Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 28, 2010 - 08:25
Well it's a three day weekend here in the 'States so we'll pick things up again on Tuesday of next week (anything on the weekend is pure bonus, baby). Also picking things up next week is Dirk Tiede’s Paradigm Shift which returns from hiatus on Tuesday (h/t FLEEN).
INTERVIEW: Playback has a nice interview with Raina Telgemeier about Smile and the X-Men: Misfits comic.
MAILBAG: Denver Brubaker writes in about his webcomic Tales of a Checkered Man, a comedy take on a Batman-like crimefighter. Brubaker writes "Fans of superhero satire and parody as well as classic adventure pulps and traditional newspaper strips will enjoy this all-new comic strip adventure; think Charlie Brown as a masked-vigilante."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 15, 2010 - 07:00
AWARDS: The Doug Wright award nominees -- which honor English-language Canadian comics -- were announced last week. Kate Beaton's book Never Learn Anything From History is up for the Pigskin Peters Award (for unconventional, "nominally-narrative" comics); and among the finalists for finalists for Best Emerging Talent is Adam Bourret for his comic I'm Crazy. I gave I'm Crazy a mixed review, but Bourret certainly was a brave story-teller in his book and showed a lot of potential.
PLUG ONE: I haven't mentioned David Simon's Crimson Dark webcomic in quite awhile which is a shame because it's still one of the best 3d art webcomics I've seen. Not sure how it's working, but Simon started a "club" for supporters to subscribe to at $2 to $5 a month to help him with having the time to produce Crimson Dark.
PLUG TWO: The Covered blog which spotlights re-dos of classic comic book covers by new artists. I would love to see a webcomic spin on this.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on December 4, 2009 - 12:52
Boston history has never looked so lively as in Inbound #4: A Comic Book History of Boston. This 144-page trade paperback features over 35 stories from dozens of contributors, all chronicling true tales from their beloved hometown. The book is the latest in the Inbound comics anthology series produced by the Boston Comics Roundtable.
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on October 20, 2009 - 15:23
Dirk Tiede is just a few pages away from finishing Book Three of Paradigm Shift and is now taking preorders for the print collection. The full announcement and preorder info are up on Dirk's site at Dynamanga.net. Preorder your copies now and show some love for the world's greatest werewolf cop comic (now with extra werewolf)!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 29, 2009 - 11:53
Nice video interview with Dirk Tiede of the ongoing supernatural crime drama, Paradigm Shift. His interview is the first part of the video.
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on August 12, 2009 - 03:47
I did fan art for Dirk Tiede's Paradigm Shift. Look how beautiful!
Submitted by Tim Broderick on August 10, 2009 - 17:01
Chicago Comicon was definitely a success. I believe there were fewer attendees than last year, and those that did attend were on tighter budgets. But I sold almost 80 books and about 20 prints - thatâ€™s fewer books than last year, but last year the book was new and there wasnâ€™t a recession.
(Iâ€™m writing this at the dentist office on my mobile phone, so sorry about the lack of links)
Submitted by Tim Broderick on July 30, 2009 - 21:57
Last year, I shared an artist alley table with Dirk Tiede and we had a great time and did very well.
This year, I was given an opportunity for something different. This year, I wonâ€™t be in artist alley, but in the main publishers area with Crimespree Magazine! And not only that, but the Crimespree booth looks like THE place to be next weekend. While Iâ€™m going to be there all weekend, look whoâ€™s going to be visiting:
Submitted by Alexander Danner on March 22, 2009 - 17:41
I'm back from Webcomics Weekend. Â The trip was a great time, nice and relaxed, with plenty of time for just chatting with friends. Â Shared a couple of meals with old friends, like Bryant Johnson, Christ Shadoian, Dirk Tiede, T Campbell, and Cat Garza. Â Got to chat briefly with Steven Withrow, Spike, David Malki !, Ryan North, Romantic, Chris Yates, Gary Tyrell, and Dorothy Gambrell, among a bunch of others that I'm probably forgetting (sorry!).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 13, 2008 - 20:02
This is an update to a previous post here, thanks for the cumulative suggestions on that thread. JUST so we're clear - this is open-sourced to everyone research for a possible article to appear next month at ComixTalk. I don't endorse the list or the order at all; at this point I've tried to include all of the suggestions I've gotten and I also went through all of the comics ComixTalk has ever reviewed and pulled quite a few titles.
We're at the point where it'll be most helpful if you tell me comics you think should go on the list, where (what number approximately) and which comic should get bumped. If you just want to change the order you can do that to but there'll be another post before the month's through asking for help with that.