Updates On Entries in the Ill-Fated Webcomic Directory Project?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 24, 2007 - 14:31
I built a "library" of webcomics and creators back in the fall of 2005 which I put into beta before realizing it was too much editorial work to deal with and the same information could be better provided through the community edited webcomic wiki - COMIXPEDIA.
Nevertheless looking back on the assortment of names collected (some from me, some sent in from you) I wonder if anyone has any significant updates on these creators 18 months later. Maybe we should interview some of them?
All info below is circa-early 2006 (the links do work for now but will go away sometime this summer):
Presently on break, posting the 'agami' between arcs that is basically just there for fun and filler while I rest. 2 completed arcs presently available.
I'm currently working at a internship for animation.
Allison recently began drawing his webcomic Scary Go Round by hand again (departing from his digital/vector style). Scary Go Round is the 2005 WCCA Comic of the Year.
A new book collection of PartiallyClips, "Suffering for my Clip Art: the Best of PartiallyClips, volume 1" has just been released.
Chris Baldwin recently announced a hiatus to his webcomic Bruno until January 2006.
In 2005, Barber co-authored with Steven Withrow, the book, WEBCOMICS: Tools and Techniques for Digital Cartooning.
Bell published a new book this year, entitled Now You've Done It.
Cooking with Anne will be on hiatus until mid January.
Dead Eyes Open #2 is now in comic book stores.
Bowley has produced posters to sell at the Thing 06. Come check them out.
Brown will be in Florida this December.
I like Cheese.
The Splendid Everlasting has now switched to a Tuesday & Friday update schedule and OhNoRobot transcription tags are being added to the archives to allow readers to help create a searchable database for it.
T Campbell rolled out a new lineup of webcomics at Graphic Smash.
Eddie Caplan is the writer and "artist" of Line Item Vito, which updates Mondays and Thursdays.
Caron moved in mid-2005 and has not returned to updating his webcomic White Hydra.
Casarosa wrote in his blog this past October: Haiku5-7-5 has been on hiatus but he expects to post new updates in 2006.
In mid-2005, Cloud joined up with the Dumbrella crew.
Coffman is now creating his signature strip Yirmumah without former partner Bob McDeavitt.
Cormier, along with wife Meaghan Quinn, has been relatively quiet in 2005.
Chris Daily likes you, and wish you would write more.
But not as much as he did before.
The Front celebrates its 3-year anniversary this week. 3 years and 168 pages of ancient weapons users, giant robots, and abominable snowmen!
Ellerton officially unsubscribed from World of Warcraft.
Just got through the Three Comic Pileup (Fragile Gravity, Bassetville, & Conscrew) and is now working through the end of the Penguin War arc.
As of the New Year 2006, approaching 600 consecutive daily updates at Arthur, King of Time and Space.
cat has returned to updating Magic Inkwell and has been experimenting with music embedded in his webcomics.
In 2005, Goodbrey released a new version of the Tarquin Engine (for creating and presenting infinite canvas webcomics) and has created several webcomics in the Clickwheel format for the iPod.
Gran has put webcomics on indefinite hold while she is working on her thesis for her degree in animation. She plans to put her final student film online for all when it's done.
Guigar organized the successful Webcomics Telethon fundraiser for victims of the Far East tsunami.
Recently started new conservative webcomic, Winger.
There is a book in the works. A collection of short stories inspired by Sinister Bedfellows, including work by other print- and web- comic writers as well as mainstream authors.
New webcomic: Never As Bad As You Think is a laterally-sequential weekly strip with a cast of thousands and an on-the-fly plot inspired by random "seed" words.
I started work on a TOP SECRET PROJEKT today. Also I re-re-relaunched IndieTits.
New installment of the Antecedent at Comixpedia.
Kahn contributed to roundtable discussions presented in recent articles in the Webcomics Examiner and Comixpedia.
Testing in Greytown
Through December, Kibuishi is teaching a Character Design Workshop at Gnomon. And on Nov. 11th-12th, he''ll be at the Savannah College of Art and Design to attend the Comic Arts Forum.
Kochalka continues to update American Elf online and has a new comic book called Super F**kers out.
Now that's green!
Dicebox was nominated for a 2005 Ignatz Award.
Currently oÂne of the three founding members of "Otheriginal Studios", along with Tunod and "ODL1".
"Stripped Books: A Comics Panel" is complete (finally!), and Stripped Books is now on hiatus while Gordon concentrates on Multiplex for the near future.
No Update Available
McCloud is working on a new book, Making Comics about comics storytelling. The book is the third in the series that began with 1993's Understanding Comics. It is due for release in mid to late 2006.
vir Bonus is updating again after the one week hiatus.
Wing has started a new comic called Seventh Draft, which is a departure from his ongoing comic about bubbly bunnies that talk and go on adventures.
Graham is so hyper-sensitive that when he saw the comic he co-authours (Words & Pictures) was credited exclusively to his partner, he shit his still-beating heart. I mean, Jamie doesn't even know who Alan Moore IS!
Combined band / webcomic project continues three-times weekly comic updates. Search for musicians continues, with plenty of other stuff going on meanwhile. More rehearsals next week. And comics, obviously.
Jamie Noguchi will be appearing at Katsucon, February 17-19.
On the messageboard we're taking Garfield comics and removing the animal dialogue, so it's only Jon talking. The comic becomes really sad, and also really funny.
Quinn and husband Frank Cormier have been relatively quiet in 2005.
Clan of the Cats will be going to a Monday, Wednesday, Saturday schedule for a while.
Rosenberg continues to work on Goats and MegaGamerz.
Rowland moved to Connecticut this year.
Seah's webcomic Bigger Than Cheese is currently #13 on the buzzComix top list.
Anywhere But Here has now been picked up for syndication by the Alternative Fargo Newspaper The High Plains Reader.
Southworth left Keenspot.
Nerds continue to BE ... IN ... SPACE ...
Straub recently changed the name of his latest webcomic from Starship Crisis to Starslip Crisis.
I'll be running a fan art/fan fic contest until March 27th to celebrate Juathuur's 1st Anniversary.
In mid-2005, Tayler joined the Blank Label Comics group.
Picked by Scott Adams in a public competition to be the new artist for the Mike Belkin-penned comic strip Unfit.
Troop joined the newly formed Blank Label Comics collective.
Won (along with collaborator Alexander Danner) 2005 WCCA Award for Best Flash Webcomic for Five Ways To Love a Cockroach.
Currently working on the webcomic Set To Sea about an unfortunate poet.
White continues to add updates to traced.com
Willis shuffled around his empire of It's Walky-related webcomics this year.
Do the Dew, dude.
New website layout and a fresh rerun of Aren't We Real.
The Webcomics Examiner recently moved to a weekly update schedule.
Zubkavich has been quiet in 2005 with no new webcomic work released this year.