Cat and Girl
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 28, 2007 - 13:07
I'm not a journalist, but I am sick so please wipe your hands after reading today's post...
- Comics Worth Reading has some links to thoughts on digital piracy of comics. Also earlier this month, a bit on downloading manga and what that might mean for North America.
- There was a brief blip of attention this month for Adobe's new E-reader thingee. Anyone believe the hype?
- Finding Wonderland interviewed Kazu Kibuishi, Gene Yang and Svetlana Chmakova. Great stuff!
- Short piece on Steve Purcell, the creator of the Eisner-nominated Sam & Max webcomic.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- Sequel to Rumble Girls: Silky Warrior Tansie is now starting up online: Runaway Lightning Ohmry. (h/t CWR)
- It's probably not negative enough to catch on... but check out Useful Lies, a new Websnarky-like blog mostly (so far) about webcomics.
- The webcomic The Paranormals officially launches.
- I'm not sure if I linked to this review of Multiplex or not. Whatever, I like Multiplex more and more as time goes on for its ability to do movie jokes and build characters and storylines well.
- What is "noir-fu"? The Retriever knows!
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 17, 2007 - 10:42
Dorothy Gambrell does wonderful, whimsical charts on her blog Very Small Array. This one tracks the popularity of her Cat and Girl book relative to world population. Canadians love their Cat and Girl!
This one - a year in review - tracks various things. Gambrell seems to do this one every year. I just really like the way Gambrell communicates visually - her sensibility is apparent in all her comics, but sometimes I think this other non-comic stuff is more representative of some "ur-Gambrell" quality she has.
Also add Gambrell to the "webcomics goin' to hell in a handbasket" list for this one.
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.
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.
Ted Rall talks up and talks to webcomics with attitude for Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists. It's a great addition to the ongoing Attitude anthology series that pays some well-deserved attention to webcomics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 4, 2006 - 22:04
Trivial post #345: Sinfest indulges in the meta strip type #4: "how to make a comic strip" comic.
Fred Grisolm is the creator of two of the funniest, filthiest webcomics since Look What I Brought Home. Hate Song updates three times a week, and Filth Hole updates twice a week.
The MoCCA Festival is almost here - there'll be webcomics such as Overcompensating, Diesel Sweeties, Scary Go Round, Goats, Questionable Content, Dr. McNinja, Cat and Girl, Johane Matte, Ryan Sias, Kean Soo, Becky Cloonan and Vasilis Lolos, Hope Larson and Bryan Lee OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Malley, Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier, Andy Runton, Debbie Huey, Lark Pien, and John Green.
It's at New York's Puck Building.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 15, 2006 - 07:25
Over the weekend, I compiled a list of interesting videos related to comics - you might be interested in checking some of them out.
Dorothy Gambrell has a Cat and Girl book coming out. You can order it here. Dorothy also posts "four cartoons rejected by the New Yorker." I don't get the New Yorker anymore (read it online but...) but Gambrell's sensibility is perfect for that magazine.
From Ninth Art, Andrew Wheeler complains about Marvel's "conservatism" and Bulent Yusuf names the nine comics that shaped his love for comics. As long as we've brought up Marvel here's a funny blog post on "Marvel's 50 Best Characters." The list is arguably accurate but the accompanying snark-filled descriptions are priceless.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 11, 2006 - 16:43
Lore reports that Dorothy Gambrell has put her Cat and Girl series under a Creative Commons license. You can remix her work on a noncommercial basis under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.