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Monday Webcomic News Stylings with Anchorman Xaviar Xerexes

Have a good summer? I did. Now it's back to school, back to work, U.S. election campaing smackdown, American football and Rest-of-the-World football, Pope-apologizing, Will-There-Be-Peace-In-The-Middle East Webcomics season. So I'm sleepy back!

Reinder catches that Barry Deutsch has sold his URL ( to someone else who is using the URL for "search engine optimization". Deutsch will still be able to use the URL for his blog "Alas" and his cartoons.

 Makeshift Miracle

Webcomics-in-Print blog has a great round-up of book news today including links to pre-orders for the new books from Bunny, Ninja Bunny and Makeshift Miracle. There's also news that Kris Straub is going to put out soon a "38 page technical manual of the Fuseli" the ship from his webcomic Starslip Crisis.

This coming Saturday (September 23) is Worldwide Sketchcrawl Day. The basic idea of a "sketchcrawl" is to draw throughout the day from location to location (the inspiration comes from a pubcrawl). This I could see doing.

And in less then a month (October 7th) it's 24 Hour Comics Day. I've never done this and probably never will. But if anyone is doing it this year and is willing to document/photograph/blog it for Comixpedia please let me know (or just post it even if you don't let me know).

 Diesel Sweeties

Gary Tyrrell of Fleen posts a letter to the comics/features editor of his newspaper. Despite my best wishes for R. Stevens to succeed in his new newspaper gig I don't have a lot of hope for a resurgence creatively on the nation's newspaper comics page.

I discovered Lines and Colors this summer - a very good blog about art (Argon Zark creator Charlie Parker contributes).

I also discovered that "retired" webcomics creator Hard still posts sometimes to his blog. The latest entry is a sarcastic take on how to create a successful webcomic.

Missed this but Hope Larson has a comic in a new anthology called Project: Romantic. The Flight blog links to a review of her comic.

This looks possibly interesting: a new NBC show called Heroes which is "about people all over the world discovering that they have superpowers and trying to deal with how this change affects their lives.... Their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world." (Really the show I'm jazzed about though is Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.)

24hour comics

The William G's picture

Maybe I'll do another 12 hour comic like "last" year's. I had some pretty good results, I feel.

Oh wait, I'll be on an island. Maybe the following weekend if I dont have anything better to do.Â

12 Hours I could do.

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

I could see blocking out a day to do a single comic but I can't stay up all night - it would just mess me up for about another week or so before I could get my sleep schedule back to feeling normal again.


Xaviar Xerexes

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Gnaw.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

4 Hour Comic then

Iain Hamp's picture

Simple solution. Follow the same guidelines as a 24 hour comic, but in 4 hours instead. That's right, 100 panels in FOUR hours. Now that's a challenge. Laughing

Seriously, I've tried it two or three times. Never got to 100 panels, but I sure got some fun results from it.

For England James...

moovok's picture

Do it for your country! Or at least for us! :D