Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 26, 2010 - 07:53
- Katie "Reva Sharp" Sekelsky's webcomic Magpie Luck blew past 100 strips a couple weeks ago and next week will hit 1 year. Congrats!
- Congrats to the "Roger Ebert of the webcomic set" -- El Santo -- for three years of writing webcomic reviews.
AWARDS: Congrats to Cameron Stewart for his webcomic Sin Titulo winning the Eisner for Best Digital Comic this year.
- Check out parts one and two of the Daily Cross Hatch's interview with Dean Haspiel
- The Washington Post has an interview with Berke Breathed.
FROM THE MAILBAG
Steve "Fabricari" Harrison writes "After taking a couple years on hiatus upon completion of my webcomic Fabricari: Ad Hoc, I've decided to cull together all of my Fabricari related comics and art in preparation for some sort of omnibus thinger. I've re-lettered and posted issues one and two online. As a bonus, I found a fifteen year-old uninked short story, the very first Fabricari comic; I inked it and also posted it on my site. It's a weird collaboration between my 19 and 34 year old self. It's a bit weird, but I couldn't be happier with the results. And coming soon: The re-scanned, re-lettered pages from issue three!
Sam Costello writes: I've got a new Split Lip site - now on its own domain at www.splitlipcomic.com. The main benefits of the new site are that the art is much bigger (about a third bigger), which makes for a much nicer reading experience. It also has a blog from me. It's got all 31 Split Lip stories - nearly 500 pages of free horror comics.
I am planning it to be a 3 year project, with one book per year (it runs twice-weekly, so approx 104 pages per book). It is full color. The books will be divided similar to the Star Wars movies, where each stands alone but there is also an over-arching plot. Although a gag strip, there is a lot of depth in character and plot. And the cast is large enough that it took me about 5 months just to fully introduce everyone. Now that I have, things have begun happening en force, and judging by the comments on my page, people are loving that.
Submitted by Neal Von Flue on January 27, 2009 - 11:04
Worked up a new song the other day and fabricariÂ has emboldened me enough to try and throw down a rough version, in the interest of trying to post at least once a week here you go:
(Ignore my rambling at the beginning and the sharp edges, I should smooth them off after playing it for a few weeks)
Submitted by Neal Von Flue on June 30, 2008 - 21:18
Thanks to you al for all the good responses on the the Scout mural, it really was a great and fun job for us.
Submitted by grantcthomas on June 26, 2008 - 21:20
Red Eyed Johnny is America's first nationwide webcomic rehab program, working on building a musical skillset as a means to curb the depressing future of constant feelings of inadequacy for not updating enough or writing witty blog posts to keep readers interested.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on June 13, 2008 - 06:18
The Boston Comics Roundtable, of which I am a member, has just released the first issue of its new anthology, Inbound. We debuted at MoCCA, where it sold very well, and the first issue is now available for online purchase.
Lending Can Openers, my collaboration with Steve Harrison, appears in this issue, along with another short piece Steve and I did, which has not been published online. Plus, lots of other cool folks.
Submitted by grantcthomas on May 23, 2008 - 16:54
Fabricari saw my last post about the music that inspired the first chapter of My Life in Records and suggested I try out this little mixtape widget. So here's a mix with all the music alluded to in the Prologue.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 19, 2008 - 08:27
New column from Derik Badman - this month he reviews the comic Parade (With Fireworks).
WEBCOMICS PORTAL LAUNCHES
Top Shelf's webcomic portal is live.
HOW TO MAKE WEBCOMICS SELLS OUT
Scott Kurtz writes that the initial press run of How To Make Webcomics is (almost) sold out.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 4 BLOGS
Alan Gardner reports that Michael Jantze, the creator of the The Norm has an animation short “Mr. Lux: At Your Service” in the Short Film Corner at this year’s Festival de Cannes.
Randall Monroe (xkcd) invents midnight underwater speed chess. "A nice feature is the naturally-enforced clock. You have as much time per move as you have air in your lungs."
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 9, 2008 - 02:39
I havenâ€™t done a projects update in a long time, mainly because there havenâ€™t been any projects to keep folks updated on. As I may have mentioned, I started teaching this past September. And one teaching job quickly snowballed into four teaching jobs, plus occasional speaking engagements. Which is greatâ€”I love the work Iâ€™m doing now. I love teaching, I love speaking to audiences, and Iâ€™m always happy to be in a classroom, regardless of which side of the big desk Iâ€™m on.
But, Iâ€™m discovering that teaching does eat away at my creative energy, not to mention my time.
Cat Garza is the man. He's got this inventive, imaginative art style that both references classic comic styles of old, but brings a new twist on it. He has experimented with mashing up music and comics. He's also been making webcomics before we called them webcomics. Scott McCloud pointed to him as a pioneer in this world of 0s and 1s we inhabit (McCloud has consistently linked to cat on his website).
Most recently he's living in Comics Town USA and working on a new comic The Year of the Rat. You can find the Year of the Rat comics at his site The Magic Inkwell and older comics and music at his webcomicsnation site. I caught up with cat in an interview over email this month.
There's an incredible wealth of articles in the ComixTalk archives: features and columns on craft, theory and business, insightful reviews and interviews with some of the most interesting folks in webcomics. We'll be taking a regular look back at past issues and catching up with creators we've previously covered.
Leah Fitzgerald interviewed Jon Morris for our October 2003 issue. Morris is the creator of the Ignatz nominated webcomic Jeremy. It turned out to be a great time to catch up with Jon as he's just recently switched to a full time illustration-based career.