Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 24, 2006 - 07:49
It really has been a hell of a year for the Blank Label Comics crew. Check out the highlights at their website.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 23, 2006 - 12:28
Sparkneedle archives are now free (formerly only available to Girlamatic subscribers).
Digital Strips looks at the rotating cast of artists on the webcomic Pet Professional. Are there really four artists on that strip now? Wow...
It's been one year since the founding of Blank Label Comics.
New Peter Bagge webcomic on the "war on drugs" at Reason magazine. Cranky middle-age libertarian goodness!
Kris Straub is working on a second Starslip Crisis book and his webcomic has just hit the one year mark as well.
Fleen checks into Owen Dunne's My New Mommy webcomic. It's ending. And Fleen thinks Dunne's website navigation is confusing. Most of what Dunne has done is pretty hilarious IMO.
Tom Spurgeon rounds up reports on the recent BookExpo America event in Washington DC.
Gluemeat celebrates various Canadian holidays. I wish we had Muffin Day in the states too...
The Bone website has been redone and now features a blog from creator Jeff Smith.
Submitted by OnyxSparrow on May 22, 2006 - 10:19
Hello everyone! As our first entry into this glorious website's blog, I'd like to proudly announce that today marks the posting of the 100th strip for the webcomic Prepare to Die. We here are very excited at reaching this milestone that so many webcomics just never do. Here's to the next 100 strips!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 21, 2006 - 21:32
Scott McCloud plans to visit all 50 states in the union to promote his forthcoming book Making Comics. The madness begins September this year.
Warren Ellis links to some webcomics without comment. I suppose he's implying "go check them out" but one can never assume to much with the old man.
Speaking of print comics, Joey Manley reviews a recent graphic novel from Howard Chaykin titled Challengers of the Unknown.
Also from the Comixpedia blogs:
- Arthur, King of Time and Space hits the two year milestone with its 731st daily update;
- A new podcast from Onezumi.com; and
- Bang Barstal is having a guest art fortnight.
John Allison has been drawing past American presidents for potential (hypothetical?) t-shirts. They're all awesome - although I'm curious as to what he might do with earlier presidents like Abraham Lincoln or Thomas Jefferson.
And I can't remember now if I linked to this post from Bob Byrne from back in January 2006. Titled "Everything I've learned over the past 5 years...." it's a hodgepodge of tips and mantras to keep making comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 19, 2006 - 10:37
It's movie month so here's a link to Yirmumah mocking the Superman Returns poster.
Lore catches that Toothpaste For Dinner is having a contest for readers to send in photos of themselves wearing a TFD t-shirt.
Fleen writes about it's impression that webcomic creators are all just getting out of their diapers but somehow I doubt that's anything more than a reaction to some recent creators' academic matriculations. It would be interesting to do a real survey on creators - maybe someone ought to get on that! :)
Tom Spurgeon reacts to Fox News dude Bill O'Reilly ranting about some comics in a school newspaper O'Reilly thought were offensive to the baby Jesus. I'll wait until the Colbert Report covers the issue to decide if I care...
Submitted by geoduck on May 16, 2006 - 21:19
My webcomic The Mansion of E is a daily fantasy strip with an enormous cast living in (or under) the titular structure at the edge of a Specific Ocean. This week I'm going to hit the 1000th strip milestone, and the first day isn't even done yet... I'll be posting some fan-art, and I'm selling an archive CD. Stop on by and pay a visit!
Submitted by tynic on May 15, 2006 - 23:49
Byrobot dot net achieves a number of comics equal to twice the sum of the creator's ages, minus two times the difference.
Given it's been online for less than three months, we're either very young or very prolific. The creators are celebrating this random event by letting off some well-deserved steam at each oth
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 15, 2006 - 10:08
It's been over a year now, and there are still a lot of contenders in the Daily Grind contest. The remaining 24 contestants in this endurance contest are:
- Lonnie Allen (website)
- Joseph Bergin III (website)
- Jennie Breeden (website)
- Stephen Burrell (website)
- D.J. Coffman (website)
- Paul Gadzikowski (website)
- Jamie Dee Galey (website)
- Ali Graham (website)
- Edward J Grug III (website)
- Brad Guigar (website)
- Tim Hulsizer (website)
- Matt Johnson (website)
- Brandon Lewis (website)
- Tyler Longmire (website),
- Tom McHenry (website)
- Michael Payne website)
- Eric Poole (website)
- Phil Redmon (website)
- Andrew Rothery (website)
- R. Smith (website)
- Ive Sorocuk (website)
- Mike Stevens (website)
- Bryan Stone (website)
- Jam Torkberg (website)
From a quick glance at the list I've bolded those I'm immediately familar with. That's 17 creators that I am not sure I've read before. I don't know if that's because they're not that popular, or that good or rather just as likely - more evidence that there are more interesting webcomics out there than anyone can ever possibly write about.
Submitted by macnut on May 12, 2006 - 17:19
Issue 1 of The Vanguard has begun. A mixture of my two favorite genres, sci-fi space opera and superhero action, with what I'd like to think of as my own unique touch. Check out the first pages online at http://thevanguardhome.com and read from the cover page right here.
Submitted by Compugasm on May 5, 2006 - 03:26
I got my first fan art of my Death character. Thanks Carrie Burton of Dam Beavers.