Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 15, 2005 - 12:46
On November 19-20, the Comic Expo takes place in Brighton, England. John Allison and several other webcomic notables will be exhibiting there, including: ROGER LANGRIDGE, James Turner, Ali Graham, Daniel Goodbrey, and Liz Groenveld.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 8, 2005 - 09:00
Tom Spurgeon has a story on the move of the Harvey awards from MoCHA to Baltimore's Comicon. Spurgeon speculates that this may negatively impact the more indy-friendly SPXPo held in Bethesda, Maryland which hosts the Ignatz awards. I don't know enough about the history of the SPXPo to tell whether it's "stagnating" or not but one option would be to move SPXPo to Northern Virginia. That wouldn't change a thing about the geographic location of SPXPo, but it might help end the constant (and to my mind, irrelevant) attempts to link it to Baltimore's superhero-style convention.
Submitted by PhilKahn on November 3, 2005 - 23:36
170 photos of pure glory are now up for everyone to see from this year's UberCon. Featured within are such folks as Rich Burlew, Pete Abrams, Rob Balder, Jennie Breeden, The Onezumi Crew, T. Campbell and myself. Enjoy.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 28, 2005 - 16:49
This weekend (starting today) is AutumnCon a new Sci-Fi festival taking place in Salt Lake City, UT.
Howard Tayler wrote that he'll be there tomorrow with some original artwork for sale. Two panels also look webcomic-ish: "Intro to Webcomics", and "So you wanna be a webcartoonist".
Submitted by Erik Melander on October 11, 2005 - 17:35
Preparations have begun for the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing 2006. The convention will take place on March 11 2006 and is currently looking for volunteers and is accepting bookings for exhibitors. New for this year is that there will be an anthology book published.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 2, 2005 - 00:12
The Small Press Expo is all about the art of the comics medium. Comics from every type of genre, style and format. It's the face of the comics medium without the distortion of the obsessive focus on the superhero genre most comic conventions would give you.
Plus, it's been well infiltrated by webcomics creators.
I spent all of Saturday at the convention this year and at times the floor was fairly crowded. Unfortunately since then I've been away in the Golden State and just didn't have a chance to write up a proper feature on it. So consider this a bit of a rambling remembrance of people, moments and most importantly, comics.
(And there's a lot of pictures after the jump so it'll take more than a second for the full page to load.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 21, 2005 - 14:34
SPX is this Friday and Saturday in Bethesday, MD. I'll be there (so will Ryan Estrada!) and actual creators, including Harvey Pekar, by the hundreds!
The Ignatz Award Ceremony will be held Saturday at 9:00 PM.
Unfortunately the SPX site still doesn't seem to have put up a list of the Ignatz nominees or for that matter updated the page on the Ignatz awards. We did, however, write about the nominees for Outstanding Online Comic last week and the full list of nominees were posted on the TCJ Message Boards.
Winners are determined by the attendees at this year's SPX. Read on for the full list of nominees:
Submitted by STrRedWolf on August 9, 2005 - 13:50
Otakon happens August 19-21 in Baltimore, MD. Attendees are encouraged to preregister early, as Otakon may not have at-con registration!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 20, 2005 - 16:07
Bill Barnes of the webcomic Unshelved moderated the Webcomics 101 series of panels at San Diego ComiCon and has a series of interesting posts about his experience at his website, Overdue Media.
Barnes along with Gene Ambaum, are the creators of Unshelved which has a library as its setting. It's a great example of a comic (or any entertainment medium) mining an area of life for material that is not a staple of contemporary storytelling (which usually seems to revolve around cops, lawyers, interstellar freighter pilots, etc).
Submitted by pclips on July 19, 2005 - 14:00
Perhaps no convention has done more to embrace webcomics creators of all degrees of experience as ConnectiCon, run by Matt Daigle and Briana Benn. As this year's convention came to a successful conclusion, the con was suddenly hit with unexpected expenses long into the five figures. Now, some well-known webcomics authors are donating their resources to saving Matt and Briana from financial ruin, as well as saving the con itself.