Submitted by Jerzy on September 30, 2007 - 18:05
Sugary Serials has announced the launch of their anthology series, inspired by the kinds of stories found in Saturday morning cartoons, and created by some of the finest artists of the webcomics and print comics industries.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 13, 2007 - 08:56
- Todd Allen revisits the DC Comics/Zuda Webcomics story to parse what we actually know about it so far.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Somehow Ray Smuckles from Achewood wrote about his adventures in Australia for the Daily Telegraph.
- Matt Butcher takes over the reins of the comics review site Independent Propaganda.
- ToonZone.netâ€™s Cartoons Dammit! launches a new teen-horror webcomic, Shadowgirls, written by David A. Rodriguez and illustrated by Dave Reynolds.
- Platinum Studio-owned news site Broken Frontier has interviews with last year's Comic Book Challenge contest runners-up.
Submitted by moovok on July 2, 2007 - 10:31
The Kid's Book Project is currently giving away to the first 100 pre-orders an A4 signed sheet of paper (printed obviously since all the artists are all over the world) from all the artists. Quickly get yours whilst you can!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 19, 2007 - 10:10
COMIXMEDIA UPDATE: I'm still working on the site(s) upgrade. Current plan is to have this site rebranded as COMIXTALK by the beginning of July. I'll have another site called COMIXMEDIA as an umbrella site for comics-related projects I'm working on. The upgrade here went well except the current "theme" for the site is creating some problems so I need to get the site moved to a new theme pronto (current plan is to simply update the current theme to Drupal 5.1 specs)
Guest Bloggers Wanted: Interested in blogging about (web)comics on ComixTalk in July or August? Drop me a note at xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com
Todd Allen breaks another piece of the story about DC Comics plans for the web. DC Comics' new online editor is Kwanza Johnson (who according to Allen had a similar job with Marvel back in 2000?!) Allen predicts a "big" 4th quarter roll-out of webcomics from DC.
Mike Strang posted about his unhappy experience working for Platinum on a work-for-hire contract and others (T Campbell) chimed in with comments. Joey Manley compared work-for-hire to sticking your hand in a meat grinder. My own personal opinion is that authors should keep their copyrights and that creativity and business are both better off under those circumstances. But in movies, television, music and especially comic books, work-for-hire arrangements have been used forever and are still being used. So long as you know what you're getting into I don't see anything inherently evil about it. Just be clear on the concept - work-for-hire means all of your creative work becomes someone else's property. (REMINDER: if you comment at ComixTalk please try to be civil and respectful of others.)
DEAD TREES: Life Meter Vol. 2 will debut at MOCCA. Life Meter is an anthology of video game- inspired comics, featuring stories and art by Bannister, Joel Carroll, Raina Telgemeier, Steve Hamaker, Jake Parker, Jeffrey Rowland, Queenie Chan, and many, many more.
If there’s one thing I like about Dominic Deegan, it’s that the storylines move forward progressively. The comic tends to have storylines which are fairly self-contained, with a specific villian or villians wreaking havoc with a specific set of goals and a specific set of heroes undergoing a specific set of actions in order to thwart said villians. But instead of each storyline coming around the full circle and leaving the heroes in basically the same place as they were when they started in classic comic book “and so the world was saved once again, and John D and Suzy Q were able to return to their normal lives” fashion, the characters in Dominic Deegan mature and grow from their experiences, and with each storyline move progressively closer to the “happily ever after.”
Submitted by Chris Cantrell on June 4, 2007 - 16:32
Issue #3 of The Asylumantics is now available!
Synopsis: "A figure from the asylum's past has returned and he has Napoe in his sights. Will this new figure be the thing that pushes Napoe over the edge?"
Submitted by moovok on May 18, 2007 - 13:15
Webcomics in Print gets their hands dirty with paint this week! Not only do we give you the top 10 Frank Page's paintings from his Year in Paint. Not only do we review Eddie Bowley's (congratulations on the engagement) Edd Egg and the Healthy Shallows. Not only do we have our normal Monday Book News but we still have the Little Terrors fantastic competition prize still to give away! Too much to cram into one little blog!
Submitted by moovok on May 16, 2007 - 16:09
Webcomics in Print writer Mike Rouse-Deane has begun his most largest charity project yet - The Kid's Book Project. Featuring 58 webcomic artists, the Kid's Book Project is all in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and they need 200 pre-orders to get it into print and help raise money!
Submitted by Erg on May 11, 2007 - 10:31
It is a print comic but Strangers in Paradise, Terry Moore's magnum action comedy soap opera epic about two women with very confusing personal lives, has come to an end. Moore has self published SiP since 1993, and it is one of the most successful independant comics in print. Honestly, I'm a little broken up about it.
Submitted by moovok on May 10, 2007 - 20:28
Webcomics in Print has launched a new competition this week! The Little Terrors spot-the-difference runs until the end of the month, but not only that but we've reviewed Man on the Moon and our usual Monday Book News. Go check it out!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 7, 2007 - 16:11
Alan Gardner wrote just this past Friday that the Universal Press Syndicate has partnered with the print-on-demand company Lulu.com to launch a storefront in efforts to create a new way to produce and distribute their books. The first comics-to-books from Lulu.com will be Karen Montague-Reyesâ€™ Clear Blue Water, J.C. Duffyâ€™s The Fusco Brothers, and Real Life Adventures by Lance Aldrich and Gary Wise.
I'm not sure this means a whole lot in the grand scheme of comics convergence but I suspect this is a good fit for a syndicate's less popular features to get into print. I won't be surprised if the other syndicates ink similar deals.