Submitted by Steve Troop on July 18, 2008 - 16:42
The wait is over! The new series by Steve Troop is available NOW! Check out the adventures of a little girl who searched for her missing monster hunter parents — with a little help from real monsters! If you’re still on the fence, feel free to read the new character bios as well ast the first five pages of issue one!
Submitted by Steve Troop on June 25, 2008 - 17:45
Thanks for stopping by! Whether you’re an old hat to cryptozoology (the study of unknown animals) or have found us because of CryptoZooey (the new comic by Steve Troop), we welcome you!
As you can see, we have not one — but two — books available at San Diego Comic-Con (July 23-27)! First, there’s CryptoZooey #1, [...]
We took the best of the readers' questions and mixed in some of our own to conduct this interview with the six current members of Blank Label Comics: Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary), Steve Troop (Melonpool), Paul Southworth (Ugly Hill), Paul Taylor (Wapsi Square), David Willis (Shortpacked) and Greg Dean (Real Life).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 5, 2008 - 11:57
A big thanks to Steve Troop for this month's cover art depicting a Blank Label Comics board meeting in session... :)
I'm also going to plug We The Robots which is a good read with a short archives - it's office humor but somewhat darker and more complicated then say... Dilbert. Over December, its creator Chris Harding posted a very funny cartoon not really based on the comic although the artwork is very similar. Anyhow if you missed it before you should click read more to see it
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 17, 2007 - 07:36
Back in February of this year, we hosted the results of a ComixTalk community interview with the members of the indepedent creators collective, Blank Label Comics. Given that this is an end-of-the-year kind of issue for ComixTalk, I thought it would be great to do another interview with the members of BLC so we could book-end the year between them.
Moreover, although there has been a good deal of press on Halfpixel, the new collective formed by Scott Kurtz and former BLC members Brad Guigar, Dave Kellett and Kris Straub, there is still plenty to catch up on with the six current members of BLC: Howard Tayler, David Willis, Paul Southworth, Paul Taylor, Steve Troop and Greg Dean. Please post your questions here -- I'll collect them on December 21st and send them out for answers with an eye to publishing the full story here in January 2008.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 2, 2007 - 10:17
NOVEMBER ISSUE OF COMIXTALK
- We'll have more stories up this weekend but for now more on the Blank Label Comics/Halfpixel roster shifts announced this week. In addition to our earlier interview with the new members of Halfpixel, we posted today an interview with Howard Tayler of Blank Label Comics. (Speaking of Blank Label Comics, Steve Troop has brought back his webcomic Melonpool with new updates)
- I've got another Karas the Revelation DVD to give away...
- Playback reviews The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories, Nick Gurewitch's book collection of his webcomic The Perry Bible Fellowship. (h/t Journalista!)
- Journalista! writes "Wizard Online Editor Rick Marshall emailed them to announce that he had been relieved of his job. No reason was specified." The Comics Reporter hears that Mike Searle is rumored to be taking over for Marshall. Journalista! also caught that Wizard managed to trash the website for its magazine and as of this morning I see that it's still broken.
- Joey Manley writes that as an experiment for the month of November, you can now buy via Project Wonderful the top banner spot for all of the major user-generated content sites on the new ComicSpace Network (TalkAboutComics.com, OnlineComics.net, the WebcomicsNation.com, and ComicSpace.com). It looks like Eric Milikin (Fetus X) had the spot this morning for about $45 per day (Project Wonderful works on a real time auction basis).
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
Earlier this week ComixTalk posted an interview with the new line-up of Halfpixel (Scott Kurtz, Kris Straub, Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett). Since as part of the creation of the new Halfpixel, Kris, Brad and Dave left the Blank Label Comics collective, I wanted to get a comment from someone on the Blank Label team. Howard Tayler, the creator of Schlock Mercenary, was kind enough to answer quickly some questions about this week's changes and the future of Blank Label Comics.
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?
Last week Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub were gracious enough to grant this brand spankin' new Comixpedia front page writer/blogger an email interview about their new partnership. The questions are a bit clumsy, but their answers are interesting and informative. Enjoy!