Joy of Webcomicsâ€¦ YEAAAAHHHHHH
Submitted by El Santo on June 16, 2009 - 18:47
Before you pick up your guitar and play, get up on your knees and pray and check out some webcomic-related news and views:
- MPD57 has an interview (and photo progression of a comic panel being put together) with Daniel Govar, creator of Azure for Zuda Comics. I am very much in love with the play-by-play screenshots that show how a page come together. The finished piece looks fantastic.
- Iâ€™ve always wondered how some artists do their strips in Flash. Iâ€™m an old-schooler who does things with a pencil and a Sharpie pen, so new technology frightens and confuses me. Fortunately, Sandy Debreuil has a nifty â€œhow-toâ€ guide up on webcomics.com for anyone who was ever interested. While it really doesnâ€™t matter what medium you use, as long as you can learn and improve your technique, Iâ€™ve always admired how the colors in Flash turned out so vivid and crisp.
Plus, if you havenâ€™t checked it out yet, their series on word balloons was pretty illuminating. Ima try that sometime.
- Johanna Draper Carlson faces Goats at Comics Worth Reading. I disagree that it would be useless reviewing something this old. I mean, I canâ€™t be the only one who hasnâ€™t heard about Goats before today. Am I? I meanâ€¦ why are there monkeys on the cover?
- Ping Teoâ€™s Webcomic Finds is now called Lonely Panel! Man, but I do love that new name. It works on so many levels: a sorta pun on a popular travel franchise, a connection to Pingâ€™s love of travels, a connection to comicsâ€¦ well done, lass, well done! I have half a mind to change the name of this site myself, but the cleverest alternate name I could ever come up with was Webcomic Fruit Salad. Also, itâ€™s possible Iâ€™m hungry. Anyway, Ping, big thumbs up on the new name.
- The Beat mentions that it will cost $1.5 billion to renovate the San Diego Convention Centerâ€¦ and if the taxpayers donâ€™t pony up the cash, San Diego Comic-Con might move from The City of the Big Zoo!
- Also, apparently some American Captain is coming back to life. It disturbs me that my wife thought this was breaking news, and I had to tell her I knew a week ago. I pray that my voice didnâ€™t sound dismissive and Comic-Book-Guy-like.