Aaron Diaz's Dresden Codak is an inventive swirl of science and supposition. The writing is fantastic speculative fiction all on its own but it's complemented by Diaz's damn impressive artwork. ComixTalk had a review of the comic earlier this year, I caught up with the creator for an interview by email for this month's issue.
Submitted by NightgigTim on April 23, 2008 - 13:23
Drawn from resources that look sooo big from down here…
The reality of depending on â€˜1000 True Fansâ€™, a follow up piece by Kevin Kelly.
Galleycat has an interesting post about NYCC.Â
CBR has an interview with Achewood creator Chris Onstad.
Content Digital has an interview with Kelly Price from ComicGenesis.Â
Voting has begun for the Eagle Awards. Nominees are [...]
Submitted by El Santo on April 15, 2008 - 08:05
On his blog, John Allison (Scary Go Round) mentioned that there was one character that he was never, ever going to bring back. That character was none other than Shelley Winters’ mousy little sister, Erin Winters.
Now I’m not usually a fan of sad sack characters. To me, they’re too spineless to be sympathetic. They’re victims of their own pathetic sense of self loathing. I’m not a big fan of Achewood’s Roast Beef, Homestar Runner’s Strong Sad, or that stick figure guy in xkcd.
But you know what? I really liked Erin. (click here to read El Santo's full blog post)
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 Xaviar Xerexes on February 25, 2008 - 09:38
A comprehensive overview of Steve Purcell's long-running (but infrequently updated) Sam & Max comics. Purcell won last year's Eisner for Best Digital Comic.
Dark Horse announced more print collections of webcomics including Wondermark and Achewood.
I HATE MONDAYS
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 22, 2008 - 10:22
- We linked to Comics Worth Reading wrap up of the brief life and quick death of the Friends of Lulu "empowerment fund".
- We linked to this parody of Marvel's Civil Wars series (which I didn't read) -- it's still pretty funny.
- We linked to reports on the creation of the Clickburg Foundation which promotes webcomics in The Netherlands and runs the Clickburg convention.
- We publish reviews of Matt Langfield's and Edward Grug's Charlie Redeye and Chris Onstad's Achewood.
- I write a bit too enthusiastically about the then still-emerging comics blog-o-sphere.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 5, 2008 - 10:00
The nominees for this year's WCCAs were released this past Sunday (sadly without any fanfare, or press release... again). But lots of interesting choices (and good links to comics!):
OUTSTANDING COMIC FINALISTS:
Achewood by Chris Onstaad
Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio
Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
The Phoenix Requiem by Sarah Ellerton
And now... the fourth annual People Of Webcomics list! I'll be the first to admit that this list gets harder and harder to compile as the lines between "webcomics" and just plain "comics" blurs harder than a greasy windshield in the middle of a West Texas downpour. Plus as publishing comics on the web and other digital formats becomes more commonplace it gets harder and harder to find those "firsts" that take comics in new directions whether artistic, technical or businesss-oriented.
Our third annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Gary Tyrrell, Dirk Deppey, Tom Spurgeon, Heidi MacDonald, Brigid Alverson, Derik A Badman, Reinder Dijkhuis, and JT Shea and Scott Gallatin.
Submitted by Tim Tylor on December 13, 2007 - 14:39
I can't help wondering why more webcomics don't have permalinks for the current strip. They seem quite rare, but they strike me as filling a pretty clear need. Without them there aren't any really user-friendly ways of linking to an interesting current episode from a blog or forum, and so comics are bound to lose some potential inlinks and readers. Achewood provides them, but I can't think of any others offhand. I'm wondering if there's any technical reason they're not provided more.