Bryant Paul Johnson
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 29, 2007 - 10:07
Wow - it was a huge weekend for webcomics!
- The WCCA nominations are out (full list here). Webcomic creators can vote for their choice up until February 11th. This year, the awards are to be announced at MegaCon in Florida on February 19th.
- We also started a discussion on the weekend on which new comics from 2006 that didn't get a nomination for Outstanding Newcomer might have deserved one. Tell us what you think here.
- DAJB points out that the U.K.'s Eagle Awards are upon us again, and that they have a category for webcomics.
- The Comics Reporter notes that new at this year's Joe Shuster awards will be the Oustanding Canadian Web Comic Creator Award. The Shuster awards take place June 9th. Submission for nominations are open.
- Talk About Comics points to a report that the short film Everything Will Be OK directed by Don Hertzfeldt and based on his webcomic Anesthetics, won the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival.
- The National Cartoonist Society is accepting nominations for it awards. Nominations are due by February 23rd. Apparently, you do not need to be an NCS member to be eligible for an NCS award. However, they do not have an award for webcomics nor do they seem to consider publication online as part of their criteria for qualified nominations. I wonder when that will change...
- I posted the Blind Date II pairings this weekend. If you forgot to sign up and want to participate I will try to facilitate additional pairings on a rolling basis today. Go to the thread and post a comment if you want to join up.
- Grant Thomas writes about putting a webcomic into print and discusses some of the differences between the print-on-demand and the do-it-yourself approaches.
- Xaviar Xerexes presents a look at Big Panda, a webcomics host and portal from the mists of history with comments from a long list of creators, including Chris Crosby and Darren "Gav" Bleuel, John Allison, Eight, John Robey, Josh Lesnick, David Willis and more.
- MSNBC is replacing Fox Trot (and possibly The Boondocks) with new comics. They're conducting a poll on it. This is MSNBC's webcomic lineup we're talking about - probably a pretty high-profile placement (I don't have any actual data on traffic though). Unfortunately it appears they are only considering work from Uclick! - probably because of an exclusivity term in a contract.
- Bryant Paul Johnson posted a very useful "how to" on how he makes his webcomic Teaching Baby Paranoia.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Bid to Win a Guest-Star Appearance in PC Weenies #1000.
- Love is Psychosexual wraps up on Adultwebcomics.
- Speaking of adult webcomics, check out the almost but not quite SFW (so far) There's Always Porn by Bob Sugar and Wiz Rollins.
- Webcomics In Print presents its weekly round-up of webcomics in print.
- Comics Worth Reading flags the release of the second Penny & Aggie book.
- The Comics Reporter points to a Washington Post story on Suicide Rabbit, a webcomic popular in China.
- T Campbell urges webcomics creators to vote responsibly.
- The Blank Label Comics group snagged nine WCCA nominations.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 5, 2006 - 10:18
Hometown futbol club DC UNITED is in the conference championship.
Go DC! (I will be there screaming like an eagle). Okay back to webcomics... UPDATE: DC UNITED lost 1-0. There is no joy in Mudville tonight...
- The Smithsonian has an exhibit on America's cartoonists: â€œCartoon America: Highlights from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricatureâ€ is now open at the Library of Congress in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The exhibition features 100 masterworks of such celebrated artists as political cartoonists Thomas Nast, Rube Goldberg, Bill Mauldin and Patrick Oliphant; comic strip creators Winsor McCay, George Herriman, Chic Young, Milt Caniff, Charles Schulz and Lynn Johnston; humorous gag cartoonists Peter Arno and William Steig; caricaturists Al Hirschfeld and David Levine; animation drawings and cels from Walt Disney Productions and Hanna-Barbera; and illustrations by Edwin A. Abbey, John Held and Michael Hague.
- Dave is giving away a print edition of the fantastic webcomic Teaching Baby Paranoia signed by creator Bryant Paul Johnson. To enter send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the phrase â€œTBP CONTESTâ€ in the subject line, some time before midnight on Monday, November 20.
- Webcomics in Print has a competition for a funky t-shirt, 10 badges and a limited edition art piece - ends November 15th.
- This Monday (November 6) is the 900 mark for Arthur, King of Time and Space. Congrats!
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- Gilead writes about NaDruWriNi... and webcomics and Borat and... it's a long post!
- Flight has a short overview of Neil Babra's work in comics. (Neil is the current artist on Shaenon Garrity's Lil Mell at Girlamatic.com)
- Comics Worth Reading links to preview chapters of Dramacon posted at MangaBlog!
- Warren Ellis is encouraging folks to post about their (non-superhero) published projects coming out this week at The Engine forums. As Ellis notes, "a couple of thousand people hit THE ENGINE every day, but this remains an under utilised resource."
- Shaenon Garrity has the coolest fans possible. Check out this photo webcomic her fans did.
