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Archive for 2009

Webcomic Wire – 11/25/09

Posted by DarthMike on November 25th, 2009

Drawn from sources preparing to loosen their belts…

  • When teachers make webcomics.
  • Michael Jasper asks ‘Why Comics? And Why Webcomics?’
  • 20 Questions with Lucas Turnbloom, creator of Imagine This.
  • Robot 6 gives thanks for several favorite webcomics.
  • TGT Webcomics asks how often do you update your comic?
  • Nicholas and Jay ask about superhero webcomics so send them your favorites.
  • The Webcomic Overlook will be updating sporadically due to another writing project.
  • Sequential Tart interviews Gina Biggs, creator of Red String.
  • Bukisa posts part three of a series on how to start a webcomic.
  • Remember the Webcomic-Con 2009 at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, coming December 12th.
  • The School Library Journal talks about webcomics for teens.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Reported by Michael Moss.

Webcomic Wire – 11/9/09

Posted by DarthMike on November 9th, 2009

Drawn by sources who don’t believe the promises of the visitors…

  • The Company Man, by Pedro Hernendez, has started publishing on its own website in addition to Comics Nexus. Check it out!
  • Webcomic creators assemble! Develop your own iPhone app offered free from the makers of
  • The Telegraph picks the ten best webcomics.
  • Scott McCloud asks what is ‘Your Comics-to-Crap Ratio?’
  • Scott Kurtz has strong feelings about Wizard conventions and form letters. Good for him.
  • Hermit Hill, the first webcomic in Metaplace.
  • John Cleese gives us shares his brilliance on creativity.
  • CBR talks about the death that stalks all webcomics.
  • Brad Guigar asks the question, Facebook or SEO?
  • Xaviar Xerexes reviews The Amulet Book Two, The Stonekeeper’s Curse.
  • Does Kiva hold some secrets for webcomics?
Reported by Michael Moss.

Webcomic Wire – 10/15/09

Posted by DarthMike on October 15th, 2009

Drawn from sources that love Monty Python…

  • Comics Nexus has some great webcomics in their column Webcomics Wednesday. Check it out!
  • Joey Manley talks webcomic promotion. Don’t forget to read the whole series.
  • PHD Comics gets a post on
  • The Beat gives us a good look at Baltimore Comicon.
  • The Trades has an interview with Lora Innes, creator of The Dreamer.
  • Brendan McGinley of Bankshot Comics announced the launch of their new webcomic ‘Citizen X: The Mission’.
  • io9 highlights webcomics-in-print.
  • The Floating Lightbulb posts some challenges to Joey Manley’s post about how to make a living with webcomics.
  • Viz is accepting for submissions for their original graphic novel.
  • Galactic Binder says that Star Wars themed webcomics deliver the goods.
  • The Consumerist explains why even bad online reviews can increase sales.
  • CBR has an interview with Tom Siddell, creator of Gunnerkrigg Court.
  • Robots and Monsters on Neatorama.
  • Fraggin’ photo reference for a fee.Scientific paper explains Superman’s powers.
Reported by Michael Moss.

Webcomic Wire – 10/9/09

Posted by DarthMike on October 9th, 2009

Drawn from sources that are sick and tired, but mostly sick…

  • Gordon McAlpin needs your help. He’s trying to raise funds so that he can pay for his print fun of the first Multiplex book. While you’re at it, check out Kickstarter as a way to raise funds to pay for your own project.
  • News-a-rama interviews Emma Caulfield about Contropussy.
  • The blog Shiny Shiny has a post about Bitstrips, a DIY webcomic site.
  • CBR has an interview with Ron Perazza of DC Comics fame.
  • Micropayments making a come back?
  • A recording of 24 Hour Comic Day with KC Green, Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub.
  • The Floating Lightbulb posts about raising the prominence of archive pages.
  • Techdirt asks if Doonsbury has anything to learn from XKCD.
  • At Digital CIty comic book artist Joel Watson shares how he makes a living with HijiNKS Ensue.
Reported by Michael Moss.

