Daniel "Merlin" Goodbrey has been skulking around the webcomics scene for years now, shamelessly exposing small gaggles of readers and creators alike to the wanton nakedness of his raw Imagination. While not a 'mainstream biggie' (yet), e-merl.com holds its own in any measuring contest when it comes to quality of writing and entertainment value, and leaves the pack behind when it comes to breaking new ground in our burgeoning digital field.
The two brothers from Indiana who sell downloadable comic books in PDF through Unbound Comics are feeling positive over future prospects for their site – which they run together from a considerable distance from one another. But this physical distance between Aaron (who lives in San Francisco) and Matt Thacker (in Chicago) hasn’t limited their success with Unbound Comics, a site that offers new and out-of-print comic books in e-book format for nearly half the price of their print counterparts.
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.
Professional cartoonist Dave Kelly may have a twisted sense of humor and a wacky animation style. He may be weird or even a genius. But maybe he's just a shy, private guy with a great sense of creativity. Any opinion may just suffice, depending on the particular side this 22-year-old decides to show.
"I like that people have a solid opinion of me, if it's good or bad or weird," Kelly says. "I don't want to be plain, normal and boring."
Plain, normal and boring may never describe this comic mastermind from West Philadelphia. Kelly is the author and artist of many Web comics, including the completed work (and probably his most renowned) Living In Greytown, a bizarre comic about a town with no exits and the many living beings that are stuck there.
His comic has been compared to Seinfeld - and he's done a week of "crossover" strips to prove it. John Allison, the creator behind Bobbins and Scary Go Round, hasn't always had it as easy as Seinfeld. Allison ended Bobbins, hosted on KeenSpot, to move to Modern Tales with Scary Go Round.
She has three comics and a sketchbook online, works part time at a hospital and hates sundried tomatoes. Or does she?
Andrew Arnold writes a column for TIME Magazine's online version, Time.com, about comix. Time.comix focuses mainly on reviewing print comix – in the past he's written about Andi Watson and Jason Shiga, as well as defending his use of the term comix rather than comics.
Dave Kellett's big break came from Keenspot, where Sheldon, a daily strip about a pre-teen billionaire, his grumpy grandpa and his mischievous talking duck was hosted, to the delight of webcomics readers everywhere. Sheldon now lives on United Mediaï¿½s web site along with ten other online-only comics. Kellett, a native of Southern California, started drawing in third grade.
Evolution Comics' second volume just hit the Internet. The online anthology of comics features new work from both upcoming and well-known artists, including the site's creators, Dan Carroll and Rachel Swift.
Carroll, who works for the University of Chicago Press in subscriptions, handles the main editorial duties. He also draws Mysterious Void. Swift, who's a site developer at the university, manages the web site itself. They both contributed to the latest volume of Evolution Comics, just recently released.
Evolution Comics' second volume just hit the Internet. The online anthology of comics features new work from both upcoming and well-known artists, including the site's creators, Dan Carroll and Rachel Swift. Carroll, who works for the University of Chicago Press in subscriptions, handles the main editorial duties. He also draws Mysterious Void. Swift, who's a site developer at the university, manages the web site itself. They both contributed to the latest volume of Evolution Comics, just recently released.
Few people have gone into the undiscovered country of the "infinite canvas" Scott McCloud spoke of in his book Reinventing Comics so boldly as has Cayetano Garza Jr.