Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 14, 2010 - 09:44
The Small Press Idol competition is underway. I got an email from Carolyn Watson-Dubisch about her webcomic (along with collaborator Mike Dubisch) project in the competition -- The People that Melt in the Rain. Check it out - sounds interesting.
HYPE: Contropussy is a webcomic by Emma Caulfield, Camilla Rantsen, Christian Meesey, and Thomas Mauer. Caulfield was an actress on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Contropussy has been playing off of that in its PR which made me skeptical of the project but it ain't bad. Kinda funny and some strong artwork. I think they've already maxed out on their fair share of pussy jokes though.
MAILBAG: Tom Pappalardo sent me an email about his graphic novel in progress -- Broken Lines, "a story about a spaceman and a cowboy driving around in a stolen rental van. They are on a secretive mission, and are being pursued by what I like to call "bad guys". En route, they meet a very nice waitress named Maggie." It's a mashup of pure text and comics and Pappalardo has posted the first chapter online. It looks like his focus is on a print version of this project (i.e., it ain't a webcomic... yet) and the first chapter online is a preview.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 4, 2010 - 10:49
INTERVIEWS: Time's Techland Blog is the next step on the Penny Arcade book tour. Sean Collins interviews Nick Gurewitch about some short comics he did for Marvel. Marvel? Yeah Marvel! He has Hulk and Wolverine comics in an upcoming book. CrunchGear interviews Drew and Natalie Dee of Toothpaste for Dinner fame. And David Harper interviews Brock Heasley, co-creator of Monsterplex, the most recent winner of the Zuda contest. Heasley's other webcomic is the superheroes in a retirement home comedy -- Super Fogeys. (h/t to Paperless Comics which does a far most exhaustive job than I of tracking down webcomic-related interviews and reviews around the web)
LEGAL BEAGLE: Long article at CBR on the Incarnate/Bleach copying scandal and the line on plagerism and homage/inspiration in general. If you're interested in the subject, worth a read.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE Channeling Randy Jackson for a minute: Dude, Rosenburg you just killed it tonight! That thing is hawt! Seriously - this animated panel of Goats is great fun and doing it as an animated gif is practically like employing medieval age technology by the standards of Internet time.