Faith Erin Hicks
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 9, 2011 - 10:58
Hey! Christopher Baldwin's Spacetrawler book is now available! It looks great. I hope you're already reading this entertaining science fiction story on the web. I wasn't sure how it would work when Baldwin started, but he's managed to incorporate a lot of his past themese with relationships, motivations, and morality into what is a really fun, rollicking adventure story.
- Brigid Alverson interviews Michael Kandalaft, creator of That Monkey Tune.
- The Daily Cartoonist posts a 6 part video interview that the site Sketchaholic did with Lynn Johnston, creator of For Better or Worse.
MAILBAG: Jonathan Murdock writes, "Hello just promoting my webcomic Dungeon Hordes." Okay - consider it promoted! :)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 24, 2010 - 07:41
Brain Camp -- written by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan, with art by Faith Erin Hicks and coloring by Hilary Sycamore. Faith Erin Hicks comes through with great visuals in the art -- I think this is the first major comic she's worked on where she hasn't also contributed the writing.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 12, 2010 - 11:41
We're finally digging out of the snow here in Washington DC -- apparently the volume of frosted flakes falling felled a record. Anyhow - wanted to let everyone know that new user registrations are back online at Comix Talk. You don't need to register with Comix Talk to comment on anything BUT registering gives you the ability to have a user blog and post to Comix Talk news and hype if you so desire. New registrations are not automatically approved, however, so it may take up to a day for me to check them.
All Ages: El Santo had an interesting overview of what makes comics good for kids. A good source for what's new with all ages comics is the Good Comics for Kids blog. I've certainly had more interest in these comics again as my kids have gotten into comics.
No Good Deed Goes Unpublished: Coyote Trax has an article about webcomic creators involvement in charity and other good deeds. El Santo had a recent post about the comic Snowflakes participation in Heart Health Month.
- An interview with Julia Wertz, creator of the webcomic Fart Party and the editor of the I Saw You anthology. Wertz constantly makes a point of saying I'm not a webcomic person (she said something similar at the SPX panel she was on last year) and I've never quite figured out what's going on that motivates her to feel the need to throw down that marker.
- An interview with Faith Erin Hicks, who is still working on her next graphic novel, Friends with Boys.
- Comic Alliance has an interview with Anthony Clark of the comic Nedroid. Clark is also the current colorist for the Dr. McNinja comic.
- An interview with Kazu Kibuishi on his book Copper and work on the next installment in his graphic novel series, Amulet.
- UPDATE: An interview with Raina Telgemeier on her new graphic novel Smile. (h/t Journalista!)
Submitted by dave_roman on November 19, 2009 - 21:21
"SLG Publishing is having an across-the-line, no coupon necessary, 40% off everything sale for the next week or so. A tough economy and some financial curve balls have made the sale necessary in an attempt to put some coins in the coffer, wind in the sails, eggs in the basket, etc, etc, whatever the hell. SLG, as most of you know, has more or less been my publishing home for the past 20 years or so, so I'm of course hoping for the best for them during these times of hardship."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 28, 2009 - 12:37
Faith Erin Hicks blogged about her next book to be, Friends With Boys, which will be published by First Second Books. In the post a few details on the story she's only started working on but also several images from her pitch for the book. Very exciting news for a very talented creator although publication will probably be a long ways off (she mentions 2011 as a target).
Submitted by Faith on September 24, 2009 - 10:30
The Saga of Selling My Next Comic
I've been holding off announcing this for various reasons, but now's the time, I think. Drumroll pls. Okay! First Second Books, towering publisher of such luminaries as Gene Yang, Nick Abadzis, and Paul Pope (eventually, I assume) has been suckered into - I mean, will be publishing my next graphic novel. Completely written and drawn by ME. HAHAHAHA. Oh man, cool, huh?
Submitted by Faith on September 19, 2009 - 11:45
First of all, omigod Ice is updated with 7 new pages!!!! Oh man, don't trust that queen, Hunter. She's scary.
Yeah, that was brutal. But hey, they're done and they're up, and there's a reason why they aren't shaded, but I can't get into that right now, so enjoy them anyway. And wow, that scene is DONE. Hey, I might be able to finish this thing someday after all.
OTHER EXCITING STUFF!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 11, 2009 - 11:35
This day in ComixTalk:
Faith Erin Hicks blogged about internal narration in comics; Platinum's purchase of Wowio was still shaking out in the news (a year later and there's still no evidence that Wowio has paid off all of its debts to creators and publishers.)
Platinum Studios filed for an IPO; and Phil Kahn posted video of numerous interviews he did at Connecticon with creators such as Chris Hastings and Kent Archer of Dr. McNinja and Rob Balder and Jami Noguchi of ErfWorld.
Also from the forums, RanJado wondered about how to draw distinctions between comics' readerships;
Jamie Robertson announced that he would stop working on his webcomic Clan of the Cats. I'm not sure of the ends and outs of Robertson's work status on the comic every year since than, but I'm happy to report that right now he is working on the strip (there's an update today) and I think his work has gotten better every year. Great strip full of of supernatural elements, adventure and relationships, all with really strong artwork.
James Kochalka won best online comic at the Ignatzs for American Elf. He, however, did not accept his award in a gorilla suit.
Submitted by Faith on August 13, 2009 - 09:55
Ice is updated with four new pages! Hoo aahhh.
Hunter continues her death staredown with the Queen, and wow, something that was introduced like three years ago gets explained. Oy, I have been drawing this comic for far too long ... be finished already!
Submitted by Faith on July 18, 2009 - 10:05
Alright, answering questions time. Hopefully these will turn out to be halfway interesting, and I don't bore you all to death. Remember: These responses are based on my experiences, so other people might have had different ones. I can only relate what's happened to me.