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 July 8, 2007 - 11:43
- This week's guest blogger will be Scott Story (Johnny Saturn). A big thanks to last week's guest blogger August Pollak (Some Guy With a Website). I also want to thank Whitney June Robinson for drawing this month's cover art for Comixtalk.
- Sequential Tart goes to a weekly format. This week features a review of Jeremy Arambulo's Let's Do This; an interview with Scott McCloud's wife Ivy and two daughters Sky and Winter, as they wind up their 50 state tour in support of Scott's new book Making Comics.
- The comic Penny Arcade will be available through the videogame maker Valve's digital distribution system Steam. That's almost certainly a great new way to get a videogame-related webcomic to an interested audience. Everyone who has downloaded a game through Steam (Half Life 2 anyone?) has a little icon in the windows bar (and probably some equivalent on the Mac) for it.
- The Beat reports that Dean Haspiel and Michel Fiffe of the webcomic collective ACT-I-VATE are bringing their webcomics to print in a black & white, three-issue creature romance double feature, entitled BRAWL, this October.
- Your wikipedian taunt of the month. courtesey of xkcd.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 29, 2007 - 11:48
Submitted by Scott Story on May 12, 2007 - 21:42
Story Studios has partnered with Wowio, an online library of classic and contemporary literature and graphic novels, to present Johnny Saturn 1 through 5 -- each for free download. These are high quality PDF format documents, newly re-edited and color corrected. Johnny Saturn 1 through 5 presents the entire first story arc and is a complete story unto itself.
Signing up with Wowio is free and with their strong selection of free titles it is well worth the time to do so.
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on April 23, 2007 - 03:56
Modern Tales, one of the Webâ€™s premier webcomics sites, is proud to announce the addition of a new comic strip to its lineup. Sheesh, written by Jim Keplinger and drawn by Steve Musgrave, follows the creative staff of Sheesh Studios in its efforts to produce the comic book Fish of Justice.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 8, 2007 - 11:17
- Scott Adams discovers he can collect some scratch from selling original art from his Dilbert comic. My impression is that sales of art in the "comic book" world is pretty common now and it's also something many web-based creators have pursued. I don't know if this is common or not with newspaper artists. (Click here to check out Adam's site for selling his original art) Also interesting here is that Adams only has a limited set of art to sell - his early work used an ink that has already faded and more recently, he does all of it on the computer.
- Fleen has a brief preview (embedded in a post about wikipedia antics) about webcomics appearing at this summer's San Diego Comicon. This year's unofficial webcomic pavilion looks to be at the section of floor bounded by booths 1129, 1137, 1329, and 1337 where Dayfree, Penny Arcade, Blank Label, Keenspot, Dumbrella and Phil Foglio will be located.
- Webcomics In Print covers the second print collection of Stuff Sucks by Liz Greenfield.
- No book for 24 Hour Comics Day. (There was a book for 2006's 24 Hour Comics Day.)
- Missed this, but Joey Manley noted that you can now podcast PDFâ€™s to iTunes (
and from there to iPodsTim Demeter says you can get PDFs on iTunes but not on your iPod.).
If youâ€™re part of the [people who care about these awards], then in doing so, whether you like it or not, youâ€™re subscribing to the reality of these awards; that the majority rules them, and if you want to win, you better get off your ass and do some promotional work. Just because your comic is better than one of the nominees doesnâ€™t mean the world is going to flock to your self-perceived greatness and if youâ€™re the only one who thinks youâ€™re great, then youâ€™re not great, youâ€™re a bit of a narcissist, and I suggest you go for the other option of not caring about awards.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
Submitted by Scott Story on February 7, 2007 - 21:51
Submitted by Scott Story on October 3, 2006 - 10:59
Story Studios is proud to announce that it has penned a deal with Drive Through Comics, the iTunes of comics, a new online distributor that specializes in selling e-books.
Johnny Saturn will be available in watermarked PDF, thus making it easy to zoom in on the action.
Each of the first three issues of Johnny Saturn appear exactly as they do in print, and each issue sells for $1.99, as opposed to the regular cover price of $3.50 each.
Submitted by Scott Story on September 27, 2006 - 15:18
Johnny Saturn is the tale of a hard-bitten mystery man who must overcome incredible odds to foil the plot of diabolical terrorist, Dr. Horatio Synn. The story avoids traditional formulas and stereotypes, instead veering through odd narrative terrain. Even death itself doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stop Johnny Saturn, and the story careens through heaven, hell, urban blight, and deep into the earth. With a varied cast of characters that includes meta-heroes, angels, demons, cyborgs, mole people, and mythological beings, Johnny Saturn is the best post-modern deconstructionist paranormal superhero crime noir with a mythological flair comic there is.