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Archive for 2008

The Gigcast 171 and the Lost Episode!

Posted by jtpokie on December 6th, 2008

JT and Scott talk Webcomics,  Christian Ellis Shallow Thoughts

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Webcomic Wire – 12/4/08

Posted by DarthMike on December 4th, 2008

Drawn from sources that believe even small accomplishments are worth celebrating…

  • Emily the Strange is a rip off of a 1978 book character.
  • Des Moines Register sacks Editorial Cartoonist Brian Duffy.
  • Book of Biff, and more cartoons like Questionble Content, have been dumped by ADSDAQ for “…a high volume of graphics and images such as anime or comic strips.”
  • TalkShoe announces Instant Talkcasting.
  • The Floating Lightbulb talks about getting international traffic for your comic.
  • Good post over at Webcomics.com about inking with your natural hand movement.
  • UCLICK and IDW to bring Clive Barker’s The Thief of Always to the iPhone.
  • Patrick Scullin, creator of Super Siblings, blogs about meeting the legendary Stan Lee.
  • Brad Guigar talks about what he thinks is and isn’t newsworthy to follow up on his earlier tips about writing press releases.
  • NYT has a piece about Alison Bechdel and her series Dykes to Watch Out For.
  • The Webcomic Overlook #60 features Fey Winds.
  • Comic Foundry Magazine is closing its doors.
  • Next episode of the Webcomic Beacon is the one year special. 
  • Skitzo Man has a post about Scott Kurtz’ video: Breaking Bad habits.
Reported by Michael Moss.

Webcomic Wire – 12/1/08

Posted by DarthMike on December 1st, 2008

Drawn from sources all over the world…

  • Ryan Estrada does a Neatorama Comic and promotes his Cartoon Commune.
  • The Tribune-Review has a piece about Lora Biondi Innes, creator of the webcomic The Dreamer.
  • Bomb Shelter Comics extends the voting for the Webcomic Idol contest to today.
  • Xerexes strikes again with an interview with the creator of Earthsong, Crystal Yates on ComixTalk.
  • The first Macedonian webcomics; welcome Vlado’s World to the webcomics scene.
  • Entry level webcomic creator and his internet buddy promise four new webomics.
  • Joel Watson, of HIJINKS Ensue documents his digital cartooning process.
  • WebcomicPlanet.com, a new site from the good people at Coswell Productions, MindFaucet and Frumph Agencies, is live with an alpha release.
  • The Floating Lightbulb posts about Google Sitelinks.
  • D. Michael Moore talks about The Problem with Webcomics on his blog One Gamer’s Opinion…
Reported by Michael Moss.

Webcomic Wire – 11/26/08

Posted by DarthMike on November 26th, 2008

Eat turkey. Forget about all your woes. You’re getting sleeepy…

  • Jiffy Burke offers 10 tips for webcomic creators over on Sequential Tart.
  • ROK Comics is being run as a ‘scaled down service’ until further notice. This means there are no employed staff to deal with problems should they arise. ROK isn’t finished yet though, not by a long shot; however, it sounds like they have done what is prudent for now. Best of luck!
  • The San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum is looking for volunteers for events on 12/4, 12/6, and 12/ 16. For more information check out their website.
  • The National Post has a piece about webcomics. I will withhold commenting on the title of the article.
  • Check out RackaFracka by Fritz! Published five days a week plus he has a large archive.
  • Palace in the Sky Webcomic News has an interview with Rachel Keslensky of Last Resort!
  • The Webcomic Overlook has a post entitled ‘Neal Stephenson vs. xkcd’ which is an interesting read.
  • Xerexes interviews Hans Tseng, creator of Directions of Destiny on ComixTalk.
  • The Floating Lightbulb has a rather sad post about a Drunk Duck poser. This isn’t the first that I’ve heard of a story like this either. If true, I wonder what Sean’s motivation for doing something like that is?
  • Comic Fencing picks on Amazing Superteam for a round of sword play.
Reported by Michael Moss.

Webcomic Wire – 11/24/08

Posted by DarthMike on November 24th, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone!

  • Calamities of Nature has announced its first guest strip contest. The 3 best strips submitted by December 22nd will have their comics featured as the December 28th, December 31st, and January 2nd updates. In addition, each winner will receive a signed copy of the Calamities of Nature Volume 1 collection. If you don’t win, it’s still all good. All other submissions will be featured in the blog individually on Tuesdays and Thursdays and have their comics saved in the gallery. For further details, see www.calamitiesofnature.com
  • John Lynch reviews Beaver & Steve by James Turner over on ComixTalk.
  • The Comics Reporter has an interview with James Kochalka.
  • Webcomics Inc. is offering some exclusive desktop images.
  • A nice round-up of slice-of-life comics.
  • An interesting post at ComixTalk entitled ‘Your Webcomic Is Not As Good As You Think It Is.’
  • MediaShift has a piece about advertising.
  • Skitzo Man points us to an interesting article about the changing face of comics publication from Kieth Drury.
  • Welcome new webcomic SCAPULA by Aidan Casserly into the frey.
Reported by Michael Moss.

Gigcast 169, Winging it

Posted by jtpokie on November 21st, 2008

JT and Scott talk Webcomics,  Christian Ellis Shallow Thoughts

LInks:

More to come..

TBBA Spotlight

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Gill

Posted by admin on November 21st, 2008

I was listening to Tall Tales Radio this morning and heard the interview with Norm Feuti who does a comic called Retail and another one called Gill.

I need to tell you that Gill is one of the best comics I have read. If a paper can’t take a risk and print that then they are blind as well as stupid. Gill is a great and humorous look at how real people live. Yes kids do play with trash. Yes parents get divorced. Live with it and print it you idiots.

While you wait for papers to wake up or die go read Gill at Gillcomic.com

Webcomic Wire – 11/18/08

Posted by DarthMike on November 17th, 2008

Drawn from sources that are back at tired from a late night of pool and beer…

  • Platinum announces that Cowboys & Aliens is on the Dreamworks priority list according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • The Gazette has a piece about how the internet is liberating comic book artists. Here’s one more from The Gazette.
  • Fleen covers Platinum’s possible creation of a Hero By Night television series. Heidi MacDonald has more.
  • Xerexes interviews Michael May, creator of Eros, Inc., on ComixTalk.  Also, an interview with Phil Foglio on ComixTalk.
Reported by Michael Moss.

The Gigcast 168. Paddon’ the Cast Again

Posted by jtpokie on November 15th, 2008

We talk with Ben Paddon about Soul Geek, Politcal blogging and Jump LeadsJT and Scott talk Webcomics,  Christian Ellis Shallow Thoughts

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More to come..

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Hero By Night to be a TV Hero?

Posted by admin on November 14th, 2008

I just wanted to point you to a good interview that Jennier Contino did with DJ Coffman about the news that Hero By Nights may hit your TV Screens.

BY JENNIFER M. CONTINO
Late yesterday, Platinum Studios sent out a press release announcing they’d teamed with IM Global to create a Hero By Night TV series. DJ Coffman’s Hero By Night was the 2006 winner of Platinum’s Comic Book Challenge. Coffman wasn’t informed of the deal. He woke up to dozens of phone messages and emails about the PR. Coffman’s a long time friend of THE PULSE, so we wanted to get a few comments from him about the potential live-action Hero By Night series and find out about his involvement with the musical group, Flobots.


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