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A Softer World

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INTERVIEWS

Rick Marshall interviews Joey Comeau and Emily Horne of A Softer World.  Later Marshall, goes underground to report on illegal rock lobster fights.  That guy gets around!

Jovan Zimzovski interviews Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics while coincidently, Joey Comeau is hanging around. (h/t Journalista!)

The Daily Cartoonist links to a Universal Press interview with Jim Davis of its syndicated comic strip Garfield -- Scott Kurtz of PvP brings the drama in the comments that follow.

LEGAL KNIEVEL

8 Things I Hate Like About Service Agreements. (h/t Journalista!)

ART

Sean Kleefeld breaks down the linework in a classic Peanuts strip.

BUSINESS

Jason Poog interviews writer Donald Ray: part 1 on finding an agent and part 2 on how Ray quick his day job.  Both should be of interest to comics creators.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 3 BLOGS

Luke Foster on the puntastic comic strip Pearls Before Swine. (h/t Journalista!)

Cartoonist Shaenon Garrity hangs out with other members of the National Cartoonists Society.

Super-talented Jon Morris has been posting various alternate versions of Superman - check them out and then vote in his poll for which one you like best.

When Jeffey Met Joey

The recent ROFLcon brought together a wacky ensemble of Internet-famous folks including a number of webcomickers.  Jeffrey Rowland's OVERCOMPENSATING today details the meeting between himself and Joey Comeau of A Softer World.

Other bittids from the event include an interview with the dudes from Cyanide and Happiness, and a panel on Internet fame-i-ness with Ryan North (Din-O-saur!) and Randal Monroe (kxyz).

2008 WCCA Winners Announced

The 2008 WCCAs were announced today -- Phil and Kaja Foglio won Outstanding Comic for Girl Genius while webcomics veteran Meredith Gran won Outstanding Newcomer for her new webcomic Octopus Pie.  The Foglios took three total WCCAs this year, but Tracy Butler was a big winner too taking home 4 WCCAs for her work on Lackadaisy.  Click read more for the full list of winners:

WCCA 2008 Nominees Are Out

The nominees for this year's WCCAs were released this past Sunday (sadly without any fanfare, or press release... again). But lots of interesting choices (and good links to comics!):

OUTSTANDING COMIC FINALISTS:
Achewood by Chris Onstaad
Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio
Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
The Phoenix Requiem by Sarah Ellerton

The ComixTalk End of 2007 Roundtable

Our third annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Gary Tyrrell, Dirk Deppey, Tom Spurgeon, Heidi MacDonald, Brigid Alverson, Derik A Badman, Reinder Dijkhuis, and JT Shea and Scott Gallatin.

C'mon On Feel The Friday!

Ahoy! Weekend in sight... Today's the last day to enter our Blade DVD giveaway. Easy to enter - and (depending on how many people show up today...) could be easy to win...

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ENCYCLOPEDIA WEBCOMICA

  • The new Comixpedia looks to be rolling along - they have a new logo designed by the talented Chris Moujaes. They're looking for additional folks to be admins on the site as well.

JUSTIFY MY HYPE

Happy Weekend!

COMIXTALK

  • We've got a cool new cover up from Shayna Marchese. Shayna is the creator of the webcomic Voids which you should definitely check out if you're aren't already a fan.
  • We're always looking for contributors - if you're interested in writing a feature on a topic related to webcomics, a review of a webcomic or a short column about your own experiences in webcomics drop me an email at xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com.
  • Advertising on our top banner space via Project Wonderful is going cheap these days. Thanks to current-this-moment sponsor, the webcomic Crying Macho Man. We've also got spots open on our non-premium ad space (left column) - click here if you're interested.

REVIEWS

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

Thursday Sicko Journalist News Post

I'm not a journalist, but I am sick so please wipe your hands after reading today's post...

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

WCCA Nominations Out

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).

 

Serializer Is Alive!

Eric Millikin writes that Serializer.net relaunched today! New comics today include:

  • Jen Sorensen's "Slowpoke”
  • Rick Smith and Tania Menesse's “Shuck Stripped”
  • Spike's “Templar, Arizona”
  • Eric Millikin's “Fetus-X”
  • Tom Hart's “Hutch Owen”
  • Ryan North's “Dinosaur Comics”

Here is a full list of all the wonderful artists contributing to Serializer. It includes Patrick Farley with "Apocamon," Renee French with "micrographica," Sam Henderson with "The Magic Whistle," and Emily Horne and Joey Comeau with "A Softer World."

Publisher’s Weekly refers to many of serializer’s artists as “art comics favorites” and “critical darlings.” London’s Sunday Times has called serializer “high art,” and The New York Times thought some of our comics were “Well drawn and funny.” The Comics Journal found some Serializer comics to be “daring, entertainingly perverse” while The Guardian found artwork on serializer that “threatens to seriously tamper with one’s smug equilibrium.”