News for Thursday, April 19, 2007 (UPDATED)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 19, 2007 - 08:20
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiles webcomics, shining the spotlight on PvP, Penny Arcade and Sope on a Rope.
- Webcomics writer Bobby Crosby (+EV, Marry Me, Last Blood) is looking for artists for new projects. Pay and profit-sharing seems to be involved.
- PopMatters has a review of Scott Kurtz's other comic book project, Truth, Justin & The American Way. I can't find it, but I remember Kurtz writing that more episodes of this series would be coming at some point later this year.
- Last month, PopMatters reviewed Brendan Douglas Jones' brilliant post-Watchmen superhero parody Breakfast of the Gods. Oddly enough, their reviewer completely missed the comic's riff on the ultra-serious tone of the most recent work in superhero comic books, but did seem to like the nostalgia of revisiting breakfast cereal mascots.
- A short and sweet review of Marry Me, written by Bobby Crosby and art'd by Remy Mokhtar. I didn't think I would like this one, but I was wrong. It's a pretty funny spin on pop star life so far.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- Ali Graham's new webcomic Afterstrife (love that name) has finished its first chapter and is in the midst of a week of guest comics before the next chapter begins. The comic features the adventures of two young recently-dead characters in their afterlife, but for such a potentially ominous setting, it's been surprisingly funny so far. Afterstrife is a nice evolution of Graham's writing and art chops from his previous work and well worth checking out.
- Turtle Vs. Bunny by Joe Dunn (with the help of the votes of millions!). Have y'all already seen this? A very cool, interactive spin on the classic fable of the tortoise and the hare, Dunn's TVB lets readers decide whether Turtle or Bunny will come out on top that week.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Kris Straub is now in Texas; Scott Kurtz posts photos of Halfpixel's new office space (Halfpixel is the new label Straub and Kurtz created for their joint projects). And Kurtz and Straub have relaunched their weekly Internet-radio show as the Kris & Scott Power Hour (Every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm Central).
- Goats' creator Jon Rosenberg posts about a benefit at Cornell University for a scholarship fund established in the name of one of his classmates who died in an auto accident. If you're in the area it sounds like a good show for a good cause.
- Diesel Sweeties tops Sally Forth in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.