Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 8, 2009 - 10:41
This year's Best Digital Comic category nominees for the Eisners is an interesting mix:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 24, 2009 - 12:13
Got a webcomic? Harvey award nomination ballots are due before midnight, March 27th - you can download from HarveyAwards.org and email a completed ballot to email@example.com. They've got a "professional requirement" for participating in nominations but I can't find any specifics right now on their website other than this:
Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators - those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. The Harvey Awards are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.
The winners are going to be presented on October 10th, 2009 in Baltimore as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con. This year, our Master of Cermonies will be Scott Kurtz of PvP. Last year in the Best Online Comic category, Nicholas Gurewitch won for Perry Bible Fellowship. Full press release after the jump:
There's one last thing to pass on in this series about publishing your graphic novel through a traditional prose publisher: Does this work?
Easy answer: Yes.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 2, 2008 - 09:10
Our June issue is going to look at steampunk in webcomics. Our cover art from Klio takes a departure from the traditional Victorian-era imagery of steampunk to imagine an alternate world technologically-advanced Roman empire. Klio's webcomic, SPQR Blues, however, is not only a rollicking good story but historically accurate.
We've also wrapped up our May issue with the last of our reviews of the nominated webcomics for the Eisner Best Digital Comics category: The Abominable Charles Christopher by Karl Kerschl, Understanding The Process by Joe Infurnari, PX! by Manny Trembly and Eric Anderson, Immortal by Dean Haspiel, and SugarShock! by Josh Whedon and Fabio Moon.
It's a strong batch of nominees this year and I recommend folks check them all out. Although they range in subject and approach, they all have very strong writing and art -- basically they're really good. It's a ways off to Eisner night (Friday, July 25th) but in the meantime why not share with us your prediction on who will win this year's Digital Comics category (and any other category you're interested in writing about).
PX!, the Eisner nominated comic by Manny Trembley and Eric A. Anderson, is about as satisfying as the cotton candy the very pink website resembles. It looks great but can squish down into a tiny sugary wad pretty easily.
In this month's Panels & Pictures, Derik A Badman takes a look at Parade (With Fireworks) by Mike Cavallaro. Nominated for an Eisner in "Best Limited Series," the comic originally appeared online.
Dean Haspiel's Eisner-nominated story Immortal is a sprawling little tale about Billy Dogma and Jane Legit, their violent love, and what that love has wrought. It's full of weird energy and very good.
Submitted by The Administrator on April 10, 2008 - 19:33
The Shusters honor Canadian comics and their creators - click here for this year's nominees. The Outstanding Webcomic Creators nominees are:
- Michael Cho for Papercuts
- Scott Hepburn for The Port
- Karl Kerschl for The Abominable Charles Christopher
- Gisele Legace for Penny and Aggie
- Ramon Perez for Kikuburi and Butternut Squash with Rob Coughler
- Scott Ramsoomair for VG Cats
- Ryan Sohmer and Lar De Souza for Least I Can Do and Looking for Group
- Cameron Stewart for Sin Titulo
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 13, 2008 - 11:55
Now that the WCCAs are done, it's time to make sure nominations for the Eisners are in on time. The deadline for submissions is this Friday, March 14, 2008.
The Eisner category of best webcomic is "open to any new, professionally produced long-form original comics work posted online in 2007. Webcomics must have a unique domain name or be part of a larger comics community to be considered. The work must be online-exclusive for a significant period prior to being collected in print form." Send the URL and any necessary access information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And although webcomics have not yet received much consideration in other categories, they won't get considered if they're not nominated. Click here for more information on the other tentative categories and how to submit work to the panel of judges.
ALSO - the deadline for nominations for the Eagle Awards is also coming up - March 22nd. Click here to nominate a comic.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 8, 2008 - 21:12
The 2008 WCCAs were announced today -- Phil and Kaja Foglio won Outstanding Comic for Girl Genius while webcomics veteran Meredith Gran won Outstanding Newcomer for her new webcomic Octopus Pie. The Foglios took three total WCCAs this year, but Tracy Butler was a big winner too taking home 4 WCCAs for her work on Lackadaisy. Click read more for the full list of winners: