Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2010 - 09:41
Stephen McCranie created a bit of ComixTalk fan art, thanks Stephen! Be sure to check out his comic Mal and Chad a really well drawn comic.
Congrats to the Penny Arcade duo for being included in Time's Top 100 list this year. Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins are a true American dream story -- doing what they love and creating success with it.
BleedingCool.com reports that the Atlantic Centre For The Arts in Florida is offering a residency as Associate Artist for a comic book creator in October, under master artists THB creator Paul Pope, Blankets author Craig Thompson or manga creator Svetlana Chmakova. Wow, for almost any aspiring comics creator this seems like taking a PhD course.
MILESTONES: Brat-halla reaches 400 comics. Congratulations to Jeffery Stevenson & Seth Damoose (and colorist Anthony Lee)!
FROM THE MAILBAG: Al Schroeder writes: After two years and ten zillion cameos and interdimensional tomfoolery, the group webcomic CROSSOVERLORD, featuring superheroes from seven different webcomics, reaches the climax of its storyline. After this, only four or five more strips to go!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 22, 2010 - 11:00
Psst. Super art fight this weekend..
I think I've mentioned it before but whatever compulsion I might have once had to share with you every scrap of webcomic-related stuff... well I ain't feeling it. So it's great that others are taking care of it and this week you can't go wrong with this round up of webcomic reviews, interviews and stories from Brigid Alverson's Paperless Comics.
SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THE NEW NEW ECONOMY: Tom Spurgeon writes about Julie Larson's decision to move from a deal with Creator's Syndicate to self-syndication. You really can't extrapolate much from a story that includes one newspaper comic (Larson's) and one webcomic (Apokalips) as the basis for discussion. I feel bad for folks like Larson who are stuggling with the double whammy of tectonic shifts in technology and a bum economy. But I also think it's annoying and self-defeating to write about how the Internet is killing everything. The Internet is part of the environment now. It's the least-cost, most effective publishing tool ever invented -- when before in history has ANYONE been able to potentially reach EVERYONE on the planet at the minimal costs needed to put up a website? That fact is AWESOME and no one in their right mind would trade it away for preservation of past pratices.
The other thing to keep in mind is that there used to be certain channels of content that we consumed because it was there in a format that required us to read/watch/listen to it on the format's terms. That's going, going, gone. Watch teevee when it's scheduled? Nope, TIVO. Listen to radio live? Nope, not if you don't want to - podcast, iTunes, etc. Read the daily comics in the morning at breakfast? Nope, even newspaper comics are ARCHIVED and available on the web. I can see it in my kids' habits. I used to come to the content in a lot of cases... for my kids all content is a library. They watch/listen/read their favorites -- it's RARE that they ever engage with content because it's there. What does that mean? I'd bet a lot of things, but one thing that seems obvious is that FAVORITES will win an even bigger share of whatever new business models sustain creators. If in the past it made sense to appeal to the largest audience possible (which often meant a softening and blanding up of material) to get into the newspaper, I think creators have to understand that's probably a really BAD strategy now.
JUSTIFY TOM'S HYPE: Tom Spurgeon also linked to Smoke Signals, a free all comics newspaper based in Brooklyn. The first two editions are available for a free download at their website.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 22, 2010 - 10:22
This weekend, it's the 6th edition of the live art smackdown show: Super Art Fight 6 (read that in Kermit the Frog's excited announcer voice). There's always been a webcomic presence at these events and no exception this time:
- Main Event: Michael Bracco (Champion) vs. Jamie Baldwin (Challenger)
#1 Contenders Match: Nick “Ghostfreehood” Borkowicz vs. Garth Graham
- Generational Warfare – Rookie vs. Veteran: Kelsey Wailes vs. Jami “Angry Zen Master” Noguchi
- 4-Way Battle Royale: Chris “Impact” Impink vs. Joe Dunn vs. Bryan Prindiville vs. Chelsea Grose
And if you've been checking out the Comic Events calendar at ComixTALK you'd already know about this :)
Submitted by STrRedWolf on February 27, 2008 - 10:38
If you're going to Otakon 2008 and willing to share your experience with webcomics (especially getting 'em online and getting 'em promoted), then Comic Genesis' Kelly "STrRedWolf" Price needs you! He's forming an "Webcomics 102 (Getting 'em up and noticed)" panel and is looking for others to join him.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 31, 2007 - 15:59
Post your links to Halloween-inspired webcomics to this thread - yours or others!
There's no new activity in Fright Night land this year, but feel free to survey the scary stories of years gone by. For new ghostly webcomics check out Halloween Stories at Jon Morris' Oucopo blog. Jon is the creator of the web/comic Jeremy and has organized previous ghouly comic projects.
Oh and check out this cool carving into a pumpkin of Schlock from Schlock Mercenary. That is pretty cool!
Submitted by macnut on October 9, 2007 - 15:23
Check out here in Chicago - tons of books and some comics too. Complete information can be found at the website: http://www.chicagotribune.com/about/custom/events/printersrow/
Submitted by Litazia on November 14, 2006 - 22:50
The 5th annual Web Comic Secret Santa is alive, kicking, and open for submissions.
Submit your comic by December 3rd if you want to participate. On that day, you're randomly assigned another comic to surprise with fanart/comic. In turn, you'll receive a fanart/comic gift from another artist.
Please help us make the Talk Like A Pirate Day entry at comixpedia.org a bit more webcomic specific.Ã‚ If you're celebrating it this year - add your webcomic to the entry.Ã‚
September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, you scurvy dogs!!!