Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 23, 2011 - 10:50
Just a side note to everyone -- I'm behind on everything online, it's not you, it's me! Hope to catch up before the end of the month.
MILESTONES: I didn't know Dwayne McDuffie, and although I was aware of his name in the industry I just never followed him specifically. It's always sad when a talented creator passes away too damn early and seeing all of the projects he worked on it's clear McDuffie was damn talented. GraphicNYC writes that it did a recent interview with him and that it will be up on their site next week.
- Richard Thompson (Cul De Sac) and Stephen Pastis (Pearls Before Swine) are two of the three nominees for the Reuben Cartoonist of the year award.
- Barry Deutsch's Hereville was nominated for a Nebula Award. (h/t Beat)
- The latest list of Xeric grant winners is up! A reminder that the next application deadline is 31 March. (h/t Fleen)
REVIEW: El Santo reviews Axe Cop.
Submitted by John Baird on August 16, 2010 - 13:43
One of my favorite things about Otakon is that, as the largest anime convention on the east coast, it attracts a lot of webcomic creators. I always love seeing familiar faces and meeting new attendees. This part will focus on some of the webcomic creators who were at Otakon, many of whom are also members of the Create a Comic Project.
But wait there's more! This post also has one of the best costume team-ups ever photographed!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 3, 2010 - 09:25
Good news for the Friends of Lulu organization, Valerie D'Orazio's public plea for help has led to the assembling of an unofficial board to assist her in righting its ship.
MILESTONES: Questionable Content hits 7 years of comics on the intertubes.
REVIEW: El Santo gives Tim Buckley's Ctrl-Alt-Del a massively complete review, worth reading no matter what your opinion of Buckley's work is.
CONVENTIONS: This year's visit by Fake Stan Lee to the SDCC is as funny as last year's and includes (at about 2:42 in) a visit to the PvP booth:
MAILBAG: Peter Fairfax writes about his webcomic Valentines Dei, which is a futuristic detective story with a gritty feel. Fairfax is a bit raw still with the writing and artwork but it's not so rough that the comic doesn't work. It starts a bit slow, but Fairfax has packed a lot of ideas into the concept -- it's not a huge archive (it started this past February) so if it sounds interesting, be sure to check it out.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 20, 2010 - 09:34
REVIEW: El Santo reviews the webcomic 1977.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 16, 2010 - 13:56
It's just one of those quiet news days (watch, right after I post, something HUGE will happen...). Have a great weekend!
MC HYPE-Z: The Sisters Grimm webcomic starts today with a schedule planned for weekly updates on Friday. Writer Dave Pauwels describes it as "The comic is your average adventure-comedy-political thriller-space rock opera. Set on Mars, in the year 2339, it follows a garage band and their exploits against a backdrop of Martian civil war." The webcomic is drawn by Nicolas R. Giacondino, who lives in Argentina - his Deviant Art page is here.
VIDEO GAMEZZZZ: Cameron Stewart reveals that he and Karl Kerschl and writing and drawing a new comic miniseries for Ubisoft, based on their hugely popular Assassin's Creed videogames.
PR0N: Erica Henderson explains in a short comic why 3D porn may not be such a good idea (SFW actually).
DEAD TREES TELL NO TALES
- Axe Cop is coming to paper via publisher Dark Horse in Spring 2011.
- The Excessively Authentic Dresden Codak 2010 Sketchbook is now available -- it contains behind-the-scenes stuff and Aaron Diaz's daily drawings and speed paintings of the past year.
- Ben Costa's Pang: The Wandering Shaolin Monk, Volume 1 book is now available. He writes, "This is a Xeric Award-winning, full color, hardcover book, 192 pages (with an additional page of the story that won't ever go online). All for $20 plus shipping! And from now until August 16th you can get the book with a custom sketch inside on the title page for FREE."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 29, 2010 - 10:44
Whew, made it to Friday. Sometime next week a new version of ComixTalk at the new server will emerge -- it won't be perfect but mostly what I need this year. And it should mean the end of me starting posts writing about Drupal and CSS...
I got a fever, and the only prescription... is more AXE COP! You've all read Axe Cop, haven't you? If I didn't know it was for real I might have thought Kris Straub was behind it... Coupling really funny and well-done art with scripts from his 5 year old brother Malachai, artist Ethan Nicolle has created something that is a gimmick but I swear I laughed the whole time I was reading it.
iWEBCOMICS: Paperless Comics has a nice round up of webcomic commenting on the iPad announcement. I'm not going to think too hard about it until the damn thing is actually in the store, but even though it's not perfect I'm kind of leaning towards getting an iPad right now. (I wonder if I can write it off as a business expense for this site?)
INTERVIEW: A really nice interview with Kean Soo, creator of the all ages comic Jellaby (and before that his journal comic at keaner.net)
REVIEWS: Tom Spurgeon has a glowing review of Kazu Kibuishi's book, Copper. Copper has long been one of my favorite comics and I really do want to get a copy of the paper version at some point. Missed it but earlier this month, Sean Kleefeld reviewed another all ages title -- the prose/comics hybrid book Malice.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
Seth Godin read Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics and thought it was... about marketing?
Over at Panel & Pixel forums, there's some information and discussion of how intellectual property rights in the U.S. work when a writer and artist collaborate. And another Panel & Pixel post covers creating model sheets for characters for your comic.