- Features article update: Tim Broderick begins a new series of articles on taking your comic to a traditional publisher — an option every comics creator should consider. I also catch up with what’s going on now with five folks who appeared in the pages of ComixTalk in a previous October issues: Jon Morris; Jamie Robertson; Bill Roundy; Thomas K. Dye; and Lee Adam Herold.
- I’ll have details on the winners of the Blade DVD giveaway tonight (entries closed this past Friday at midnight)
- This is interesting to me at least: Imaginova Corp., a digital media company that manages a network of several science and technology-focused Web sites, has acquired Newsarama.com, a news and community site geared for comic book fans. The companyâ€™s network of sites includes Space.com, LiveScience.com and Aviation.com. Though the new acquisitionâ€™s editorial is not science based, Imaginova CEO and president Dan Stone said that the site reaches a similar audience. (h/t Dirk Deppey)
- More on Zuda from Todd Allen.
- Mike Lynch tells you what to do after you’ve sold a comic to a magazine.
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- Digital Strips reviews White Ninja.
- August Pollak has a new book of comics out: Junk in the Toaster will debut at this weekend’s SPX.
- Tom Spurgeon (Comics Reporter) writes up his mixed feelings towards webcomics. Tom doesn’t cover webcomics as much as he should which is a shame because he’s a good, even-handed observor. More coverage of the digital screen from him will be good. As to the points he’s making in his essay I’ve heard them all before and for the most part they’re hardly worth making let alone taking the trouble to take apart. (Someday I will try to write a more coherent where we’ve been and where we’re going type of essay though that may help serve as sort of an insta-rebuttal to some of the sillier memes of criticism of "webcomics".)
- Mike Hawthorne puts his comic Hysteria online.