Submitted by DonnaBarr on November 27, 2008 - 12:56
Another blog entry yanked out of an email. A reader contacted me about a children's charity book a colleague was putting together. I told the reader I had a few pages that had only appeared in a mini (I was going to say "very limited" mini, but that's a redundancy).
He wrote back saying the publisher would probably want original work, even if it did appear in a mini. I wrote back and said that if the guy wasn't paying, he should be on his knees to all the nice artists, crying, "Thank you! Thank you!"
Evan Nichols is the creator behind the long-running Ask Dr. Eldritch webcomic. The long-running adventures of the intrepid advice columnist Dr. Eldritch are nearing episode #500 which is a pretty significant milestone for any comic project. The concept here alone cracks me up. Just check out the intro to the "Letters" page at the site:
Dr. Eldritch answers the questions that no other columnist will touch, with solid, no-nonsense advice to get you through those once-in-a-lifetime crises:
- Being menaced by the Undead?
- Scientific experiments gone horribly wrong and may destroy the Earth?
- A Loved One is possessed by Satan?
- Your gorgeous lover is using you as a patsy for an elaborate swindle?
Don't fall victim to vampires! Don't get slashed by a psycho! Don't get stuck, ASK DR. ELDRITCH!
Read on for my interview about the good doctor with his creator, Evan Nichols.
Submitted by DonnaBarr on November 21, 2008 - 13:20
I mean, more than usually.
There are at least TWO things my readers totally missed, or only just recently guessed:
1. When I was hinting like a mad thing that Udo was Jewish, NOBODY got it (okay, one friend in theater got it).
2. Only very recently has ONE reader (congrats!) asked me if I was extrapolating from Maus when I wrote Desert Peach #26, "Miki."
Submitted by IronSpike on November 2, 2008 - 18:59
Submitted by Faith on October 24, 2008 - 12:31
Front and back covers for The War at Ellsmere. Nothing with this book came easy, and I think I drew and redrew and composed and recomposed this cover about a billion times (not an exaggeration). I was about ready to shoot myself when this particular composition popped into my head, and was fortunate enough to get the bloody thing down on paper before it took off. Ye gods, was this thing hard.
Submitted by Tim Broderick on October 6, 2008 - 16:01
Took the family up to Minneapolis to visit some old friends and attend Fallcon, a small but growing comicon there.
They took fantastic care of all the creators there, even had someone show me to my table personally. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Submitted by RyanEstrada on September 24, 2008 - 06:46
I was rummaging through my notebook the other day and found a piece of paper that I can't believe I haven't posted yet. My scientology test. See, when I was in LA this summer, I stopped into one of their recruitment centers.
Submitted by Jamie Robertson on July 27, 2008 - 20:02
The term comic strip may bring to mind the Sunday morning funnies, Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Baby Blues, or Doonesbury, but these days comic strip are hardly confined to the pages of newspapers.
More and more comics are on-line and artists exposure on the Internet have made it easier than ever to make a career out of drawing in frames.
Submitted by CalamityJon on July 15, 2008 - 11:00
Itâ€™s my birthday today. Iâ€™m going to decline to mention my actual age, but suffice it to say that itâ€™s close enough to forty that Iâ€™ve decided to consider myself forty from here on out. This is to prevent my having to check my every decision with the mental reminder â€œJon, come on, youâ€™re almost forty.â€ Itâ€™ll save me a lot of time. I may even consider myself fifty from here on out, Iâ€™ll let you know how everything develops.
Submitted by JVWest on June 23, 2008 - 21:45