Webcomic alert: Gerard Way’s Twitter comic

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Of late, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has been returning to his comics roots, with the final volume of Umbrella Academy, and a proposed comic about punk cats called “All Ages” which he teased earlier this year on Twitter. And now he’s written and drawn a comics about Twitter and twitter abuse. This obviously ties in a bit with an essay on the artists relation to their fan base he wrote earlier this year. And to be fair, when you’re an idolized rock star, the intensity of fan reactions can be…strong.

WebComic alert: Dark Horse launches “Project Black Sky” online

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As part of their “Project Black Sky” superhero lone relaunch, Dark Horse is launching a series of webcomics  at ProjectBlackSky.net. They’ve been promoting the launch via their viral IWatchTheSky.com site. The comcis will be scripted by Fred Van Lente (Brain BoyConan) along with various artists. Colorist Dan Jackson and letterer Nate Piekos are also part of the team. The comcis will run until September with new content almost daily. YOu can also pick up a Free Comic Book Day Project Black Sky book tomorrow.

Holiday reading: Great basic webcomics list

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Io9’s Lauren Davis has compiled this list of 51 Awesome Webcomics The Eisners Have Completely Failed To Recognizethat really functions as a basic list of Webcomics 101 (Although there are certainly omissions.) Still if you wanted to catch up the list is a great start.

Webcomic: alert: What goes on at a cartoon focus group

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Giancarlo Volpe, showrunner of Green Lantern the Animated Series has drawn a comic about a focus group test of the cartoon. It’s an interesting behind the scenes of how the testers said the kids wanted the opposite of what Volpe thought would work for the show. Luckily Bruce Timm comes to the rescue. Focus groups […]

Webcomic alert: Boulet goes shopping

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A new comic by French cartoonist Boulet is always worth noting, and this one about the horror of buying new clothes is no exception, from the dread of buying underwear from snotty sales girls to the doomed perfection of new shows.

Webcomic alerrt: Sam Alden debuts his new “MS Paint” comics

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I saw Sam Alden reading these at the NY Comcis SYmposium the other night and let’s just say it gets better and better. He uses a 500×500 pixel grid to do everything.

Kate Beaton’s DUCKS is finished

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Kate Beaton’s DUCKS, an autobiographical comic about her time working at Fort McMurrayruns five parts and here are links. Fort McMurray is part of ming operation around the Athabasca oil sands in northern Alberta. Warning: it’s the opposite of funny.

FINALLY: go read Jeff Smith’s wonderfui webcomic Tüki Save the Humans as it was meant to be seen

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Jeff Smith’s webcomic Tuki Save The Humans is back in a redesigned website that shows how spectacular the comic is.

webcomic Alert: The Key by Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes

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  Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes have created a new webcomic called The Key as part of the BC’s Freedom2014 project spotlight free speech issues. “We have a rebel who wears a key around his neck. His key represents his own individual expression, explains Morrison in an interview. “With the state seeming to execute this […]

Steve Ellis on The Only Living Boy: “He’s a Classic Hero” [Interview]

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A year or two ago I spoke to the creative team of The Only Living Boy about their project, a successful Kickstarter which led to a print comic coming out in two volumes subsequently. And now one half of that creative team – artist Steve Ellis, who works on the comic along with writer David […]

REVIEW: NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle

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NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette
Nathan W. Pyle
William Morrow/HarperCollins
$10, 144 pages
ISBN 978-0-06-230311-0

I kept expecting this book of cartoon tips to be funny and it wasn’t. Then I realized it wasn’t meant to be funny. It was meant to be what the title says: tips and etiquette.

Webcomic Alert: Default Trigger, a SF comic about student loans

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Over the last few years I’ve done a series of panels called “How to Get News Coverage” (organized by Rik Offenberger) at various cons and I often talk about how you must send out press releases, followed by saying how hard it is to get me to open an email with a press release — […]

New autobio comic by Kate Beaton: Ducks

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Before she was a world-famous cartoonist, Kate Beaton studied history and worked at a oil mine in remote Fort McMurry Canada. Once in a while she does a comic about her experiences there. Here’s one. RT: I'm starting to sketch out another Fort McMurray story, this one is called Ducks, and here is the first […]

ShiftyLook to mostly shut down at the end of the month

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Launched in 2011 with much fanfare, ShiftyLook was a fun idea: redeveloping old Namco/Bandai video game properties as webcomics with an eye to further developing animation and new video games. And now the experiment is ending, publisher Rob Pereyda has announced. Given Japanese video game companies’ penchant for pulling the plug at a moments notice, […]

Kelly Angel: “Put a tiny hat on a snake and people go crazy” [Interview]

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Kelly Angel is the writer and artist of Anything About Nothing, a webcomic which describes itself better than I ever could. But I shall describe it anyway! A collection of strips, longer-form comics, illustrations and worries about her cats, Anything About Nothing is one of the biggest and most popular web series on Tapastic. Down […]

Dave Windett Unravels The Kaci Bell Mysteries [Interview]

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I never actually expect anybody to take part in International Darkstar Day. But last year a number of people were kind enough to join in, and one of them was Dave Windett. And as I started following up on his work, I came across his series with writer John Gatehouse: The Kaci Bell Mysteries. A […]