Submitted by kjc on July 10, 2005 - 15:04
If you aren't the ceremonial type, the complete list of winners (which includes the nominees) is available.
Congratulations to everyone, organizers and participants alike!
Submitted by PhilKahn on June 29, 2005 - 10:43
The DC Webtoonists have schemed up another gathering of mass proportions. OK, maybe not mass proportion, but still a proportion of grand excitement. With a new meet up spot, this time in Maryland!
Submitted by Erik Melander on June 23, 2005 - 13:33
David Willis has annouced that he and the rest of Blank Label Comics will attend a number of panels at the San Diego Comicon. Willis will attend a panel entitled Webcomics 103: Making Money. Should be interesting, especially considering the recent discussions regarding the economics of webcomics.
In other con-related news, Josh Lesnick has a con report from A-kon.
Whereas at previous cons, there were around 2-3 panels related to webcomics, and this year, there were around 25. And... people showed up to them; all of them. It was quite mind-blowing!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 8, 2005 - 11:57
I'll be trying to highlight some of the WCCA categories between now and July 3rd when the voting round ends. The nominees for Outstanding Comic this year are Copper by Kazu Kibuishi; Ctrl-Alt-Del by Tim Buckley, Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques, and Scary Go Round by John Allison.
Submitted by Mark Mekkes on June 5, 2005 - 10:44
Nominations for the 2005 Web Cartoonists Choice Awards have been announced and voting for the award winners is open until July 3rd.
Check out all of the 2005 contenders here.
Up for Outstanding Comic this year:
Copper by Kazu Kibuishi
Ctrl-Alt-Del by Tim Buckley
Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques
Scary Go Round by John Allison
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 1, 2005 - 11:44
24 Hours Later is a documentary by James Hatton and Jimmy Lin about four artists participating in taking Scott McCloud's 24 Hour Comic challenge. As described on its website, "24 Hours Later captures it all with the grace, sensitivity, and cinematography expected of a nature documentary about the mating habits of walruses."
Also featured are interviews with Scott McCloud, Nat Gertler (organizer of 24 Hour Comics Day), Christian Gossett (Red Star), Scott Kurtz (www.PvPonline.com), Jenn Manley Lee (Dicebox), and many others.
The film is scheduled for release in November 2004. Check back for regular updates and free clips from the movie. You can buy the DVD of this right now.
Submitted by kittykatya on June 1, 2005 - 00:49
At least they will on June 7. The Washington Webtoonists meetup will be taking place at 8:00 PM at the Borders Books & Music on 11054 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA.
For more information, contact Chris Impink at chris(at)fragilegravity.net or catch up at the LiveJournal community.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 30, 2005 - 11:33
The final comics in the May Day event are up. The "connect the panels" format of this event was a lot of fun - I started late but managed to almost finish my entries on time. Congrats to everyone who submitted comics (and an extra congrats to Neil and G.L. Gillen who finished an entry every week).
A big thanks to all of the artists who submitted the panels: Steve Bryant (Athena Voltaire), Tim Demeter (Reckless Life), Jerzy Drozd and Sara Turner (The Replacements), Faith Erin Hicks (Ice) and Clint Hollingsworth (Wandering Ones); and an extra big thanks to Matt Shepherd who coordinated this shindig and did a lot of work to make it all happen.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 9, 2005 - 10:49
Eric Burns has a good post on the annual Webcomics Appreciation Day. I don't happen to completely agree with it because I think the shared events of webcomicdom for the most part have been a happy experience for all involved and have actually served to introduce some folks to each other that wouldn't have met otherwise. Still it's a lot of work to make these "events" happen and the older ones don't seem to have the "pop" they used to.
I think "events" can be a great experience if they're fun and planned well. The recent 24 hour day event is a great one (although not all such events need to be so physically exhausting). What events would you keep on a "webcomic events calendar"?
PLUG ALERT: You can still play in the May Day event at Comixpedia. Some great artists have come up with single panels featuring the explorer Mayfair Day and every week you can submit your version of how he gets from Panel A to B. All entries get linked to at Comixpedia.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 8, 2005 - 23:14
Be sure to check out the first week of Mayday!, the Comixpedia special event for May. Led by our intrepid guide Matt "Slammin'" Shepherd, we have five spins on the first chapter of our spine-tingling tale of wonder from Charles Brubaker, Rezo, William G, Neil and G.L. Gillen.
It's never too late to get involved! Participants can still retro-fill for Week 1, or just get on board this week! Check out the main page and e-mail shepherd at comixpedia dot com!!!!