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The 2008 Weblog Awards!

Man, I am so late to the game. This site is, like, belated news central, man.

Last week, the Weblog Awards opened up nominations for 2008 in several categories: Best Blog, Best New Blog, Best Political Blog (conservative and liberal), and … ta ta ta dah … Best Comic Strip! It seems to be a fairly major organization, with a half-a-million votes cast last year.

November 14th DRAFT version of 100 Greatest Webcomics List

This is an update to a previous post here, thanks for the cumulative suggestions on that thread.  JUST so we're clear - this is open-sourced to everyone research for a possible article to appear next month at ComixTalk.  I don't endorse the list or the order at all; at this point I've tried to include all of the suggestions I've gotten and I also went through all of the comics ComixTalk has ever reviewed and pulled quite a few titles.

We're at the point where it'll be most helpful if you tell me comics you think should go on the list, where (what number approximately) and which comic should get bumped.  If you just want to change the order you can do that to but there'll be another post before the month's through asking for help with that.  

No Need To Beat Around the Bush: An Interview with Alex Kolesar and Joseph Kovell

Alex Kolesar and Joseph Kovell are the creators behind the historical action comedy webcomic No Need for Bushido.  I got a chance to interview them via email last month.

100 Greatest Webcomics Thread

NOTE:  An updated version of this list is here - please go there to offer your suggestions and comments.  Thanks!

Webcomic Wire - 10/31/08

Drawn from sources that are battling the rain to wish you a Happy Halloween!

TigerCon brings art, music and anime to Towson University in Maryland.
The Globe and Mail has a piece about XKCD.
A new blog about animation backgrounds.
Blogger and former webcomic creator Ess Dee ponders about webcomics in this post.
New webcomic, The Werewif, started on Wednesday [...]

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 - 10/22/08

Drawn from sources that are subterranean and oddly tubular…

Webcomic Readers' Choice Awards Announced

The winners of the first annual Webcomic Readers Choice Awards were announced this weekend.  This award was organized by the website frumph.net.  After voting at frumph.net, the webcomics in each category with the most votes were nominated.  The winner of each award were determined by a panel of judges comprised of Philip M. Hofer, (frumph.net), J.T. Shea, (The Gigacast), Kurt Sasso (Two Guys Talkin' Webcomics), John Hernadez (The Rampage Network), and Steve Hamaker (contributor to several of the Flight anthologies and colorist for the Bone graphic novel series by Jeff Smith).

Winners listed after the break:

Panels & Pictures: The Pleasures of the Comics

In this month's column Derik A Badman discusses the seven pleasures that keep him reading a comic.

Webcomic Wire - 10/17/08

Reported by Michael Moss:

  • The Cartoon Lounge over at the New Yorker has a post about a Cartoon-Off with XKCD and Farley Katz.
  • I don’t know if it’s the season for arguments or if drama gets you viewers, but there is a lot of arguing going on these days (Exhibit 1 & 2).
  • The Daily Cartoonist column ‘Webcomics Weekly News Roundup’ has an interesting roundup of links and news bits from this week.
  • The Comics Reporter has an interview with DHP’s Mike Richardson about Webcomics among other topics.
  • Prism Comics launches a new webcomic The Catty Corner by Joe Carr. Best wishes Joe!
  • Platinum Studios announced today that Equiti-trend Advisors has put together a 6-page analysis of PS, which can be viewed here, which is overall pretty dry but does blame their current stock price on the mortgage meltdown. “At its 12-month low currently, largely due to macroeconomic problems and the mortgage meltdown of 2008, PDOS is a bargain currently at less than$.10 per share”Well, .10 cents per share is a bargain, but so are Hatian penny stocks. The Beat has a post about Platinum’s new advisory board.
  • Fes of the Webcomic Beacon prepares for his attempt to broadcast his 24 hour lego Webomic. Check it out on Friday from 3pm Eastern time. Best of luck Fes!
  • Skitzo Man Dot Com’s Webcomic of the Week is M.I.M.E.S.