Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 5, 2006 - 11:18
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.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 11, 2006 - 18:57
Recently, Lore SjÃƒÂ¶berg wrote a hilarious piece for Wired titled "The Ultimate Blog Post" which features cutting parodies of popular blogs via describing the "ultimate perfect blog entry" for each one.
Comixpedia was not part of Lore's piece but I'll take your suggestions for our "ultimate perfect blog entry"...
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 6, 2006 - 11:41
Shaenon Garrity interviews Daniel "Merlin" Goodbrey about all kinds of stuff, including his comics on Modern Tales and the forthcoming Rocket Pirates from Warren Ellis.
Submitted by Tim Demeter on August 10, 2006 - 10:37
On Tuesday we tackled (and I mean tackled, solid talkback everybody) how we, as webcartoonists can perceive others. Today, I have some thoughts on how others perceive us, to my eyes.
I've been on the road (it is rough and stuff) quite a bit lately, hitting San Diego and Chicago both, as many did, in a three week period. One of the perks of spending two whole weekends ensconced in geekery is I was able to see how the rest of the industry feels about our internet-y-world. (The other perk being Kristen Bell. Hey, Veronica Mars. Call me.)
Submitted by Tim Demeter on August 8, 2006 - 11:19
So in the comments section of my last post, an interesting point was raised. Some web cartoonists can take an Ã¢â‚¬Å“us vs. themÃ¢â‚¬Â mentality towards mainstream comics, proclaiming we are the future and that the comics industry as it stands right now is due for a major change. I find myself in this very camp, which is why the point came up. That got me thinking.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not asking if the above is true or not, we can all argue that until our typing fingers are sore and bleeding and nothing will change today, what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m asking is if this question is getting us anywhere?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 4, 2006 - 13:57
Submitted by Joey Manley on August 2, 2006 - 19:02
Copy/pasted from Warren's post at The Engine:
Who wants to be a Rocket Pirate?
Joey Manley talked me into curating a mass webcomics site. I've known Joey for getting on for six years now. It's partly my fault that he got involved with comics at all. I suspect this is his revenge.
Submitted by Joey Manley on July 31, 2006 - 15:21
I am working with Warren Ellis to launch a free webcomics portal using the new Webcomics Nation Collective Edition Engine. This latest addition to the Modern Tales family will be all free, all the time, and defined by "Warren Likes This Stuff." He'll be making a call for submissions soon. Gary Chaloner will be designing the site. This is the first new (as opposed to pre-existing) site to launch with the beta version of the WCN Collective Edition engine, soon to be a commercial product available to anybody who wants to launch a multi-creator webcomics portal (your own Keenspot or Modern Tales, in other words) inexpensively and with ease. The name of Warren's new site, and its URL, will be announced soon, probably at The Engine.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 7, 2006 - 14:40
Warren Ellis is becoming the patron
saintsinner of webcomics - now he's set up a way to serialize your non-superhero webcomic on his popular forum site The Engine. It's not a replacement for publishing your webcomic elsewhere (you can't host images there) - so it's more of a supplementary system.Ã‚ Ã‚