It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.
Our second annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Eric Millikin, Daku, Gilead Pellaeon, Mike Russell, Lewis Powell, Alexander Danner, Eric Burns, Michael Rouse-Deane, Johanna Draper Carlson and Gary Tyrrell.
Submitted by neilb on November 24, 2006 - 01:38
Happy Turkey Day everybody--I had a good one, thanks to some nice coworkers.
I'm not sure what turkeys really look like, but I doodled this one in anticipation of dinner.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 5, 2006 - 10:18
Hometown futbol club DC UNITED is in the conference championship.
Go DC! (I will be there screaming like an eagle). Okay back to webcomics... UPDATE: DC UNITED lost 1-0. There is no joy in Mudville tonight...
- The Smithsonian has an exhibit on America's cartoonists: â€œCartoon America: Highlights from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricatureâ€ is now open at the Library of Congress in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The exhibition features 100 masterworks of such celebrated artists as political cartoonists Thomas Nast, Rube Goldberg, Bill Mauldin and Patrick Oliphant; comic strip creators Winsor McCay, George Herriman, Chic Young, Milt Caniff, Charles Schulz and Lynn Johnston; humorous gag cartoonists Peter Arno and William Steig; caricaturists Al Hirschfeld and David Levine; animation drawings and cels from Walt Disney Productions and Hanna-Barbera; and illustrations by Edwin A. Abbey, John Held and Michael Hague.
- Dave is giving away a print edition of the fantastic webcomic Teaching Baby Paranoia signed by creator Bryant Paul Johnson. To enter send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the phrase â€œTBP CONTESTâ€ in the subject line, some time before midnight on Monday, November 20.
- Webcomics in Print has a competition for a funky t-shirt, 10 badges and a limited edition art piece - ends November 15th.
- This Monday (November 6) is the 900 mark for Arthur, King of Time and Space. Congrats!
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Gilead writes about NaDruWriNi... and webcomics and Borat and... it's a long post!
- Flight has a short overview of Neil Babra's work in comics. (Neil is the current artist on Shaenon Garrity's Lil Mell at Girlamatic.com)
- Comics Worth Reading links to preview chapters of Dramacon posted at MangaBlog!
- Warren Ellis is encouraging folks to post about their (non-superhero) published projects coming out this week at The Engine forums. As Ellis notes, "a couple of thousand people hit THE ENGINE every day, but this remains an under utilised resource."
- Shaenon Garrity has the coolest fans possible. Check out this photo webcomic her fans did.
- Zhi checks in on the return of several key characters to the current storyline of Scary Go Round.
Shaenon K. Garrity is one of the hardest-working cartoonists on the web today. She is working on or finished four critically acclaimed comic strips: Trunktown, L'il Mel, Smithson and of course, Narbonic (for which she is probably best known). She is also an editor for Viz and Modern Tales. She also volunteers at the San Francisco-based Cartoon Museum where her husband Andrew Farago is the Gallery Manager. That's a lot of comics goin' on...
She's also our community interviewee this month - read on to see your questions answered.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 5, 2006 - 08:56
Happy Birthday to Shaenon Garrrity! (And in Garrity-related news, the Flight blog notes that Neil Babra has taken over the drawing reins of the latest story arc, “Adjustment,” in Shaenon's Li’l Mell and Sergio.)
Fleen has a good roundup of links to R. Steven's post and subsequent discussion on making a webcomic. Sort of a motivational/webcomic coaching kind of post.
Comics Worth Reading notes that Big Head Press has launched three new webcomics. Here's some details on the creators and their projects.
And in notwebcomics news, Lore finds a mashup movie of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings called Star Lords. Go Go Geekotron!
APE, the Alternative Press Expo, returns to the Concourse in San Francisco for another APE-ril weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9. This fun show has continued to grow in many ways; more exhibitors, increased attendees and added programming have made this the 'must attend' event for lovers of all things alternative and self published.
APE 2006 special guests will include Keith Knight, Alex Robinson, and Raina Telgemeier (table 334). Other artists exhibiting include: Derek Kirk Kim (table 268A), Dave Roman (table 334) and Lark Pien (table 439).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 3, 2006 - 11:06
Joe Zabel is both a webcomics creator (most recently he finished The Ice Queen: A Trespassers Mystery) and the founder of The Webcomics Examiner. I really enjoyed our conversation - the topics ran all over -- from Joe's webcomic work to Harvey Pekar and journal webcomics to the future for webcomics in general.