Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 27, 2004 - 11:52
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 19, 2004 - 10:04
Andrew Arnold gets around to reviewing Derek Kirk Kim's Same Difference.
Among other things, Kim has an impressively varied cartooning style. While 'Super Unleaded' gets rendered with a cinematic look that underscores its naturalism, 'Oliver Pikk' has a zany, Saturday morning cartoonishness. 'Same Difference' deftly combines these two styles, blending a realistic approach with some silly caricature. For a debut, 'Same Difference' shows a remarkable level of accomplishment at comicbook craft. Although many web comics transfer badly to the printed page, only a few minor pieces in the book suffer, mostly due to blurry typeface.
Submitted by Steve Ince on May 18, 2004 - 23:01
The first collection of Juniper Crescent and The Sapphire Claw comic strips is now available. With nearly 120 pages of black and white interiors and a full-colour cover, this smart volume will be a must-have addition to the shelves of all discerning comic readers.
Details on how to purchase the book are available at this link. (Although the UK link hasn't been fully sorted, those of you wishing to purchase the book from the US link can do so already.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 13, 2004 - 13:40
After a stint of Bobbins-styled artwork and guest artist fill-ins, John Allison began the next chapter of Scary Go Round this week. Entitled "Count My Toes" the storyline starts off with a lively BBQ but quickly cuts to a scene of destruction and the possible death of a major character.
Also this week, the second Scary Go Round collection, "Blame the Sky" is available for pre-order from the website.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 26, 2004 - 10:28
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 20, 2004 - 14:28
Scott Kurtz's PvP will be moving from a bi-monthly to a monthly schedule beginning this July. The move, starting with PvP #9, follows the June release of the first PVP trade paperback, which collects the first six issues of the Image comic. While not entirely unexpected, the success of PVP at Image has delighted Kurtz, and the move to monthly status is an tribute to that success.
"I can't believe I just finished my first year with Image Comics," said Kurtz. "I was so terrified the market wouldn't support a black-and-white humor book that Frank Cho didn't draw, but lo and behold, sales have been great and reaction has been overwhelming. Retailers and fans alike have been asking me to go monthly, and I finally feel secure enough to take that plunge."
For eight years, David Allen and the gang at Plan 9 Publishing have been bringing the best and brightest of the webcomics world to readers' bookshelves, releasing collections of such popular titles as Sluggy Freelance and Kevin & Kell. Now, the North Carolina-based company is branching out into prose and non-fiction by tickling our funny bone, and even tackling national political issues. Trisha Sebastian sat down with publisher and owner David Allen at Ubercon in New Jersey to get the full scoop.
Submitted by Chris Cantrell on March 25, 2004 - 01:53
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 24, 2004 - 13:03
Webcomics continue to make inroads into Free Comic Book Day. Newsarama has the press release for this year's event (timed to coincide with this summer's Spiderman movie). Putting out books this year include Dork Storm Press and Keenspot, which has three books, including a Keenspot sampler, a Keenspace sampler and a Sore Thumbs book (the new Keenspot series from Crosby and Gieni).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 24, 2004 - 12:13