Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 26, 2008 - 21:12
Halfpixel at Comic Con:
That Dave Kellett is a funny guy. Little bit... a little bit.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 22, 2008 - 09:18
Kris Straub is one of the nicest guys I've met in webcomics (although 99% of that has been online - our brief in-person meeting was saying "hi, 'sup" at last year's SPX). Besides being part of the ever-present Half Pixel crew (with whom he wrote How To Make Webcomics) and working on lots of comics and animated series (say, when is PvP Season 2 coming?) he's got a new album out called Aviators Hide the Tears that includes that rollickin' "I'm on the Internet..." song he wrote (I can't remember the name of it but it runs on his slipcast videos).
Also he does make a lot of comics. His main gig these days is the science-fiction flavored Starslip Crisis which to my mind is one of the smarter humor comics out there. Kris' strength and weakness in writing is often going meta on things -- making the joke and simultaneously analyzing it. To my mind it works more often than not and really with Starslip he's broadened his approach to everything so that "meta-ish" isn't so predominant in his work anymore.
If you want a concentrated does of meta, however, check out Straub's re-run of his first comic, Checkerboard Nightmare, where he basically made a comic about webcomics and online culture, circa 2000ish. For the re-run he's making short video commentaries. We ran two Straub comics at ComixTalk -- Modern Humor Authority and later installments of Checkerboard Nightmare -- both some of my favorite things we've published (click here for the webcomics archives at ComixTalk).
Submitted by Brad Guigar on July 15, 2008 - 00:00
Halfpixel has got the center of the Comic Con floor covered. We have positions in all of the key locations of the convention.
-- The authors will be taking turns at the Image Comics booth, signing copies of the breakout How To Make Webcomics book. Aisle 2700.
-- Over in the IP Pavilion, just below DC Comics, will be home base for me, Dave Kellett (Sheldon) and Kris Straub (Starslip). Aisle 2100.
-- And in the heart of the Webcomics area... the heart of Halfpixel, Scott Kurtz (PvP), will be setting up shop. Aisle 1400.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on July 10, 2008 - 00:00
The entire Halfpixel gang is going to Comic Con International in a couple weeks! Scott Kurtz is going to be exhibiting in the main Webcomics area and Dave, Kris and I are going to be at a table with Image Comics. We'll be doing two panel discussions during the convention -- both on Friday. Fri., 3:00-4:00: An Introduction to Webcomics The single largest explosion of new comics talent in history is happening online. Did you know that there are over 18,000 webcomics? Some of them have millions of readers. Most of these comics are free. Is this news to you? Then...
Submitted by Brad Guigar on June 23, 2008 - 00:01
After seeing all of the other Halfpixel guys' interns posting on their blogs, I demanded my turn. After all, I've been interning for Mr. Guigar all summer long, and I deserve just as much recognition as those other girls. Of course, it was different for me. There are hundreds of Mr. Guigar's competitors who would love to use someone like me to get to all of Mr. Guigar's secrets -- the publishing date of his next book, his secret to understanding villain mentality, his formula for developing devastating puns. So, from the start, Mr. Guigar insisted my internship should be...
Submitted by NightgigTim on May 12, 2008 - 18:47
Drawn from sources all over the inTARwebs…
Leah Hernandez talks about How To Make Webcomcis from Halfpixel.
Italian comic book Dylan Dog from Platinum Studios to be made into a feature film. In other Platinum news the will be partnering with Top Cow to bring Witchblade to the big screen. Sounds like the farming is going well [...]
Submitted by Th'_Mole on May 2, 2008 - 00:31
Good: after reading How to Make Webcomics, I wrote to the Halfpixel guys with a technical question, and they answered it on their podcast.
Bad: they didn't mention my webcomic (although they did mention the comics belonging to other people who wrote to them).
Good: they were in good humor, and the answer they gave made sense.
Two out of three. :)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 29, 2008 - 08:45
Gary has 99% positive praise for the new How To Make Webcomics book from the four horsemen of the Halfpixelypse. I haven't seen a less-then-sterling review so far so I'm guessing if you're interested in making webcomics this is a book you want for your shelf where you put books.
I still need to order a copy but I've been paralyzed by indecision over which of the four authors to order it from!
Submitted by Tom Brazelton on April 16, 2008 - 08:43
For those of you that are in to podcasts, the webcomics collective known as Boxcar Comics has an announcement to make.
As part of the revitialization of Boxcar Comics and the group's continuing effort to promote themselves publicly in a cross-functional manner, we have created a brand new podcast at TalkShoe.com called the Boxcar Comics Hobo Jamboree!
What is our podcast about? Good question - One that we will be answering tonight during our first broadcast recording TONIGHT at 8:00 PM CST!
Submitted by NightgigTim on April 10, 2008 - 23:47
Webcomic news reviews and commentary, and Mike Moss stops by with a review of “How to Make Webcomics” by The Half Pixel Guys, and the music of Beatnik Turtle.
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