Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 11, 2011 - 10:11
I'm burrowed into the X-cave awaiting another edition of SNOWPOCALYPSEtm here where people raid the stores for eggs and toilet paper and drive like this guy.
WE ARE THE WORLD: Lora Innes writes that the Comic Creators Alliance has returned this year to raise money & awareness for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The Comic Creators Alliance is a group of over 100 comic book creators (both web and print!) who all contributed art that was assembled into a single image to raise money and awareness for this cause. The group raised 10,000 dollars in 2010 -- with more creators involved this year I hope they can raise even more money.
DEBUTING TODAY: Doug TenNapel (Earthworm Jim, Iron West, Ghostopolis) has launched a webcomic, Ratfist. There's only one comic up so far, but you can see the experience of TenNapel in deftly setting up an initial premise all at once. The coloring is also looking good - it's by Katherine Garner.
NEW YORKER REMIXED: Assuming Tumblr isn't down today check out The Monkeys You Ordered which pairs literal punchlines with New Yorker cartoons (the same concept as that literal version of the Take On Me video). It's often a funny result, even if it's more funny strange than ha-ha-ha.
MORE, META NEILJAM: Neil Fitzpatrick writes that his Neil Jam comic strip is making the jump to three new strips per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I’ve been doing this series of strips for over two years now, and am excited to step it up a notch in the new year. Recently, I grew tired of the antics of the characters in my comic strip and decided to enter the strip myself in order to shake things up. Adjusting to life as a comic strip character has not been easy but I feel it was the right thing to do.
REVIEW: Tangents reviews Eerie Cuties - Gisèle Lagacé's other webcomic.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 28, 2010 - 09:34
So two things ComixTalk-ish I want to mention:
- I need guest bloggers again due to vacation and other conflicts scattered throughout the fall. I'll be asking (you know: begging) several folks personally, but if this strikes you as an interesting opportunity send me an email (xerexes AT gmail DOT com) or a tweet (xerexes).
- Lately, I've been really interested in experimenting with some ideas for a radio show (podcast I guess) and would love any and all tips or pointers to good FAQs on all of the technical side of producing audio and/or video shows for the web.
- Robot6 has the roundup of new books and projects from the Girl Genius universe. Phil Foglio must no longer sleep...
- Ooooh! The new Strange Tales 2 book from Marvel will feature the work of Kate Beaton, Nick Gurewitch, and Shannon Wheeler among many other big indie comicker names.
NOT WEBCOMICS: David Rees, creator of the webcomic Get Your War On, reincarnation of Andy Kaufman or frustrated Bob Villa? You decide!
FRIENDS OF LULU: Valerie D'Orazio blogs about the state of Friends of Lulu and although it's a very forthcoming post, it's probably not the entire story (there's always other sides to the story). Nevertheless I feel for D'Orazio who seems to have made efforts to improve things but had a hard time rallying support from members or outside supporters. In fact, to D'Orazio's view things have gotten to the breaking point as she writes:
If by September 2010 nobody steps forward and shows interest in helping run this organization, I will start taking steps to officially dissolve it as a non-profit. Then I will donate the leftover money (if any) between the other major comics charities, return the donated artwork, and ship the historical records and sketchbooks to a University or MoCCA. Before I would take steps to dissolve FoL (if it comes to that), I will personally contact a number of concerned parties via a mass email asking for volunteers to keep the organization going.