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Wellington Grey Makes Funny Flowcharts

Shades of xkcd! Wellington Grey arguably doesn't create comics so much as flowcharts, but whatever, they're often extremely funny and remarkably insightful. A few favorites include:

News & Views for Thursday, April 26, 2007

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  • The Comics Reporter, Tom Spurgeon, lists his pick for the best 50 comics of 2006. Webcomics are represented at #43 by Perry Bible Fellowship and #20 by Achewood.
  • The wedding between Kazu Kibuishi, of Copper (and various other things) fame, and Amy Kim Ganter Reman Mythology Sourcerers and Secretaries) was a glorious success according to a report by one of the McCloud daughters (sorry, not sure which one). Scott McCloud officiated at the wedding.
  • Newsarama has a preview gallery of the upcoming Flight vol. 4 anthology.
  • Friday's Mixed Bag Of News

    Business

    • Ka-Blam, the print-on-demand printer specializing in comics, moves into new office space seven times their old, replaces their old press with three new ones, and hires more staff. The POD business seems to be going well.
    • I had no idea there existed an unofficial Project Wonderful blog and forum. Here's one post discussing the costs of ads.
      Project Wonderful's prices are low, but I don't think most users realize just how low they actually are. I did some comparisons between ads on PW sites and other similar ads sold through conventional channels, and the results are pretty clear: the same ad space sold through PW will command a much lower price.

    News

    • Time magazine covers webcomics. Penny Arcade, PvP, Achewood, and Diesel Sweeties gets ink (errr... pixels?).
    • And speaking of Diesel Sweeties, here's an article on it in The Daily News.

    Misc.

    • The 2006 Comic Book Challenge, which blasted Platinum Studios into the consciousness of webcomic creators last year will be back this year according to the website.
    • The Pulse has a short report from the UK Web and Mini Comix Thing that was held on March 17.

    Digital Strips Livecast - Tonight!

    We'll be doing our second livecast tonight (March 14th) at 9:30PM Eastern. In this episode, we will discuss the merits (or possible demerits) of Chris Onstad's Achewood.

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    Gene YangAWARDS

    • Journalista! catches the news at website ICv2 that Gene Yang won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature for young adults for his graphic novel, American Born Chinese. The Printz Award is given out by the American Library Association.

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    Everyone Should Read This Interview With Mike Lacroix

    Mike Lacroix is a cartoonist, blogger and finely-tuned athlete. He's currently working on his third webcomic, the appropriately titled Foxy Lollop. His previous efforts include the long-running Gluemeat (since 2001) and the underground classic, Aren't We Real. Lacroix and myself were both founding members of the pioneering, but short-lived webcomics collective ALTBRAND.

    Comixpedia's People Of Webcomics List For 2006

    It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.

    The Comixpedia End of 2006 Roundtable

    Our second annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Eric Millikin, Daku, Gilead Pellaeon, Mike Russell, Lewis Powell, Alexander Danner, Eric Burns, Michael Rouse-Deane, Johanna Draper Carlson and Gary Tyrrell.