Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 25, 2007 - 09:39
First off thanks to our current sponsor, the Learn to Draw the Human Figure anatomy course. We have advert slots open (cheap!) right now - click here for more details. Second, we had a great May issue - be sure to check out anything you missed:
- Joel Fagin's feature on micropayments: Reinventing Micropayments
- Interviews with Michael Lalonde (Orneryboy); Meghan Murphy (Kawaii Not); Brad Guigar (Evil Inc., Phables, Courting Disaster)
- Reviews of Cow & Buffalo; Paranormals; Astronaut Elementary, Lunchbox and Zip Li'l Bit.
- Recurring Columns: Full Story Highlights; Panels & Pictures; and Brigid's Bento Box.
- Webcomics-In-Print has an interview with the creator of Wikiworld - a nonfiction comic that is based on Wikipedia articles.
- An interview with Ryan North of the webcomic Dinosaur Comics and the advert service Project Wonderful.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Dirk Deppey links to Connor Moran's post comparing the amount of "politics" in a random sampling of Doonesbury to Chris Muir's Day To Day comic.
Submitted by moovok on May 16, 2007 - 16:09
Webcomics in Print writer Mike Rouse-Deane has begun his most largest charity project yet - The Kid's Book Project. Featuring 58 webcomic artists, the Kid's Book Project is all in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and they need 200 pre-orders to get it into print and help raise money!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 30, 2007 - 11:10
Submitted by Erik Melander on March 23, 2007 - 09:13
- Ka-Blam, the print-on-demand printer specializing in comics, moves into new office space seven times their old, replaces their old press with three new ones, and hires more staff. The POD business seems to be going well.
- I had no idea there existed an unofficial Project Wonderful blog and forum. Here's one post discussing the costs of ads.
Project Wonderful's prices are low, but I don't think most users realize just how low they actually are. I did some comparisons between ads on PW sites and other similar ads sold through conventional channels, and the results are pretty clear: the same ad space sold through PW will command a much lower price.
- Time magazine covers webcomics. Penny Arcade, PvP, Achewood, and Diesel Sweeties gets ink (errr... pixels?).
- And speaking of Diesel Sweeties, here's an article on it in The Daily News.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 19, 2007 - 10:13
- Terrence Marks did a five part series on married creators this month - be sure to check out all of the interviews: Tod and Corey Marie Parkhill, Andrew Farago and Shaenon Garrity, Scott Kellogg and Kathryn Garrison Kellogg, Mason and Amber Williams, and Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier.
- We also have a new feature from Sebastian Parsons that speculates about the motivations for creating webcomics. And in our regular columns, Derik Badman examines of a page of Jaime Hernandez's Flies on the Ceiling for Panels & Pictures and Neil Cohn (along with illustrations from Tym Godek) compares speech/thought bubbles and panels for Comics Theory 101.
- Reinder Dijkhuis has an interesting essay on Project Wonderful. My take on Project Wonderful is that it's a wonderful platform for a web-based advertising system but what remains to be seen is whether it turns into an advertising service. A service needs some entity interacting with traditional media buyers (usually advertising agencies) to sell them ad space on the platform. Whether that's PW creator Ryan North who takes that on or some other arrangement, it's a piece of the puzzle necessary to the long-term success of PW. Don't get me wrong though - I'm a big fan of PW right now and I'm optimistic about it.
- Digital Strips has an interview with Chad Diez, the former artist on The Pet Professional and now working on the relaunched (NSFW) The Sophisticated Pig.
- Earlier this month Digital Strips also had an interview with Wes Molebash on the release of his new book, Youâ€™ll Have That, Vol. 2 (DS also reviewed it here).
- Broken Frontiers has an interview (audio) with Chris Hastings, writer and penciler of Dr. McNinja.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- You guys all read the Websnark already, but be sure to check out his post about the great sci-fi strip Crimson Dark. I've been reading this since literally Day 3 and it's very good.
- Another Websnark post about which I can agree is this one that says nice things about Bobby Crosby's +EV. Comixpedia reviewed +EV back in October 2006.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Debbie Ridpath Ohi (the creator of Will Write For Chocolate) lists 5 reasons why she blogs. Following up on Sebastian Parson's article can you list 5 reasons why you webcomic?
- Check out Webcomics-In-Print for coverage of this year's Blooker Award nominees and the recent U.K. Web & Mini Comix Thing.
- Colonel Joey Manley links to a post at the website Your Mom's Basement (what a great name for a website...) called The Tricks of Turning Pro. Parody or not!?! We link, you deride...
- T Campbell has an interview (audio) with B. Shur, the creator of I Am A Rocket Builder. Coincidently, Shur has seriously revamped the IAARB website and it has a note stating "Coming Soon: New Comics!"
- Pink Raygun posts "Top Ten Signs You Might Be A Fangirl".
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 19, 2007 - 10:21
Ceremonies are here for now. The big four award winners are:
- Comic - Perry Bible Fellowship
- Newcomer - Lackadaisy
- Artist - Tracey J. Butler
- Writer - Ryan North
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 28, 2007 - 14:10
The full list of nominations for the upcoming WCCAs is out - get the list here or click read more (the WCCA site is slow today so I copied it into this post here).
Submitted by netpoet on January 23, 2007 - 10:17
Every year, ComicGenesis in association with Keenspot assembles some of its best comic creators from around the web and gathers them together under a common banner: the Free Comic Book Day book, or FCBD book.
Submitted by David Wright on January 19, 2007 - 14:16
An interesting article here discusses efforts to preserve digital art for generations to come. This is a discussion which I believe should matter to webcomic creators.
The second installment of Alexander Danner's new column bringing you selections from the Full Story directory of completed webcomics. This month we look at firsts and beginnings, with five comics by Srdjan Achimovich, Andrew Dabb/Ben Templesmith, Hope Larson, Ryan North/Josh Rosen, and Raina Telgemeier.