Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 20, 2009 - 12:06
I'm not endorsing this so proceed at your own risk but Wiispace posted a call for a webcomic to appear on its site. It's possible it could be good exposure for someone wanting to do a comic somewhere in that genre anyhow. (Giants like PvP and Penny Arcade actually got their start in exactly this way). Just be sure to be careful and clear in any contract you sign -- someday with work, talent and luck your webcomic may outgrow WiiSpace and you need clear understandings of things like copyright to avoid future problems.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on July 16, 2009 - 00:00
The biggest comic convention of the year kicks off next week, and I'm going to be there in the thick of it. Here's a guide to what to expect -- and a few ways that you can join in the fun if you're not going to be in San Diego.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on July 15, 2009 - 00:00
Creative team: Story by Joe Kelly; art by Marco Chechetto
Villain to Watch: Norman Osborn
Submitted by El Santo on June 30, 2009 - 10:56
Xaviar Xerexes of ComixTalk reports on an interesting development in the Harvey Awards: a lot more webcomics are getting the nod this year.
There are a lot of webcomic angles to the list of nominees this year, including the seven nominations for Jeff Kinneyâ€™s Diary of A Wimpy Kid (a comic with a webcomic origin) and 10 noninations for John Gallagherâ€™s Buzzboy which also has it origins in an online version.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 30, 2009 - 09:35
The nominees for the 2009 Harvey Awards are out -- all comics creators (those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field) are eligible to vote for the award winners from now through August 8th. Ballots for voting are available online here. There are a lot of webcomic angles to the list of nominees this year, including the seven nominations for Jeff Kinney's Diary of A Wimpy Kid (a comic with a webcomic origin) and 10 noninations for John Gallagher's Buzzboy which also has it origins in an online version.
In the online category, the nominees include three comics on DC's Zuda website: BLACK CHERRY BOMBSHELLS, HIGH MOON, NIGHT OWLS, plus PVP, and LEAST I COULD DO. Interestingly enough three webcomics from Zuda also received nominations for Best New Series: HIGH MOON, NIGHT OWLS, and SUPERTRON. (Check out CBR's recent interview with High Moon artist Steve Ellis)
Least I Could Do artist Lar deSouza also snagged nominations for Best Cartoonist and in the Special Award for Humor in Comics. David Malki! of Wondermark also got a nod in the Special Award for Humor category and another one in the SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION category for his book WONDERMARK, VOL. 1: BEARDS OF OUR FOREFATHERS (which I own a copy of and agree is absolutely deserving of this recognition).
In the BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION category HOW TO MAKE WEBCOMICS, by Brad Guigar, Dave Kellett, Scott Kurtz, and Kris Straub received a nomination. In the Best Anthology category, FLIGHT VOLUME 5, edited by Kazu Kibuishi received a nomination.
Submitted by El Santo on May 4, 2009 - 12:20
Previously, on Eisner Watch, El Santo took a look at Bodyworld and Finder. Today, El Santo plunges himself into a world of hard luck Mexicans, French hookers, and dog pee. No, we won’t be look at some sort of hardcore triple X adult movie. I think.
Anyway, onward with the reviews of the Eisner nominees!
Submitted by bobweiner on May 1, 2009 - 22:24
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 13, 2009 - 13:16
This topic comes up from time to time and maybe it's as good an excuse as any to ponder it again. Unlike movies (OSCAR) or music (GRAMMY) there is no one clear-cut top award for the medium in the United States. It seems to be largely because of the fractured history of different distribution models for comics in the US. In any event the Eisners (largely thought of as awards for comic books) have included webcomics as a category in their program -- should the Reubens (largely thought of as awards for comic strips in newspapers) do so as well? That and other drama-filled topics inhabit the latest long comment thread at DailyCartoonist (Odd side note: a recent regular participant over there - Scott Kurtz of PvP - claims to have been banned).
Ali Graham is the creator of Nobody's Business, Afterstrife and HOUSD. I first discovered Graham reading Afterstrife, which follows two characters through their afterlife. It's kind of like Moonlighting meets Dante. The more recent Nobody's Business is based on a film Graham worked on over last fall and into this year. Graham is one of a small but growing group of webcomics creators in the UK. I got a chance to interview him via email over the last month about his current projects.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 27, 2009 - 08:29
Rich Stevens and Meredith Gran will be representin' the Colonies at this year's UK Webcomix Thing which takes place this weekend.
Today is the last day for submitting a Harvey Award nomination ballot. The professionalism requirement is a bit squishy but given that the Harveys have selected PvP creator Scott Kurtz to host the awards presentation, this program is probably going to be even more friendly to indie and web comic creator participation than ever.
Over at Kung Fu Monkey, John Rogers applies the corporate-review technique known as a "360 Review" to developing characters. Having had to go through a few of those full circle thingees, I can see how that might help in filling out a character.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Beaver & Steve creator James Turner has been involved with a kids-comics portal called The DFC. It appears this month that The DFC is defunct but many (all?) of its creators have banded together to form a new site called Super Comics Adventures Squad. Looks promising - there was good stuff going on so it's nice to see it will continue. (h/t Journalista!)