Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 24, 2003 - 09:51
What happens when you put a half-dozen of webcomics' brightest and most vocal brains in a vegematic set on "inquisinate"?
Well, we put Chris Crosby, Joey Manley, Mark Mekkes, Chris Morrisson, BoxJam, and Scott McCloud in a chat room together with an inquisitive Damonk, to see what would happen. The result was a frothy milkshake of a chat interview that focused on awards for webcomics and their value or worth in the webcomics community.
If you're into grey matter milkshakes, or some cool, refreshing idea-sharing, than read on to see what these pureed brains had to say...
damonk: Five more minutes, and I'm starting this puppy.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 25, 2003 - 10:08
More writeups of this year's Comicon from creators and webzines:
- Howard Tayler, creator of Schlock Mercenary wrote up his experiences at Comicon on his website. Go here.
- Dumbrella Crew Comicon Report From Jeff "LIGGU MY WIGU" Rowland.
- Iain Hamp, author of the monthly Comixpedia column Why Do Online Comics has just published his third annual San Diego Comic Con Review at his website, Darwin's Complex.
- Dirk Tiede posts a ton of fabulous(!) photos from Comicon.
- From Ninth Art, a recap of Comicon which is a little superhero-focused (whenever folks figure out that two superhero comic book companies do not a healthy industry make) but a good thought piece on whether this year's Comicon is a sign of better things to come for the "comics industry."
- Another write up of Comicon from Comic Art Fans.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 15, 2003 - 13:59
Why should you head to San Diego for Comicon this month (July 17-20th)? Because there will be a huge number of great creators there to meet, including:
R Stevens and the Dumbrella Gang ("i'll be there with a bunch of other cartoonists [Sam Brown, Jeff Rowland, John Allison, R Stevens, Jon Rosenberg and Andrew Bell] we have a double endcap over near the bayside cafe & small press area. (#1148)")
Clint Hollingsworth of Wandering Ones will be at the Keenspot. So will Maritza Campos of CRFH!!!
Scott R. Kurtz and Frank Cho (sharing a booth somewhere near the Image booth)
At the GirlAMatic.com/RumbleGirls.com table will be Spike, Jason Thompson, Shaenon Garrity and Lea.
And lots more info in a helpful Comicon thread here.
There's something about comics that make people want to talk. And sometimes, just talking causes more chaos and consternation than you can imagine. Between technical failures, heated discussions on controversial topics, and the occasional troll, creators who wish to maintain a community presence may be called on to do much more than just write and draw their comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 3, 2003 - 14:06
WIGU by Jeffrey Rowland focuses on Wigu Tinkle and the rest of his family. Wigu's favorite television show is Magical Adventures in Space with Topato and Sheriff Pony. A great part of the immediacy of webcomics is the general acceptance by creators and fans of fan art based on the webcomic. Not all fan art, however, makes such extensive use of fine art as this group of pieces dropping Topato into works by artists such as Hopper, Warhol and Van Gogh.