Post-SPX Webcomic Blues
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 28, 2009 - 10:08
Wow I have a stack of books and stories from the SPX convention to get through. For a much more timely post on SPX than the one I will get to, check out Johanna Draper Carlson's writeup here. Congrats to cat garza for winning the Ignatz for Online comic -- here's video of the award presentation:
Daily Cross Hatch has a review of Josh Neufeld's A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge. I feel like this book has been really really REVIEWED. Both in webcomic form and now the book, I think it's been universally praised for the importance of its topic but also the quality of the work itself.
The New York Times favorably reviews Logicomix, written by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou and illustrated by Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna. There are a couple of previews - 5 pages here and 1 page here.
There's something ironically funny about Alan Gardener writing a justification for withholding on reporting on the Success in Comics seminar he attended (and helped organize) because he doesn't want to be unfair to those who paid $350 to attend in person. Since nothing that was discussed there is likely to be sealed under a confidentiality agreement most of this stuff from the speakers is probably already out somewhere else or will come out in one form or another. Moreover, I'd have assumed people paid the $350 to BE THERE IN PERSON with the speakers and other attendees. Isn't that the main point these days of dragging yourself to another location? In fact one of the things Gardner himself praised was the networking opportunities of the conference.