Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 7, 2008 - 20:11
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 2, 2008 - 16:35
James Turner picked a guest artist for his webcomic Beaver & Steve today. It was fun to see all of the various interpretations of Turner's script. There were a lot of good entries -- some of my favorites didn't even merit runner-up status for Turner, including entries from Danny Burleson, Dave Wright, Jean Thebe, and Scott Wright. If it had been up to me I would have picked Drew Mokris' entry as the winner but Turner's choice from Dan Woodhouse is pretty cool too. (Pictured at right is my entry which, deservedly, DID not win.)
The other guest art event going on is Scary Go Round's Feats Of Strength. Creator John Allison wrote earlier this week that he "had some very creative and inventive entries but don't feel that this thing has been won yet by any means." I did a comic for this, but I felt like I rushed parts of it.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 22, 2008 - 08:45
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 24, 2008 - 09:13
THE OPINIONATER The Daily Cartoonist reports that syndicated editorial cartoonist Matt Bors is creating a bi-weekly comic called Civil Discourse for the ACLU website. I have no idea how many editorial cartoonists are running comics (original or re-purposed) on non-traditional sites but it seems like it might have potential. A lot of groups (whether partisan or non-partisan) should have the budget to pay a reasonable fee for such comics -- the benefit to them being promotion of their message or increased recruitment (via more traffic to their website). Of course unlike a "neutral" newspaper I imagine fitting the comic to the organization is a more subjective proposition, but there are organizations of all persuasions out there. GUEST ARTIST MAYHEMMike Rouse-Deane has created a webcomic project/fundraiser for Make-A-Wish called the Guest Strip Project. It's sort of a "always guest comics" comic. Should be interesting to check out and of course, it's for a good cause.
Submitted by Airsick_Moth on October 6, 2007 - 20:45
Round 1 of the Starslip Crisis crossover Alterverse War is heating up, with the Steel Duck from Melonpool taken captive even as the Touch-And-Go from Schlock Mercenary pummels the museum ship Fuseli after a devastating plasma salvo. With its primary starslip arch destroyed, will the Fuseli be able to defeat a ship whose shields can withstand a star going nova?!
The Alterverse War is a crossover event involving more than thirty sci-fi webcomics. Even though I'm writing it, I'm using fanboy logic and stats provided by the participating webcartoonists to make the fights as fair (if there is such a thing) as possible. With all the other high-powered entrants in the game, Starslip Crisis may not (probably won't) come out on top!
Check it out every Saturday at Starslip Crisis!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 7, 2007 - 10:13
Before I get to today's news & views -- don't forget we had three new articles published in the magazine this week:
- Terrence Marks interviews married creators, Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier. This is actually the first in a series of five such interviews we'll be publishing this month.
- New columnist Brigid Alverson covers five short story web manga this month in Small Packages.
- Bryant Paul Johnson returns with another installment of his historically accurate series at Comixpedia: The Antecedent.
- And of course a big thanks to Meghan Murphy of Kawaii Not for doing this month's cover art.
- Here's a great opportunity (and a clever idea for a book): Howard Tayler is planning to publish the 2000-01 run of Schlock Mercenary in a book and he's put out a public call for guest art to include in the book. I hope he gets a wide range of interest on this - I'd love to see some of the Schlock characters done well in different styles.
- Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub announce a more formal creative relationship (including Straub relocating to Dallas, TX). Help them pick a name for their new partnership here. (Also I missed that PvP character Skull has a blog now...)
- Good question from R. Stevens and a good discussion in the comments there: "In a webcomic, each page of comics read is a 'pageview'. In a comic book, each page of comics read is a 'pageview'.... Has the webcomics readership outgrown the American comic book market?"
- Daily Cross Hatch blog interviews Perry Bible Fellowship creator Nicholas Gurewitch.
- Bookslut interviews Fun Home creator Alison Bechdel. (both interviews caught by Journalista!)
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- Mike Russell is rerunning his CulturePulp comics at his WebcomicsNation site. Most of these have appeared before in the newspaper, but not on the web in one convenient location like this - worth checking out - funny, insightful journalism in comic form.
- The Comics Reporter likes Lukewarm Tales.
- The Webcomicker likes the second episode of the animated PvP series. In contrast to pre-premeire complaints from PvP fans, Gilead says the voice actor behind the character Skull is the star of the production.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- FLEEN reports that You Damn Kid! creator Owen Dunne has redone his website(s) and created a video based on his Beevnicks comic.
- The For Better or For Worse "Hybrid" idea apparently came from Universal Press Synidicate which convinced creator Lynn Johnston to go with it rather than simply hanging it up later this year.
- FLIGHT reports on the lineup for Flight, Vol. 4. Also, Kazu Kibuishi posted cover art for the series at his website.
- The Comics Reporter points to a discussion at Comics Worth Reading on this year's Free Comic Book Day (May 5th).
- Over at TalkAboutComics is a post about a movie coming out with the same name (and apparently very similar content) as an existing Serializer comic. Creator Scott Ewen (the comic is Flight of the Living Dead) seems pretty stoic about it.
Submitted by bobweiner on June 7, 2006 - 07:57
My wife and I are relocating to Tampa, FL in a few short weeks. I'm truly hoping I don't have to put The PC Weenies on hiatus, so I'm actively seeking guest-artists to fill in the gaping void and help us in our time of need. If you're interested in submitting a PCW guest-toon (it has to be a one-panel, 432 x 504 pixel sized drawing - family friendly), please let me know.
Submitted by pclips on May 9, 2006 - 10:40
The following is a post I made on a friend's LiveJournal (the great filker legend, Tom Smith, in fact). He created a topic to list our favorite mainstream syndicated comic strips, with a separate thread to follow about webcomics. This raised my eyebrow and potentially my hackles, but led to my articulating why I hate the Major Comics Syndicates with a white-hot passion. Seemed worth cross-posting here...
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 10, 2006 - 11:26
I don't know if Jeph Jacques is cool with this or not, but these are nifty little QC icons.
And I hope I'm not interpreting this post out of context (I don't read Ironychan's LJ) but just all by itself it's a pretty funny (yet sadly true) comment on the webcomic experience.
Speaking of Live Journals, blogs, etc., the primary way I keep up with webcomic news (other than a few search engines) is through RSS feeds. If you're writing about webcomics (even just hyping your own) and you have an RSS feed I'd be happy to add it to my morning list. Post it here if you want and I'll check it out.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 28, 2006 - 23:51
Another milestone: Kris Straub's guest comic is the 500 installment of Zach Miller's Joe and Monkey webcomic. Straub also mentions that Miller's book Totally Boned is up for one of Lulu's Blooker prizes. (Erik wrote about the Blookers last October.)
The Great Outdoor Fight - wow, that's really hard to describe. But I always have a hard time describing Achewood. It's just... Achewood. Tim Tylor blogged earlier about the wiki a fan set up for this storyline.
Fleen also has more questions with Dave Kellett (Sheldon) on syndication and newspaper comics.