Welton Colbert returns to the pages of ComixTalk for a very special day! And we're not telling why it's special! You'll just have to figure it out for yourself - click on for the comic!
Derik A Badman looks at two webcomics from Top Shelf 2.0, Cave Adventure by Michael DeForge and Ritual of the Savage by Jed McGowan, in this month's Panels & Pictures.
I tend to stick to my comfort zone when it comes to webcomics. Reading about a new one here or on one of the other review sites, if I'm not familiar with the creator or if it doesn't sound a little like something I already read, I'm sorry to say that I'm not all that likely to go and take a look. Unadventurous: that's me.
So I'm very glad I took a chance three-and-a-half years ago and signed up for the Daily Grind Contest. It's introduced me to a whole group of comics from my fellow competitors that I doubt I would ever have known about otherwise, and I'd like to mention three of them at some length here -- Trains of Thought by Stephen Burrell (his Livejournal page is at http://stephenwastaken.livejournal.com), Tartpop by Phil Redmon (his Livejournal page at http://destro-simpson.livejournal.com), and Young Adventure Friends by Billis, a.k.a. Bela Whigimill.
Derik A Badman takes a looks at two nonfiction webcomics from the European "screen publisher" Electrocomics in this month's Panels & Pictures. Rubiah by Sacha Goerg is an autobiographical telling of a stay in Indonesia, while Kai Pfeiffer's Radioactive Forever is a comics essay on the Chernobyl incident and its echoes.
For the past couple of columns (part one and part two), we've been examining "closure and synthesis" -- the third of my "four criteria" for a new definition of what is a comic. Closure was defined as "the phenomenon of observing the parts but perceiving the whole" while synthesis is defined as "the process of the human mind to take the elements provided to them in a work and to create from the
There's one last thing to pass on in this series about publishing your graphic novel through a traditional prose publisher: Does this work?
Easy answer: Yes.
In the eternal struggle between "story comics" and "gag comics," I tend to come down on the side of the long form. Yes, a little chuckle is good, but I'd rather follow characters through an adventure, even if that adventure is just them trying to return a library book or attending a "meet the tenants" party in their apartment building.
DrunkDuck.com founder and administrator Dylan "Volte6" Squires announced yesterday at the DrunkDuck forums that he has left Platinum Studios to pursue new opportunities. I caught up with Squires via email to fill out the story.
In this month's Panels & Pictures, Derik A Badman takes a look at Parade (With Fireworks) by Mike Cavallaro. Nominated for an Eisner in "Best Limited Series," the comic originally appeared online.