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Questions for February's Community Interview with Blank Label Comics

UPDATE: TODAY'S THE LAST DAY TO ASK QUESTIONS - POST YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE CREATORS OF BLANK LABEL COMICS IN A COMMENT BELOW.

For next month's Comixpedia magazine issue focusing on collectives we'll be conducting a community interview with Blank Label Comics. On hand to answer your questions will be BLC members: Brad J. Guigar (Evil Inc., Courting Disaster); Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary); Dave Kellett (Sheldon); Kristofer Straub (Starslip Crisis); Paul Southworth (Ugly Hill); Paul Taylor (Wapsi Square); Steve Troop (Melonpool); David Willis (It's Walky!, Shortpacked!); and Greg Dean (Real Life).

If you have a question for Blank Label Comics post it as a comment to this thread. On Friday, February 9th, we'll take the top ten questions and send them on to BLC for answers (which we'll post later in February).

Is this the shortest

halfpixel's picture

Is this the shortest interview you guys have done?

Kristofer Straub
Halfpixel.com

I'm going to stretch it further

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

I'm going to give a few more days next week - probably til Wednesday I think. Ze editors will fill out the ten question quotient if the readers don't come through.

Community interviews have been hit and miss - kind of why they disappeared for a year or so. Our readers just don't always fire forth the questions for these things.

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Xaviar Xerexes

On second thought, let's not go to Comixpedia. It is a silly place.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

On second thought

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

the readers had their chance! :)

I'm going to send you the 10 questions tonight (I filled in the rest of the slots with hopefully interesting questions).

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Xaviar Xerexes

On second thought, let's not go to Comixpedia. It is a silly place.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

Middle Of The Road? ~OR~ Just About Right?

gigglinsigler's picture

Midnight Cartooner here! First off, congrats on the WCCA nominations, they are many and well-deserved! However, following up from a recent brouhaha over at Digital Strips, how much credence do you all put in your nominations? Do you feel like they should be reserved for those that really don't need the boost a nomination like this might provide? (Arguably this includes everyone on the BLC roster.)

All of Blank Label's properties (meant figuratively, not literally) enjoy a good amount of popularity and fan support despite lacking any real controversial content. For example, Real Life is little more than a blog comic (but a very well polished one) and Sheldon might be the most harmless comic on the Web. How do all the creators feel about the stigma that webcomics should be edgier and provide something more than your simple, Sunday morning funnies strip might offer? What advice would you give to those trying to make it with common conventions like vulgar language, intense violence, and controversial content designed to rile up a target audience?

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"Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong." - Dennis Miller

Check out my webcomic, Amazing Superzeroes, at www.amazingsuperzeroes.com! They're heroes! With a Z!

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"Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong." - Dennis Miller

Check out my webcomic, Amazing Superzeroes, at www.amazingsuperzeroes.com! They're heroes! With a Z!

What other qualities,

What other qualities, business models, or approaches to you appreciate in other collectives? In other cartoonists?

Personal ambition may get in

Personal ambition may get in the way of the group's needs, do you mainly look out for your own comic, or is your primary concern about the group as a whole? For example, if you felt that you're own comic could thrive without the rest of the collective, would you leave BLC or would you stay to support the rest? What are ways that you support the rest of the collective now? Do you have any new ideas, hopes, dreams that will promote or improve BLC?

A year has passed - I'd like

bobweiner's picture

A year has passed - I'd like to hear about any lessons learned from the group in creating and promoting BLC. What worked well? What should have been done differently? How is the work-load to maintain the collective handled?

Krishna M. Sadasivam Cartoonist, "The PC Weenies" http://www.pcweenies.net