Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2010 - 09:41
Stephen McCranie created a bit of ComixTalk fan art, thanks Stephen! Be sure to check out his comic Mal and Chad a really well drawn comic.
Congrats to the Penny Arcade duo for being included in Time's Top 100 list this year. Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins are a true American dream story -- doing what they love and creating success with it.
BleedingCool.com reports that the Atlantic Centre For The Arts in Florida is offering a residency as Associate Artist for a comic book creator in October, under master artists THB creator Paul Pope, Blankets author Craig Thompson or manga creator Svetlana Chmakova. Wow, for almost any aspiring comics creator this seems like taking a PhD course.
MILESTONES: Brat-halla reaches 400 comics. Congratulations to Jeffery Stevenson & Seth Damoose (and colorist Anthony Lee)!
FROM THE MAILBAG: Al Schroeder writes: After two years and ten zillion cameos and interdimensional tomfoolery, the group webcomic CROSSOVERLORD, featuring superheroes from seven different webcomics, reaches the climax of its storyline. After this, only four or five more strips to go!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 22, 2010 - 08:44
Welcome to Monday! May I direct your attention to a review of several mini comics posted late Friday? If you enjoyed John Allison's COMIX REMIX of the above photo, you might want to check out the entire series he posted to FLICKR.
REMIX: The Webcomic Builder has a lengthy essay on fan-comics; something maybe we ought to relabel "remix comics"?
NOT WEBCOMICS: Kickstarter fund drive for an American Elf videogame? I'd buy that for a dollar!
- Scott McCloud highlights something I'd actually missed in reading the new Zahra’s Paradise at First Second: its availability in multiple languages: English, Farsi, Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch.
- Not sure if this is good or bad but Bleeding Cool notes that "After filing for bankruptcy, German TV company TV-Toonland has sold Svetlana Chmakova’s manga-adapted TV show My Life Me to Classic Media. It will air in France and Canada later this year."
- Digital Strips has some factoids on webmanga, including Shuhuo Soto's earnings this year alone.
Submitted by Faith on August 4, 2008 - 18:17
Alright, now for the What I Got At Comicon post, with helpful links so you too can get what I got and become one of the beautiful people. Yes indeedy. The post all turned out to be horribly long, so I've put it behind a LJ cut.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 6, 2008 - 09:38
MoCCa MoCCa MoCCA!!
The Beat lists a lot webcomickers in attendence at this weekend's MoCCA fest in New York: Jeffrey Rowland, Raina Telgemeier, Josh Neufeld, Lark Pien, David Malki, Cat Garza, Jen Wang, Ben Rosen, Dave Roman, Lunchbox Funnies, The Flight crew, Kean Soo...
Warren Ellis points out that Svetlana Chmakova of Tokyopop’s Dramacon is one of the creators of the new animated series, My Life Me, which is in production for a fall 2009 release.
Submitted by dave_roman on February 6, 2008 - 15:42
Lots of people are talking about how there aren't enough comics for younger kids. And my comics loving friends are always saying it would be cool if Nick Mag had more pages of original comics. Of course, I agree!
So hopefully lots of you will check out the third volume of The Best of Nickelodeon Magazine ALL-COMICS SPECIAL which is on newsstands right now!
Will Japanese readers embrace manga from other countries?
Brigid Alverson interviews the winner of Kodansha's first international manga competition and the editor of the Japanese magazine that hosted it.
Submitted by dave_roman on December 31, 2007 - 18:25
Even though I often enjoy year-end Best Of listsâ€¦I wish more people would replace the word â€œBESTâ€ withâ€ FAVORITEâ€ since it really is about specific tastes of the critic.
Seems impossible to compare completely different creative works on the same scale.
Even amongst close friends, it seems the word "best" is all a matter of perspective.
At any rate, here are some things I really enjoyed from this past year.
(Completely biased since some are from my favorite artists and/or friends!)
Favorite comics I read in 2007
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.
Submitted by Faith on December 16, 2007 - 23:59
Okay, obviously, no update today. I got busy with work again, so things got pushed aside. I have a couple things to mention, tho: I'll be at two signings for Zombies Calling over the holidays. I already mentioned this on my personal blog, but I figure it should get mentioned here as well. Here's the first signing info:
Submitted by dave_roman on December 13, 2007 - 00:42
Hereâ€™s a clip from the panel I hosted at the NY Anime Fest last weekend
(might be kind of random if you aren't a huge Potter or Avatar fan):
Thanks to Alison Wilgus and Tina Lam for co-hosting!
Hereâ€™s a photo from the live Trivia Bending battle at the same panel:
And some Avatar cosplayers about to kick my butt for not giving more spoilers: