Links Worth Clicking

Odd comic of the day: Exploding Head Man, which is worth a look for the interface as well as for the comic itself. (Found via The Comics Reporter.)

With Fishtown getting ready to go into print soon, The Daily Crosshatch talks to Kevin Colden about where the story came from and why he turned down a Xeric grant in order to keep the comic online. (Found via The Beat.)

A Maine newspaper talks to new neighbors Joey Manley and Josh Roberts about their plans for a new, comprehensive webcomics space. Related: ComicSpace is looking for a senior web designer.

The march of print comics to web distribution continues; the latest defection is Brian Wood, who put his Public Domain: A Channel Zero Designbook up for free download. He has quite an assortment of other comics and samples up at the site as well.

For those interested in how it works, Bill Williams of Lone Star Comics talks to Johanna Draper Carlson about his experiences with Wowio. He gets into the nuts and bolts, which makes it worth a read, and winds up with this:

Do you want to know how well WOWIO works? Lone Star Press has brought in $25 in the time it took to answer these questions. You make money while you’re doing something else.

And while it’s not exactly a webcomic, the opportunity to download Eccoci ancora qui (“Here we go again”), Alfredo Castelli’s history of American newspaper strips, is too good to be missed. OK, the text is in Italian, but I downloaded a chapter and it looks like a lot of the strips are left in the original English, and the reproduction quality is beautiful.

Need a good laugh? Check out Kate Beaton’s short takes on historical figures. (Found via Shaenon Garrity.)

At Comics Worth Reading, Ed Sizemore has a pretty thorough review of the print version of X-Diary, which is available for free on Netcomics. I agree with Ed’s criticisms of the characters, but the style is unusual—it’s Korean, but not at all what most people would consider manhwa.

This has been linked elsewhere already, but in case you missed it, an artist called Kelly has a nice description of the creative process for webcomics artists.

Remember Mobius strips? The latest Nick Magazine has Mobius comics strips, which you can cut out, twist, and attach to make endless comic strips, and they put three of them online.


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