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OHH!!! HO HO!

Actually I'm pretty excited/nervous about the debates!
But I was excited to see Muppets in the NY Times Op-Art. For more check out:

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2008/09/26/opinion/26suboped_ready.html

Thanks to Ryan Sias for the heads up!

Site Maintenance; Features Articles Update Coming

I've had to tackle some under-the-hood site maintenance and that's delayed another feature articles update.  Hopefully tonight!

In sporadically researched news-for-today:

JUSTIFY MY HYPE
ComicsMix links to a funny parody/mashup called Calvin and Jobs.

Very cool guest week at Wapsi Square commencing now with stuff from Scott Sava; Ryan Sias; Gisèle Lagacé; Trudy Cooper; and David Reddick.

MILESTONES
Comics Reporters catches news of the exact date of the end of For Better or For Worse, sadly concluding with the just-doesn't-work plot of the wedding of Anthony and Elizabeth... (well unless creator Lynn Johnston has secretly viewed FBOFW as a story of great tragedy all along...)

BUSINESS TIME!
DJ Coffman comments on WOWIO charging the same price for ebook versions of Hero By Night as the paper versions: ridiculous.

MINI-REVIEWS
Comics Worth Reading reviews the Zuda entries for August.

The Scienteers have a rundown of the week at DrunkDuck comics.

INTERVIEWS
Journalista! catches interviews with Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson, Candorville creator Darrin Bell, The Araknid Kid creator Josh Alves, and Pictures for Sad Children cartoonist John Campbell.

There's a Webcomic On the Back of the Declaration of Independence!

AWARDS: Shaenon Garrity shares her thoughts on some of the winners of this year's WCCAs and her general low opinion of the award as a whole.

DEAD TREES: Dark Horse is bringing out a Wondermark book.  The world now asks itself: can anything stop David Malki!??

MILESTONES

TOOLS: Web Worker Daily had a round-up of free graphics tools available around the web.

C'MON FEEL THE HYPE

INTERVIEWS

Mike Wieringo draws Silent Kimbly

This week is a guest comic week at Silent Kimbly.

Today it started off with an AWESOME comic by comic book superstar Mike Wieringo. Who's drawn Flash, Fantastic Four and is currently drawing Spider Man. Here is what he said about Silent Kimbly:

I've enjoyed the web strip SILENT KIMBLY by Ryan Sias for quite some time. It's a very funny, gentle and sweet strip that usually involves a cast of very cute characters in scenarios that illustrate a play on words. Ryan is an incredibly imaginative guy and a terrific artist. Recently he contacted me to ask if I'd be willing to draw a guest strip for him, and I was happy to comply with that request. Ryan just posted the strip I drew, and I've posted it here as well, but click the link and head over and read his SILENT KIMBLY archives. You'll discover how wonderful a world Ryan has created.

and here is what i say about Mike W:

Today's guest comic is by one of my Favorite comic book artist. Mike Wieringo. He's best know for his run on the Fantastic Four, and is currently the artist on Friendly Neighborhood spider man. So I was Amazed when I learned he was a fan of Silent Kimlby. He was kind enough to draw me this GREAT comic, I colored it for him and I think the results are Fantastic! : ) I love how Kimbly looks, her hair and her outfit. All the character look great!!Honesty this is one of the coolest Kimbly drawing's I ever seen. I love it so much, I can't thank Mike enough.. It's AWESOME!!

Recent Lunchbox Funnies News

Just a little update on stuff from the Lunchbox Funnies world:

The March of the Collectives

A collective, loosely defined, is any sustained grouping of webcomic creators. What they do together varies greatly from group to group. Some are largely a peer group offering each other critical feedback and encouraging support. Others throw in cross-promotion for each others' work. Some build a collective brand with logos, advertising and a central website. Some share business experience and expertise in areas as varied as merchandise, books, conventions, hosting and website creation.

And what did I find from my research? There's a tremendous number of collectives out there (and that I never want to attempt another "survey" article again). And, oh yeah, checking out collectives can be a great way to find excellent new comics.

WCCA Nominations Out

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).

 

Ice Ice Baby: Comixpedia Puts Wally & Osborne Creator Tyler Martin On The Rocks

In his hilarious comic, Wally & Osborne, Tyler Martin has been educating us about Antarctica in a delightful way. In this interview, Martin enlightens us about life, liberty, and the unlikelihood of polar bears at the South Pole.

What's your background?

Currently it's a JPG of a cat with a transparent CD spindle cover over its head and a caption that reads "Going to the moon, brb".

Oh, you mean... yes. I thought that was an awkward way to start off.

Lunchbox Funnies: New All-Ages Comic Collective

Lunchbox FunniesWe're announcing the launch of "Lunchbox Funnies," a new comics collective featuring some of the finest all-ages comics on the

Kimbly's Still Silent

Silent Kimbly on Monday reached it's #250th comic strip. After two years Silent Kimbly has reached colour, produced a collection of strips in the Play time book and has a future upcoming. Ryan Sias stated "I’ve got big plans for this next year, hopefully some of it will come true!"

Here's to the next #250!