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Onward Into the Webcomics Breach - UPDATED

It's Wednesday and that means it's July.  We'll have new art from Isabel Marks up top of the site there for July sometime this evening.  Also you all already read webcomics.com, right? Well one more reason to add it to your daily feed - that site just got a website design refresh, plus it now bills Brad Guigar as "editor-in-chief".  Good stuff!

AWARDS: There was a lot of hubbub yesterday about the nominees for the Harveys, including this story on how Gemstone publishing provided pre-filled in ballots for its employees in past years.  The Harveys, like the WCCAs, rely on counting up nominations for comics to determine the list of nominees for each category.  How many people participate is really important to the strength of the award.  I don't think the Harvey's released that information - but if anyone knows the number of votes for nominees please forward it on to me.  On this note Johanna Draper Carlson offers her tips for fixing the HarveysUPDATE: Tom Spurgeon pens an essay on why The Harvey awards should pack it in.

Also just in - Reuben Bolling just won just won the 2009 AAN Award for the Best Cartoon in Alternative Newsweeklies for his comic Tom the Dancing Bug.

INTERVIEWS: Newsarama has an interview with another Zuda cartoonist - this time it's Andy Belanger.  His comic strip Bottle of Awesome started this week.

JUSTIFY MY HYPE: James Duncan's adaptation of The Decemberists' "The Mariner's Revenge Song" is all kinds of creepy awesome.

Don't Go Back to Webcomicsville

TRANSMISSION X IN EFFECT

  • Jesus! Sin Titulo is killing me with the suspense. This is one intense webcomic.
  • Luz: Girl of The Knowing is such a well done comic it almost gets me past the fact that it is largely a public service message.
  • Ramon Perez's Kukuburi was one of the best comics of 2007 and I'm really looking forward to where it goes this year.
  • The Abominable Charles Christopher is hard to describe sometimes. Charming most of the time, it's a glimpse into the animals of the forest and the sweet yet apparently not to bright yeti that lives among them.
  • Kissing Chaos is graphically inventive but a little bit underdeveloped on the narrative front at this point.
  • I can't tell where Raising Hell is going - a romantic comedy set in a horror movie or a bit of a send-up of horror movies - either way it's another fun read with good pace, two solid main characters and nice artwork so far.
  • The Port is sort of interesting, but exploding demon cats are kind of silly really...

AWARDS

Milestones

  • Missed it but earlier this month Bryant Paul Johnson celebrated 8 years of his fantastic comic Teaching Baby Paranoia.
  • I think Nukees is hitting its 11th anniversary later this month... wow!

Justify My Hype

Webcomic Wire - 12/17/07

Drawn from sources scrounging for news…

End of 2007 ComixTalk Roundtable.
Shaenon Garrity will be the cartoonist-in-residence a the Cartoon Art Museum for January.
Brian Warmoth has a conversation wth American Elf creator James Kochalka.
The Transmission X crew gets a spotlight on Canada’s sci-fi network SPACE.

 

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Webcomic Wire - 12/17/07

Drawn from sources scrounging for news…

End of 2007 ComixTalk Roundtable.
Shaenon Garrity will be the cartoonist-in-residence a the Cartoon Art Museum for January.
Brian Warmoth has a conversation wth American Elf creator James Kochalka.
The Transmission X crew gets a spotlight on Canada’s sci-fi network SPACE.

 

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The ComixTalk End of 2007 Roundtable

Our third annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Gary Tyrrell, Dirk Deppey, Tom Spurgeon, Heidi MacDonald, Brigid Alverson, Derik A Badman, Reinder Dijkhuis, and JT Shea and Scott Gallatin.

Catching Up With Ramon Perez and Rob Coughler

There's an incredible wealth of articles in the ComixTalk archives: features and columns on craft, theory and business, insightful reviews and interviews with some of the most interesting folks in webcomics. We'll be taking a regular look back at past issues and catching up with creators we've previously covered.

We interviewed Ramon Perez and Rob Coughler in our November 2004 issue and Ramon Perez did the cover for Comixpedia's 2004 End of the Year issue. Perez and Coughler have had a busy year between their webcomic Butternutsquash and helping to found the new webcomics collective Transmission-X so it was a good time to catch up on what they're up to as we head towards 2008...

Webcomic Wire - 9/24/07

Drawn from sources close to the Pope…

Cory Doctrow cosplayers at the XKCD picnic.
Clickwheel will continue to be commissioning work from independent creators. If you have a comic and want to pitch it to them, email Tim (tim@clickwheel.net) 
Wizard has a conversation with Karl Kerschl of Transmission X.
T Campbell blogs about the Heroes webcomic.
Wall Street Journal article [...]
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Interviews Galore

Transmission-X Adds New Webcomics

The webcomic collective Transmission X has added four new ongoing comics to its daily schedule. In addition to the five comics that launched the site Karl Kerschl's Ragni: The North Sea Epoch and The Abominable Charles Christopher, Andy B's Raising Hell, Scott Hepburn's The Port and Cameron Stewart's Sin Titulo - Transmission-X is now proud to announce the debut of Ramon Perez's Kukuburi, Arthur Dela Cruz's Kissing Chaos: Til I Die, Brian McLachlan's The Princess Planet, and Michael Cho's Papercut.

Canadian Webcomic Collective: Transmission X

Transmission X features Toronto creators: Cameron Stewart, Karl Kerschl, Scott Hepburn, Brenden Fletcher, Arthur Dela Cruz and Ramon Perez. Everyone knows Perez from Butternut Squash and Steward and Dela Cruz have both been previously nominated for Eisners. Looks like a great group. (ht/ the Beat)