted to do a series of definitions to my own personal lexicon of made-up words that I've found very handy on a daily basis. However, since most of the words either made fun of or pointed out my lack of work ethic at my current employer, I held off. But inspired by an Ironic Sans post, I have decided to finally bust out part one of The Ryan Estrada Dictionary.
Submitted by RyanEstrada on February 19, 2008 - 19:59
Submitted by RyanEstrada on February 18, 2008 - 15:14
Aguacate learned how to climb up to the roof, go into the little room where our water heater is kept, push aside the skylight over the bathroom, and peer in.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 22, 2008 - 10:07
- The January issue rolls along with interviews with WCCA Chairman Frank "Damonk" Cormier; the creators of Blank Label Comics; creator and world traveler Ryan Estrada. We also have a review of Rob Hanes Adventures; plus Michael Payne's feature on vanished webcomics; Tim Broderick's feature on whether to approach an agent or a publisher first with your graphic novel proposal; Patric Lewandowski's feature examining how a creator's intent relates to what is a comic; and Derik Badman's look at Murder Dreams, a short comic from 1954 drawn by B. Krigstein.
- Don't forget to check out our advertisers: The Learn to Draw course and the webcomic The Vanguard.
- Next month, February 2008, is ComixTalk's fifth anniversary! [Insert slightly vulgar exclamation here]
News and Blues
- WCCA Nominations due this Wednesday, January 23rd.
- Kris Straub has changed the URL for his webcomic Starslip Crisis to starslip.com - make sure to change your bookmarks!
- Sequential Tart has an interview with Bill Barnes of Unshelved.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 14, 2008 - 11:00
January Issue (so far...):
- Xaviar Xerexes interviews the International Man Of Webcomics: Ryan Estrada
- Michael Payne goes in Search of Vanished Webcomics
- Tim Broderick continues his series on bringing his webcomic to print with a traditional publisher: What's the Next Step?
- Patric Lewandowski considers the Intent of the Creator in his series on defining comics.
- Derik Badman's latest installment of his column Panels & Pictures offers a close reading of Krigstein
Be kind to our advertisers and check out the Learn to Draw the Human Figure anatomy training course.
- Todd Allen tackles the quality of Zuda's advertising and Platinum's AT&T sponsorship of the Comic Book Challenge among other subjects in his most recent column at CBR.
- Lee Atchison takes a turn at being a "renowned webcomics historian" with A Brief History of Webcomics: part one and part two.
- Jiffy Burke interviews James Turner, creator of Beaver and Steve.
- Leesa Hanagan interviews Woody Hearn of GU Comics.
- Joamette Gil interviews Tracy Butler, creator of Lackadaisy.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Pam Bliss has a computer but doesn't read webcomics. And she worries that the giant magnet overlords may erase all of the webcomics from the intertubes. Gleep!
Ryan Estrada is a prolific creator with several webcomic titles to his credit as well as the ongoing video short series, Expeditions. He is currently handling the art duties on the poker-themed webcomic Life's A Bluff.
As to where he is, well, either at his new home base in Mexico or literally anywhere else on Earth.
Can you tell us a little about yourself. Where you were born; where are you now?
Submitted by Tim Tylor on January 10, 2008 - 22:17
Animation director Chris Sanders, who collaborated with Dean DeBlois to write and direct Disney's Lilo and Stitch, has started a webcomic, Kiskaloo. The new strip started on December 31st and will run weekly in Sanders' blog. Ryan Estrada gives some more background information on the comic.
And now... the fourth annual People Of Webcomics list! I'll be the first to admit that this list gets harder and harder to compile as the lines between "webcomics" and just plain "comics" blurs harder than a greasy windshield in the middle of a West Texas downpour. Plus as publishing comics on the web and other digital formats becomes more commonplace it gets harder and harder to find those "firsts" that take comics in new directions whether artistic, technical or businesss-oriented.