The webcomics blog about webcomics


Nothing like a Monday off, except when there’s a mountain of news that piles up over the weekend.

  • From PAX came the news that there’s going to be a new webcomic in town, and much like the 1960s when the news could break that talented musicians from different groups were coming together to form a supergroup, this one is coming from established stars of the medium, viz., Messers Holkins, Krahulik, and Kurtz.

    Not much known right now beyond the name and basic concept: The Trenches will focus on a group of videogame testers, and the one teaser image released so far visually sits exactly in the middle of Kurtz & Krahulik’s artistic stylings. For me, the most intriguing part of it all is the name, because when I hear about The Trench(es), my mind goes back to another group of three young guys (as they were then) who set their minds to challenges and made things happen. I’ll let Jerry, Mike, and Scott argue who is FIDO, who is GUIDO, and who is RETRO, since they’re all equally cool (which is to say, nearly as cool as EECOM).

  • Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Phil & Kaja Foglio (indeed, all of Studio Foglio) received the news that Girl Genius Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm was the winner of the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. One may note Studio Foglio, having won this particular award twice in its two years of existence, are a supergroup in their own right.

    One might also note that although Howard Tayler’s Schlock Mercenary: The Longshorman of the Apocalypse didn’t win, by all accounts he enjoyed a lovely trip to Melbourne in conjunction with the nomination. Congrats to Tayler, the Foglios, and Girl Genius colorist Cheynne Wright.

  • Okay, calling it now — as of today, Intervention is not allowed to drop any more last-minute news. Today came the announcement that the new con and its spacial/temporal neighbor SPX will be cross-promoting each other, with the shows giving out weekend passes to encourage attendees to take in both events.
  • Anniversaries: The wholly mysterious Eben07 turns three years old today (intercepted satcom intelligence image here), Funny Webcomic hit 500 strips yesterday, and Kevin & Kell hit a literally unprecedented fifteen years last Friday. Yikes.

[…] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Eben O'Seven, Nina Lords. Nina Lords said: Nothing like a Monday off, except when there’s a mountain of news that piles up over the weekend. From PAX came t… […]

RSS feed for comments on this post.