Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 10, 2008 - 11:17
Hey what do you know - there are still 10 contenders left in the Daily Grind contest.
A look back at other things from the past:
A review of the well-received play based on the webcomic Get Your War On from the Washington Post.
Erik Melander's Through the Looking Back Glass column covered the recent events in webcomics:
September held a number of news items which are worth mentioning. First and foremost, the Webcomic Telethon collected an impressive amount of money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Penny Arcade Expo returned for its second year, this time bigger and with more media coverage. Keenspot is working towards fulfilling its plans announced at Comic-Con. Keen announced that they have signed with Fox Television to develop Owen Dunne's webcomic You Damn Kid! for television. And both Keenspot and Modern Tales are looking for advertising sales representatives.
Comixtalk had an interview with Eric Milikin, creator of Fetus X.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 6, 2007 - 00:03
Exciting news from Hollywoodland:
Tim Broderick's mystery webcomic ODD JOBS, has been optioned to Warner Brothers Television. The series will include the stories "Something to Build Upon" and "Cash & Carry".
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 27, 2007 - 15:05
Owen Dunne (You Damn Kid and The Beevnicks) posted that he was taking the summer off to recharge. Here's a snippet from his post:
The more time I spend on the Internet, the less creative I feel. Does that make sense?
Makes sense to me. While I enjoy the daily updates that many webcomics creators put out, there's no need to self-enforce a never-ending schedule on yourself. A break, particularly for a comic with a fan base, in many cases is probably going to be a good thing, particularly if it does help the creator re-juice the batteries some.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 7, 2007 - 11:13
Before I get to today's news & views -- don't forget we had three new articles published in the magazine this week:
- Terrence Marks interviews married creators, Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier. This is actually the first in a series of five such interviews we'll be publishing this month.
- New columnist Brigid Alverson covers five short story web manga this month in Small Packages.
- Bryant Paul Johnson returns with another installment of his historically accurate series at Comixpedia: The Antecedent.
- And of course a big thanks to Meghan Murphy of Kawaii Not for doing this month's cover art.
- Here's a great opportunity (and a clever idea for a book): Howard Tayler is planning to publish the 2000-01 run of Schlock Mercenary in a book and he's put out a public call for guest art to include in the book. I hope he gets a wide range of interest on this - I'd love to see some of the Schlock characters done well in different styles.
- Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub announce a more formal creative relationship (including Straub relocating to Dallas, TX). Help them pick a name for their new partnership here. (Also I missed that PvP character Skull has a blog now...)
- Good question from R. Stevens and a good discussion in the comments there: "In a webcomic, each page of comics read is a 'pageview'. In a comic book, each page of comics read is a 'pageview'.... Has the webcomics readership outgrown the American comic book market?"
- Daily Cross Hatch blog interviews Perry Bible Fellowship creator Nicholas Gurewitch.
- Bookslut interviews Fun Home creator Alison Bechdel. (both interviews caught by Journalista!)
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- Mike Russell is rerunning his CulturePulp comics at his WebcomicsNation site. Most of these have appeared before in the newspaper, but not on the web in one convenient location like this - worth checking out - funny, insightful journalism in comic form.
- The Comics Reporter likes Lukewarm Tales.
- The Webcomicker likes the second episode of the animated PvP series. In contrast to pre-premeire complaints from PvP fans, Gilead says the voice actor behind the character Skull is the star of the production.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- FLEEN reports that You Damn Kid! creator Owen Dunne has redone his website(s) and created a video based on his Beevnicks comic.
- The For Better or For Worse "Hybrid" idea apparently came from Universal Press Synidicate which convinced creator Lynn Johnston to go with it rather than simply hanging it up later this year.
- FLIGHT reports on the lineup for Flight, Vol. 4. Also, Kazu Kibuishi posted cover art for the series at his website.
- The Comics Reporter points to a discussion at Comics Worth Reading on this year's Free Comic Book Day (May 5th).
- Over at TalkAboutComics is a post about a movie coming out with the same name (and apparently very similar content) as an existing Serializer comic. Creator Scott Ewen (the comic is Flight of the Living Dead) seems pretty stoic about it.
It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.
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.
Submitted by GileadPellaeon on July 23, 2006 - 17:53
Well, I'm officially two days behind in my blogging now, but dangit, I'm going to write up every webcomic thing I did at the con if it KILLS me.Ã‚ Because there was a huge amount of webcomic stuff at the con this year, and unfortunately due to the nature of Comicon (there's always cool stuff conflicting with other cool stuff), I missed a fair number of things.Ã‚ But I also managed to hit a lot of things, so I think it would be remiss of me to not give you all a taste of everything I did make it to.
