Plugin Boy is a film noir sci-fi soap opera. Well, it is. Roy Boney, the creator behind this twisted tale of a boy who can't leave his room because he's plugged into the wall, started the project out as a strip and has turned it into a graphic novel. The cinematic influences on Plugin Boy range from the obvious to the obscure, making it a treat for film buffs and anyone interested in comics.
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This chat took place Saturday, March 29, 2003. Cayetano "Cat" Garza Jr chatted with Scott McCloud, Demian5, and Patrick Farley. In Scott McCloud's second book on the comic medium, Reinventing Comics, he wrote about the potential of digital media for comics. He named several artists already on the web in the book, creating a certain aura of notoriety around some artists who may have gone unnoticed before. Among them were Cayetano Garza, Demian5 and Patrick Farley. Comixpedia had the chance to eavesdrop on a chat between the four about the state of webcomics today.
Les McClaine gets a kick out of sharing his dirty laundry with the world. An up-and coming creator with impressive academic credentials, including two years at the Pilgrim Church Nursery School in Lexington, Massachusetts, Life With Leslie's Les Maclaine has journeyed to Savannah and back (yeah, he's done college, too), and is now one of those rare few who can claim to be making a bit of money drawing sequential art.
Working at Newbury Comics, and with his comic Highway 13 being published by Amaze Ink/SLG Publishing, he could certainly be doing worse. If he was, though, he'd let you know in his journal comic in a heartbeat.
Here are the complete question-and-answer transcripts that were originally amassed for part 2 of the April 2003 Journal Comics Explored feature. As with any feature, all of the answers can never be used in the final copy, and some questions are always dropped for purposes of focus and clarity.
Comixpedia has chosen to include the entire set of interviews here â€“ verbatim (typos and all) â€“ so that those curious to know as much as they can about the thoughts lurking inside their favorite journal comic artists' heads can do so without having to resort to guerilla brain surgery.
The Devil's Panties doesn't have the Devil in it, and makes only the occasional reference to panties, but Jennie Breeden never promised anything. A recent art school grad who spent last summer as the arts counsellor at a camp, Breeden recently got a job working at a comic book shop. Her strip revolves around tales of going to bars, to work, as well as the hijinx ensued through three girls not afraid of the world outside.
And it's all (mostly) true.
Todd Webb published his first series of minicomics about his job as a stockboy when he was still a teenager. Barely out of his teens now, he's had The Goldfish and Bob published by BlindWolf Studios and he's hard at work on a new book with his friend Harold.
Derek Kirk Kim, the creative force behind Small Stories Online, has his first print comic collection coming out next month - Same Difference and Other Stories, collecting all the episodes of "Same Difference" from the site (with a new font) and some other work.
This is the first of a series of forum interviews with questions taken from our readers. R Stevens, the creator behind Diesel Sweeties, has combined the extreme look of pixelation with the bizarre concept of a former porn star dating a robot. The cast has expanded since those first strips about Clango and Maura, including people R Stevens has admitted are based on real life people. Since starting, he's had a brief try at a strip on Modern Tales (Kid Clango), started a monthly club for goodies (the Clango Club) and self-published his archives as a paper book with a shiny, shiny cover.
Scott Keuhner advertises Look What I Brought Home as the “world’s most hated webcomic,” but he won’t fight you for the title. Ranging from the raunchy to the disgusting, the subject matter of LWIBH has offended and intrigued many. Keuhner and his wife Amanda (who originally had a writing credit on LWIBH) run a site listing the potentially most offensive comics out there here. LWIBH isn't there - but it could be.
Scott Kurtz is the creative force behind PVP, and Wedlock, his brief stint with an autobiographical comic on Modern Tales. Kurtz, known for being one of the few webcomics creators able to actually live off his comic, recently started a print run of PVP with Image Comics.