Shaenon K. Garrity
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on October 4, 2008 - 19:01
After reading Belinda Luscombe's article Why Some Women Hate Sarah Palin, I will not be renewing my subscription to TIME.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 22, 2008 - 10:26
Welcome to ComixTalk... may I take your order? I've got an interview with the elusive Pokey the Penguin up and Brigid Alverson talks with Jeremy Ross of TokyoPop about its Manga Pilots program. You may also want to check out my weekend post chock-filled with links to interesting stories and a new comic worth checking out. (What exactly is a "chock" and how would you fill it?)
Missed this, but Creative Commons has an interview with Mr. Diesel Sweeties, Rich Stevens. Back in 2005, ComixTalk held a roundtable on creative commons licenses and comics with T Campbell, Lawrence Lessig, Neeru Paharia, Mia Garlick, JD Frazer, and Cory Doctorow.
ComixMix has an interview with D.J. Coffman, currently working on Flobots. (Folks should also check out D.J.'s very recent post on hosting your webcomic yourself - a short guide to getting started online independently.)
Digital Strips has a short interview with Zach Weiner - of SMBC and Captain Excelsior
Rick Marshall had a great interview with Jennie Breeden of Devil's Panties.
David Rothman looks at the decline in traffic to Wowio.com but as Dirk Deppey notes, Wowio was essentially off the air for a good chunk of the summer.
I neglected to mention Andrew Wahl won first and third place in the International Cartoon contest at the Homer Davenport Days festival in Oregon earlier this month. Wahl is a talented cartoonist - check out more of his work here. Also, I just think it's cool that a town has an entire festival to celebrate Homer Davenport - an internationally respected and pioneering political cartoonist from the turn of the century.
Two East Coast events coming up fast. First this coming weekend is the Baltimore Comicon (with, as FLEEN notes, the only East Coast appearance of all four How To Make Webcomics authors) The Baltimore Comicon is where the Harvey Awards are presented - Shaenon Garrity has the scoop on a contest to win tickets to the Harvey Awards.
Next from October 4-5th is my hometown (close enough anyhow) convention, the Small Press Expo (SPX) over in Bethesda, Maryland. The Ignatz Awards are presented at SPX. Guests include Bryan Lee O’Malley, James Kochalka, Richard Thompson, Tom Tomorrow, etc!
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Dirk Deppey links to this pretty cool idea -- The Superest wherein Kevin Cornell and Matthew Sutter take turns creating superheroes and villains that defeat each other’s creations. And Tom Spurgeon links to news of a book deal for the site.
Submitted by Andrew Farago on August 6, 2008 - 03:41
Just one page of William Bazillion this week, but I think it's a good one...
And just to bulk up this entry, I'll remind all y'all that I've got a Facebook account where you can keep track of all of my blog announcements among other things, and the lovely and talented Shaenon K. Garrity has one, too.
Submitted by chuckwheel on July 31, 2008 - 12:27
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 30, 2008 - 16:32
Webcomicsnation.com tracks the most popular comics hosted on its service:
- Templar, Arizona by Spike
- Narbonic By Shaenon K. Garrity
- The Non-Adventures of Wonderella by Justin Pierce
- Narbonic: Director's Cut By Shaenon K. Garrity
- The Bare Pit by Noodtoonist
- Carpe Diem by Graveyard Greg
- Bellen! by box brown
- Surviving Mars By Brian Daniel
- Paradigm Shift By Dirk I. Tiede
- Year One By M.Parkinson
- Venus in Points Alice Hunt
- Neil Lisst
- Supernatural Law by Batton Lash
- Maxwell the Demon by Tonia Walden
- Family Man by Dylan Meconis
- Elvenbaath Written and Illustrated by Dotty
- Nothing Better by tyler page
- Freak U. By A. Prosser
- Naoko Muragama: Video Game Champion By Shaun Henderson
- Breakfast of the Gods Book One: The Last Good Morning By Brendan Douglas Jones
- DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary By Erika Moen
- The Front By Jerzy Drozd
- REVVVelations Written and colored by Stan Yan, Illustrated by Jolyon Yates
- Smithson Written by Shaenon Garrity, Art by Robert Stevenson, Brian Moore, and Roger Langridge
- Pint of Ink Illustrated Amusements by Dee Hews
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 27, 2008 - 22:23
Tim Tyler calculates the new site launches July 31st and Gordon McAlpin adds his two cents in a comment to this thread at FLEEN.
