NEWS & VIEWS
- It looks like a cut of the documentary Adventures Into Digital Comics was shown at the Tel Aviv Film Festival and nominated for Best Documentary there. Has anyone seen this thing yet? They started shooting it before Comixpedia launched (pre-2003) and as far as I can tell from their site and teh internets it's not available to the public yet. The producers state that they began providing private screenings this year (2006) but as they're in California it's not an option for me for geographic reasons. (I'm trying to track down emails for them to ask for a DVD or VHS version but without luck so far. There's always snail mail I guess.)
- Heidi McDonald posts an overview of people looking at comics and the long tail. It seems to be in the air – Joey Manley also recently posted about the prospects for future growth in comics online, starting with setting webcomics' sites higher than print comics itself.
- Jon Morris (creator of Jeremy) reviews the collected Peanuts from Fantagraphics and Robert Altman's 1980 movie version of Popeye.
- Digital Strips reviews Inverloch.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Journalista! links to Derik Badman's look at the mechanics of panel transitions: part one and part two.
- Shishio passes on from D.J. Coffman's site that Life's A Bluff, the webcomic about poker (that D.J. Coffman was the initial artist on) is now appearing on the World Poker Tour website. Great exposure!
- Shaenon K. Garrity notes that Jason Thompson, creator of the webcomic The Stiff is busy writing a book.
- John K (Ren & Stimpy) goes sorta-Howard Beale on his blog readers and the corporate powers that be.