Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 29, 2008 - 09:29
NEW and IMPROVED!
Check out our interview with TRACED creator Tracy White, one of the nominees for Best Online Comic at this year's Ignatz Awards.
And what did I hear on the radio this morning but NPR's interview with Chris Onstad of Achewood and "The Great Outdoor Fight" - very cool, probably only the second webcomic interview on NPR I can think of in 10 years (Pete Abrams being the other one).
The Harveys were awarded at this past weekend's Baltimore Comicon and Nicholas Gurewitch won for Perry Bible Fellowship. (Gurewitch also won a "Special Award for Humor")
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
ComicMix has the scoop on Stephen Colbert's upcoming appearance in a Spiderman comic -- I still remember fondly the SNL-Spiderman issue (I have that somewhere; wonder if it's worth a couple bucks...)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 16, 2008 - 13:00
Comic-Con 2008 kicks off in San Diego soon -- July 24-27 -- and the web/indy/whatever--comic presence seems to grow bigger each year. If you're going you're already set b/c this thing, as a practical matter, sold out long ago (I think you can still get a hotel room in the next state over...).
Some awesome panels this year include:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 24, 2007 - 14:31
I built a "library" of webcomics and creators back in the fall of 2005 which I put into beta before realizing it was too much editorial work to deal with and the same information could be better provided through the community edited webcomic wiki - COMIXPEDIA.
Nevertheless looking back on the assortment of names collected (some from me, some sent in from you) I wonder if anyone has any significant updates on these creators 18 months later. Maybe we should interview some of them?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 10, 2005 - 11:10
Sam Brown has a new hardcover book out to commemorate the fifth anniversary of his webcomic, Exploding Dog. Thinking Of You contains 140 comics in color selected from the archives of Exploding Dog.
Scott McCloud points out that Neil Von Flue has reworked one of his webcomics, Halcyon Redux - Last Ditch, with the Infinity Canvas software. The results are here. In addition, an updated version of the Infinity Canvas software was released this week - be sure to upgrade!
Ryan Estrada is still making comics in his quest this week to complete the first 168 Hour Comic. If you're a fan of Ryan's work be sure to also check out some items he's auctioning off this week including the original pages to two comic notebooks: Biking to Burma and Road to Cambodia.
Now this is the way to settle a webcomics feud: Penny Arcade and PvP have organized their World of Warcraft-playing fans into affiliated guilds (Knights of Arcadia and Panda Attack respectively) and are fighting it out virtually every night.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 25, 2005 - 12:10
Sam Brown has an art show at the Wax Poetic Gallery in Burbank California called "My Life As A Cloud." The Wax Poetic Gallery is also a Spa & Salon so be sure to get the Poetic Massage while you're there. (Onomatopoeia costs $50 extra though).
Next someone has provided instructions on how to create your very own "Truck-Ra" model. Truck-Ra being the fierce eater of vans and railroad tracks roaming the Scottish highlands (appearance in SGR here).
This year the Fest was held on Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th from 11am to 6pm each day.
Given that I live only about 4 to 5 hours north of New York City, where the Fest is held, I finally decided to actually get off my tuchus and attend the thing.
As 2004 packs its bags and prepares to turn over the keys to the new year, we thought we would take this opportunity to look back at certain significant or just really amusing webcomics-related news stories throughout the year.
If we missed your favorite event, feel free to add your own thoughts.
Submitted by Chris Crosby on December 1, 2004 - 11:25
Submitted by stevenf on October 13, 2004 - 13:58
Spamusement has reached comic #100. If you haven't seen the comic, it take subject lines from the headers of spam email, and as the creator puts it "[I] let their creative brilliance fuel my artistic vision, where 'artistic vision' is defined here as 'crude line drawings.'"
This is a funny webcomic folks and although in some ways it feels a bit like Exploding Dog, the absurd nature of spam subject lines veers the material here in a funnier direction than the broader emotional palette of Sam Brown.
Definitely worth checking out.
Submitted by michaelwhitney on March 31, 2004 - 14:10
Strip Fight: Each week, competitors draw a strip to fit a set of criteria and visitors vote on the best strip of the week.
Presumably, it's based on the always-entertaining Songfight. In Songfight, though, the site chooses the title of the competing songs. Strip Fight seems to be trying a more flexible route by setting "criteria," but they may be fixing something that isn't broken. Scott McCloud's Morning Improvs and Sam Brown's Exploding Dog both feature artists reacting to a reader-submitted title with great results.
But, since they've only just posted their first fight, we'll shelve the criticism and see how it develops. It looks promising so far.