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You may have seen the list of SDCC programming events went up late last week, but did you notice that this year the programming is searchable by keyword? Some of what shows up under keyword webcomics is stretching the definition a bit, but we’ll run a list of sessions likely to be of interest to webcomickers a bit later this week. In the meantime, some things to keep you occupied:

  • Book four of Digger has gone to press, and can be in your hands in consideration of a small amount of money. Two tranches of signed copies will go on sale here at 8:00am and 8:00pm CDT (UTC-5) on Wednesday.
  • In case you didn’t see the picture I tweeted from the book launch party Saturday afternoon, Jon Rosenberg’s newest tchochke is in the prototype stage and should be available at SDCC. “Doughboy” courtesy Goats, Chris Yates, and Nikki “Bride of The Dreamcrusher” Rice.
  • Some of you may have seen the announcement in Shaenon Garrity’s Livejournal earlier today, but I was conflicted about bringing the news up, lest a deluge wash away her husband, Andrew Farrago, aka curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. However, Mr Farrago assures me he can handle a flood or two, so read on if you’d like to be part of a museum exhibit on webcomics:

    The Cartoon Art Museum explores the digital revolution in its latest exhibition, Monsters of Webcomics, a showcase of some of the best and boldest work published on the World Wide Web.

    Cartoonists choose to work on the Web for many reasons. For some, it’s an opportunity to reach readers directly without going through editors, publishers, or syndicates. For others, it’s a chance to explore the artistic possibilities of the Web, whether that means working in a format that would be impossible in print, tackling subject matter most comic-book publishers won’t handle, or taking advantage of the rich palette available with digital coloring. Others simply want to share their comics with as many people as possible.

    The comics by the ten artists featured in this exhibition run the gamut from four-panel comic strips to full-length graphic novels and include comedy, drama, history, science fiction, and sociopolitical commentary. As varied as this work is, however, it represents only a very small sample of the comics available on the Web.

    If you are a webcartoonist and would like to participate in the virtual gallery component of this historic exhibition, please e-mail C.A.M. Curator Andrew Farago at gallery [at] cartoonart dot org.

    Let’s be perfectly clear — the roster of featured artists is set, anybody that emails to say Me! Me! Over here, pick me! and is accepted will be part of the online presentation only. That being said, your reputation could do worse than for your name to be found via future Google search in proximity to Jesse Reklaw, Kate Beaton, Phil and Kaja Foglio, Dorothy Gambrell, Nicholas Gurewitch, Jenn Manley Lee, Dylan Meconis, Chris Onstad, and Spike.

    So if you think that in that august company your webcomic need not feel ashamed, by all means drop the museum and line and make yourself known. It’s a big world out there, webcomics, and your strip is a part of it.

TCHOCHKE??? This insult feels like pain in my ears and my eyes, Mr. Gary Fleen. It is a limited-edition resin art figure I will have you know.



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