Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 2, 2010 - 08:14
You know what -- a big thanks to Journalista!, The Comics Reporter and Comics Worth Reading for all of the great reporting they do. Almost every dang morning I find something interesting to read at those sites. Speaking of which, Tom Spurgeon posted a note this morning from Ted Rall -- Rall is beginning his latest expedition to Afghanistan with fellow cartoonists Matt Bors and Steven L Cloud along for the ride. Safe Travels!
- It's the 10th anniversary of Narbonic. Congrats to Shaenon Garrity!
- The System reaches 400 comics. Congrats to Roscott Nover!
- Reality Amuck reaches 100 comics. Congrats to Ben McCormick!
HYPE: I'm looking forward to MK Reed's Americus (scheduled for publication by First Second in Fall of 2011) and excited to hear that it will be serialized online along the way. The comic is drawn by Jonathan Hill. (h/t CWR!)
- Sam Costello pens another edition of his column at iFanboy on independent comics.
- A talk by Gene Luen Yang on breaking into comics:
COPYFIGHT: I'm no expert on the Neil Gaiman-Todd McFarlane litigation but Maggie Thompson's write-up of the latest phase is an interesting practical example of the notion of derivate work.
INTERVIEW: Good Comics For Kids blog has an interview with James Kochalka from SDCC (there's a whole bunch of videos from the GCFK blog there too):
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 18, 2010 - 08:48
I want to point folks to the Webcomics Auction for the Gulf Coast organized by Carly Monardo. The actual auction will launch in early July but webcomic artists can look into donating work for the auction now.
Submitted by Delos on December 18, 2009 - 09:00
It’s finally gotten bitterly cold here in the northeast, which is seemingly just as good as a sunny summer afternoon for reading comics. Who knew?
- Luprand reviewed Finder’s Keepers and mpd57 looked at One Hit Knockout, Jason and The Argonauts, Goop Jr., Subsuelo and Unseen Tribe. Pigs of the Industry praised Jason and the Argonauts and Webcomics Critique thought Bonejangles maybe has some potential. Paperless Comics pointed us toward reviews of Copper, Love and Capes and Pajama Forest.
- Madinkbeard questioned Tokyopop’s rating in his review of Aria Volume 5, covered A Drifting Life, Ooku: The Inner Chambers and one more for every day of December. Optical Sloth covered Rock That Never Sleeps and The Airy Tales and Ghost Jar along with various comics by Pat Aulisio and Kris Lachowski.
- Rosscott gives us a few good comic picks that he liked and Paperless Comics shared this (exciting to me) trend about Manga News and Commander X. Ben Towle continues his Cristo project and Precocious pointed us to CrebHeads and Sometime Alone.
- I was hoping this Webcomic List thread about reader pet theories would generate some further interesting comments but it seems to have stalled out. To make up for it, there is a very interesting discussion on how different artists script out their comics.
Submitted by Delos on July 24, 2009 - 08:00
Iâ€™m sure youâ€™re all awash in ComicCon and Moon Landing anniversary news which all the cool sites are covering nicely. Here, weâ€™ll stick to a week and a halfâ€™s worth of comic meat and potatoesâ€¦
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 13, 2008 - 20:02
This is an update to a previous post here, thanks for the cumulative suggestions on that thread. JUST so we're clear - this is open-sourced to everyone research for a possible article to appear next month at ComixTalk. I don't endorse the list or the order at all; at this point I've tried to include all of the suggestions I've gotten and I also went through all of the comics ComixTalk has ever reviewed and pulled quite a few titles.
We're at the point where it'll be most helpful if you tell me comics you think should go on the list, where (what number approximately) and which comic should get bumped. If you just want to change the order you can do that to but there'll be another post before the month's through asking for help with that.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 31, 2008 - 09:15
Newsarama interviews Clickwheel Editor In Chief Tim Demter about the new Clickwheel Comics Reader. The reader is available for free from the Apple App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Garfield WIthout Garfield gets a book deal with Ballantine. I'm actually shocked that Garfield creator Jim Davis is letting this go forward (and wondering if he is getting a cut of anything) but he's already on record as being a big fan of the comic so it's pretty cool that he seems to have signed off on this as well.
Ted Rall offers some thoughts on saving the newspaper business. I don't always agree with Rall but I've always been a fan of his uncompromising viewpoint he offers in his comics. But I don't know what he's thinking about with advice to newspapers like: don't be on the web; and charge more for the web than for the print version. Doesn't he remember that young people don't buy the print version of newspapers? Does he want to accelerate the implosion of the current newspaper business?
Here's a thought. Before the web, it made sense to combine everything a city newspaper did into one business. But today, why aren't people more seriously questioning the validity of combining (1) an ad agency; (2) content creation; and (3) a printer as a single business? Maybe that just doesn't make sense anymore?