Keenspot Comic-Con 2006 Announcements: YIRMUMAH!, DARKEN, SORCERY 101 join! Fall Marketing Plans! SUPEROSITY TV Show (sorta)!
Submitted by Chris Crosby on July 22, 2006 - 00:18
Here's what Keenspot announced on the Comic-Con panel Friday evening...
* Keenspot News
YIRMUMAH! JOINS KEENSPOT
Comic Book Challenge
Top 3 finalist winner D.J. Coffman brings popular webcomic Yirmumah! to Keenspot!
TV SERIES BASED ON SUPEROSITY CHARACTERS GREENLIGHTED
A new animation production and distribution company comprised of former Cartoon Network and Disney animators have ordered into production 13 episodes of Angelipups, a 3D computer-animated childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s series based on the show-within-a-strip from Chris CrosbyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s long-running webcomic Superosity. Broadcast and DVD rights have already been pre-sold to some overseas territories, and the series will be shopped to North American distributors soon. Crosby wrote the pilot script and has been commissioned to write additional episodes. Angelipups follows the adventures of a group of winged, candy-colored puppies who live in the sky and are responsible for keeping clouds fluffy. It combines surreal humor with moral and educational elements.
Submitted by djcoffman on June 20, 2006 - 10:10
A little tight deadline here, but Platinum Studios and NBC are having a COMIC BOOK CHALLENGE wherein you submit a pitch for your comic along with a sample page. "GRAND PRIZE:The Winner's Idea will be Fully Produced and will debut to the public at one of the major comics conventions of 2007! NBC 7/39 TV will showcase the finalists on the air. "
[Xerexes: I got a press release on this which had a link to a commercial on it. I'll post the full press release as a comment to this post.]
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 10, 2006 - 23:10
Here's a part of a wiki discussion arising from the question of Garfield:
What about comics such as Garfield? They're mostly print comics, but they do have comics printed online, and even an archive. Lots of people only read comics online (in fact, I only knew about Dilbert because of it's website). --JohnLynch 05:00, 18 Oct 2005 (EDT)
To me, if a print comic has a web presence, I see no reason why it shouldn't be mentioned. --TheNintenGenius 15:07, 20 Oct 2005 (EDT)
We should only list comics in print only that are related to webcomics like Reinventing Comics, otherwise let the print comics to the wikipedia folk.--Kiba 19:39, 25 Oct 2005 (EDT)
Problem is, what is an online comic? Not too sure if you're saying Garfield should be in or not (or if it should be in, but it's associated pages out), but going with the definition of "comics with a significant online presence" (i.e. more then just an advertising website with no strips), Superman is out, while Garfield, Dilbert and Sheldon are in. However if Garfield is in, shouldn't it's associated articles also be included? However going by that definition all of these comics should have articles on them. And the associated articles of them should also be in (given that the only reason they're not in the main article is that the main article is too large). I find it difficult to create a criteria that excludes print comics with a web presence, without the criteria excluding webcomics (e.g. Comics that are mostly in print, then Alpha Shade goes as the website is just an advertisment for their books. Comics that first appeared in print, Roomies! goes, and Dewclaw is excluded from ever being included). I tend to go for a more loose inclusive definition when it comes to wikipedias. Whether something is a webcomic is fairly abritrary (not that I want the article to become focused on print comics with superman, batman, etc included, although if they started updating strips on the web then I would ;)) --JohnLynch 00:22, 31 Oct 2005 (EST)
Also, having articles on television shows based on (web)comics with articles already, to me that makes sense. After all, if You Damn Kid gets a television show, then I'd expect it to be covered here. So going by that, I'd expect to see the Dilbert teleivision show included as well. --JohnLynch 00:24, 31 Oct 2005 (EST)
That is diffcult. We may need an inclusion guide to what qualify as webcomic or should be inlcuded after all.--Kiba 18:51, 31 Oct 2005 (EST)
Well for now I'll leave off adding any non-obvious comics (I figured adding Garfield would get some discussion on it ;)) until some guidelines can be drawn up, they would be fairly helpful (as I can see someone adding a non-webcomic by accident). Xerexes and Kelly from Comixpedia touched on this subject in their recent podcast where the distinction isn't anywhere near as clear as it was as little as 12months ago.--JohnLynch 04:17, 1 Nov 2005 (EST)