Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 28, 2005 - 11:03
New blog on comixpedia.org and webcomics; a new holiday webcomic from Jon Morris; Websnark discusses Troop's reboot of Melonpool; and some non-webcomic linky goodness.
A whole year of webcomic news wrapped up in a pretty package with cookies and milk commentary provided by Comixpedia contributors: Alexander Danner, Ping Teo, Kristofer Straub, T Campbell and Phil Kahn.
A simple list of people of webcomics based on their contributions to the medium in 2005. And we have no doubt that we left off someone we shouldn't have. We're sorry. We'll try harder next year.
Submitted by Airsick_Moth on November 9, 2005 - 15:36
Melonpool, the sci-fi comedy strip by Steve Troop, scrubbed its archives clean in favor of a brand-new comic book page format. This marks a new chapter in the strip's history, and a great jumping-on point for new readers.
Melonpool launched on April 28th, 1996, and has five book compilations to date. The veteran strip tells the story of the crew of the Steel Duck, a group of alien misfits who crashland on Earth.
Submitted by Airsick_Moth on November 8, 2005 - 23:50
The webcomic satire institution Checkerboard Nightmare turns five years old this week, and to celebrate, it's ending.
CxN will definitely return in a new form, but the strip for November 11, 2005 marks the end of its existing continuity. Read from the beginning of the storyline that's sure to be the most important moment in human history ever.
Checkerboard Nightmare by Kristofer Straub is a part of Blank Label Comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 28, 2005 - 12:13
Scott Kurtz has turned over pvponline.com to Blank Label Comics members while he's at Blizzcon this weekend. The first guest webcomic
is from Steve Troop of Melonpool was yesterday from Kris Straub.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on September 19, 2005 - 22:05
The Webcomic Telethon for Hurricane Relief was planned as a two-day event to encourage donations to the Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
It ended up being the most important week in webcomics. And it isnâ€™t over yet.
This month, many participants in the Daily Grind participated in "Draw like another grinder" week. Inspired by the occasion, Welton did a long overdue review of everybody's favorite Ironman Challenge.
Submitted by Steve Troop on July 27, 2005 - 00:50
For a limited time only, all remaining stock on The Ultimate Melonpool, Melonpool II: The Voyage Home, Melonpool III: A New Hope and Melonpool V: This Island Earth have been dramatically reduced in price (regularly $19.95, now only $7 plus shipping)!
This is an effort for Steve Troop to regain control of his linen closet as well as get these hi-quality collections into the hands of fans that might otherwise not be able to afford them. All books come signed by the author and can be bought through the Melonpool website.
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!