Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 5, 2010 - 09:02
AWARDS: The Hugos now include a regular Best Graphic Novel category -- which is really pretty fantastic. This year's nominees include two webcomic entries: Girl Genius, Vol. 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm -- Written by Kaja and Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment); and Schlock Mercenary: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse -- Written and illustrated by Howard Tayler. (h/t Robot6)
INTERVIEWS: I missed this in my mailbag last month, but Public Radio Kitchen interviewed Franklin Einspruch about his painted comics which he posts online at The Moon Fell On Me. Einspruch is creating a kind of comic tone poem with his work; I found myself liking it more than I would have expected. It's largely a very peaceful experience reading through his comics.
FROM THE MAILBAG: I got a nice email about a comic called Indestructible Will which is about a character who doesn't feel pain (apparently a real medical condition). Unfortunately the comic is only available in pdf format, so you have to download each chapter before you can read it. There's just no reason to do that. Most readers aren't going to go to the extra step of downloading your unknown work when they could just as easily read a jpg, png or gif in their browser.
I got an email about FR33, self-described as "a webcomic about a drug abusing self-proclaimed artist, seeking his place in a near-future world of free culture" which is another photo comic. Since I'm giving out practical website advice today, I'd redo the "about" page to tell readers a bit more about the comic, maybe even try to pitch the longer-term arc of it to try and sell the comic.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 25, 2010 - 10:36
I'm pretty excited about hearing Onezumi Hartstein's news - she and webcomic web-guy Harknell have organized a new convention called Intervention: Your Online Life, In Person. A Convention with Webcomics, Videos, Music, and You. It looks very cool, very webcomic-friendly but also firmly rooted in online, not comic book.
Intervention is about bringing together the people you read, watch, listen to, and connect with all in one location to party, educate, and appreciate the opportunities the Internet gives all of us.
The only wrinkle is that it's on the same weekend (September 10-12) as SPX which has become quite a webcomic-friendly forum too. They are in the same general suburban area though (northish of Washington DC) so maybe a lot of people will do both this year (FLEEN seems to think this is possible) -- I think it would be well worth it for you to try.
The early guest list is starting off well, in addition to Onezumi and Harknell, there'll be an edition of Super Art Fight and these webcomic dudes:
Submitted by Morgan Wick on September 18, 2009 - 04:00
(From Scary Go Round. Click for full-sized goodbye.)
Submitted by Morgan Wick on September 1, 2009 - 23:31
Itâ€™s been said that kids say the darndest things. Itâ€™s been said in many different ways by many different people. In fact, thatâ€™s essentially the lesson of the fable â€œThe Emperorâ€™s New Clothesâ€. All the adults who praise the emperorâ€™s threads without actually seeing them fear the consequences of calling him out on them â€“ but the kid who points out that the emperor is, in fact, buck naked doesnâ€™t know any better, canâ€™t grasp the consequences that the adults fear might befall him for saying such a thing.
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Submitted by jhorsley3 on June 19, 2009 - 04:32
Episode 10 was a ton of fun, so much fun in fact that it had to be split up into two shows! The second half, which also include TWO more guests, will go live Friday night!
Submitted by webcomicrumble on May 23, 2009 - 03:02
Mike and Kristen talk about the desire of innovation in existing and potential services that provide better experiences for readership.
Sites & Services Mentioned: Ustream, San Diego Comic Con, Phoenix Comic Con, Oh No Robot, Zuda, and ComixTalk. Webcomics Mentioned: Penny Arcade by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, Horribleville by KC Green, Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran, Cyanide and Happiness by Kris, Rob, Matt, & Dave, MegaTokyo, Player v. Player by Scott Kurtz, Sluggy Freelance, and Templar AZ.