Shaenon K. Garrity
Submitted by scarfman on July 11, 2005 - 12:02
scarfman tipped us to the Daily Grind Ironman losing another competitor - Scott Kurtz announced he was dropping out as he began running guest strips from Chris Giarusso while Kurtz is at the San Diego Comicon. Kurtz is also on 3 panels this year - one for Image and two for webcomics (more details after the jump).
gordonmcalpin also caught that there is a new Stripped Books webcomic in the new edition of the online magazine Bookslut. The new strip, by guest illustrator Dan Henrick and Stripped Books creator Gordon McAlpin, adapts Sandman writer Neil Gaiman's keynote address from the 2005 Nebula Awards dinner, in which Gaiman muses about the state of science fiction today.
The Yirmumah boys are having a fundraiser week - if you're a fan of Coffman and McDeavitt's biting sense of humor (see today's installment!) then drop these guys a buck or two.
Gary Chaloner kicks off a new site hosting his ongoing series: Will Eisner's John Law. Chaloner is holding a July draw for a signed (by Will Eisner and myself) limited release hardcover of Will Eisnerâ€™s JOHN LAW: Dead Man Walking (from IDW). WEJL updates on Mondays at Modern Tales and the new stand-alone site.
Click READ MORE for a list of webcomics-related panels at the upcoming San Diego Comicon!
Submitted by Altercator on July 1, 2005 - 05:23
And this rant comes from this very reader who only has ideas & theories about what's up with webcomics. I'm only young and naive, so if I'm wrong, please correct me for my sake.
So here goes:
Webcomics should be a Medium for comickers (artists, writers, creators) to tell stories; not a Genre as defined by what's currently telling the stories like Penny Arcade, Pvp, Keenspotters, BlankLabelheads and so on. Webcomics shouldn't be just about typical circle of friends stories that's happening in a lot of online comics out there. Webcomics should be an avenue for creators to bring out their ideas, tell stories they wish to share, explore themes that deserved to be mentioned and so forth.
What do you think?
Many MANY of our webcomicking friends have published print versions of their work. I've tried to find, track down, and remember as many as possible. But given the thousands (tens of thousands?) of webcomics out there, this was a daunting task. If I missed your comic, I apologize profusely and profoundly. Please add it via a comment.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 22, 2005 - 22:03
The first issue of HB Comics & Stories by Bob Stevenson is coming out in print - details at Stevenson's site. HBC&S#1 is full of comics plus selections from Stevenson's ongoing webcomic in which he reviews webcomics. (Stevenson' most recent review posted online is on Count Your Sheep.)
Stevenson is the artist for Shaenon Garrity's More Fun webcomic.
Submitted by Joey Manley on June 17, 2005 - 17:51
Submitted by Zabel on June 13, 2005 - 16:06
The search for a Grand Theory of Webcomics prompts essay contestants Alexander Danner, Brandy Danner, Steven Withrow, Tym Godek, Eric Burns, Shaenon Garrity, Rob Balder, Welton Colbert, Ryan Estrada, and Joe Zabel to consider 27 webcomics from uniquely skewed perspectives, in the latest issue of The Webcomics Examiner.
Submitted by Erik Melander on June 8, 2005 - 13:58
The nominees for the Lulu Awards have been announced. A number of webcomic creators are among the nominated.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 8, 2005 - 11:09
Narbonic by Shaenon Garrity is one of the funniest daily comics in existence (really why this is not in every newspaper in the country is beyond me) but its most recent storyline appears to be (?)resolving one of its long running threads - Dave and Helen's attraction to each other. So far Garrity has handled this new development amazingly well.
She'll want to avoid the Moonlighting syndrone (that amazing television show went straight down after the leads got together. Of course that might have also had something to do with co-star Cybil Shepherd seeming to go insane at the time as well) but I'm not quite sure this will go into Seinfeld territory either (Seinfeld's treatment of a brief romantic tension between Jerry and Elaine was handled by quickly defusing that storyline and it became just another minor plot point in the increasingly complex Seinfeld "world").
In any event, if anyone had any doubt why Garrity was nominated for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Comedic Comic for this year's WCCAs, the deft handling of this storyline is Exhibit A.
One of the most liberating facets of online comics is that it has made it easier than ever for creators interested in working collaboratively to find each other. No longer must writers troll local comics shops and art schools in the hope of finding like-minded artists. Instead, they can go straight to a large community of comics creators, where geography is no barrier. They can get to know the people they hope to work with, and everyone can see samples of each others' work on their websites before committing to any sort of collaboration. All in all, the Internet has allowed for more people to experience more productive and rewarding collaborative experiences.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 12, 2005 - 13:30