Submitted by Wes Molebash on November 20, 2007 - 23:59
Mid-Ohio-Con Info . . .
I'll be exhibiting at the Mid-Ohio-Con this weekend. All the info you need can be found at the Mid-Ohio-Con website. The con is Saturday and Sunday only. I've gotten some e-mails from a few of you who've told me that you'll be at the con, and I can't wait to meet you!
Submitted by NightgigTim on October 4, 2007 - 09:50
Originally uploaded by wmolebash
Wes has some comics posted on his Flickr account that are really worth checking out. .
Submitted by Wes Molebash on August 3, 2007 - 16:24
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.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 24, 2007 - 13:31
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?
Submitted by Wes Molebash on July 24, 2007 - 10:20
I'll be at the San Diego Comic Con from Wednesday night (Preview Night) through Saturday! If you're gonna be in town for the con, make sure to stop by the Viper booth (#1903) and give me a shout! We'll have plenty of copies of both volumes of "You'll Have That", plus we'll have 200 copies of the 32-page one-shot with a limited edition cover! This book isn't gonna be in stores until mid- to late-August, but here's your chance to snap it up before everyone else! As a special bonus, you'll be able to buy all three books (YHT Vol. 1 and 2, and the one-shot) for ten bucks!
The Art of Cartooning exhibit will be held from July 17 through August 25, 2007 at the Pump House Center for the Arts. The Pump House is located in Chillicothe, OH, and the exhibit will feature the work of cartoonists Wes Molebash (Viper Comics) and John K. Victor (Ohio State University).
The opening reception is on Thursday, July 19th from 6-8 PM.
Submitted by Wes Molebash on June 21, 2007 - 22:39
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 19, 2007 - 09:13
- Terrence Marks did a five part series on married creators this month - be sure to check out all of the interviews: Tod and Corey Marie Parkhill, Andrew Farago and Shaenon Garrity, Scott Kellogg and Kathryn Garrison Kellogg, Mason and Amber Williams, and Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier.
- We also have a new feature from Sebastian Parsons that speculates about the motivations for creating webcomics. And in our regular columns, Derik Badman examines of a page of Jaime Hernandez's Flies on the Ceiling for Panels & Pictures and Neil Cohn (along with illustrations from Tym Godek) compares speech/thought bubbles and panels for Comics Theory 101.
- Reinder Dijkhuis has an interesting essay on Project Wonderful. My take on Project Wonderful is that it's a wonderful platform for a web-based advertising system but what remains to be seen is whether it turns into an advertising service. A service needs some entity interacting with traditional media buyers (usually advertising agencies) to sell them ad space on the platform. Whether that's PW creator Ryan North who takes that on or some other arrangement, it's a piece of the puzzle necessary to the long-term success of PW. Don't get me wrong though - I'm a big fan of PW right now and I'm optimistic about it.
- Digital Strips has an interview with Chad Diez, the former artist on The Pet Professional and now working on the relaunched (NSFW) The Sophisticated Pig.
- Earlier this month Digital Strips also had an interview with Wes Molebash on the release of his new book, Youâ€™ll Have That, Vol. 2 (DS also reviewed it here).
- Broken Frontiers has an interview (audio) with Chris Hastings, writer and penciler of Dr. McNinja.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- You guys all read the Websnark already, but be sure to check out his post about the great sci-fi strip Crimson Dark. I've been reading this since literally Day 3 and it's very good.
- Another Websnark post about which I can agree is this one that says nice things about Bobby Crosby's +EV. Comixpedia reviewed +EV back in October 2006.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Debbie Ridpath Ohi (the creator of Will Write For Chocolate) lists 5 reasons why she blogs. Following up on Sebastian Parson's article can you list 5 reasons why you webcomic?
- Check out Webcomics-In-Print for coverage of this year's Blooker Award nominees and the recent U.K. Web & Mini Comix Thing.
- Colonel Joey Manley links to a post at the website Your Mom's Basement (what a great name for a website...) called The Tricks of Turning Pro. Parody or not!?! We link, you deride...
- T Campbell has an interview (audio) with B. Shur, the creator of I Am A Rocket Builder. Coincidently, Shur has seriously revamped the IAARB website and it has a note stating "Coming Soon: New Comics!"
- Pink Raygun posts "Top Ten Signs You Might Be A Fangirl".
A collective, loosely defined, is any sustained grouping of webcomic creators. What they do together varies greatly from group to group. Some are largely a peer group offering each other critical feedback and encouraging support. Others throw in cross-promotion for each others' work. Some build a collective brand with logos, advertising and a central website. Some share business experience and expertise in areas as varied as merchandise, books, conventions, hosting and website creation.
And what did I find from my research? There's a tremendous number of collectives out there (and that I never want to attempt another "survey" article again). And, oh yeah, checking out collectives can be a great way to find excellent new comics.
Submitted by Wes Molebash on February 12, 2007 - 16:31