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True Loves book launch April 28 in Vancouver

Jason Turner and Manien Bothma are having a True Loves book launch this Friday April 28 from 7 - 9pm at Rx Comics, 2418 Main St., in Vancouver.

Looney Lunes Cómica de Tela News

A little whining first - after seemingly getting my server issues resolved my home router dies last Friday.  I've tried a couple but both have had issues with the equipment I need to connect to it.  Anyone have a good experience with a recent brand/model of wireless/wired router?

Today's the 4th British Webcomic Piss-up which is probably best described as Webcomics Awareness Day for UK webcomics.  Be sure to check out the participating comics.

Culture Pulp has an interview with Jeff Smith, creator of Bone, in comic format. 

The Kea's Nest notes that Neil Gaiman might be joining Warren Ellis in the webcomics' admiration (er, or at least begrudging acceptance) club

Comixpedia member Compugasm writes a blog post about liking the webcomic I Am A Rocket Builder

Looks like the first Beaver and Steve book is finally out. 

Make Comics Forever recommends a book called The Secrets of Professional Cartooning by Ken Muse.

Patrick McDonnell (creator of Mutts) has a children's book out.

Onezumi.com is doing a podcast now (you have to sign up for their mailing list to get it though) 

Joystiq is still doing it's weekly webcomic roundup which focuses on gaming webcomics. 

Bellingham 12-Hour Comics Binge II : Revenge of the Binge (Bellingham, Washington)

Sponsored by the Bellingham School o' Comics, the first Bellingham 12-Hour Comics Binge emerged out of a necessity for some sort of comic-related marathon in the Spring, after the date of the 24-Hour Global Comic Jam was changed.

Now, for the full 24 hour experience, we're doing it again! Join the B.S. on Saturday, April 29 and get your comic on. Think of it as 24 hour comic jam lite.

Graphic Novel Quorum at Women Writers Conference this weekend

Artists Amy Kim Ganter, Lauren Weinstein, Phoebe Gloeckner, and Sara Turner will be speaking at the Women Writers Conference at a Graphic Novel Quorum this Saturday, April 22. You can get more info about the conference here.  The quorum is free to the public.

Monday News Alert!

The Writer Response Theory blog has a link to a couple of interesting methods of presenting a book online.  Neither is a comic but there's no reason someone couldn't apply these approaches to a webcomic.

I still don't know enough about this but if you're interested the next Worldwide Sketchcrawl day is this Saturday

Piro (Megatokyo) mentions today that "my deadline to finish everything for book 4 is thursday, so i'm going to have to miss a few comics in order to even have a hope of hitting it. I'm knee deep in the 'rewound' version of 'circuity', and here is a preview of what some of it is looking like."  And here is that preview.

Fleen points out a new webcomics blog called The Kea's Nest.  Since it's just started all I can say is check out the first couple of posts.

This post from the Technorati guy Dave Sifry is an snapshot of the blogosphere based on data from that site.  Basically it's the kind of data I wish I could track for webcomics but for lots of reasons it's not as easy to do that for webcomics as it is for blogs.

Also, thanks to the folks who did email me about the server mess yesterday.  As far as I can tell right now it went down for no reason and came back up for no reason.  Someone suggested a DOS attack as a possibility.  If I can grab a few minutes as lunch I'll email more details to the kind folks who contacted me and see if they have any better ideas on what happened.

Help us overthrow the penguin regime!

The time of penguin law is nearly over and we need your help to overthrow the regime. On April 21, we're launching the final land assault and you can join us. Send us your pictures of your characters fighting against the penguins (or for -- there's folks out there who enjoy the penguins' rule) We'll post the pictures in the fan art section and link you and your site off the front page, the FG forum, and the FG LiveJournal community. Send your pictures to bitterstoat at gmail.com with a cc to barb.fischer at gmail.com

Nemu-nemu.com Easter Egg Hunt!

To kick off our Easter weekend, we put together a mini interactive game for you to play! We've affectionately dubbed our Easter Egg Hunt, "Where's Dat Egg?"

The aim of the game is simple! Just find out five (5) easter eggs hidden throughout the nemu*nemu site! When you find them, click on each one to give you a hidden word!

Mayday!

Hey,
I was wondering if Comixpedia is doing another Mayday Event this year. Last year was the bomb! I'd love to participate again!

Webcomics Awareness Day?

So, is there anyone that's dealing with WCA this year? I find that it's fun to put up a strip for it regardless, but is there more of an organized push as there had been before?

Anyone? Bueller?

No Straight Lines: Queer Culture and the Comics

"SAN FRANCISCO, CA.--Twenty cartoonists join forces at the Cartoon Art Museum for No Straight Lines: Queer Culture and the Comics, the first museum exhibition devoted entirely to queer comics. ... [including] Alison Bechdel, creator of the nationally-syndicated strip Dykes to Watch Out For and Howard Cruse, creator of the series Wendel and the award-winning graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby."