Submitted by Wes Molebash on March 6, 2008 - 01:01
Webcomic collective Boxcar Comics is pleased to announce a re-energized creative direction with a redesigned web site to boot!
As part of our renewed purpose, Boxcar is investing efforts into monthly creator-hosted podcasts (coming soon), published jam comics(also, coming soon) and an increased collective presence at comic book conventions.
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 Xaviar Xerexes on July 24, 2007 - 14:31
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 Black_Kitty on April 5, 2007 - 18:28
Encouraged by the success at Wizard World in LA, Platinum Studios will be organizing more DrunkDuck Artist Alleys this year in three other Wizard World conventions. These three Wizard World Events will be at Philadelphia, Chicago, and Texas.
Submitted by Erik Melander on March 28, 2007 - 05:11
- Newsarama interviews Kean Soo, creator of Jellaby which started out as a webcomics, but is scheduled to be published in print by Disney's "Hyperion for Kids" impring.
- Comicsnob interviews Michael Poe and Hilary Hatch of Caffeine Angels Studio and Errant Story.
- Zach Miller's Joe and Monkey has been picked up for online syndication by GoComics according to a recent news post.
- Have you checked out the trailer for the Penny Arcade game yet? In a news post Gabe talks about the game, hinting that it will sell for less than $20 and be a RPG/Adventure.
- Gene Yang's American Born Chinese continues to garner critical acclaim with a nomination for a Reuben awards.
Submitted by moovok on March 18, 2007 - 12:50
With the Lulu Blooker Prize short-list announced Zach Miller (from Joe and Monkey) has been listed as one of the people under the hammer once again. Webcomics in Print quickly grabbed him on Friday for a quick interview about the Blooker Prize and the future of Joe and Monkey.
Also this weekend saw the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing 2007 take place with such webcomics as Bunny, Little Gamers, Beaver & Steve and RPG-TV donning the tables. Mike Rouse-Deane (reviewer of Webcomics in Print) details his experience in his LiveJournal Blog. A Flickr group has also been set up to document the experience for those who have photos of the event.
Submitted by Erik Melander on March 13, 2007 - 07:26
The awards' season certainly has kicked off it seems.
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 Tom Brazelton on December 18, 2006 - 16:18
It's a meeting of the minds tonight at 10:30 CST when Boxcar Comics cohorts and all-around movie mavens Tom Brazelton from Theater Hopper and Joe Dunn from Joe Loves Crappy Movies get together for their first joint talkcast!
It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.