While strolling along the banks of scenic Internet, USA, I ran into Chris Yates, a crazy inventor from Planet Earth. We dined on bits and bytes since we hadn’t the money for anything larger and he regaled me with bardic sagas, eddas, and put me to sleep talking about eco-friendly sculptors and navigating highways by mile markers instead of location signs… and then I asked him a bunch of questions and no one cussed and when we were all finished he read me a postcard from his Uncle Travelling Matt.
So, those idiots over at the Eisner commitee decided to give one to that big loser Scott Kurtz. Do they have any idea what this is going to do to his already disgusting ego?
“I put my pants on one leg at a time, just like you guys do… ‘course once they’re on, I make Eisner nominated comics!” -Scott Kurtz
What a jerk.
Just kidding. Congratulations, Scott. I know what it means to you as a comics and webcomics enthusiast to be given what is, truly, the highest earnable accolade. Well done.
I happened to run into Mr. Bryan Hart, recently, at the Internet and he deigned to grace me with his time and his words… lots of words. Bryan has been working on the webcomic and internet community, Disassemblance, for almost 4 years and his pent up wisdom poured out of him, so, like, swine before pearls, I ignored him and told him to just e-mail me later. Enjoy.
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So, I spent the weekend at the glorious M.O.C.C.A. Festival in New York City at the Puck Building and, before I commence my paltry epilogue, I feel I should tell you that I didn’t get much sleep, I drank an heroic amount, and I had a table to schill my own wares from my other job.
That said, I was very happy to see that there were so many more webcomicers than last year. As a fan of all types of comics, I was also happy to see some of the non-webcomicers, but I’m not allowed to talk about that or Daku will put me in the dark place again.
It’s really dark there.
You should probably click on this picture if you’re confused.
So, Daku comes up to me, right, and he’s all like, “Mr. Heezy, there just ain’t no news no more!” and I’m all like, “Look at you, all roguish, and you can’t even find no news” and he was all like, “Whatchou talkin’ bout, Hian? There just ain’t none” and I’m all like, “Just sit back apiece, son, an’ I’ll show you the wassup”
the rest of this post will follow in theatrical dialogue form
The big names in comics continue to make their tentative forays to the computron. The question “can they dominate the webernet the way they’ve dominated print?” has been raised. The answer is no & no. Unless diamond gets an exclusivity deal in hosting on the webernet, and even then, some places would remain open to independents.
The Lulufriends have assembled to form the Friends of Lulu Empowerment Fund to raise money, initially, to help Taki Soma whose story has captured the attentions even of Internet Jesus. Go. Read. It is important, significant, and not a joke. It is, in fact, the opposite.
Daku asked me to write an essay either about Joey Manley’s “Webhead” or webcomics nation. I’ve been mulling this over for about two weeks, I think, and I frankly wish he’d given me a broader topic to work with because I can’t think of too much to say about Webhead or webcomics nation that hasn’t been said and isn’t readily available other places on the web. I do have an observation, however.
As has been discussed on this very podcast, some of us webcomics creators come at this from the perspective that the goal is success. Continue reading
To remind you that there is a funtastic contest going on and to inspire you to new heights of comedy and, perhaps more importantly, participation, I have created a comic which I cannot enter. Please participate in this contest and please, please don’t use Comic Sans.
Here’s my contribution.
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OMFG! There is a clickwheel discussion supervening this very moment at the Apple repository in Londinium. Will Simons will be there; he is a crazy inventor.
Also in the Kingdom of Unity, is, uh… This Thing. I have been assured that “it should be a really good day for all involved.”
Dylan Meconis has launched a prequel to Bite Me. My sources tell me that it details the history of a Jewish werewolf of Germanic heritage. I forget what it is called; having paid attention to Dylan’s artistic evolution, I can safely advise that you pay attention to this strangety.
Also, I hear tell there is also some news for your eyeballs. And more for your earballs.