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Voids, Part 8

Shayna Marchese's literary strip Voids enters part 8 this week. Andrew's book of horror stories has been released, and Sara just woke up in a graveyard. Is there a meaning to this coincidence?

News To Use for Tuesday, October 2, 2007

We're having this giveaway content for BLADE: HOUSE OF CHTHON and the deadline is this Friday October 5th. I am giving away 5 copies so until we get more than 5 entries you can't lose by entering... details on the contest here.

RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

BUSINESS

  • The most excellent band Radiohead left their label a year or so ago. Instead of signing with a new label they've decided to release their latest album over the intertubes. And, shades of webcomics, the price you pay for the download version... is up to you. You can pay zero or ten dollars or thirty pounds -- it's up to you.

OTHER HEADLINES

Justify my Dead Tree Hype

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SEPTEMBER FEATURE ARTICLES, OCTOBER COVER ART AND TODAY'S NEWS

Welcome to October! A big thanks to Spike, creator of Templar, Arizona, for creating this month's cover art. This past weekend we posted the rest of the September issue: interviews with Gisele Lagace and Shayna Marchese; a feature by Grant Thomas examining the integration of text and images with an interesting look at different ways to use speech bubbles; and Michael Payne looks at some great print comics that have moved to embrace the web. More interesting articles are on their way in October...

And in other news...

HEADLINES

MILESTONES

JUSTIFY MY HYPE

  • A recent Big Fat Whale from Brian McFadden on why protesting maybe doesn't always work so well at getting results...

EVENTS

TECHNOLOGY

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  • Andrew Farrago has an interview with Jason Thompson, the author of Manga: The Complete Guide. Thompson read and reviewed every English-language manga ever released in preparation for his new book. (h/t Dirk Deppey)
  • At The Telegraph, Robert Colvile writes up webcomics with comments from Chris Onstad, Gary Tyrrell and others. (h/t Dirk Deppey)

Filling the Void: An Interview with Shayna Marchese

Shayna Marchese is the creator of Voids, a webcomic about Sara, a young woman in New York City.  I like Voids a lot -- it's a quiet comic that casts a careful eye on its main character as well as the city she lives in. I caught up with Marchese via email earlier this month to find out a little more about her and Voids.

Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where are you now: where are you from?

Happy Weekend!

COMIXTALK

  • We've got a cool new cover up from Shayna Marchese. Shayna is the creator of the webcomic Voids which you should definitely check out if you're aren't already a fan.
  • We're always looking for contributors - if you're interested in writing a feature on a topic related to webcomics, a review of a webcomic or a short column about your own experiences in webcomics drop me an email at xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com.
  • Advertising on our top banner space via Project Wonderful is going cheap these days. Thanks to current-this-moment sponsor, the webcomic Crying Macho Man. We've also got spots open on our non-premium ad space (left column) - click here if you're interested.

REVIEWS

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September Cover Art

Cover art by Shayna Marchese, creator of Voids.

Life in Links for Friday, July 13, 2007

HEADLINES

REVIEWS

DEAD TREES

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Thursday News And Blues Round Up (UPDATED)

COMIXPEDIA

I want to throw out a thanks to current (and very recent) sponsors of Comixpedia including the movie The Abandoned and the webcomics Zortic, I See You and O''deer. We have three slots available right now on the side bar - cheap! - click here to get more details and order.

INTERVIEWS

TOOLS

  • A new version of Balloonist is out - the Balloonist software creates cartoon speech bubbles. Some of the new features in version 2.0 are: Curved Stems, Ruffle Harmonics, Better Line Break Control, Zoom Control, and well more (click for details). I've never used this software but I've seen it and the creators seemed to have spent much of the effort behind the new version in responding to current users requests.

EVENTS

JUSTIFY MY HYPE

  • I've been meaning to plug the wonderful (relatively) new comic Voids by Shayna Marchese. Today, she posted a Flickr series of photos on how she creates the comic - that's as good a hook as any!
  • The juggernaut that is Richard Stevens III rolls on. He recently discovered a quote of his showing up in Google's quote-a-nator thingee. (more details on the Diesel Sweeties site below the comic) Also is it just me or does the mohawked character in the recent web-DS storyline look a lot like Comixpress proprietor Logan DeAngelis?
  • Frank Frisina, the writer of the poker-themed webcomic Life's A Bluff emailed me that artist Brandon Carr has returned to working on the project.
  • Kris Straub's new/old parody (meta-parody?) gamer comic Insert Cartridge isn't bad. It's just not that cutting as parody really. On the other hand a couple of the jokes, despite Kris' insistence that he's trying to mimic the mediocrity of many comics in the genre, are pretty funny. (UPDATE: I didn't mean and I doubt Kris meant to say that the entire gamer comic genre is mediocre. More that there are many mediocre comics in that genre that are merely aping the tropes of it)

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Interview: Shayna Marchese, Creator of Voids

Adam York from The Flowfield Unity posted this interview he conducted with Shayna Marchese, creator of the webcomic Voids.