Te Joi Of Webcomicz: Sum moar webcomicz stuf
Submitted by El Santo on March 4, 2009 - 11:45
- Looks like the reviews are in for the new Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out collection by Adam Koford. Hereâ€™s a review at Blast Magazine, and one at the AV Club (warning: link begins with picture of Superman and Lois Lane lookalikes in kinky play). Sadly, all signs indicate that this is not as fun as the original effort, which I reviewed here. That said, it does come with a foreword by John Hodgman, which all of you know as PC.
- Canada is going crazy over Kate Beaton! First off, sheâ€™s going to be in the new MySpace Dark Horse (h/t ComixTalk) collection. Something thatâ€™s not been said yet: this might be an opening for all creators to compete for the Eisner Digital Comic Award. You may have forgotten that last yearâ€™s winner, Joss Whedonâ€™s Sugarshock!, also came from the MySpace comics.
(Full disclosure: The Webcomic Overlook was contacted by a reporter from MacLeanâ€™s to talk about Ms. Beaton. Not sure if itâ€™s making it in the article, though.)
- Speaking of MySpace Dark Horse, how much money does that make for the parent company? Probably nothing. According to editor Shawna Gore: â€œItâ€™s essentially outreach. Basically what MySpace is trying to be, is the MTV of the Internet, which makes them attract younger viewers.â€ (h/t Robot 6.)
- By the way, if Groening goes totally webcomics with Life In Hell (h/t ComixTalk) I will be personally blown away. I wasnâ€™t the worldâ€™s biggest fan of the comic, but it was my introduction to the world of counter-culture strips.