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Blind Date II Pairings

Okay after a random drawing of names from a hat - here's your Blind Date II pairings. (Click read more to find out the pairings)

The rules are simple: the two of you brainstorm out and create a comic in the spirit of Valentines Day. Define "spirit of" however you want (we're not going to be as strict as the WCCA is with the Romantic Comics category).

We will start posting submissions on Valentines Day (February 14th) on a first-in, first-up basis and keep posting them as they come in through the month of February. I'd prefer to post the comics at frightnight.org to prevent future link-rot, but I can link to something posted elsewhere too. Either way email me at xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com with the essential information. The absolute deadline for turning in Blind Date II comics will be February 25th.

Also try and link up with your partner early next week - if you have trouble getting connected or someone quits talk to me next week and we'll try to sort something else out for you.

Lunchbox Funnies: New All-Ages Comic Collective

Lunchbox FunniesWe're announcing the launch of "Lunchbox Funnies," a new comics collective featuring some of the finest all-ages comics on the

Animated... And the Crowd Goes Wild

Dave Roman found this cool little animation tool online that Tyler Martin (Wally & Osborne) used to animate a dancing penguin from his comic. I put in Clango from Diesel Sweeties - click read more to see Clango do the robot... (or click here for Tyler's version)

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.

The Comixpedia End of 2006 Roundtable

Our second annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Eric Millikin, Daku, Gilead Pellaeon, Mike Russell, Lewis Powell, Alexander Danner, Eric Burns, Michael Rouse-Deane, Johanna Draper Carlson and Gary Tyrrell.

Full Story Hightlights: The Year In Review

Introducing a new monthly column spotlighting completed webcomics. This month covers Narbonic, Cooking With Anne, The Front, The Tyger and Europe's First Smoker.

Kid-Friendly Webcomics?

Dave Roman is asking for help to compile a list of kid-friendly webcomics for Nickelodean Magazine:

The list is including comics that are "okay" for kids...or "all ages"...but I'd really like to find and spotlight ones that are created with kids age 7-12 specifically in mind (Since that's the the Nick Mag demographic). Tricky business, especially on the web where anything goes. I'd rather not link to comics that are on the same site as stuff a parent might object to.

Jax Epoch Arrives at Graphic Smash, Black Heart Irregulars Returns

Jax Epoch- Quicken Forbidden

Written by Dave Roman, art by John Green

Disappointed with the world around her, teenager Jacqueline "Jax" Epoch was always looking for a way out. She found it the day she accidentally fell through the Realmsend, a passageway into a different dimension. Upon finally returning home she realized that everything that was magic in the other realm had begun leaking into her own, causing her reality to fall apart. And now that a destructive force known as the Quicken has escaped into the NYC sewer system, Jax tries to make up for her past mistakes by using stolen magic to help out in this new world she is responsible for creating ...

Interview with Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman

Scott McCloud's daughter Winter McCloud (age 11) interviewed cartoonist couple extraordinaire Raina Telgemeier (of "Smile" and "Babysitters Club" fame) and Dave Roman (associate editor at Nickelodeon and creator of "Astronaut Elementary" and "Agnes Quill"). The "winterview" was produced and edited by Winter's big sister Sky (age 13).

Check it out here!

Threads ~ Red String Artbook Available for Preorder.

After months of preparation, the Red String artbook is finally available for preorder. Red String is a coming-of-age romance now being published by Dark Horse Comics. The artbook is a self-published, full color collection of illustrations.