Submitted by Scott Story on January 1, 2009 - 04:03
Happy New Year, Folks!
Iâ€™m still reading the Dave Gibbons book â€œWatching the Watchmen,â€ and what an excellent book it is.Â Reading this book really makes me marvel at the commitment it took to make comics in pre-computer days.
Submitted by El Santo on December 22, 2008 - 07:25
My stars and garters! Jingle Force Five from PvP looks awfully familiar. Is it because Professor X-Mas looks like Sigmund Freud. Yeahâ€¦ thatâ€™s probably it.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 26, 2008 - 10:08
Happy Thanksgiving to all of those (including me) in the good ol' US of A tomorrow. Despite it's historically shaky roots, it is AN AWESOME holiday that combines getting along with everyone else (at least for one day a year!) AND FOOD... lots and lots of food. I highly recommend it to any nation around the world.
A few stories of interest today:
An interview with John Backderf (more widely known as "Derf") - he's not much for the web but I've always thought highly of his work on his strip The City - funny, insightful, he's also been able to do some truly amazing longer form stories like TRASH and MY FRIEND DAHMER. He has a new book out now -- Punk Rock and Trailer Parks. (h/t JOURNALISTA!)
Todd Allen cranks through some numbers on whether creators would be better off working outside of the Marvel/DC-plex. This is all coming out of a very comic book-specific debate Robert Kirkman and Brian Bendis had online earlier this year. (One web-related bit - he has the PvP comic book sales numbers in his chart.)
Sean McGuinness is the creator of the website Neo Monster Island and the webcomic Twisted Kaiju Theater it hosts. Kaiju is apparently a Japanese term for monster. McGuinness makes TKT with his own collection of Godzilla toys so you know it's a labor of love... of love and smashing Tokyo to bits. I got a chance to interview McGuinness about his long-running webcomic (since August 2000!) via email last month.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 13, 2008 - 21:02
This is an update to a previous post here, thanks for the cumulative suggestions on that thread. JUST so we're clear - this is open-sourced to everyone research for a possible article to appear next month at ComixTalk. I don't endorse the list or the order at all; at this point I've tried to include all of the suggestions I've gotten and I also went through all of the comics ComixTalk has ever reviewed and pulled quite a few titles.
We're at the point where it'll be most helpful if you tell me comics you think should go on the list, where (what number approximately) and which comic should get bumped. If you just want to change the order you can do that to but there'll be another post before the month's through asking for help with that.
Gianna Masetti is the creator of The Noob, which started back in 2004. It both presents and parodies the MMORPG genre of video games. I got a chance to interview Gianna via email between her travels to Italy last month.
Scott Christian Sava is the creator of the fantasy webcomic, The Dreamland Chronicles. Drawn in a 3-D art style, the tale of Alexander Carter's adventures in his dreams alternates with him and his brother's attempts to find out the meaning of Dreamland itself. I got a chance to interview Sava via email recently and ask about his life as a webcomics creator.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 9, 2008 - 12:41
NOTE: An updated version of this list is here - please go there to offer your suggestions and comments. Thanks!
Earlier this month, I interviewed Chris Hallbeck who does the weirdly funny webcomic The Book Of Biff. More recently, I found out that he was a finalist in this year's Bomb Shelter Webcomic Idol contest. A bit of a fortuitous coincidence and reason enough to hustle this one onto the website.
Greg Poulos and John Chouinard are the creators of the new webcomic Chronillogical, a webcomic about time-traveling graduate students. Greg handles the writing and John creates the art for the strip. It's a relatively new webcomic, but already one I check in on a regular basis. I got a chance to interview Greg and John via email this month.