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My boy Pendleton Ward tells me that Kurtz and the gang were talking about me on one of the Halfpixel podcasts.... but he doesn't remember which podcast or which installment.

I want to know what they was saying about me! Does anyone listen and/or have heard them talking about me?

Give me a Webcomic, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby...

COMIXTALK

If you blog about comics (your own or others) you can now have those blog posts automatically show up here at ComixTALK too - just add the feed from your blog to your account here at ComixTALk and we'll automatically recreate your blog posts as Talk Posts here at ComixTALK (with a link back to your own blog in each post here).  Click here to add a feed and click here if you need help on figuring out what is the feed for your outside blog.

As always thanks to the sponsors this week which include The Learn to Draw the Human Figure course, The World Famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood, the graphic novel Cash & Carry and the webcomic hosting service ReformedReality.com.

PODCASTANETS

A new Webcomics Weekly from the HalfPixel crew on building community around your webcomic.  (Also if you've missed it the HalfPixel crews book How To Make Webcomics is now available in stores.)

Gigcast coverage of the 2008 WCCAs ceremony.

Digital Strips has a new podcast that considers whether I Can Has Cheeseburger? is a comic.

INTERVIEWS

Elanor Cooper interviews Sarah Ellerton, creator of Phoenix Requiem.

Jim Zubkavich was a guest on the Llama Report podcast recently.

NOT WEBCOMICS

Will the movie of Speed Racer score or suck?  Nerd World has links to even more trailers.

Comic Foundry has some photos from the upcoming Watchmen flick.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

Prompted by awards season (WCCAs, Eisners)  Mr. Myth takes a look at where webcomics fit (or not) into short form and long form comics.

Webcomic Wire - 12/26/07

Drawn from sources that were too stuffed with food to run away…

Von Allan to be published by Girlamatic.
Here is the ComixTalk’s People of Webcomics list for 2007. 
A Zuda update…
Image Comics promotes the book How To Make Webcomics coming soon from HalfPixel. 
What webcomics do YOU like?
Moovok of Webcomics Anonymous posts a list of his favorites.

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Webcomic Wire - 12/26/07

Drawn from sources that were too stuffed with food to run away…

Von Allan to be published by Girlamatic.
Here is the ComixTalk’s People of Webcomics list for 2007. 
A Zuda update…
Image Comics promotes the book How To Make Webcomics coming soon from HalfPixel. 
What webcomics do YOU like?
Moovok of Webcomics Anonymous posts a list of his favorites.

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Call For Questions For Blank Label Comics

Back in February of this year, we hosted the results of a ComixTalk community interview with the members of the indepedent creators collective, Blank Label Comics. Given that this is an end-of-the-year kind of issue for ComixTalk, I thought it would be great to do another interview with the members of BLC so we could book-end the year between them.

Moreover, although there has been a good deal of press on Halfpixel, the new collective formed by Scott Kurtz and former BLC members Brad Guigar, Dave Kellett and Kris Straub, there is still plenty to catch up on with the six current members of BLC: Howard Tayler, David Willis, Paul Southworth, Paul Taylor, Steve Troop and Greg Dean. Please post your questions here -- I'll collect them on December 21st and send them out for answers with an eye to publishing the full story here in January 2008.

Looking Back Through 2007

In years past (2004, 2005) we undertook the monumental chore of picking out the biggest headlines of the year. This year, I took another swing at it. So without further adu, here's the biggest webcomic headlines of 2007.

If I missed a story you think was key to this year, please post it in the comments to this article.

In A Big Webcomic, Dreams Stay With You

Rolling Monday news update...

HEADLINES

BSC Webcomic Idol 2.0

JUSTIFY MY HYPE

DEAD TREES

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

  • Neil Cohn writes about recent research on eye movement across the comic page. The research shows that for an average of 8.5 panels per page, there are an average of 20.3 fixations. Most of their study focused on panels that were skipped over for one reason or another. Two types of changes to the page showed significant effects in decreasing the rates that they were skipped: balloon position and panel layout.

Make Mine Six Month Old Marvel!

HEADLINES

  • Dirk Deppey links to Marvel Comics new webcomic effort -- Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited as well as a USA Today story on the new site. The bottom line -- the site will feature 2,500 comics (nothing more recent than 6 months old though) for $9.99 a month, or $4.99 a month if you’re willing to commit for a year. Aren't these guys about 4 years late to the subscription model? Still it'll be interesting to see how it does and who becomes its audience (existing fans or newcomers to Marvel stories).

ADVERTIZING

JUSTIFY MY HYPE

AROUND TEH WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

I Come From A Monday Down Under...

COMIXTALK MAGAZINE UPDATES

BUSINESS

ZUDA, ZUDA, ZUDA!

OPINIONATED WEBCOMICS

JUSTIFY MY HYPE

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

Webcomic Wire - 11/2/07

Drawn from seven seconds into the future…

Dave Kellett, Kris Straub and Brad Guigar are leaving Blank Label Comics to form the new HalfPixel, previously a hub for Straub and Kurtz’s joint efforts. Good luck guys! ComixTalk has an interview with Howard Tayler about this week’s changes to BLC and the future for the collective. Best [...]
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