- Check out the End of 2006 Roundtable with 10 comics-savvy writers covering the year in webcomics. A few more articles should be up soon (I'm editing as fast as I can!) – possibly even today.
- The Comics Reporter interviews the creator of Narbonic and other webcomics, Shaenon Garrity. Really, really good interview. Interesting question at the end where Garrity muses on where she'll be five years from now. I think she's overlooking the webcomic/newspaper hybrid that Rich Stevens' Diesel Sweeties may be cracking open and that would seem well-suited to Garrity's combination of writing and artistic skills.
- Digital Strips reviews some of the free webcomics published on Netcomics.com (Netcomics is the english-language affiliate of Korean manwha publisher, E-comix).
- Webcomics In Print posts one last book roundup for the year. (Don't forget to check out the Year In Print round-up in our December issue)
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Eric Burns posts the "pilot script" for ComicSense.com, a television show about webcomics – look for it around, oh I'll put my money on 2016. Actually it's a self-described parody of West Wing/Studio 60 creator Aaron Sorkin's style and since everyone reading this post knows webcomics, I can safely say – it's marvelously funny.
- From Fleen: Jennie Breeden is selling a deck of The Devil's Panties cards.
- Wow – 2 years and a 100 podcasts from Digital Strips. Congratulation to Daku (and the now-departed Zampson).
- Drawn! points to a tutorial by Les McClaine (creator of Johnny Crossbones).
- Joey Manley has started a discussion group on creating an API for Webcomics Nation. An API would allow third-party developers to write code that could work with the WCN code to do interesting things.
- Keenspot working with sponsor Wicked Lasers debuts a new webcomic called Wicked Powered created by Chris Crosby and Owen Gieni (the team behind Sore Thumbs). This may be the first sponsor co-owned/created webcomic. I'm all in favor of exploring new ways to make money from making comics so while it's too early to tell what this means, kudos to Crosby and Keenspot for pursuing the opportunity.