- Zhi checks in on the return of several key characters to the current storyline of Scary Go Round.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 13, 2006 - 09:27
DEADLINES AND OTHER RIGHT-NOW STUFF
- Today is your last chance to submit a question for the community interview with Shaenon Garrity.
- Next Friday (October 20th) is the deadline for signing up for this year's Fright Night event.
- SPX kicks off today at 2:00 PM. I hope to be there and I plan on listening to Jules Feiffer talk at 3 PM. The Beat has a good preview and so does the Washington Post.
- Tomorrow night is the last chance in the Washington DC area to catch the stage version of David Rees' webcomic Get Your War On. The play adaption is getting good reviews.
- From Noon to 6 PM this Saturday, Dave Kellett (Sheldon) will be at the opening of Monty's Gourmet Foods new location in Ottawa Kansas, where heâ€™ll be signing bottles of their award-winning hot sauces and salsas that feature his artwork. There'll be grub, good times, and copies of "Pure Ducky Goodness" available for Sheldon fans.
- Kitchen, Lind & Associates have signed up webcomic creator Bryant Paul Johnson (Teaching Baby Paranoia, The Antecedent). Previously this agency had signed up webcomic creators Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing. KL&A provides artist representation and book packaging to its clients. (KLA will have a booth at SPX on October 13th and 14th to promote its upcoming packaged books and is looking to meet with talented creators who are seeking representation.) You know you're at a webcomic news site because the big deal here to me is the signing of creators from the web. The big news to everyone else though will be that KLA has signed Jim Lawson and the estate of Harvey Kurtzman.
- Barry Deutsch who sold his URL to a "Search Engine Optimization" company - but kept his blog and cartoons there - opens up his blog to discussion of his decision. Reinder has a post with some thoughts on the controversy.
- Peter Bagge comments on immigration at Reason online.
- Wizard interviews Mike "Gabe" Krahulik of Penny Arcade today.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Comics Reporter catches an article on why comic strip creators burn out.
- Journalista! points to an interview with Chris Bishop (Girl Vs. Pig) who has an art show in Washington DC.
- The Beat on the Scott McCloud "facial expression generator".
- Not sure if this is new or not but Lore points to a how-to drawing video from Mike "Gabe" Krahulik of Penny Arcade.
- Slate looks Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim.
Submitted by Katie Sekelsky on September 5, 2006 - 13:52
Direct voting page is here. The names of all the entrants are not given, so I don't know if there's any other showing from the webcomics community, but my own entry is number 6 and Bryant Paul Johnson's (of Teaching Baby Paranoia) is number 5.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 2, 2006 - 21:20
We'll be tackling the superheroes of webcomics this month. We've got a smashing cover from Tim Demeter (the creator of Reckless Life) and we start off with an interview with Abby L., the creator of the popular superheroine webcomic, The Green Avenger.
We've also got another installment of Bryant Paul Johnson's bound-to-be award-winning column, The Antecedent. This month learn the shocking secrets of the gerrymander!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 19, 2006 - 10:43
Always good to see some recognition of Bryant Paul Johnson's stellar Teaching Baby Paranoia series, this nice review is from FLEEN's Gary Tyrrell.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 6, 2006 - 21:58
Our first week slate of the February, "Kickin' It Old School" issue is up. We've got two webcomic columns this week - another installment of Checkerboard Nightmare from Kris Straub, as well as The Antecedent by Bryant Paul Johnson.
We also have an interview with Jon Rosenberg, creator of Goats and this month, Gilead Pellaeon takes the reins of Through the Looking Back Glass to review some recent webcomic resolutions for 2006.
A little love letter to the magazine that could.It's the third anniversary of Comixpedia this issue.
2006 is the fourth year we've been writing about webcomics. We've put out 38 monthly issues of the magazine and published more than 600 reviews, interviews and other articles about webcomics. We've posted more than 2500 news posts (that's not counting the magazine).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 4, 2006 - 10:54
The second installment of The Antecedent is up. I've been working on spreading the word about this great effort - if you frequent a political or news site that you think would be interested in reading Bryant Paul Johnson's work here please click through - in the extended version of this I've written out a short and sweet bit you can copy and paste to spread the word.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 9, 2006 - 01:36
Our January issue is called The Future Issue and in our first week we have new stuff, new technology and a look at what might have been.
Neil Cohn leads off things with a feature on the grammar of visual language. Pay attention, there'll be a quiz later!
Next we have an interview with William Simons and T Campbell, the duo behind the relaunched comics-on-your-iPod site, Clickwheel. And in this week's review, Frank (the artist formerly known as Damonk) Cormier looks at three ground-breaking webcomics, Brambletown, Nowhere Girl and Pierced.
Xaviar Xerexes takes a turn at Through The Looking Back Glass and looks at the state of the webcomics press and the issue of whether creators have any business writing about webcomics.