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News for Friday, April 20, Early Edition (UPDATED)

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SYNDICATION

  • Pink Raygun wants your comics.
    Pink Raygun is now accepting webcomic submissions. We are looking for six female created webcomics to run on a weekly basis.

    What exactly is Pink Raygun? Apparently "[...] a webzine for the modern fangirl" accoring to their faq.

EISNER AWARDS

  • As noted yesterday by DJ Coffman, the nominations for the Eisner awards is out. Besides the Best Digital Comics category's strong lineup, there are a couple of familiar names sprinkled throughout the categories. Brian Fies, whose Mom's Cancer won the very first Best Digital Comics Eisner Award is nominated this year as well in the categories "Best Reality-based Work" and "Best Graphic Album - Reprint". Gene Yang's American Born Chinese is nominated in the "Best Graphic Album - New" category and Lark Pien's coloring in "Best Coloring". Svetlana Chmakova's Dramacon and Hope Larson's Gray Horses are nominated in the "Special Recognition" category.

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Awards, Awards, Awards

The awards' season certainly has kicked off it seems.

Comixpedia's People Of Webcomics List For 2006

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.

ComiCon San Diego

Comicon is almost here. Gilead and Darlene will be guest blogging for Comixpedia. Lots of panel info after the jump.

Tuesday's Various News

  • The Webcomic Examiner has a huge interview with Scott Mccloud covering all sort of topics, including, Zot, Making Comics and micropayments.
  • Newsarama has an interview with Eisner winner Brian Fies, creator of the "webcomic gone print" Mom's Cancer. Fies is also a guest at this years San Diego Comicon. In his blog he talks about his schedule and mentions that he will participate in two panels, one focusing solely on him and the other is entitled "Developing Your Webcomic". Apparently the latter is part of a three day ComiCon series on webcomics.
  • And finally a non-interview item. Roleplaying games have been quick to adapt to ebook publishing, but now they may be looking at this alternative for publishing comics as well. Drivethrucomics.com, which directs you to drivethrurpg.com, is offering comics in pdf format, with copying and printing removed.

More MoCCA Webcomic News

Publishers Weekly has an article on the new KLA agency that signed Drew Weing among others.

Also from Publishers Weekly comes the news that Abrams Books, the publisher who published Brian Fies' "Mom's Cancer", who won the 2005 Eisner award for Best Digital Comic, has signed another webcomic to develop into a graphic novel. This time its "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney, which has been running since 2004 on funbrain.com.

I also noted that Brian Fies has a blog about the comic, which among other things lists the impressive amount of reviews it is getting, but also notes that it is a hard book to market.

Views and News on Webcomics

Maybe some of these have already been noted, but in that case here they come again.

Sequential Tart has an interview with Girlamatic editor Lisa Jonté.

The Pulse has an interview with last years Eisner Digital comic award winner Brian Fies about his, now print, comic Mom's Cancer. The Pulse also throws Comixpedia editor Al Schroeder's Mindmistress some love in the "Intro to Webcomics" feature.

The Year in Webcomic News

A whole year of webcomic news wrapped up in a pretty package with cookies and milk commentary provided by Comixpedia contributors: Alexander Danner, Ping Teo, Kristofer Straub, T Campbell and Phil Kahn.

Eisner Nominations Out

The nominees for Best Digital Comic are:

Athena Voltaire, by Steve Bryant;
Bento & Starchky, by zer0 (Peter Branting);
Copper, by Kazu;
Jonny Crossbones, by Les McClaine;
Mom's Cancer, by Brian Fies; and
ojingogo, by matt forsythe.

More details at the Comics Reporter.