Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 11, 2006 - 11:36
Tatsuya Ishida is so reclusive even his website design hasn't seen him since about 1999 so it's not surprising that the release of his third Sinfest book, Dance Of the Gods last fall was so low profile. What is surprising to me at least is the continued use of Cafe Press for publishing them since Cafe Pres
Joe Zabel is both a webcomics creator (most recently he finished The Ice Queen: A Trespassers Mystery) and the founder of The Webcomics Examiner. I really enjoyed our conversation - the topics ran all over -- from Joe's webcomic work to Harvey Pekar and journal webcomics to the future for webcomics in general.
Submitted by Stuart on December 7, 2005 - 11:28
The Best Webcomics of 2005 -- as selected by... everyone!
A freewheeling discussion about the wide world of webcomics with Eric Burns, Wednesday White, Phil Kahn, Giland Pellaeon, Bob Stevenson, Ping Teo, Daku, Karl Kuras, Doctor Setebos and William G, moderated by Xaviar Xerexes.
You may have noticed that in 2005, the "webcomics blogosphere" took off like never before. There were almost as many people writing about webcomics as making them (okay not really, but there were a whole lot more blog posts about webcomics this year.) We gathered together several popular bloggers for an online roundtable discussion on webcomics here at the tail end of 2005.
We talked about webcomics and creators, art and commerce and of course, webcomics drama. Plus some predictions for the year ahead.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 5, 2005 - 13:13
Interesting question, but mostly not unexpected responses from readers to this week's The Comics Reporter Five For Friday feature, "Name Five Cartoonists You Just Don't Get". In fact, many of the reader responses one suspects are more of the "I Don't Like" variety.
Submitted by Altercator on July 1, 2005 - 05:23
And this rant comes from this very reader who only has ideas & theories about what's up with webcomics. I'm only young and naive, so if I'm wrong, please correct me for my sake.
So here goes:
Webcomics should be a Medium for comickers (artists, writers, creators) to tell stories; not a Genre as defined by what's currently telling the stories like Penny Arcade, Pvp, Keenspotters, BlankLabelheads and so on. Webcomics shouldn't be just about typical circle of friends stories that's happening in a lot of online comics out there. Webcomics should be an avenue for creators to bring out their ideas, tell stories they wish to share, explore themes that deserved to be mentioned and so forth.
What do you think?
Submitted by Charles_Snow on June 29, 2005 - 09:05
This article raises an interesting question about the lack of serious spirituality in comics, but a.) doesn't really answer it, and b.) mostly deals with mainstream superhero comics.
But this is something I notice - very few comics deal with religion in any way, and the ones that do are usually either hostile, or, much more rarely, heavily evangelical. One of my goals with my comic is to explore what it's like for a person with strong religious beliefs to exist in the modern world. As a result, I got (mostly when my comic was new and there was less nudity and pot smoking) a lot of comments along the lines of 'this isn't going to turn into a Chick tract, is it?' Which of course, no, it isn't. But I guess these things make people nervous.
So I have two questions:
1.) Why, given that most people believe in some kind of God, gods or absolute being, is spirituality of any kind (Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Pagan, Satanist, whatever) such an unpopular topic in comics?
2.) Do you know of any good web comics that deal with spirituality intelligently?
Many MANY of our webcomicking friends have published print versions of their work. I've tried to find, track down, and remember as many as possible. But given the thousands (tens of thousands?) of webcomics out there, this was a daunting task. If I missed your comic, I apologize profusely and profoundly. Please add it via a comment.
Submitted by kjc on June 7, 2005 - 01:36
We're putting together an article for June on what webcomics are in print.
If you know of any webcomics that have gone to print, post them here.
1. Name of Comic & URL
2. Creators (authors and artists)
3. Links to the books
4. Titles if you know them
5. Publisher if you know it
Kelly J. Cooper
Comixpedia Features Editor
Submitted by Anonymous on May 17, 2005 - 20:48
I really don't know whether to laugh or cry :( ... though it is making me nervous ... Schlock Mercenary, ShortPacked, MelonPool, Crazy Larry and ( if it not a joke ) CheckerBoard Nightmare...