Webcomic Wire – 9/28/09

Posted by DarthMike on September 28th, 2009

Drawn from sources that have a headache…

  • An illustrated guide to making t-shirts with the Yudu machine. What IS a Yudu machine you ask? Make with the clicks and find out.
  • The Beat has the 2009 Ignatz winners. Congratulations!
  • Who reads webcomics? Read this post and find out. Here’s the original post.
  • reports that the webcomic Wide Awake has been optioned for film.
  • io9 has an interview with Randal Munroe.
  • GeekToMe posts that Wednesday will be webcomic day and asks for creators to email them with their URL.
  • Act-I-Vate goes to the movies.
  • Sweet Fat Life: Webcomic.
Reported by Michael Moss.

Webcomic Wire – 9/21/09

Posted by DarthMike on September 21st, 2009

Drawn from sources that are sore from exercise…

  • Secret Asian Man leaves and resumes publishing on own site.
  • Act-I-Vate at the Brooklyn Book Festival.
  • Brad Guigar posts a how to create your own survey on
  • The School Library Journal has a post about webcomics.
  • Ryan Estrada posts about the state of the Cartoon Commune.
  • Mike Lynch points out that today’s Hi and Lois talks about webcomics.
  • The XKCD book, ‘xkcd:volume o,’ is now available.
  • An interesting article about taking a look at what we’re actually paying for.
  • Gods Playing Poker celebrated 2 years online on Sunday.
Reported by Michael Moss.

Webcomic Wire – 9/15/09

Posted by DarthMike on September 15th, 2009

Drawn from sources who mourn the death of a sexy dance icon…

  • Forbidden Planet Intl. posts about Hark, A Vagrant.
  • The Floating Lightbulb ponders 50 questions to ask yourself about your website.
  • Counterpoint Weekly has a post The Rise of Webcomics.
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul’s City Pages blog posted a Q&A with webcomic artist Keith Pille.
  • Brad Guigar offers Evil Inc. to college newspapers for free. Hasn’t something like that been tried?
  • Red String hits 1000 pages. Congratulations Gina!
  • Yul Tolbert discusses the Rules for Engaging an Artist.
Reported by Michael Moss.

Webcomic Wire – 9/11/09

Posted by DarthMike on September 11th, 2009

Drawn from sources that are remembering without pomp and circumstance…

  • Harvey Pekar talks about webocmics in this interview at MTV.
  • CBR reviews Skin Horse volume one.
  • Randall Monroe reading to benefit EFF in San Francisco on Sept. 21st.
  • PhD Comics posted on
  • Swine Flu at PAX?
  • Brad Guigar posts about how to use Photoshop paths to create word balloons and talks about self-syndicating to college newspapers at
  • The webcomic Beacon #86 is about SIMS Machinma Comics.
  • The Floating Lightbulb makes a case for using ComicRank.
Reported by Michael Moss.

Webcomic Wire – 9/8/09

Posted by DarthMike on September 8th, 2009

Drawn from sources that are under attack by zombies…

  • WordPress under attack? The case for upgrading your sites without delay made by Laughing Squid.
  • posted a review of Achewood Vol. 2: Worst Song, Played on Ugliest Guitar.
  • Coyote Trax’s Webcomic Critique reviews Starslip Crisis.
  • Storming the Tower posts about Eerie Cuties and other works by Gisele Lagace.
  • Xerexes posts about Side B: The Music Lover’s Comic Anthology over on ComixTalk.
  • The Boston Comics Roundtable has just produced their third anthology: InBound.
Reported by Michael Moss.

Webcomic Wire – 9/4/09

Posted by DarthMike on September 4th, 2009

Drawn from sources that are having their finger re-attached after a contentious health care debate…

  • AppScout has a post entitled ‘Disney, Marvel, and the future of Online Comics.’
  • Bad Idea Goggles has part one of a guide on how not to make webcomics.
  • Coyote Trax’s Webcomic Critique reviews Out Post 7.
  • CBR checks out the Ignatz nominees.
  • Locus column is about the success and critique of releasing free ebooks.
  • Publishers Weekly talks about print collections and webcomics.
  • io9 talks webcomics with their new post.
  • Hey! Look! Comics! has a sarcastic list of tips for webcomic beginners. A word of caution: Successful people don’t seek company.
  • The Examiner has a write up about the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.
  • Xerexes points us to The Continentals, a new webcomic from Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton.
Reported by Michael Moss.