Discovery of the day: High Maintenance Machine, by Matthew Reidsma. I stopped into Hub Comics, the new comics shop in Somerville, MA, on Friday, and they had his adorable mini-comic on the rack. I snapped up the last one and went to the website for more. It’s a deceptively simple diary comic about married life. Well worth a look.
Thinking about the Eisners? Given the number of really strong webcomics out there, I thought last year’s selection was pretty weak. So by entering your work not only do you have a shot at winning, you may actually improve the gene pool. Here’s the procedure:
Entries are also being accepted for the category of best webcomic. This category is open to any new, professionally produced long-form original comics work posted online in 2007. Webcomics must have a unique domain name or be part of a larger comics community to be considered. The work must be online-exclusive for a significant period prior to being collected in print form. The URL and any necessary access information should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over at Fleen, Gary Tyrrell is trying to subvert the process for his own selfish ends. Just ignore him!
Reinventing the wheel: Alexander Danner just posted part 2 of his survey of digital comics readers, with a look at ComicMix, The Tarquin Engine, and Infinite Canvas. In case you missed it, part 1, which covered DC and Marvel, is here.
The Scienteers have ten questions for Dave Roman.
I’m just catching up with recent issues of Sequential Art, which does a nice job of covering webcomics; this month, the staff picks their favorite titles from Girl-a-matic, and recently they posted interviews with creators Pranas Naujokaitis, creator of Rocket Tonic, and Bill Barnes, the artist and co-writer of Unshelved.