Harvey Award Nominating Ballots are due at midnight, April 4th. (The actual final Harvey Awards are presented at a banquet held Saturday, Sep 8th in Baltimore, MD in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 6, 2007 - 12:13
- First off thanks to our current sponsor, the webcomic Zortic by Mark Mekkes. There are three (slightly cheaper) ad spots below that are still available.
- Don't forget! This Friday is the last day to post your questions for our upcoming community interview with the creators of the Blank Label Comics collective. Post your questions in comments to this thread.
- Nerve.com presents its Comics Issue with "an essay on just what Sandman means to goth girls of all ages." (probably NSFW) (hat tip to The Beat).
- DIGITAL STRIPS is taking your calls. The formerly non-live podcast is jumping on the live livecast bandwagon this Wednesday (feb. 7th) at 9 PM (presumably ET).
The first extensive review of PvP: Animated that I've read is at Digital Strips as well (and includes some comments from PvP creator Scott Kurtz)
- Shaenon Garrity interviews Box Brown, whose daily strip bellen! follows the relationship of significant others Ben and Ellen and was recently added to the Modern Tales lineup.
- The Beat catches a video interview with James Kochalka (creatror of American Elf) at the opening of Fine Toon: The Art of Vermont Cartoonists opening at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe Vermont.
- Blind Date II is coming soon - we'll start posting comics on Valentine's Day (and then throughout February).
- Chris Daily has Valentine's Day cards featuring your favorite Striptease characters in some sizzlin' smokey positions, bringing you the romance as only they could for purchase. For only $5.00, you get five high-rez images of the cards ready to print.
- FLEEN points out other V-Day cards from The Devil's Panties, Scene Language and Dinosaur Comics.
- Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary provides the most recent wiki-rant. In a comment there I tried to lay out my current thinking of what's "broken" about Wikipedia. It is simply that the deletion process as it currently exists is not really the same as the creation and editing process. UPDATE: Tayler writes further in response to feedback.
- Brad Guigar also wrote about the recent deletion of the Wikipedia entry for his comic Evil Inc. which appears not only on the web but in several newspapers.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- Terrence Marks has a great post up explaining how useful Piperka is for reading webcomics. Piperka is hard to sell (like Tivo was/is) but once you start using it, you get how useful it is.
- I forgot to post about Benjamin Birdie's new project but The Beat reminded me. Birdie has teamed up with blogger Beaucoup Kevin on The Rack about a comic book shop.
- So long as we're browsing The Beat's webcomic entry archives check out some other plugs from Heidi MacDonald:
- FLEEN also has multiple webcomic plugs today.
- And Journalista! gets in on the plug action too linking to the blog Same Hat! Same Hat!! which looks at Sascha Hommer's comics -- many of which are available online, including his full-length Insekt.
- Heck even the Comics Reporter is doing it! Here's a review of Daniel Spottswood's Disquietville Volume One - much of this comic also appears online.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 21, 2006 - 09:57
It's been two years since Comixpedia published an update to our Most Read project which tracked the audience shares of webcomics.
It was difficult to determine readership numbers then, it's just as difficult to conduct any kind of "Internet ratings" now. But it's an extremely useful process for Comixpedia as it helps to ensure that we are not overlooking significantly popular webcomics in our coverage (It is not a prerequisite that a webcomic be "popular" to merit coverage. The strength of readership of a particular webcomic, however, is a legitimate tool for deciding what we should write about). If you have suggestions for future efforts in this area feel free to post a comment here.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 10, 2006 - 19:56
The winner of the BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK at this year's Harveys is AMERICAN ELF by James Kochalka. Congrats!
Check out the full list of Harvey winners at The Beat.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on August 28, 2006 - 10:35
Baltimore Comic Con is coming up in two weeks. The con hosts the Harvey Awards, which is featuring a webcomics category for the first time this year. Master of Ceremonies Kyle (Plastic Man) Baker is going to be awarding the first-ever webcomics Harvey Award to one of the following:
Submitted by Tim Demeter on August 10, 2006 - 09:37
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.)
Creator of American Elf.
Submitted by jennie_breeden on June 28, 2006 - 00:43
What is it that both fascinates and averts us to autobiographies? When we see Ã¢â‚¬Å“autobiographicalÃ¢â‚¬Â on a comic weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re more likely to skip over it. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Who wants to read about someone brushing their teeth?Ã¢â‚¬Â Yet when we read something that we know is from life it adds more power to the story. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a double edged sword. The public must be tricked into reading autobiographical comic strips but once theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re sucked in then thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only that much more flavor because itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“true to lifeÃ¢â‚¬Â
Submitted by Erik Melander on June 1, 2006 - 02:03
The Harvey Awards have released their list of nominations for 2006.
- ACHEWOOD by Chris Onstad
- AMERICAN ELF by James Kochalka
- PENNY ARCADE by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik
- PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP by Nicholas Gurewitch
- PVP by Scott Kurtz
Also of interest is the nomination for Flight vol. 2 in the anthology category, Kazu Kibuishi's Daisy Kutter in "Best Graphic Album - Previously published" and James Kochalka's Super f*ckers in the category "Special Award for Humor in Comics".
Submitted by Joey Manley on March 15, 2006 - 14:20
The new Fox sitcom "The Loop" debuts tonight, featuring webcartoonist James (American Elf) Kochalka's song Hockey Monkey as its opening theme!