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Svetlana Chmakova

The New York Anime Festival

WHAT: Convention with guests Svetlana Chmakova, Patrick Macias, Abby Denson and Josh Elder. Details here.

WHERE: Jacob Javits Center on 34th Street,New York City, NY.

Signing at The Beguiling (with Svetlana Chmakova) on December 19th from 4-6pm

I have a signing, at The Beguiling in Toronto in a couple of weeks (blog post about it). Here's the Thunderdome-esque promo art:

Updates On Entries in the Ill-Fated Webcomic Directory Project?

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?

Thursday Sicko Journalist News Post

I'm not a journalist, but I am sick so please wipe your hands after reading today's post...

LEGAL

TECHNOLOGY

INTERVIEWS

JUSTIFY MY HYPE

HOW-TO

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

News for Friday, April 20, Early Edition (UPDATED)

TOOLS

INTERVIEWS

SYNDICATION

  • Pink Raygun wants your comics.
    Pink Raygun is now accepting webcomic submissions. We are looking for six female created webcomics to run on a weekly basis.

    What exactly is Pink Raygun? Apparently "[...] a webzine for the modern fangirl" accoring to their faq.

EISNER AWARDS

  • As noted yesterday by DJ Coffman, the nominations for the Eisner awards is out. Besides the Best Digital Comics category's strong lineup, there are a couple of familiar names sprinkled throughout the categories. Brian Fies, whose Mom's Cancer won the very first Best Digital Comics Eisner Award is nominated this year as well in the categories "Best Reality-based Work" and "Best Graphic Album - Reprint". Gene Yang's American Born Chinese is nominated in the "Best Graphic Album - New" category and Lark Pien's coloring in "Best Coloring". Svetlana Chmakova's Dramacon and Hope Larson's Gray Horses are nominated in the "Special Recognition" category.

ADVERTISING

MILESTONES

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News & Views for Wednesday, April 11, 2007

First a quick thanks to current advertisers: The Learn to Draw the Human Figure video course; The Lethal Lady website and blog; the webcomic Life on the Fringe and the DrunkDuck Civil War Webcomic Event. Thanks also to all of our PW sponsors including the very current ones: Freaks N Squeeks; Alma Mater; and Cartridge Comics, Lummox. PW ads appear depending on who is the top bidder right now. You should still check out Cartridge Comics though! :)

Also be sure to check out contributor Joel Fagin's webcomic tutorials site and this month's cover artist Michael Lalonde's very funny webcomic Orneryboy.

HEADLINES

JUSTIFY MY THEIR HYPE

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

News For Thursday, January 4, 2007 (UPDATED)

HEADLINES

INTERVIEWS

  • Wizard interviews Nick Gurewitch, creator of Perry Bible Fellowship. Gurewitch mentions that the first print collection of PBF is due this September or October.

NOT COMICS

JUSTIFY MY HYPE

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

  • Websnark is back with the almost obligatory comment on the end of Narbonic and an interesting spin on Home On The Strange. My immediate reaction to Eric's post on HOTS was that he was reading way too much into it to fit it into a neat little framework he had cooked up but still an interesting essay. In the comments, both creators of HOTS show up at the very end and add a few reactions to the post.
  • FLEEN looks at the webcomic Russell's Teapot.
  • More star-studded comments on the year that was 2006 at The Beat: part 3 (includes Shaenon Garrity and Svetlana Chmakova), part 2 (includes Dean Haspiel and ) and part 1.

Toronto Library Panel and Signing

A host of cartoonists will descend upon the Toronto Reference Library - meet Svetlana Chmakova, J. Torres, Scott Chantler, Ed Northcot, Ramon Perez and Eric Kim. Details here.

 

Post-There Goes the New World Neighborhood-Tuesday News

Happy (Belated) Canadian Thanksgiving Day! And this weekend was 24 Hour Comics Day - catch up on the haps at the 24 Hour Comics Day website.

 Videogame? Videogame!PREMIERES

A new Blamination from Kurtz and Straub. Who knew these guys liked video games?

Yesterday, Grounded Angel (previously at Komikwerks) relaunched simultaneously at three webcomics sites: Graphic Smash, WebComicsNation, and DrunkDuck. Grounded Angel is the story of 16-year-old Gloria, who finds out during a really bad day that she’s an angel, the herald to the end of the world.

Dramacon (Vol. 2) by Svetlana Chmakova is available in stores today.

INTERVIEWS

Digital Strips has an interview with Platinum Studios Chairman Scott Rosenberg and Drunk Duck's Dylan Squires.

The Santa Barbara Independent has an interview with Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury.

Scott Kurtz interviews Adam West?

OPINION

Astute political commentary from... Sinfest?

 Scott McCloud Makes ComicsAROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

Bookslut reviews Scott McCloud’s Making Comics.

Drawn! interviews illustrator Bob Staake who has a new book out called This is Not a Pumpkin. Staake who embraced digital art tools early on also was an early presence on the web with his Planet Cartoonist site.

(From Lines and Colors) Line Rider is a Flash interactive that allows you to draw a line that represents the two dimensional topography of a hill. When your line is drawn, you click play and the Line Rider, a small character on a sled with a trailing scarf, will go sailing, bouncing and, if you’re not careful, tumbling down the hill according to forces of imaginary gravity.

Svetlana Chmakova