Greg Dean Leaves KeenSpot

Greg Dean, writer and artist of the widely-popular strip “Real Life” ( has left KeenSpot for another hosting service called “ColoGuys” which currently hosts Megatokyo, MacHall, and Little Gamers. More from Greg on the Real Life website:

I’ve been contemplating a move for a long while. I know what you’re probably thinking, and no… it’s not because of issues with KeenSpot. KeenSpot has been very good to me, and they are a wonderful organization. I wish them the best of success. However, for almost a year, I’ve had in mind some ideas for business ventures that will bring Real Life from what it is now, to the possibility of a full-time job for me. I just wanted to take the future of the comic into my own hands, and this is the first step.

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Ethan Persoff wins SXSW Web Award

Ethan Persoff’s webcomic, A Dog and His Elephant won an SXSW Web Award in the “Weird/Extreme” category. ADAHE is published online by Serializer.

In the “Animation/Cartoon” category, Sixsidia was choosen.

The 2003 SXSW Website Competition positions itself on the frontier of innovation, uncovering the best new online creations in over 20 categories. SXSW, (South by Southwest), is a Austin, Texas Based company specializing in conference and festival events for entertainment and related media industry professionals. Since 1987, SXSW has produced the internationally recognized Music and Media Conference & Festival. Continue Reading


Sluggy Freelance and Goats creators at Ubercon

Ubercon, primarily a gaming convention held in New York City, will feature Pete Abrams of Sluggy Freelance as a special guest. Along with Abrams, web comic creators Rob Balder (, Randal Milholland (, Jon Rosenberg, and Phil Karlsson (Goats) will hold a webcomics panel on Sunday Feb 16th. The panel begins at 11:00 AM and lasts for one hour. Ubercon begins on Friday the 14th at 4:00 PM lasting until Monday the 17th. Continue Reading

Schedule your own hype/chat events @talkaboutcomics chat!

Talkaboutcomics, the free forum site for small press and webcomics creators run by Joey Manley, is opening up its 24/7 Nightstar Network IRC chat channel to other cartoonists and creators who wish to host their own live events.

Manley said, “We’re hoping it will work sort of like a 24/7 webcomics convention, with press briefings, interviews, panel sessions, book club meetings — whatever people want to do.” The channel will have no sponsorship or membership requirements, according to Manley. “It’s just a service. Nightstar was kind enough to grant us use of their servers — we’re extending our invitation in the same spirit of community-building that Nightstar has shown to us.” Continue Reading


Scary Go Round Takes the Print World By Storm

John Allison’s latest bit of brilliance is about to hit print!

Looks, Brains & Everything, the first Scary Go Round collection is now available for pre-order. And as if that weren’t good enough, the first 200 people to pre-order will apparently get their names in the back of the book for posterity. It’s 128 full-color pages, and packed with creepy goodness (or so rumour has it).
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Ancient News: NPR Interview with Pete Abrams

We’ll try not to do this too much but seeing as we just started Comixpedia and webcomics have existed for sometime, we may on occasion point you to an old interview or review that we think is worth a look. Given the enormous growth in popularity of webcomics’ audience it’s also entirely possible that many readers aren’t aware of these “ancient news” items.

For starters, here’s an 1998 interview with Pete Abrams of Sluggy Freelance, the first (and probably still only) webtoonist to be interviewed by NPR (The interview is in Real Player format). Continue Reading