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Comix Talk for Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Super Fogeys by Brock Heasley

The Small Press Idol competition is underway.  I got an email from Carolyn Watson-Dubisch about her webcomic (along with collaborator Mike Dubisch) project in the competition -- The People that Melt in the Rain.  Check it out - sounds interesting.

iWebcomics: Comics Worth Reading has a post on how much readers will pay for comics on the iPad

THEORY: Paul Gravett has a post pondering the potential of a post-print comics landscape.(h/t Journalista!)

INTERVIEWS: Wired has a profile of Peter Bagge.(h/t Journalista!)

CONTESTS: Digital Strips has a story about a contest to work with Brock Heasley and David Reddick on a Superfogeys origin story.

HYPE: Contropussy is a webcomic by Emma Caulfield, Camilla Rantsen, Christian Meesey, and Thomas Mauer.  Caulfield was an actress on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Contropussy has been playing off of that in its PR which made me skeptical of the project but it ain't bad.  Kinda funny and some strong artwork.  I think they've already maxed out on their fair share of pussy jokes though.

MAILBAG: Tom Pappalardo sent me an email about his graphic novel in progress -- Broken Lines, "a story about a spaceman and a cowboy driving around in a stolen rental van. They are on a secretive mission, and are being pursued by what I like to call "bad guys". En route, they meet a very nice waitress named Maggie."  It's a mashup of pure text and comics and Pappalardo has posted the first chapter online.  It looks like his focus is on a print version of this project (i.e., it ain't a webcomic... yet) and the first chapter online is a preview.