Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2006 - 03:01
A look back at the webcomics website of record:
- Michael Terracciano, creator of Dominic Deegan, leaves Keenspot.
- Sketch Battle's voting controversy continues.
- John Barber starts selling two of his webcomics (Vicious Souvenirs and Kicking Hitler to Death) via Bitpass for 35Â¢ a chapter.
- Sam Logan has a guest week for his webcomic Sam and Fuzzy featuring contributors such as John â€œScary Go Roundâ€ Allison, Tim â€œCtrl+Alt+Delâ€ Buckley, Jeff â€œWiguâ€ Rowland, Michael â€œOrneryboyâ€ Lalonde and others.
- Chris Crosby starts selling political swag at his Blatant Bush website.
- Comixpedia posts webcomics made for Fright Night 5.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 24, 2006 - 09:03
I watched Winter McCloud's interview with Jeffrey Rowland (Overcompensating, Wigu) last night - it is pretty damn funny. First of all Rowland is already funny as hell in his own way but it's all sort of twisted sideways by forcing him to behave a bit because of the presence of 11 year old Winter McCloud.
It's not that long either (Sky McCloud is doing a great job of editing these down to the good stuff) - you should definitely check it out. And the next one to be posted is with Rich Stevens (Diesel Sweeties).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 23, 2006 - 10:27
Journalista! looks at Rich Stevens' cease and desist letter from LucasFilm and advises "Let go of your feelings, Clango..."
Keenspot picks up Out There by R.C. Monroe. Monroe had been using Keenspot's Comicgenesis service previously.
Another SPX con report - this one from the Playground Ghosts collective - I stopped by their table more than once, they were very friendly and having fun which is a pretty good strategy for a con. (Most, if not all, of the SPX reports on the web are linked to here by The Comics Reporter.)
The Washington Post has a long interview with Gerry Trudeau, the creator of Doonesbury. It focuses a lot on the recent storyline with the character B.D. losing a leg in Iraq.
Winter McCloud interviews Jeffrey Rowland, creator of Overcompensating (This is a videocast). (Speaking of the McCloud clan here's a story on Scott McCloud's visit to the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.)
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In Print has a round-up of the latest book news.
Derik Badman reviews Scott McCloud's Making Comics.
Flight links to an article on self-publishing, which includes advice from several Canadian authors and artists â€” including Halifax-based Hope Larson. (Speaking of which The Comics Reporter posted an interview with Larson this weekend.)
Ted Rall talks up and talks to webcomics with attitude for Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists. It's a great addition to the ongoing Attitude anthology series that pays some well-deserved attention to webcomics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 28, 2006 - 09:55
Joey Manley has a post up - teeing off of the recent Platinum purchase of Drunk Duck - speculating on "boom times for webcomics" and referencing a Gary Groth essay on the ill-fated black & white comic book boom of the Eighties.
I see people are excited about the new Sony ebook, a device that uses electronic ink technology. Gizmodo describes it as "like a gameboy...for the game of Reading." It will display greyscale images so you can use it to read comics.
Writer Response Theory has a post up on Bound By Law - a comic about copyright using a "remediated paper interface" (essentially using the web to remind you of holding a comic book).
The subject matter [of Bound By Law] is fascinating - I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think you can really follow contemporary art without being drawn into the intricacies of copyright law. Still, it is a testamony to the creators that I finished Bound By Law wishing for a sequel, or series of sequels. In particular, it would be interesting to see a more self-referential work that took on the unique intellectual property challenges of, for example, web comics and blogging - image sampling and remixing, screen captures, quotation, linking, the act of publication, the nested rights restrictions of host, domain, and content management system, etc. etc. etcÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
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Fleen catches the ongoing White Ninja guest week - I kind of liked Jeff Rowland's contribution the most so far...
Zoinks notes that Derrick Fish, creator of Dandy & Company recently put out a call for donation. For donations totaling $15 or more Fish is giving away the first, full color issue of his new comic book Tails TO Amaze!
The Drawn blog points out James Harvey's project to illustrate 100 pirates in a 100 days.
Submitted by Scarybug on September 23, 2006 - 10:49
According to Jeffrey Rowland's livejournal, which was pointed out by Lore Sjoberg's blog, Wigu.com is experienceing a DDOS attack. Instead of complaining, Mr. Rowland turns the story into comedy gold.
And here I was blaming wigu.com's unavailability on Lore linking it on his Wired Blog.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 21, 2006 - 18:57
Submitted by neilb on August 22, 2006 - 03:48
Behold the cover (by the awesome Jeffrey Brown, not me!) for You Ain't No Dancer, Volume 2 from New Reliable Press. It will be in stores on October 18, but this is the last week for comic book retailers to place their orders. So get your local store on the phone now! Just yell "Diamond Order Code: AUG063478 (Previews page 323)"; this helps somehow.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 26, 2006 - 15:11
Hey it only took me about a year or so to find it but if you haven't checked out Matt Milby's Malfunction Junction yet - you should. Somewhere between Drew Weing's The Journal Comic and Jeff Rowland's Overcompensating - it's very funny and Milby is frankly just a good cartoonist so even when the jokes and situations are a bit thin (which isn't often) he does a lot with them.
Submitted by GileadPellaeon on July 21, 2006 - 09:10
One of the most fun things to do at the Comicon is to go around to all your favorite artists and get sketches of your favorite characters. There's just nothing quite as cool as seeing an artist create something right in front of you, personalized for you, and hand it to you for you to keep, right there. Pretty freaking sweet.
I've got myself a nice sketchbook (from last year's con, actually), and I'll be going around all weekend getting sketches from various webcomickers and posting them up here for you all to see.
So let's get this party started!