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Comix Talk for Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Click to see full view of Paul Bryant Johnson's art

So Tuesday? Late June-ish? Time, time, time. I was supposed to have gotten a lot more done already.  Oh well.

Hey check out this very cool drawing of an Otyugh (a monster from Dungeons and Dragons) by Bryant Paul Johnson. Click thru to see the full image.

I also saw this effort where a whole bunch of great artists drew Kirby homages -- many (all?) are posted here at Small Press Commandos.  Very cool stuff - worth scrolling through the whole thing.

VISUAL PUNISHMENTSuper Art Fight returns to The Red Palace in Washington DC this Saturday, June 18th.  This time it's a very special battle of established Super Art Fight all-stars against a new generation of talent: SAF IDOL VS. SAF ALL-STAR: Dann “Charm City Shinobi” Malihom versus Kelsey “Killer” Wailes; SAF IDOL FINALIST V. SAF LEGEND: Darl Gnau versus Nick “Ghostfreehood” Borkowicz; and UNDEFEATED SENSATION V. SAF LEGEND: Brandon J. Carr versus Jami “Angry Zen Master” Noguchi.  Tickets are available now for $15.

PUTTIN' ON THE WEB: Topless Robot lists the top 10 motion comics which, well... meh but I like their introduction:

The problem with motion comics is that they are by their very nature a lesser product. Not possessing the nuances of a comic or the visual flair of a cartoon, these things are weird creatures traveling through the night in search of their own identity. That may sound a bit grandiose, but think about it. Motion comics are designed for people who are too lazy to read a graphic novel.

More interesting to me is the new Tron: Legacy webcomic that uses HTML5 to create a webcomic that is much more dynamic than your standard still-pictures-in-a-browser format.  The link shows a demo -- not the actual comic itself.

INTERVENTION 2: THIS TIME IT'S PERSONNEL: So some great webcomic/indie-friendly folks Onezumi and Harknell put on a convention last year called Intervention.  There was a big hurdle to that first effort though because they were on the same weekend as SPX -- which has grown into a monster of a good convention (seriously -- SPX never gets enough hype to match its quality).  Frankly that, in addition to just the newness of it, probably was the biggest factor in the tiny crowds for the first Intervention.  Which was a shame, because it had a great space and a great track of programming.

This year's INTERVENTION -- September 16-18, 2011 -- will NOT be on the same weekend as SPX, and is no longer a newb convention.  Onezumi and Harknell are putting together another interesting programming track so the biggest unknown determining its success will be the size of the crowds.  I see a lot of reasons to check it out already.  And if you need a break on admission I believe they are still looking for volunteers -- sign up on the forums or contact us. I think the deal is 12 hours of volunteering gets you a free registration for the event.