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Cold Medicine Making My Throat Scratchy

Since I got on Twitter, I notice that my titles are looking distinctly tweetlike. It’s been a bit tricky adjusting to the whole brevity-is-the-soul-of-wit approach, given I’m not usually very breve in these parts. Navelgazing over, let’s get this thing underway.

  • Lost in the flurry of weekend activity, an interview by Milton Griepp with Phil Foglio that took place at the Studio Foglio booth during New York Comic Con; it was an interesting process to watch Griepp start the conversation with a skepticism that a living can be made by giving things away, and finish it by clearly thinking deeply on the possibilities of the future.
  • Also lost in the catch-up from the weekend, a list of new webcomics discovered — for the most part, these were the result of creators coming up to me and saying, Check out my work and I hope you enjoy it. It’s by no means a comprehensive list, just what struck my fancy today (by a statistical fluke, I was handed contact info by men and women in about equal measure, but it’s three separate comics by ladies that I’m presenting here).
  • 1000 strips at Starslip? Surely not! It seems like it just launched … oh … nearly four years ago. Dang. Time flies, etc.
  • Finally, from the mailbag, “Casey” wrote:

    This might be interesting to your readers, we launched the first original iPhone comic last week on iTunes. While other companies are reformatting printed comics, we took the plunge to create an original serialized series called the Super Kaiju Hero Force.

    If you’d like to know more about it please feel free to get in touch with me or see the press release at our site.

    Somebody’s going to have to check me on this, but aren’t some of the comics at ClickWheel original to there? Or is it just some CW-exclusive updates? If my sinuses were less filled with contagion, I’d go check on that but today you’re on your own. Investigate, report, discuss. Regardless, I don’t have an iPhone or Touch, so I can’t tell you how good the comic is — a version for those of us (which would be the vast majority of the planet) lacking those devices might be a good idea for the future.

Daniel Merlin Goodbrey’s “Brain Fist” was definitely created specifically for Clickwheel. I talked to him about it a bit for an article I wrote for the original last year. Unfortunately, that article isn’t online right now, but I just handed off all those old articles to Xerexes to be archived at Comixtalk, so that should be up again soon.

The first “original iPhone comic” (comic book made for the iPhone) was probably EYE CANDY #1 from Blue Pilot Software and Infurious Comics, published in September 2008.

Keenspot’s working on a few made-for-iPhone comics right now that will be debuting sometime this summer.

The article I mentioned was just reposted over at ComixTalk. Here’s the link, in case you’re interested:

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