- This week's magazine update includes another installment of Full Story Highlights by Alexander Danner and Tim Tylor; a column by Gilead Pellaeon on collectives; and the first installment of a new column by Derik A. Badman called Panels & Pictures.
- I hadn't looked at it in awhile but the Comixpedia Flickr map has 458 members.
- I'll be at the Washington Webtoonists Meetup this week. If you're in DC come by and say hola.
- T Campbell tried Google Checkout last year but dropped it when it started charging fees this year. Anyone else have anything to report about this Paypal alternative? UPDATE: T writes to clarify:
Google Checkout is not charging fees yet, and will not until the end of 2007. However, once we switched to Google Checkout, we stopped receiving any donations, and once we switched back, they started up again. From the limited evidence, I have to conclude that our donors were too reluctant to sign up with a new payment system, even with the venerable Google brand attached. This may mean that Paypal has a de facto monopoly on e-cash. Better hope they don't start acting like it.
- A business plan for a gag cartoonist (link via Journalista!)
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- The Ryan Estrada Expeditions has launched! New episodes every Monday and Friday!
- ButterNutSquash is updating with a storyline which has one of their characters being dragged around by a dog. They've posted links to some other webcomics where that character has showed up. Not sure if they're looking for more webcomic crossover action but a funny gimmick nonetheless.
- Davd Morgan-Mar's collaborative, community webcomic project has a title, Infinity on 30 Credits a Day, and a new URL.
- Publisher's Weekly has a webcomic: Tales From the Slushpile (link via Journalista!).
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- The weekly round of up webcomics in print from the Webcomics In Print blog.
- Operation Screw Wikipedia makes the frontpage of ComicNe.ws Tracker.
- The Webcomicker notes that the webcomic Banished is updating again with a new artist and is impressed.
- Indy Propaganda reviews Chaos! PhD by Nathan Staples and Ben Dewey.
- Scott Kurtz summarizes PvP in one strip. I challenge everyone to do this – and make it funny to boot.
- More Valentine's Day cards from Big Fat Whale creator Bryan McFadden.
- Aaron Sacco demonstrates how to achieve an effect similar to that used in A Scanner Darkly.
- The Disney Artist Tryout Book. A scan of a book from 1938 – it provides an overview of the production process and description of the various job categories at Disney.
- This seems interesting: how to measure anything with a camera and software. Might be useful in crafting perspective.
- A webcomics hater gets his hate on. Equal opportunity bashing of Penny Arcade, Ctrl-Alt-Del and Shortpacked among others.