Submitted by Tom Brazelton on April 10, 2006 - 22:06
Maybe you read my comic Theater Hopper. Maybe you don't. But if you do, I have big news.
That image to the left is a tiny preview of the cover to my first book Theater Hopper: Year One. It goes on sale next Monday, April 17 and I'm really excited about it. The book will sell for $18.95, is 200 pages long in full color and collects the first 156 strips from the first year the site was online.
There are also 11 guest strips from that era and a 6 part crossover comic that I did with Carrington Vanston from Movie Punks.
Probably the best feature about the book is the commentary for each of the 156 strips. I give tell stories about how I got the comic off the ground as well as share tips and tricks I picked up that helped me refine my art and writing. If you've ever wondered what it's like to start your own web comic, this book will fill in a lot of gaps.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 10, 2006 - 12:26
I don't know if Jeph Jacques is cool with this or not, but these are nifty little QC icons.
And I hope I'm not interpreting this post out of context (I don't read Ironychan's LJ) but just all by itself it's a pretty funny (yet sadly true) comment on the webcomic experience.
Speaking of Live Journals, blogs, etc., the primary way I keep up with webcomic news (other than a few search engines) is through RSS feeds. If you're writing about webcomics (even just hyping your own) and you have an RSS feed I'd be happy to add it to my morning list. Post it here if you want and I'll check it out.
Submitted by The William G on April 8, 2006 - 12:50
Which is pretty cool all things considered.
Submitted by djcoffman on April 7, 2006 - 09:03
The Special PRESALE for issue 3 of the Yirmumah print book is on now. All orders during this presale period get an original drawing in each book. Books ship out whenever they arrive from the printer (April 13th-18th) -Click the graphic below if to go to the order page.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 5, 2006 - 10:06
Actually there's a lot of book-related news today:
- Over at Blank Label Comics, Howard Tayler is taking pre-orders for the first Schlock Mercenary book, "Under New Management". There is a four page PDF preview here.
- AP Furtado has new books for sale: a two volume collection filled with 48 pages of Tween called "Tween: The Collected Bad Mojo." Also available is "The Underground Pop Anthology" which features 32 pages of different Furtado stories. (There are more details and cover art in Furtado's blog post on this here.)
- Chris Baldwin announced that a book collecting his Little Dee series should be out sometime this month.
- Butternutsquash has a new update. These guys got hit by the Speakeasy shutdown and are now working on how to publish and sell the comic book series version of Butternutsquash. Artist Ramon Perez is also part of a new group blog on comics called Transmission X.
I may have posted this before, but you may be interested in Debbie Ridpath Ohi's tax tips for freelancers. We're almost on top of the 2005 year tax filing deadline so if you're not already done with your paperwork get to it already!
Peter Hayward writes a bit about Alexander Danner's Panel One series on the Weekly Webcomics Review blog. Speaking of Alexander Danner, he wrote a short review of Hope Larson's Salamander Dreams for this week's Webcomics Examiner.
And, have I mentioned Chopping Block is back? Lee Adam Herold's creepy-funny webcomic about a serial killer named Butch is back.
Submitted by apfurtado on April 4, 2006 - 18:49
On sale NOW from Underground Pop Productions is the two volume TWEEN: The Collected Bad Mojo. These two volumes, at 48 pages each, reprint the entire Bad Mojo Saga as well as featuring pin ups and some never before seen Tween comics; all in full color.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 31, 2006 - 10:41
A few housecleaning, self-promotional details first: we added one more article to the March issue this week: Kelly Cooper's column, The Webcomics Reader, which this month examines aspects of comics criticism, including noted critic R.C. Harvey. You can check out the entire March issue by clicking here.
I moved Comixpedia.net over to the new server last night. A few things got garbled in the move and it looks like it's not entirely functional today. My apologies to the toplist members - I will be working on it tonight and I'm pretty confident I'll have it fixed.
Also don't forget that there are two conventions this weekend (at least that I'm aware of): Technicon and Fluke - if you're exhibiting or hanging out at either feel free to post a comment to the note for each convention to let folks know you'll be there.
And now the news! (click through to read more)
Submitted by mckenzee on March 29, 2006 - 21:12
On February 19, I issued a call for submissions.
On March 13, I uploaded the file to Lulu.com
On March 14, I had my first sales (27 sales so far. Advertising starts in April)
Today, March 29, I received word that it has been placed in two libraries!
Submitted by EricMillikin on March 28, 2006 - 15:10
Eric Millikin has announced his latest project: painted artwork for a short story with a working title of "Fat America: Who's to Blame," exploring issues like how our goverment's agricultural subsidies, consumer spending habits, and fast food marketing contribute to our nation's obesity. The story is written by a prominent cook-book critic and food/nutrition journalist. The print run for the project is over half a million copies.
Submitted by djcoffman on March 28, 2006 - 14:06
One Page of AdsÃ¢â‚¬â€œ split into 4 quarters, and will be a YIR-FEATURED ads page with some sort of nice header or character introducing the ads. Each Quarter Ad Spot cost $100. You can buy more than one quarter, as a matter of fact, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first come first serve so if you want the whole page or more than one spot, you have to act fast.
This offer is for the NEXT issue of Yirmumah (Yirmumah #3) and will be on sale April 13th online and available at the Pittsburgh Comicon.