Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 1, 2010 - 10:01
Is it in fact appropriate to wish my neighbors to the North a "Happy Canada Day"? If so, well then, cheers and happy no-longer-colonies day!
Hypey Mc Hype: Barry Smith and coffee always equals a good InkTank strip :)
Oooh Pretty... Flight 7! Kazu Kibuishi posts previews from the upcoming installment of the comics anthology series.
Even Reuben Bolling Gets The Blues: The creator of Tom the Dancing Bug gets some high profile links to his comics but unfortunately not to the "approved" postings of them. This sucks but it's inevitable that things like this will happen. Best to be prepared by putting in a clear URL to your work on the comic image itself. Any other tips?
Last One To Leave MySpace, Turn Off the Disco Lights: I saw on Comics Reporter that Dark Horse is moving its webcomics portal/monthly anthology off of MySpace and back to its own website.
INTERVIEW: Mike Rhodes interviews Donna Lewis for the local alt weekly paper. Lewis's webcomic is Reply All which to be honest is a mess in terms of art (it looks like MS Paint) but does have some good moments in the writing. Not really funny so much as an honest and knowing tone, it's a pretty good effort at a comic built around an adult woman's point of view.
NOT WEBCOMICS: I don't know if these are "authorized" but someone has made funny little animations out of a few Kate Beaton comics. This take on her "Two Watsons" comics cracked me up silly this morning.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 15, 2010 - 09:51
Washington is ON the hockey BANDWAGON folks. I'd turn the site RED but why don't you imagine it that way instead. Today's INKTANK spoke to my inner caffeinated soul. It might as well have featured a little angel and little devil on my shoulders delivering the same dialogue...
INTERVIEWS: Fandomania has an interview with Nathan Schreiber, creator of Power Out, a webcomic on Act-I-Vate. Webcomics Community has an interview with creator and Keenspotter Prime, Chris Crosby.
CONVENTIONS: Bags and Boards blog has an article speculating on Comicon moving from San Diego to Los Angeles. They think there are signs it may happen.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 9, 2010 - 11:01
A lot of chatter over this year's Eisner nominations around the webtubes as everyone winds down for the weekend. Here's a look back at webcomics' permanent record:
- Last year's Eisner nominees for Best Digital Comic were: Bodyworld by Dash Shaw, Finder by Carla Speed McNeil, The Lady's Murder by Eliza Frye, Speak No Evil by Elan Trinidad, and Vs. by Alexis Sottile & Joe Infurnari.
- After a lengthy hiatus, Barry Smith returned to webcomics with a new project Inktank.
- The nomination of an unfinished webcomic provoked a lot of discussion over the Eisner's treatment of its Best Digital Comic category.
- Everything Jake by Mike Rosenzweig hit its five year anniversary -- I guess that makes it 10 years in 2010.
In the early half of the "naughts" Barry T. Smith appeared in webcomics with Angst Technology, a funny webcomic about a small videogame company. He also created a webcomic about paintball called Weakend Warriors and one about a comic book shop called Sorry, We're Open. All were pretty solid efforts and he certainly had a decent-sized audience for the time (for example, Angst Technology showed up at #9 on the initial "Most Read" list we did in 2003). He took a pretty big break from comics and only recently returned with his comic called InkTank. I've been enjoying the new comic and was happy to get a chance to interview Smith about his return.