Web Comic Wrap-up

You had to know one of these was coming. There’s been a slight flood of news over the past week and perhaps I can lessen the tide.

Small Press Expo – SPX has come and gone and there was more then a few web comics making their presence know. At this Con outside of DC they have the Ignatz Awards which recognize outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. A panel of five cartoonists develop the ballot, which is then voted on by SPX attendees. One of the categories is Outstanding Online Comic which was won by The Perry Bible Fellowship (Nicholas Gurewitch) this year.

G.A.A.K – The popular online graphic novel has just released in print. From the press release: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures. The exciting scifi adventure about four misfit kids who set out to save the world (and William Shatner) from invasion by the maniacal alien Gakk and his army of kooky Pod Critters is now available in a high quality, perfect bound, 124 page trade paperback compilation edition of the online mini series by writer/creator Darryl Hughes and artist Monique MacNaughton.

Something Positive – There’s a new interview at Sudden Nothing with Something Positive creator R.K. Milholland. In this interview you find out why he wrote that first strip and how he has taken S*P to where it is and other projects he is working on.

Teh Gewd Guys – When do you become popular enough that hackers feel compelled to vandalize you? Just ask the comic collective Teh Gewd Guys as they found their forum empty all of a sudden. If you go there now you’ll find the site under construction.

Finder – It is always with a wink and a nudge that we receive news of this and that print comic now using the web. Of course we always cheer when a cutting edge comic decides that print is simply not the way to go anymore. Enter FINDER, by creator Carla Speed McNeil, which announced it will continue its tale as a free webcomic, for eventual collection into trade paperback format. FINDER also won it’s second Ignatz in a row for Outstanding Series.


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