Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 28, 2007 - 13:10
The full list of nominations for the upcoming WCCAs is out - get the list here or click read more (the WCCA site is slow today so I copied it into this post here).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 24, 2006 - 08:27
- Jen Sorensen's "Slowpokeâ€
- Rick Smith and Tania Menesse's â€œShuck Strippedâ€
- Spike's â€œTemplar, Arizonaâ€
- Eric Millikin's â€œFetus-Xâ€
- Tom Hart's â€œHutch Owenâ€
- Ryan North's â€œDinosaur Comicsâ€
Here is a full list of all the wonderful artists contributing to Serializer. It includes Patrick Farley with "Apocamon," Renee French with "micrographica," Sam Henderson with "The Magic Whistle," and Emily Horne and Joey Comeau with "A Softer World."
Publisherâ€™s Weekly refers to many of serializerâ€™s artists as â€œart comics favoritesâ€ and â€œcritical darlings.â€ Londonâ€™s Sunday Times has called serializer â€œhigh art,â€ and The New York Times thought some of our comics were â€œWell drawn and funny.â€ The Comics Journal found some Serializer comics to be â€œdaring, entertainingly perverseâ€ while The Guardian found artwork on serializer that â€œthreatens to seriously tamper with oneâ€™s smug equilibrium.â€
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 26, 2006 - 09:13
I'm going to try breaking these longer posts up into categories - tell me if it's helpful or not...
I started a thread to discuss the Platinum-Drunk Duck deal here - I added links to other discussions in the comments if you're interested in reading more about it.
The Comic Reporter also points to a deal between McClatchy-Tribune and PopMatters.com to carry PopMatters.com stories on McClatchy's MCT Campus wire service for college and highschool newspapers. PopMatters.com was founded in 1999 by Sarah Zupko and also carries several webcomics on its site.
What professional title do you prefer: webcomicker, webcomics artist, creator or what's the standard these days? Or is there one?
ROSENBERG: When people ask me what I do, I tell them I draw comics. Titles are a pretty silly thing, I don't know if there is a standard but I'm sure it is a topic of heated debate on some message board somewhere.
The people who concern themselves with those sorts of things, I find, would do better to focus on their comics.
Plugs and Reviews
I missed it but Mitch Clem is updating NN2S again. Huh-zah!
Over at CBR, Meaghan Quinn plugs the new webcomic from Petie Shumate, Girl/Robot. G/R is kind of a one-note affair (girl says/does something, robot takes it literally, hijinks/disaster ensues) but so far Shumate is consistently cracking me up with it. I'd give it a try if you haven't already.
Gilead's got a post on Phil Kahn's I'm Just Drinking vidcast - webcomics and alcohol... who'd thunk it? I watched part of it last night - not bad and Phil does a decent job of actually demonstrating how to make the drinks which is good since that's probably the key part of the show. :)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 5, 2006 - 23:00
Joey Comeau recently announced on his blog that A Softer World, the webcomic he co-created with Emily Horne, is destined for a print collection this summer.
Third, Emily [Horne] and I have been hard at work for a month now, putting together "A Softer World: Truth and Beauty Bombs" which will be released on Loose Teeth Press, hopefully for June. This will be a perfect bound, wonderful collection.
A simple list of people of webcomics based on their contributions to the medium in 2005. And we have no doubt that we left off someone we shouldn't have. We're sorry. We'll try harder next year.
In preparing my article, A Practical Guide to Collaboration, I sent out a survey on collaborative experiences. I received considerably more information than I was able to use in the article, much of it far too interesting to leave unpublished. Presented here are some additional highlights from the survey.
To solo or not to solo is not a question that many webcomics creators even bother to ask themselves. Most webcomics seem to be solo efforts by a single creator handling both the art and the writing. If this is in fact true it is no surprise, as both webcomics and small press print comics are generally thought of as a means for a creator to develop his or her own ideas without interference or outside pressure to craft a certain type of comic. It is in fact one of the wonderful things about comics, that the medium has such respect for the the lone creator speaking his or her voice through a comic.
Having said that, however, there's no question collaboration has played an important part in webcomics.
Submitted by Justinpie on May 3, 2005 - 16:02
Feeding Snarky on Photojournalism Versus Picture-Art.
The assignment is "journal comics," and I read some. And yet, I'm turning in a column on my two favorite photo comics, instead of one on actual journal comics. This is because I can't do anything entirely right.
And yet, when I think of "journal comics," even though it's completely... well, not the genre at all... I think of Sinister Bedfellows by mckenzee. And whenever I mention Sinister Bedfellows, someone else mentions A Softer World by joey comeau and emily horne.
As an aside, what is it with producing a photo based comic strip and using all lowercase letters in your name? I'm just asking?
Submitted by michaelwhitney on July 7, 2004 - 12:08
Among other things, they talk a little bit about how they work, how Warren Ellis slashdotted them and why they're no longer updating their short-lived news-related comics.