A Softer World
Submitted by Erik Melander on June 8, 2005 - 13:58
The nominees for the Lulu Awards have been announced. A number of webcomic creators are among the nominated.
In preparing my article, A Practical Guide to Collaboration, I sent out a survey on collaborative experiences. I received considerably more information than I was able to use in the article, much of it far too interesting to leave unpublished. Presented here are some additional highlights from the survey.
To solo or not to solo is not a question that many webcomics creators even bother to ask themselves. Most webcomics seem to be solo efforts by a single creator handling both the art and the writing. If this is in fact true it is no surprise, as both webcomics and small press print comics are generally thought of as a means for a creator to develop his or her own ideas without interference or outside pressure to craft a certain type of comic. It is in fact one of the wonderful things about comics, that the medium has such respect for the the lone creator speaking his or her voice through a comic.
Having said that, however, there's no question collaboration has played an important part in webcomics.
Submitted by Justinpie on May 3, 2005 - 17:02
Feeding Snarky on Photojournalism Versus Picture-Art.
The assignment is "journal comics," and I read some. And yet, I'm turning in a column on my two favorite photo comics, instead of one on actual journal comics. This is because I can't do anything entirely right.
And yet, when I think of "journal comics," even though it's completely... well, not the genre at all... I think of Sinister Bedfellows by mckenzee. And whenever I mention Sinister Bedfellows, someone else mentions A Softer World by joey comeau and emily horne.
As an aside, what is it with producing a photo based comic strip and using all lowercase letters in your name? I'm just asking?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 2, 2004 - 09:56
Today is election day in the United States. If you're eligible please don't forget to vote.
If you've got links to politically-minded webcomics post them here.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 16, 2004 - 00:01
Submitted by michaelwhitney on July 7, 2004 - 13:08
Among other things, they talk a little bit about how they work, how Warren Ellis slashdotted them and why they're no longer updating their short-lived news-related comics.
Creators make webcomics. Cool tools make the webcomic community go round. Here's to the geeks, the code monkeys, and the computer science students who come up with ingenious hacks to help creators automate publishing and fans find a webcomic's latest update.
I - Finders, Keepers!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 24, 2004 - 11:46
The Overqualified Letters at A Softer World are tragically hilarious. Joey Comeau is a brave and funny soul.