Jeff Darlington is responsible for one of the longest-running and most popular geek webcomics ever to exchange packets with your modem – General Protection Fault. Having started out innocently enough in 1998 with what looked like a gag-a-day strip with tech- and geek- humour, Darlington sneakily managed to take his webcomic to crazed serial heights, with the now-(im?)famous year-long mega story arc "Surreptitious Machinations".
In this Reader-run Interview, Darlington speaks about crossovers, women's sexuality, geek vs. gamer strips, and everyone favorite subject – crackpot scientists.
Aaron Farber is the creator of the Keenspot-hosted Men In Hats webcomic. Starting his comics career at the tender young age of 15, he also is the demented creative force behind the now-ended Pentasmal, which was also hosted on Keenspot. Farber describes Men In Hats as "the gripping story of 6 guys who stand around in the desert... talking... sometimes they have breakfast." It is a satirical, sometimes nonsensical comic strip that would be right at home on your daily newspaper funny pages... except that it’s consistently fresh and funny.
What's black and white and geeky all over?
Perhaps the most charming freak in comics since Benjamin J. Grimm has been a certain involuntarily transformed, zebra-striped demonness who does tech support on the side, and who can set fire to people that infuriate her with her mind. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Zebra Girl has grown from cult favorite over the years, making a changeover from Keenspace to Keenspot this year, and delighting more and more readers with each black-and-white-and-read-all-over update. We interviewed Zebra Girl's creator, Joe England, and got a quick glimpse into his hand-coded, Zebra-striped universe.
You asked and Josh Lesnick answered. Lesnick's current project is Girly â€“ a sequel of sorts to Wendy and Cute Wendy, yet not a sequel at all. Part of the Keenspot line-up, but also a webcomics entrepreneur in his own right, Lesnick talks about webcomics business, art and INTERWEB drama.
Michael Jantze's The Norm may be one of the best comic strips in newspapers today. Although syndicated by King Features Syndicate, Jantze has also stepped up to show keen entrepreneurial initiative, by hopping on the electronic world with a larger business plan, which includes the webcomic world. You can read The Norm online, in collections, and in The Norm Magazine. Jantze also has some web-oriented freebies available on his site.
Rob Balder has been delighting webcomics readers, readers of independent newspapers, convention-goers, and booklovers for several years now with his Partially Clips. He paused long enough in a busy schedule to answer ten questions at some length – with his observations on the current state and future of webcomics, of his trials and tribulations in book publishing, and what started him on this path... and his plans for the future.
A befogged pigeon, an abrasive squirrel with a strap-on, a gay robot who collect vintage records, a skull-faced stripper, an insecure head without a body, and a lustful pumpkin. All are the main characters of Stoopid Pigeon, a long-running (coming up on five years!) webcomic that nevertheless has been under the radar of many webcomic readers. Al Schroeder interviewed the two creators of the admittedly offensive and explicit, but often delightfully funny comic, and you can read the results here.
Gilda "Sans Souci" Rimessi is the author of The Sinner Dragon, a popular fantasy-based webcomic that has appeared online since 2001. She successfully transcends the boundaries of gender and language to appeal to a large devoted audience. Redefining the roles of sexuality and its place within webcomics, Rimessi creates a tantalizing mix that continues to draw in the fans.
Eight is the creator of several webcomics, the most recognized probably being Road Waffles. Road Waffles is a brilliant mess of sex and violence and random plot devices. Other webtoonists agree:
"You'll never find more conveniently placed objects, characters, or plot devices anywhere other than Road Waffles!" Greg Dean (Real Life)
"Kind of like Natural Born Killers meets Pee-Wee's Big Adventure... Or not." Aaron Holm (Joe Average)
"If Quentin Tarantino made a daily webcomic, this is what it would look like." Josh Phillips (Avalon)
Comixpedia caught up with him to hear what HE thinks of the whole webcomics thing.
Jennifer Miyuki Babcock is the creator of C'est la Vie, a daily comic strip that appears both in the UCLA Daily Bruin and online at Comics Sherpa. Babcock has been posting strips to Comics Sherpa since September 7, 2003. C'est la Vie is currently the highest rated strip at Comics Sherpa by visitors to the site and it is well worth checking out.