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It's Only Chronillogical: Talking to Greg Poulos and John Chouinard

Greg Poulos and John Chouinard are the creators of the new webcomic Chronillogical, a webcomic about time-traveling graduate students.  Greg handles the writing and John creates the art for the strip.  It's a relatively new webcomic, but already one I check in on a regular basis.  I got a chance to interview Greg and John via email this month.

Webcomic Wire - 5/27/08

Drawn from sources all over the known universe…

XKCD in the New York Times.
Geeks Next Door is on a brief pause due to marriage. Congratulations Jesse and Matt!
2008 Friends of Lulu nominees.
Draw yourself as a teen.
Websnark posts about the state of (Web)Cartoonist Scott Kurtz.
Cartoonist J. Rowland brings Wigu back to the web MWF.
D.J. Coffman is working [...]

Wigu returns to the web

J Rowland has restarted his webcomic Wigu, with a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule and an initial three strips in the archive. The strip is at a new site (still in progress), but the old Wigu pages and archives can be found through the "Extras" link.

International Man Of Webcomics: An Interview with Ryan Estrada

Ryan Estrada is a prolific creator with several webcomic titles to his credit as well as the ongoing video short series, Expeditions. He is currently handling the art duties on the poker-themed webcomic Life's A Bluff.

As to where he is, well, either at his new home base in Mexico or literally anywhere else on Earth.

Can you tell us a little about yourself. Where you were born; where are you now?

I-CON 26 - Stony Brook NY

26th annual I-CON, featuring webcomics creators Jon Rosenberg (Goats), Jeff Rowland (WIGU/Overcompensating), Steven Cloud (BOASAS), Rob Balder (PartiallyClips/Erfworld). Rob Balder is also Filk Guest of Honor.

An Interview with Rich Stevens

R Stevens IIIAn interview with Rich Stevens on the newspaper-style Diesel Sweeties launch with good details on the syndication deal itself. Also Stevens recommends his Dumbrella compadres as other plausible newspaper candidates. I don't know about that actually - I'd like to see all of them in my newspaper but in terms of whether I think we will see them, well I could see BOASAS in newspapers, but I'm not sure about the others.

The question for today: what webcomics do you think could be most successfully translated into successful newspaper comic strips?

The Comixpedia End of 2006 Roundtable

Our second annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Eric Millikin, Daku, Gilead Pellaeon, Mike Russell, Lewis Powell, Alexander Danner, Eric Burns, Michael Rouse-Deane, Johanna Draper Carlson and Gary Tyrrell.

Using Project Wonderful for Personal Attacks

All in good fun. Right now, Questionable Content is running a Project Wonderful ad on Wigu, suggesting that the author molests ponies, and rubs his junk on every t-shirt he mails out.

Pre-Thanksgiving Day News Blast

Just a heads up: posting will be low through the rest of the week. Be sure to check out the user blogs for updates!

The turkey day image is from A.P. Furtado (you can check out his comic Elf N' Troll every Monday and Wednesday).

NEWS

INTERVIEW

DEAD TREES

  • McKenzee is making another Sinister Bedfellows anthology: this time it's children's stories (poems too). Click here for more details.

JUSTIFY MY HYPE

  • Andrew Farago (curator of the Cartoon Art Museum, frequent Narbonic guest artist, and Mr. Shaenon Garrity) has started a webcomic: The Chronicles of William Bazillion.
  • It's the return of WIGU: Jeff Rowland writes that "It's basically what happened in WIGU the week before the WIGU you know.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

Friday News Blip and Thanks to Our Sponsors

New Sponsor! Transformers The Movie. How cool is that? We also want to thank continuing sponsors 8 Films To Die For, My Favorite Mirror, and the webcomics A Pirate's Life For Me, I See You, The Flow Field Unity, O''Deer, Gunnerkrigg Court, Alma Mater, and King Tractor Press.

NEWS

  • Digital Strips latest podcast covers the newly revamped webcomics site, Pixel Strips.
  • Jeffrey Rowland states that he will be doing some new WIGU comics which he describes as "'prequel' comics kind of. Before the madness set in." He is also going to scale Overcompensating back to 3 days a week.
  • Pat Loika launches webcomic, HoCal, about the hotel industry at the Silent Devil website.
  • Chris Crosby notes that Keenspot is a silver sponsor for this year's edition of the Child's Play charity created by Penny Arcade. It's great to see Keenspot step up and support a great cause.
  • A very brief article this time, but The Comic Book Bin website threatens to "journey back to the early history of web comics. Where did they come from? What were these proto-web comics like and who created them? We’ll track the growth of the medium and it’s relationship to the technology that spawned it." I'm curious as to what they decide to cover.

INTERVIEWS

NOT WEBCOMICS

  • The trailer for Spidey 3 drops. Lots of quick cuts so hard to tell really. But it does look like they may run the risk of Batman 2 disease on it - which if you remember is the second Tim Burton Batman movie where he crammed in to much (unresolved) story and characters for a two hour movie.