Submitted by jason on December 7, 2007 - 07:27
Anywhere But Here hits its three year anniversary on December 7th with over 700 strips published to the web.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 2, 2007 - 10:17
NOVEMBER ISSUE OF COMIXTALK
- We'll have more stories up this weekend but for now more on the Blank Label Comics/Halfpixel roster shifts announced this week. In addition to our earlier interview with the new members of Halfpixel, we posted today an interview with Howard Tayler of Blank Label Comics. (Speaking of Blank Label Comics, Steve Troop has brought back his webcomic Melonpool with new updates)
- I've got another Karas the Revelation DVD to give away...
- Playback reviews The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories, Nick Gurewitch's book collection of his webcomic The Perry Bible Fellowship. (h/t Journalista!)
- Journalista! writes "Wizard Online Editor Rick Marshall emailed them to announce that he had been relieved of his job. No reason was specified." The Comics Reporter hears that Mike Searle is rumored to be taking over for Marshall. Journalista! also caught that Wizard managed to trash the website for its magazine and as of this morning I see that it's still broken.
- Joey Manley writes that as an experiment for the month of November, you can now buy via Project Wonderful the top banner spot for all of the major user-generated content sites on the new ComicSpace Network (TalkAboutComics.com, OnlineComics.net, the WebcomicsNation.com, and ComicSpace.com). It looks like Eric Milikin (Fetus X) had the spot this morning for about $45 per day (Project Wonderful works on a real time auction basis).
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
There's an incredible wealth of articles in the ComixTalk archives: features and columns on craft, theory and business, insightful reviews and interviews with some of the most interesting folks in webcomics. We'll be taking a regular look back at past issues and catching up with creators we've previously covered.
In our October 2003 issue on Halloween and other spooky subjects, contributor Bill Roundy wrote a popular feature story titled Satan and Webcomics. If you missed it go read it -- we'll wait until you get back. It's a particularly great time to catch up with Bill because his new job at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) has had a lot to do with webcomics recently.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 20, 2007 - 11:40
Busy news week already - don't forget to check out all of the articles from March's Short Story Issue (and we added some articles to February's Webcomic Collectives Issue this month as well). Next month's issue will cover science fiction themes - if you are interested in writing for the magazine drop me an email (xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com).
- FLEEN interviews Jennie Breeden, creator of The Devil's Panties.
- T Campbell has posted audio interviews with 3 creators: Evil Inc creator Brad Guigar; Chris Hastings of Dr. McNinja; and Andrea L. Peterson of No Rest For the Wicked.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- It's great to see non-webcomics critics discovering Sinfest: Journalista! linked to one today and Comics Worth Reading recently declared Sinfest "My New Favorite Webcomic". If there's any webcomic that should be in the daily newpaper right now I'd nominate Sinfest. Sure, many of the strips in the archives would not work on the newspaper page but creator Tatsuya Ishida has shown the ability to work within PG limitations. If Ishida could get a deal like R. Stevens' has with Diesel Sweeties there's no question Sinfest could be a huge success in the newspapers.
- Comics212 catches Comic Book Resources columnist Rich Johnson using a piece of Jim Zubkavich artwork as part of a story on a supposedly in-the-works animated Shazam! series. Trouble is that Zubkavich's artwork is simply an illustration he posted on his LiveJournal recently.
- The Daily Cross Hatch has an interview with Bone creator and Captain Marvel artist/writer Jeff Smith.
- Is FLEEN insinuating that Michael Bay is plagiarizing Jon Rosenberg's Goats? I'm a fairly big fan of Goats but I don't think Rosenberg is going to be able to sue anyone for copying ideas like ancient prophecies, end-of-the-world scenarios or even multiple dimensions. But man I would totally pay to see a Rosenberg-scripted movie.
Submitted by robert on March 8, 2007 - 17:49
Religion and comics... Yeah, I brought it up. Weâ€™re not at the dinner table so Mom canâ€™t reach over and smack me one. Heck she canâ€™t even reach me with a biscuit outside of holidays anymore seeinâ€™ as how I vacated the nest half a lifetime ago. So I press on. To be more specific: Christianity and comics... do we like the mix?
One way to think of the history of webcomics is as the big bang of comics. At the beginning there were far fewer webcomic creators and they were (virtually) clustered together much more tightly (hence all the wistful talk of "webcomic community") and then, if the inflationary webcomicology theory is correct, those early webcomic exploded into the universe of comics online we have today.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 28, 2007 - 14:10
The full list of nominations for the upcoming WCCAs is out - get the list here or click read more (the WCCA site is slow today so I copied it into this post here).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 2, 2007 - 11:02
- Diesel Sweeties starts showing up in selected newspapers today - the full launch kicks in next week.
GOIN' TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- Clay Yount's CosmoBear launches.
- Has anyone else been digging on the new color Sunday format at Sinfest? It's been great to see how Tatsuya Ishida makes use of the larger space.
- Sordid City Blues is back from hiatus! Very recommended if you're not already a fan.
- If you missed it be sure to check out the recent Multiplex storyline where the "blogger" character (does he have a name?) signs up to be Santa at the theater.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- At The Beat, musings on 2007 from various comics folks, including Dylan Meconis.
- A list of all the December interviews The Comics Reporter published, including one with Shaenon Garrity.
It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 10, 2006 - 10:44
Happy (Belated) Canadian Thanksgiving Day! And this weekend was 24 Hour Comics Day - catch up on the haps at the 24 Hour Comics Day website.
A new Blamination from Kurtz and Straub. Who knew these guys liked video games?
Yesterday, Grounded Angel (previously at Komikwerks) relaunched simultaneously at three webcomics sites: Graphic Smash, WebComicsNation, and DrunkDuck. Grounded Angel is the story of 16-year-old Gloria, who finds out during a really bad day that sheâ€™s an angel, the herald to the end of the world.
Digital Strips has an interview with Platinum Studios Chairman Scott Rosenberg and Drunk Duck's Dylan Squires.
The Santa Barbara Independent has an interview with Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury.
Scott Kurtz interviews Adam West?
Astute political commentary from... Sinfest?
Bookslut reviews Scott McCloudâ€™s Making Comics.
Drawn! interviews illustrator Bob Staake who has a new book out called This is Not a Pumpkin. Staake who embraced digital art tools early on also was an early presence on the web with his Planet Cartoonist site.
(From Lines and Colors) Line Rider is a Flash interactive that allows you to draw a line that represents the two dimensional topography of a hill. When your line is drawn, you click play and the Line Rider, a small character on a sled with a trailing scarf, will go sailing, bouncing and, if youâ€™re not careful, tumbling down the hill according to forces of imaginary gravity.