Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 6, 2008 - 18:10
Tom Brazelton of Theater Hopper writes about voting in the Iowa caucus this week. I think it's nuts that we basically give roughly 300,000 people (200,000 Democrats and about 100,000 Republicans participated) in Iowa so much sway over who the nominees are going to be but it's good to see at least one webcomic creator exercising their civic responsibilities.
Anyone else getting involved in the year-long circus that is the American presidential election? Anyone simply making comics about it?
In years past (2004, 2005) we undertook the monumental chore of picking out the biggest headlines of the year. This year, I took another swing at it. So without further adu, here's the biggest webcomic headlines of 2007.
If I missed a story you think was key to this year, please post it in the comments to this article.
Submitted by Tom Brazelton on October 31, 2007 - 09:53
Now I'm at the point where I've seen a nice enough return on my investment and I'm a little less uptight about breaking even on the venture.
Submitted by Tom Brazelton on September 24, 2007 - 09:30
Be sure to listen to The Triple Feature talkcast Monday night at 9:00 PM CST over at TalkShoe.
It's hosted by Tom Brazelton from Theater Hopper, Joe Dunn from Joe Loves Crappy Movies and Gordon McAlpin from Multiplex. The three creators talk about movies and take your questions.
In celebration of The Kingdom staring Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner being released in theaters this Friday, The Triple Feature has a prize pack giveaway that includes a full-sized poster, hat, t-shirt, mini notepad and jacket.
Listen to tonight's show for the first half of a clue. Then, come to Theater Hopper on Wednesday, September 26 for the second half. Send in the complete clue to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win! One winner will be chosen at random.
If you miss the live broadcast, you can download a copy of the show from TalkShoe and still be eligible. Don't miss it!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 19, 2007 - 10:08
I've read all of those except for John and John and while I've laughed at all of them I'm not sure any of them would make my list for the 5 funniest webcomics. For me those would be the comics that flat out make me laugh the most and the most consistently. What 5 comics would you pick?
Submitted by posiduck on August 23, 2007 - 23:03
So, here's something I don't know, and maybe other Comickers could fill me in on the etiquette.
I see various comics do "guest weeks" from time to time. Often the guest week is a fun look at the way another artist would treat the same subject matter or its a fun send-up of the style of the comic.
Here's what I don't know. How do guest weeks happen? Do other artists approach you and ask if they can do a guest strip? Do you ask them? I imagine people who are in collectives have an easier time of this.
Submitted by Tom Brazelton on August 20, 2007 - 18:08
The Triple Feature DVD giveaway Hey, gang. I just wanted to send a quick reminder to everyone to listen to tonight's broadcast of The Triple Theater at 9:00 PM CST over at Talkshoe. And to help keep your memory fresh, I wanted to take a moment to outline the two new DVDs we'll be giving away to people who either listen in live or download the show before Wednesday.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 9, 2007 - 13:23
- Now that you mention it Tom Brazelton's webcomic alter ego does look a hell of a lot like Bart Simpson.
- The latest installment of Goblins? Surprisingly violent last panel... even if it doesn't show a lot of blood.
- A webcomic named The Happy Penis is one of the silliest goofiest comics I've read this summer. It's so happy it's just barely NSFW. (But still definitely NSFW for most of you)
- Long time webcomic creator Sylvan Migdal has (new to me anyhow) some comics up under his "Spork" label. They're about a teenage girl named Rho and it kind of alternates between real angsty-life and fantasy interludes. Not a lot up but pretty interesting. Rho is not an obviously sympathetic character but she is an interesting sketch of a character so far.
IN SWAG I JUST MIGHT BUY:
- With all of the other videogames they've turned into movies why not... Minesweeper? Check out the preview trailer here.
Submitted by Tom Brazelton on August 6, 2007 - 01:06
On Sunday, August 5, Theater Hopper crossed an important milestone. We celebrated our 5 year anniversary!
I know that in the grand scheme of things, a mildly popular web comic that has stuck it out for five years isn't an overwhelming artistic achievement. And I've seen several of my web comic brethren shrug off the occassion as just another day. I was tempted to do the same thing because I didn't want to look like I was tooting my own horn. But the truth of the matter is, by celebrating this anniversary, we're celebrating you - the fan.
I think anyone with two brain cells they can rub together know that most artists pursue their art to be recognized by their peers - and I'm no different. So I won't lie and say that I would be doing the comic whether I had fans or not. Granted, Theater Hopper started as an experiment to help teach me web design. But as more and more people gathered around the site, I became more and more challenged to see what I could do with it. How many more people could I turn on to my work? How could I get my voice out there?
The fans have done a lot of the legwork for me by continuing to spread the word about Theater Hopper. Telling your movie-loving friends about us. Sharing links on web sites and community forums telling people "Hey! Check this out!" Because of your enthusiasm, I've made great friends from all over the world who share my passion for movies, comics and comedy. It's been an amazing ride so far and I would have never imagined five years ago that this is where Theater Hopper would lead me.
So to ignore the occassion? Impossible. Because ignoring the milestone would be ignoring you - and that's just stupid!
To thank you for your support - we're running a little promotion on our two books: Theater Hopper - Year One and Theater Hopper - Year Two. For the next 5 days - from now until Friday, August 10, I am SLASHING prices on the books down from $15.00 to $10.00 a piece! If you bundle both of them together, you can save an extra buck and get them for $19.00 (you'll save on shipping, too!)
Submitted by Wes Molebash on August 3, 2007 - 17:24
The You'll Have That one-shot is featured in this month's Wizard Magazine (#191) in the Indie Buzz section of the Secret Stash. Here's what Wizard has to say about my little comic strip:
It's not often that webcomics make a successful transition from online to the printed page, so it speaks volumes that this heavenly little bastard has become one of the favored comics around the Wizard offices. Spotlighting the hilarious life of newlyweds Andy and Katie, this one-shot collects the best of 2006's online strips by Wes Molebash, with a brand-new cover from Scott Kurtz (PvP) so easily accessible for new readers it may as well be the first issue. With a precise vision of male geek life and the hotties who love us, YHT will have you cracking up and wondering how Molebash snuck a camera into your life.