Submitted by Brandon Carr on September 10, 2010 - 00:38
The title of this post is slightly off. Webcomic drama as we used to know it never really went away. In fact, it’s been growing behind the walls, not daring to spread out. There may not be large message board battles like the time that one guy took on that other guy back in Ought Five, but the seething hatred in the community still thrives...at least for two well-know creators.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 6, 2010 - 02:01
Chris Cantrell, long-time webcomics creator, has a new collection of his most recent webcomic, Please Rewind, called At The Movies (We reviewed Cantrell's other webcomic The Asylumantics here.) It's the second collection of comics, from roughly 2007 to 2008 in the archives on the website. It clocks in at 48 pages filled with almost 100 comics (in black and white with a color cover).
Submitted by RyanEstrada on December 11, 2009 - 14:02
I did a guest strip for Theater Hopper that's up today. I'll do an in-depth write up another day, but see how many comedians YOU can plot on this career arc!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 11, 2009 - 10:12
I've seen a few more efforts to pre-fund comic books by webcomic creators recently and thought I'd search through Kickstarter.com (a site designed for artists to get commitments from readers towards pre-funding a project) to see if I was missing anything. Not as much as I thought! If you're looking for a way to gauge interest in a project and at the same time get commitments to buy Kickstarter.com seems like a handy way to do it.
Still seeking funding:
Publish Tom Brazelton's Theater Hopper: Year 3
Goal $3500 by December 31st
Publish 2 of Box Brown's comics!
Goal $2500 by January 15th
Kel McDonald's Sorcery 101 Book 1
Goal $7000 by January 31st
Met their stated goals:
Publish Gordon McAlpin's Multiplex Book 1
Goal $7500 by December 12th
Publish Becky Dreistadt's Tigerbuttah
Goal $5000 by January 16th.
Submitted by Delos on November 20, 2009 - 08:22
Submitted by Delos on November 6, 2009 - 08:00
I Am Legend reviewed Nahast and Pheonix Requiem while Webcomics Critique covered Nobody Scores!. Pigs of the Industry critiqued Evil Ain’t Easy and Fly Me From The Moon as the Artiste Manquee talked about School Spirit. Not to be outdone, Webcomic Overlook peered at The Meek and pondered about the thousands of words each image condensed into a story.
This Week in Webcomics reviewed Theater Hopper books one and two and had a lot of good things to say while Fictions cautiously recommended Spleenal. Digital Strips looked at Evil, Inc volumes one and two and Newsarama snuck in a review of Dark Corners while Optical Sloth reviewed a number of comics by Austin English. Ink Destroyed My Brush analyzed Asterios Polyp and Forbidden Planet speaks in awe of The Man In Black. Speech Balloons covered Here’s to Suzie! and Read About Comics looked at Monsters. MangaBlog also covered Deka Kyoshi, which has a slightly different premise I enjoyed learning about. (I know. It’s probably manga typical but I like to see comics applied to other things beside fantasy, horror, supers and gamer life journals.) For instance, these comic mashups are something different and pretty funny, too.
- Wednesday’s Haul reviewed Box 13; a made for the iphone comic by Gallaher and Ellis. Seven pages of Box 13 will be released every Thursday, if I read this right.
- Let’s join Odori Park in celebrating a 100 strip milestone. (Check out the temporary switch from inking to ball point pen starting here.) Comic Critics is also getting close, Nahast passed the seven year mark and Silly Daddy reaches 500. And Tyler James is doing 30 characters in 30 days, which sounds like a fun project. This is now the logical spot to point to Fraggmented’s character analysis of the Marvelous King of Atlantis, the Sub-Mariner.
- Super Show interviewed Shawn Pryor and Thought Bubble talked with Emma Vieceli. A Nickel’s Worth talked with Glenn McCoy and Comic Book Resources talked 45 with Andi Ewington.
- And lapsing back into the theoretical, another way we might be able to distribute our free comics is through Scribd. I got the hint from here (#62) and you can already see items like Nosey Parker and Way oF The Samurai on there, plus all this comic stuff. Why not put some of our best webcomic archives (with links to your site) into a pdf and add it there?
Submitted by Delos on August 19, 2009 - 10:00
What Did I Learn?
weekly webcomic reviews by Delos
(this is a repost)
Submitted by Tom Brazelton on April 9, 2009 - 16:19
The movie-themed comic Theater Hopper was recently removed from Google's index due to some malicious code placed on the site by hackers. The code was a lengthy list of hidden links used to index sites selling over-the-counter medication.
Notified about the code by Google, the omnipresent search engine communicated to creator Tom Brazelton that his site would be removed from the index for 30 days until his site's code was cleaned up.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 2, 2009 - 11:52
Comics Worth Reading points to what may be the first multi-level marketing webcomic scheme.
Last week was the eighth anniversary of Mitch Clem's Nothing Nice to Say. Comixtalk had an interview with Mitch back in 2006.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Tozzers is doing a strange Terminator/Anti-Ben Affleck storyline (I thought bashing Affleck was Theater Hopper's gig) Despite the heavy outlining I like the artwork on this strip, I'm less sold on the comic as a whole but still worth checking out.