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CORRECTION

  • It has been brought to my attention that the Comics Reporter's list of the Top 50 Comics of 2006 contained more webcomics than I'd noted. French superstar Lewis Trondheim's Les Petits Riens and Mazen Kerbaj's Kerblog, as well as potentially two entries published by The Guardian by Joe Sacco and Posy Simmonds.

LETTERING

  • For Comixpedia readers who have been following Jon Morris' Plea For Hand-Lettering there is an interesting thread on The Engine by Comicraft founder Rich Starkling which delves into a discussion on both classic lettering and the pitfalls of creative teams. Eddie Campbell also takes on the subject on his blog.

CON

  • Kristoffer Straub, and a host of other notable creators, have attended the Emerald City Comicon. Straub was part of a webcomic business panel together with Brad Guigar (Evil Inc.), Robert Khoo (Penny Arcade), Scott Kurtz (PvP) and Bill Barnes (Unshelved. Unfortunately Straub found the panel somewhat disappointing.
    Emerald City was a great con, but the panel was a great… lame thing. The trouble was that we didn’t talk about much business, and the con-installed moderator was kinda like “so what’s a webcomic? What’s your favorite color?”

I should do a panel...

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

I'd probably piss someone off but it's not like I can't handle a knowledgeable webcomic discussion...

Of course it would mean coming out my cave... ;)

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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.

Yeah, that seems to be how

Yeah, that seems to be how most webcomics panels at cons seem to turn out, at least in my experience (mostly limited to SDCC).

Yes, the two Guardian pieces

Gordon McAlpin's picture

Yes, the two Guardian pieces were web-only. Hence the "on-line" by the titles in Spurgeon's list.

Multiplex is a twice weekly humor comic about the staff of the Multiplex 10 Cinemas and the movies that play there.

And what made me think that

Erik Melander's picture

And what made me think that the Sacco piece at least wasn't was the text at the link Spurgeon provided

Yesterday's edition of The Guardian newspaper contained an 8-page comic strip, Trauma On Loan, by Joe Sacco, in its Weekend magazine supplement, which looked rather out of place next to advertisements for BMWs, properties, personal hygiene products and articles such as Seven Pointers To A Perfect Smile, fashion - the right coat can add more than a touch of style this Spring - and reviews of expensive London restaurants.


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I stand corrected!

Gordon McAlpin's picture

I stand corrected!

Multiplex is a twice weekly humor comic about the staff of the Multiplex 10 Cinemas and the movies that play there.

The New York Comic-Con panel

The New York Comic-Con panel in 2006 was a little like that. The crowd had fun and so did we, but there wasn't a lot of business discussed.

Kristofer Straub www.starslip.com

Kristofer Straub www.starslip.com