Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 12, 2010 - 11:33
Your post-World Cup comics report (start your planning for Brasil 2014 now!).
iWEBCOMICS: Comics Worth Reading has a round-up of some of the digital comics reader programs out there now. She picks Comixology as the industry leader to date, based largely on its embrace of handhelds and wider selection of comics.
ALL THE HYPE THAT FITS
- Chachic plugs the webcomic Stuff No One Told Me.
- Tom Spurgeon plugs a bunch of webcomics from Ty Templeton.
AROUND THE WORLD IN
80 2 BLOGS
- Robot6 links to Bea AD, an exquisite corpse webcomic, which is a fancy-shmancy way of saying it's a webcomic group jam with a few extra rules.
- The Daily Cartoonist links to a report that John Kovalic is bringing back Dork Tower and Kovalic add some details in a comment there.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 12, 2010 - 08:34
The 2010 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced. Here's the webcomic category:
- HARK! A VAGRANT by Kate Beaton
- HIGH MOON by Steve Ellis, David Gallaher and Scott O. Brown
- POWER OUT by Nathan Schreiber
- PVP by Scott Kurtz
- SIN TITULO by Cameron Stewart
The full list of nominees after the jump:
It's the end of the year and what better time to talk webcomics with a great group of interesting creators and commentators. For this year's roundtable we talked about favorite and new webcomics from 2009; iPhones and iTablets; developments in the business of comics; developments in the subject matter of comics; webcomic awards; and predictions for 2010! I'm joined by Gary Tyrrell, Delos Woodruff, Shaenon Garrity, Fesworks, Derik Badman, Larry Cruz, Brigid Alverson and Johanna Draper Carlson.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 15, 2009 - 10:52
A look back at some of the stories we covered from the world of webcomics:
I mused on the future of comics and links to all of the other news I found worth linking to that day - including the conclusion of Evan Dham's Rice Boy.
Artist Onezumi commented on the then-in-the-news Brownstein/Soma story, ByrobotDotNet started up, we updated the list of surviving contestants to the Daily Grind contest (as of 2009 there are still 8 surviving contestants listed - I wonder if anyone is still tracking this?) and links to all of the other news I found worth linking to that day.
David "Shortpacked" Willis announced he was leaving Keenspot.
The 2nd week of our May magazine update went up: a review of Spamusement, an interview with J. Grant and Mel Hynes of Two Lumps, Alexander Danner's guide to collaboration, a new column from Eric Burns, and a new Welton Colbert comic from Ryan Estrada.
The 2nd week of our May magazine update went up: with a review of Spark Needle and an interview with Gilda Rimessi of The Sinner Dragon as well as columns from Frank "Damonk" Cormier and Jim Zubkavish. We also had a look at the history of comics syndication.
Eat the Roses by Meaghan Quinn turned 3 years old (I think the last time this was updated was in 2006).
Nominations for the 3rd edition of the WCCAs were almost due.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 6, 2009 - 11:18
Does anyone want to do some cover art for ComixTalk for January (like this month)? Email me at xerexes AT gmail DOT com.
Newsarama has an interview with Raina Telgemeier who is working on a graphic novel version of her webcomic-in-progress Smile. Raina and her husband Dave Roman are two of the nicest (and talentest) folks in comics. (h/t Journalista!)
The Washington Post has an interview with Tom Rickard, the creator of the comic strip Brewster Rockit. I didn't realize this started back in 2004, it is a better than average strip in terms of what's in the Post's comic pages.
Achewood creator Chris Onstad visits the Googleplex - click for a video of an interview with him there for Google's Authors At Lunch series. (h/t Journalista!)
Following up on FLEEN's mention of the NPR story on Penny Arcade, a commenter lists several other webcomic stories NPR has covered: Achewood, Sluggy Freelance, Erfworld, Questionable Content, Megatokyo, Cyanide & Happiness.
Brian Fies, the creator of the web/comic Mom's Cancer has REALLY good advice on dpi requirements (72, 300, 600, 1200, etc) when scanning. (h/t Journalista!)
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
Scott Kurtz announced some changes to his other webcomic Ding! -- he took back the art chores from Paul Southworth and is now soliciting stories from players of the game World Of Warcraft to tell in the comic. I think the format change is interesting, but I'll miss Southworth's take on the art.
Submitted by goRaina on November 25, 2008 - 14:43
Bah, I've been so caught up in working on SMILE the book, that I forgot to mention I'm still putting up guest strips on the SMILE website!
Here's a great new guest strip from my friend Brian Fies, who always makes time for a friendly chat when we see each other at cons, and has been a good ally in discussing the twilight space between webcomics and their print cousins. Go read about his dental drama, why don't you?
In years past (2004, 2005) we undertook the monumental chore of picking out the biggest headlines of the year. This year, I took another swing at it. So without further adu, here's the biggest webcomic headlines of 2007.
If I missed a story you think was key to this year, please post it in the comments to this article.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 10, 2007 - 09:14
Newsarama has the list of Harvey Award winners. The winner for Best Online Comics Work was Nicholas Gurewitch for his webcomic Perry Bible Fellowship. The list of awards after the break:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 4, 2007 - 10:05
The Harvey Awards have released their nominations for this year's edition. Up for BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK are:
- AMERICAN ELF by James Kochalka
- THE CHELATION KID by Robert Tinnell & Craig A. Taillefer
- GIRL GENIUS by Phil & Kaja Foglio
- PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP by Nicholas Gurewitch
- PVP by Scott Kurtz
This is the second time the Harveys will recognize webcomics. James Kochalka's American Elf won last year.
Brian Fies, the creator of Mom's Cancer, is also up for several awards this year.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 15, 2007 - 09:16
The winner of this year's Lulu Blooker Award in the Comics category is Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies. Mom's Cancer originally appeared online as a webcomic and won the Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic in 2005. (CBR also recently included Mom's Cancer amongst its 365 Reasons to Love Comics series)