Webcomic alert: Lauren Weinstein’s ‘Carriers’

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Lauren Weinstein is running a five part webcomic at Nautilus about discovering that both she and her husband (TCJ.com editor Tim Hodler) were carriers of the cystic fibrosis gene, and their unborn child had a 25% chance of having the incurable disease.

CrowdWatch: The Economics of Digital Comics by Todd Allen

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Frequent Beat contributor Todd Allen has just launched a Kickstarter for a new edition of his book The Economics of Digital Comics —the goal is quite modest—$500, and it’s already more than halfway there. This book is an update of his previous The Economics of Web Comics which was last updated in 2007. As you […]

Webcomic alert: Solo by Hope Larson

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Hope Larson has just launched a webcomic called Solo. She writes:

Interview: Christian Beranek Offers ‘Validation’

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Christian Beranek is the writer of Validation, a webcomic telling stories from the life of a trans girl living in the city. The series addresses the idea of her looking for a place in society as she finds friends, goes dating, reads a lot of comics (of course) and gets involved in the comics community. […]

Webcomic alert: HOLLOW part I by Sam Alden

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Sam Alden has just posted the first part of a longer story called HOLLOW part I—it’s a digital version of a comic he had print copies of for sale at TCAF. It’s interesting to see him developing an almost animated style for this—like reading storyboards as comics. I shuddered when I read that panel. Speaking […]

Jeff Smith’s Tüki Save the Humans gets a full color comic

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It’s been a voyage of discovery for Tüki Save the Humans, Jeff Smith’s ongoing webcomic. It was always expected to go to print, but originally in black and white. However, it’s now been announced that the July debut will be in full color, just like the webcomic. But since TUKI has appeared in color on […]

Webcomic alert: Blimpakind by Talya Modlin

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We live in a pretty amazing time for comics, as my previous post on SVA’s graduating class suggested. You could spend the whole day doing nothing but looking at mind boggling art on Tumblr. And once in a while something clicks. One young cartoonist who crossed my radar of late is Talya Modlin, whose webcomic is called Blimpakind!

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 […]