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Tyler Page’s Nothing Better returns today, and you might say the new semester is better than ever. Ha, I crack myself up sometimes.

  • Webcomics Idol is down to five: The Superfogeys, The Book of Biff, Xylia, Newspaper Comic Strip, and Calamities of Nature. Little surprised to see Shi Long Pang out so early, but what are you gonna do? Edit to add: dammit, this is what happens when I try to catch up on things in a 10 minute window. Thanks to Lenny in the comments for setting me straight. On a side note, I’m really enjoying the quality of feedback from the judges this cycle — good, trenchant advice in there.
  • David Malki ! did a really good interview with occasional boothmate and once (and future?) webcomicker Nick Gurewitch, but you can’t read it yet. It’ll be in the next PBF book from Dark Horse (due in February), but you can read an excerpt here.
  • Lastly, it’s not April Fool’s Day, so I’m forced to take the following from Wes Molbash at face value:

    I’ve decided to end YHT.

    This decision was not an easy one, and I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it and talking it over with my friends and family. 2008 has been a difficult year for me personally, and I believe that now is as a good a time as any to end one project and start working on the next.

    The final “You’ll Have That” strip will be published on Friday, January 2nd, 2009. I hope to tie up as many loose ends as possible over the next two months, and I’ll try my darnedest to post these last strips on time! In February of ‘09 I’ll be launching a new comic feature here at this site.

    Weirdly enough, I don’t think that this is bad news. It’s not a sudden decision, there’s a natural end planned for the strip, and Molebash has clearly found a new project that he’s fired up about — those are all elements that lead to a reinvigorated and even-more creative cartoonist. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.

You’ve got the webcomic idol thing backwards, the five you listed are the ones that were eliminated. Shi Long Pang is still in.

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