Comix Talk for Monday, September 20, 2010
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 20, 2010 - 09:57
MILESTONES: A little late but it was Guilded Age's one year anniversary this month. RESPECT!
CONVENTIONS: I went from a weekend of comics overload to a weekend of coaching girls soccer. Just what are the differences there... Anyhow still haven't finished my SPX/Intervention Report yet (but still planning on it) so here's other folks interesting comments:
- Blogger Johanna Draper Carlson writes up her SPX experience here -- she was a part of the 2nd Critics panel at SPX, I saw a good part of it and last year's version as well. It always seems like a good idea to me but the reality is kind of boring, too much about theory and the essence of criticism and not enough about you know -- comics! Supposedly the SPX panels were taped so when it's up I'll link to them.
- Chris Flick who I actually have met many times at the local Washington Webcomics meetup put me in his comic strip Capes N Babes today. I think I'll pretend to stay mad at him and see if I get any repeat performances.
David Malki!, the creator of Wondermark, who is always unfailing polite and full of
goodawesome cheer when I chat with him at SPX, wrote up his 2010 experience here. Be sure to check out the video of SPX he included in his post.
CRAFT: I thought this post by Jeph where he showed how a QC strip worked with different fonts was interesting. If you go with digital font over hand-lettering you're presented with a huge set of options -- I can understand how you might want to change it up after 1500 strips.
REVIEWS: Johanna Draper Carlson reviews Gordon McAlpin's first print volume of Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show and Delos has a review of The Checkered Man. I also posted a review of Joann Sfar's graphic novel adaptation of The Little Prince.
BATTLE OF BRITANNIA: Kris Straub is apparently in England as we speak. I have this half-formed Beatles = Half Pixel joke in my head; "hey which Half Pixel is Kris?" but maybe I'll leave the jokes to the properly caffeinated this morning.