What Birds Know
Grant Thomas is the creator of several comics including the more personal My Life in Records and the more adventuresome Graphic Poems. I think Grant has been creating some of the more interesting and challenging comics I've seen in webcomics and his stuff is well worth checking out.
Grant's also been a contributor to ComixTALK, creating the cover art for ComixTALK for December of 2008 and writing several features for the magazine, including a three part series on creating mini-comics. I got a chance to chat with Grant recently about his plans for 2009, including the next chapter of My Life in Records and the inclusion of his work in an upcoming book from Fantagraphics.
Submitted by fesworks on May 11, 2008 - 17:48
Episode 23 - Newspaper Style Webcomics: Mark Savary joins Fes, Tanya, and Aaron to talk about Newspaper Style Webcomics; as well as touch on newspapers comics in general. We also talk again with Michael Rouse-Deane of the Guest Strip Project, which is benefiting the Make-a-Wish International Foundation.
In this review, El Santo takes a look at Sarah Ellerton's The Phoenix Requiem, a beautifully illustrated tale set in 19th Century England about a mysterious stranger who stumbles into an idyllic village.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 1, 2008 - 15:22
April Fools hijnks continue this year...
Previous April foolery On ComixTalk:
2006: April Fools Day Roundup
Submitted by fesworks on January 24, 2008 - 22:09
Trying something new, with a Webcomic Brainstorm Session! With us is Drowemos, Gothia, and Thom -- brainstorming a new webcomic, essentially from scratch.
Brett Hainley returns with another Casual Rambling. We also have some brutally honest Webcomic Impressions of Invincible Jeff and Radcliffe with Aarin Edwards and a Webcomic Review of What Birds Know from Diana Nock!
For next week, we will be talking about Developing a Webcomic Style and will be interviewing Brock Heasley. Please â€œCALL-INâ€ or e-mail a message to us with a question or comment about this weekâ€™s topic, or next weekâ€™s topic!
In this month's Panels & Pictures, Derik A Badman looks at a few long form webcomic narratives and how their serialization affects the reading experience.
In this month's column, Derik A. Badman looks at that staple of comic books -- the margin. First, by examining how comics make effective use of page borders and next by considering how, if at all, webcomics address similar artistic choices.
A collective, loosely defined, is any sustained grouping of webcomic creators. What they do together varies greatly from group to group. Some are largely a peer group offering each other critical feedback and encouraging support. Others throw in cross-promotion for each others' work. Some build a collective brand with logos, advertising and a central website. Some share business experience and expertise in areas as varied as merchandise, books, conventions, hosting and website creation.
And what did I find from my research? There's a tremendous number of collectives out there (and that I never want to attempt another "survey" article again). And, oh yeah, checking out collectives can be a great way to find excellent new comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 28, 2007 - 14:10
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).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 25, 2007 - 10:18
OUTSTANDING COMIC FINALISTS:
- Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio
- Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
- Narbonic by Shaenon Garrity
- Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
- Scary Go Round by John Allison
- Templar Arizona by Spike
OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER FINALISTS:
- Aldus Maycombe by Janine Harper
- Breakdown by Elizabeth A
- Lackadaisy by Tracey J. Butler
- Out There by R C Monroe
- The Broken Mirror by Elanor Cooper and JJ Naas
- What Birds Know by Emelie Friberg and Mattias Thorelli
That is a really strong group of candidates for Outstanding Comic, including last year's Outstanding Newcomer winner (Gunnerkrigg Court). I haven't read all of the nominees for Outstanding Newcomer for this year - that's probably just more evidence of how many webcomics there are now...
UPDATE: We have an interview with the creators of What Birds Know in this month's magazine - click here to read.