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Webcomic Beacon #44 - The 10 Commandments of Webcomic Production

Kris Overstreet and Ben Rodriguez of White Lightning Productions join Fes, Tanya, and Aaron talking about The 10 Com

The Webcomic Beacon #23 - Newspaper Style Webcomics

Episode 23 - Newspaper Style Webcomics:   Mark Savary joins Fes, Tanya, and Aaron to talk about Newspaper Style Webcomics; as well as touch on newspapers comics in general. We also talk again with Michael Rouse-Deane of the Guest Strip Project, which is benefiting the Make-a-Wish International Foundation.

Mark Savary also talks a bit about minimalist comics while reviewing Pixipets. Plus the weekly Strip Fight Ringside Update! No milestones listed to us for this week.

The Webcomic Beacon #22 - Grayscale vs B&W vs Color

The Webcomic Overlook #42: Zebra Girl

There is no creature in the world more terrifying than the zebra.
Although illustrations are not as accurate as photographs, they can provide a window into the artist’s psyche. For example, this illustration from the 19th Century proves that zebras inspire the sort of fear that consume a man’s soul. Look at that deathly [...]

The Webcomic Beacon 21 - Brainstorming Villains

Episode 21 - Webcomic Brainstorm: VillainsThe Usual Suspects are once again joined by Eric, Thom, and Gothia. It’s another webcomic brainstorm session! This week we punch out some details on our story villains! It’s a good discussion again this week! Mark Savary reviews True Loves 2; and Peter Tarkulich gives his impression of Anything Goes. We also clean up our promo segment of Strip Fight!

Milestones: DMFA will hit 900 strips soon, and best wishes go out to Amber and her family. Also, The KAMics recently hit 800 strips; Here There Be Dragons hits 200; Neo Earth hits 1 Year; and Stud Kickass hits 100.

Some Jibba Jabba With Webcomics' Own Mr. T

I've known T Campbell for a number of years now and we used to kid that he's the hardest working man in webcomics but there's definitely a kernal of truth to that.  This guy writes a lot of webcomics and than he goes out and writes about webcomics as well.  And although he's no longer local to my neck of Virginia and no longer writes for ComixTALK  I thought it would make a good interview to catch up with him as we barrel on into 2008. 

If you haven't run into T before, well, his webcomic projects include Fans, Penny and Aggie, Search Engine Funnies, Rip and Teri, and Cool Cat Studio.  He's got another one out just now called Sketchies (with co-writer Phil Kahn and art ist Ryan Estrada).  He wrote for ComixTALK before writing for other sites as well as turning his History of Online Comics series into a book.  He also spent a number of years editing the action webcomic anthology site Graphic Smash.

WCCA Nominations Out

The full list of nominations for the upcoming WCCAs is out - get the list here or click read more (the WCCA site is slow today so I copied it into this post here).


List of Superhero Webcomics

Let's compile a list of superhero comics on the web - post names with links and if possible a short blurb about 'em.  Thanks!

(A good starting point would be Online Comics superhero category)

Cerebus Syndrome: What Makes a Success or Failure?

XEREXES: I CLEANED OUT THE SPAM FROM THIS THREAD AND I'M PROMOTING IT TO THE FRONT PAGE. This thread is/was a great discussion of the Cerebus Syndrome until it got hijacked by spam - maybe now we can pick it back up again.I am doing research for a paper I am writing about webcomics. The specific topic is based on the "Cerebus Syndrome" described by Eric Burns of Websnark. For those of you who don't know, the general concept is that a strip starts out light, funny, and fairly shallow, and then eventually adds depth, characterization, and dramatic story to become something that is a complex amalgam of comedy and drama. A "Cerebus Syndrome" can either succeed or fail. However, what exactly "success" or "failure" means in this context is not at all clear. What I am attempting to do is to develop a rubric for judging the success or failure of a "Cerebus Syndrome" attempt and then use it to judge several example comics. The comics that I am specifically looking at are "College Roomies from Hell!!!" by Maritza Campos, "General Protection Fault" by Jefferey Darlington, the original "Roomies" by David Willis, and "Sluggy Freelance" by Pete Abrams. What would be very helful is if anyone who has an opinion would post on any or all of the following things: -What makes a successful Cerebus syndrome? A failed one? (I have my own ideas, but I am interested to see what others think) -For each comic mentioned above, is it a successful Cerebus syndrome attempt? A failure? Not an attempt at all? Somewhere in between? -Do you know of other particularly good examples of Cerebus syndrome attempts, either successful or not? (I know some others, but I thought these were the most distinctive.) If you do not have anything more to say than yes this is a success or no it isn't, that's still useful, so feel free to post anyway. Also, if you would not like me to quote you, please say so in your post. Thank you all in advance for your help.

Your Favorite Webcomics of 2005

I'm copying and pasting the actual reccomendations from Fenris' thread from the old forums b/c it was a good one and I'm hoping there's more to add from our readers.