Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 14, 2010 - 15:19
I got a chance to do short interviews with Sara Turner and Jerzy Drowd at SPX this past weekend.
Sara was there to promote her new comic The Ghosts of Pineville. They also had a print collection of The Replacements, a webcomic that originally ran on GraphicSmash.com that Sara worked on with Jerzy. Jerzy and Sara put out a lot of their work under their Make Like A Tree banner where you can also find out more about what they're working on.
Jerzy was there to promote a new minicomic, Tiny Hamiltons, that he did with his wife Anne. He also let slip that he's already written another volume of his webcomic The Front although it sounds like it won't be until next year at the earliest that we'll see it on the web.
Submitted by Jerzy on January 4, 2008 - 00:23
Sugary Serials, the Saturday Morning style comics anthology published by 01 Comics, has completed the web serialization of its first round of stories. After completing each month of daily updates, the anthology is collected in print. Now at last, you can read all three of the inaugural Sugary Serials comics in their entirety!
Submitted by Jerzy on October 30, 2007 - 23:46
With the 31 October update, we conclude the web edition of the first issue of Sugary Serials, the full color, all ages, Saturday morning cartoon-inspired comics anthology. So, as promised, the print edition is now on sale at our IndyPlanet store!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 1, 2007 - 08:49
Welcome to October! A big thanks to Spike, creator of Templar, Arizona, for creating this month's cover art. This past weekend we posted the rest of the September issue: interviews with Gisele Lagace and Shayna Marchese; a feature by Grant Thomas examining the integration of text and images with an interesting look at different ways to use speech bubbles; and Michael Payne looks at some great print comics that have moved to embrace the web. More interesting articles are on their way in October...
And in other news...
- Jerzy Drozd (Make Like A Tree Comics) announced the launch of a new anthology series: Sugary Serials -- inspired by the kinds of stories found in Saturday morning cartoons, and created by some of the finest artists of the webcomics and print comics industries. A few of the many creators signed on to create stories include: Kitsy and KimonoStereo, Nemu*Nemu; Scott Neely, Scooby Doo; Robert Burke Richardson, Elf Help; Richard Stevens, Private Eye Butterfly; and Sara Turner, File 49. Read Jerzy's full blog post for all the details.
- Tim Demeter's Reckless Life is over! The End. Finale! Wow - congrats to Tim for finishing the whole story and crafting a great webcomic.
- The Devil's Panties reaches 2000 episodes. Congrats to Jennie Breeden.
- Congrats to Corey Marie who announced she's expecting her first child next March.
- The opinionated webcomic Cox & Forkum has called it quits. In this case it appears the writer has decided he can't spend the time needed on it anymore because of his day job and family life. (Daryl Cagle has an interview with them here. ComixTalk reviewed them way back in 2003.)
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- A recent Big Fat Whale from Brian McFadden on why protesting maybe doesn't always work so well at getting results...
- If you're in Chicago tonight, Tim Broderick flags a special event you should know about.
- Check out the upcoming Sinister Bedfellows exhibit in Carrboro, NC, USA.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Andrew Farrago has an interview with Jason Thompson, the author of Manga: The Complete Guide. Thompson read and reviewed every English-language manga ever released in preparation for his new book. (h/t Dirk Deppey)
- At The Telegraph, Robert Colvile writes up webcomics with comments from Chris Onstad, Gary Tyrrell and others. (h/t Dirk Deppey)
Submitted by Jerzy on September 30, 2007 - 18:05
Sugary Serials has announced the launch of their anthology series, inspired by the kinds of stories found in Saturday morning cartoons, and created by some of the finest artists of the webcomics and print comics industries.
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?
For those of you in and around the Fort Wayne, Indiana area, there is a gallery exhibition featuring comics artwork by Make Like A Tree Comics artists Sara Turner and Jerzy Drozd 02 October through 03 November at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
The exhibition is titled Monsters, Aliens, Robots and Teenagers: The Unlikely Protagonists of Jerzy Drozd and Sara Turner. On display will be pages from the various comics they've illustrated, both independently and professionally. You can get more info at the School of Visual & Performing Arts events page.
Submitted by Iain Hamp on July 15, 2006 - 00:18
As I just turned 32 in March, I think it is safe to say that I am no longer "a kid".Ã‚ Nor do I have children of my own yet.Ã‚ So, I haven't really paid much attention to whether a comic on the web was kid friendly or not.Ã‚ But now that I have a two year old nephew, I find myself wondering what websites to take him to when he gets a bit older that are appropriate, but will get him excited about webcomics (get 'em in when they're young).
Submitted by Jerzy on April 19, 2006 - 06:49
Artists Amy Kim Ganter, Lauren Weinstein, Phoebe Gloeckner, and Sara Turner will be speaking at the Women Writers Conference at a Graphic Novel Quorum this Saturday, April 22. You can get more info about the conference here. The quorum is free to the public.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 13, 2006 - 23:03
Okay that's a bit of an exaggeration, but between Joey Manley's latest Webhead column and a new feature called INTRO TO WEBCOMICS, they at least have some regular non-comic book coverage wedged into the site. The first Intro column is by Sara Turner wherein she writes a bit about her webcomic File 49.