Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 4, 2010 - 09:23
I suspect posting will be relatively light this month unless I get my act together this week and recruit some more interesting guest bloggers (I'm still open to unsolicited offers to guest blog!). I started a little work on a story I thought might be interesting if I uncovered anything -- basically I tried to contact the first 100 members of ComixTalk thinking I might discover a mix of stories from people who've stayed pretty visible in comics to those whose stories maybe have never been well-covered. I've gotten a few responses but it's too much work in tracking down folks to take that approach for any larger number of member accounts. (If you have an old account at ComixTalk you're having trouble accessing please let me know -- I'd be happy to try to help you out) So my new pitch is -- if you joined ComixTalk (Comixpedia in those days) in 2003 and you're interested in giving me a snapshot of now and then for you in comics (I have some questions I've been emailing to folks; but that's what I'm after) please email, comment here or tweet me.
- Lauren Davis writes about the ending of Bellen! by Box Brown -- sounds a bit Newhart-ish to me!
- Spwug writes about the ending of Dreamless, a webcomic they thought stopped a bit suddenly.
- Raina Telgemeier has a new short webcomic up called Can I Try An Eskimo Pie?
- John Allison with the definite version of The Hulk!
- Darryl Cunningham writes another well-done journalistic comic -- this time a debunking of the "moon landing was faked" story.
- Brigid Alverson interviews Phil Foglio, on recent new projects involving his webcomic Girl Genius.
- Deb Aoki interviews Bryan Lee O'Malley.
- The Webcomic Factory runs an interview with Ivan Cortez, the artist on the webcomic, The Gentlemen’s Club.
- Tim O'Shea has an interview with MK Reed.
CONVENTIONS: SPX announces that Dean Haspiel and Kate Beaton will be guests this year. Between SPX and Intervention that is going to be an epic comics weekend in the DC area.
MAILBAG: I got an email from creator Lee Leslie about the webcomic RiGBY, an Epic Webcomic about the Tales of an Amateur Barbarian. RiGBY follows the adventures of the titular hero as she navigates a world of reanimated skeletons, warriors on dinosaurs and savage snake-men. Leslie describes the webcomic as combining "the fun world-building of high fantasy stories like Lord of the Rings or Conan the Barbarian with a fun and relatable protagonist. Basically, she’s the love child of Indiana Jones and Red Sonja.”
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 15, 2010 - 09:36
In the last issue of Dark Horse Presents on MySpace, there's a new Bee story from Jason Little; a comic based on the video game Mass Effect, a comic written byLeVar Burton plus a funny riff on a scene from Star Wars by Frank Stockton. Future issues of DHP will be at Dark Horse's own website. (h/t Scott McCloud)
CODE: The new convention Intervention will be hosting a workshop on Comicpress for Wordpress run by one of the developers, Frump. This is a great idea, one that I'm surprised I haven't seen at other webcomic-friendly conventions. Attendees to the workshop will get a bonus -- a free download of the automated Cast addon for ComicPress. The Cast addon displays cast members in a totally new way, showing when they first appeared in the comic, how often they have been in the comic, all of the comics they were in with links and other statistics as well as individual biographical information.
REVIEW: Roya Grinstead reviews the webcomic Romantically Apocalyptic with which the reviewer "was floored by its miraculous visuals, its marvellous concept, and its delightfully dark, whimsical, and twisted humour."
MILESTONE: Spwug notes that the webcomic Dreamless by Bobby Crosby and Sarah Ellerton has only one page left to post. A review of the comic by Spwug is here.