Lore Sjorberg interviewed R. Stevens at Comic Con about the end of newspaper Diesel Sweeties and what he's going do with all of his newfound free time.
Shaenon Garrity interviews writer Stephen Geigen-Miller and artist Patrick Heinicke on their new series on Modern Tales, Cold Iron Badge, which combines fairy-tale fantasy with police procedural.
Christopher Moshier writes about writing webcomics (link via Journalista!)
DEAD TREES ON THE LCD SCREEN
Slave Labor Graphics new webcomic program is working - check out the comics at their website.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Have you checked out Gisele Legace's new webcomic yet? Menage a 3 is kind of like Porky's meets 3's Company.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
I think I forgot to link to this - Sean Tevis is running for office in Kansas and he used an xkcd-style comic as part of his fundraising efforts.
I laughed at this webcomic featured on Joystiq's webcomic wrap-up. I'm sure the age of web-savvy cartoonists is still heavily skewed towards the twenties but I'll wager it's much more diverse than it was at the beginning of the naughts decade.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 13, 2008 - 12:38
Rick Marshall interviews Joey Comeau and Emily Horne of A Softer World. Later Marshall, goes underground to report on illegal rock lobster fights. That guy gets around!
The Daily Cartoonist links to a Universal Press interview with Jim Davis of its syndicated comic strip Garfield -- Scott Kurtz of PvP brings the drama in the comments that follow.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 3 BLOGS
Super-talented Jon Morris has been posting various alternate versions of Superman - check them out and then vote in his poll for which one you like best.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 12, 2008 - 16:26
Newsarama has a roundtable style interview with a whole bunch of folks mostly about webcomics and the potential impact of a worsening economy on creators. It's more interesting than it's title suggests.
The Newsarama article includes comments from T Campbell; Mike S. Miller, an authorized representative of Wowio.com; Chris Crosby, Chief Executive Officer of Keenspot and creator of Superosity; Tim Demeter, editor of (the iPod comic site and home to digital material from UK comics publisher 2000AD) and GraphicSmash.com (ModernTales’ action-focused anthology site); Dean Haspiel, co-founder of the webcomix collective, ACT-I-VATE, editor of SMITH Magazine’s Next-Door Neighbor anthology and Billy Dogma creator; Jim Dougan, a founding member of the webcomics collective, The Chemistry Set, and co-creator of Sam & Lilah on DC’s Zuda Comics (came in fourth place in the March Zuda competition), now part of the online comics collective ACT-I-VATE; Shaenon Garrity, creator of Narbonic and editor of the subscription-based webcomics anthology site, ModernTales; Queenie Chan, a Chinese-Australian webcomics creator; Andy B., a member of the Toronto-based webcomics group, Transmission-X; David Gallaher, writer of High Moon, the first winner of DC’s Zuda webcomics competition; and Lea (DivaLea) Hernandez, webcomics and Original English Language (OEL) manga pioneer.
Submitted by apfurtado on May 26, 2008 - 16:47
First up, thereâ€™s a preview of the Cayetano â€œCatâ€ Garza-edited anthology, Secrets and Lies, available for browsing and can be found right
Submitted by cayetano garza on May 24, 2008 - 18:34
Printing goes well on the anthology. When all was said and done and the last submission hit my inbox, the book topped out at 180 pages! Here’s the complete list of contributors:
Shaenon K. Garrity
Cayetano Garza Jr.