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Nate Piekos

January 2006 Issue

January Cover Art by Nate Piekos
Cover Art by Nate Piekos

Falling Skies: The Webcomic

I've gotten a couple of pings from the very polite person working for YouCast: the Social Media Company about a press release for a webcomic prequel to an upcoming television show. Webcomic prequels and sequels to television shows and movies are almost a genre now.  Maybe award shows need to start a new category for these kinds of comics.  

So it's a ways off -- June 2011 -- but Steven Spielberg has a new television series called Falling Skies that will be on TNT (hey - better distribution than Current TV amIrightKeith?). The webcomic is written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Juan Ferreyra and will bridge the gap between the 12-page Falling Skies comic released at New York Comic Con. Also - colored by Andy Dalhouse and lettered by "font majeur" (like that?) and webcomic creator NATE PIEKOS.

All The News I Should Have Posted This Morning

Thanks to our cover artist for February - Leroy Brown, creator of Ice Cubes. Also thanks to this week's sponsor, the webcomic title CharliehorseThe sponsor slot is still open for next week - going cheap! :)

Two new interviews up this week - one with the creators of Erfworld and one with Bryant Paul Johnson of Teaching Baby Paranoia.

LETTERING
Nate Piekos has a post up on typographic conventions in comic lettering.  Very informative! (h/t Boing Boing).

INTERVIEWS
Comix 411 has an interview with Norm Feuti creator of Retail, which is syndicated by King Features and a webcomic, Gill, which debuted toward the end of last year.

Como Se Webcomic?
Olaf Moriarty Solstrand has an interesting article considering the costs and benefits for creators in non-english speaking countries to use english in their comics.

Motion Comics
Todd Allen has an article on the history of "motion comics" (yeah they've been around longer than that recent Watchman effort).

JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Dark Horse is debuting a webcomic in the Star Wars universe containing a prequel storyline to an upcoming videogame, Star Wars: The Old Republic.

RANDOM CATCHUP COMIC READING
Just finished Jessica Abel's Life Sucks graphic novel (published last year by First Second) - I cannot rave about it enough.  A great, novel twist on vampires (Dracula meets Clerks) with great pacing and really sharp art.  I was a little disappointed with the ending but not that much.

Webcomic Wire - 4/18/08

Drawn from resources all over the web…

A.P. Furtado, Nate Piekos, Chuck Whelon and James West are teaming up to start a new sketch blog for all fans of old-school, RPG-inspired cartoon fantasy comics.
If you missed the broadcast of Webcomics Live from Scott Kurtz he was nice enough to record it for you. 
Dilbert.com gets a fresh [...]

WCCA 2008 Nominees Are Out

The nominees for this year's WCCAs were released this past Sunday (sadly without any fanfare, or press release... again). But lots of interesting choices (and good links to comics!):

OUTSTANDING COMIC FINALISTS:
Achewood by Chris Onstaad
Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio
Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
The Phoenix Requiem by Sarah Ellerton

Blambot writes for Marvel

Nate Piekos who is the master craftsman behind Blambot Fonts and the webcomic Atland has added on to his already impressive resume.
My first writing credit for Marvel Comics was solicited today so I can publically talk about it! SPIDER-MAN FAMILY 8 features a story by yours truly called “WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE” featuring Iceman! Art [...]
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Blambot writes for Marvel

Nate Piekos who is the master craftsman behind Blambot Fonts and the webcomic Atland has added on to his already impressive resume.
My first writing credit for Marvel Comics was solicited today so I can publically talk about it! SPIDER-MAN FAMILY 8 features a story by yours truly called “WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE” featuring Iceman! Art [...]
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The ComixTalk End of 2007 Roundtable

Our third annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Gary Tyrrell, Dirk Deppey, Tom Spurgeon, Heidi MacDonald, Brigid Alverson, Derik A Badman, Reinder Dijkhuis, and JT Shea and Scott Gallatin.

Nate Piekos on The Gigcast 116

Nate Poekos, of BlamBot and Atland fame, stops by NightGig Studios for an interview on The Gigcast. We talk about font creation, webcomics in general and lots of other stuff.

We also feature the Music of Beatnik Turtle and, of course, the latest in Webcomic News and Commenary.

Gigcast 116 - Nate Piekos Blambot-tastic

This week we interview Nate Piekos of Blambot and Atland fame. We play Beatnik Turtle’s Cartoon Theme Song, and of course we have the usual mix of Webcomic news reviews and commentary.
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Marvel goes electronic
Monkey day comics is [...]
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