I think it’s safe to say from today’s Old Skool Diesel Sweeties that the very sexy R Stevens is a fan of Pearls Before Swine; what does today’s print version (temporary archive on comics.com; permanent link from Stevens to come in the next week) make him a fan of? There’s a tentacle reference, and an ambiguously-placed “ow” word balloon — did Stevens just take the comics page, bastion of family-friendly fun for six year olds of all ages, and slap an H on it?
Now here’s where The Man starts to push back — given the accomplishments of so many webcomickers, a significant number of whom are in the gravitational sphere of Manhattan, how come the New York Comic Con is running panels concerning webcomics that:
I’m applying for press credentials for this show, and this makes me want to ask some really rude questions of panelists who aren’t to blame for the stupidity of designing the panel like this, but are guilty of willfully participating. How about, “Hey, have any of you talked with the webcomics creators that make a living from webcomics and who are RIGHT NOW down on the show floor?” Or, “Hey, do any of you actually MAKE a webcomic?” I FEEL THE NEED TO START A RIOT COMING ON.
Fleen offers congratulations to Brad Guigar on having completed 2557 days as a webtooner. Through thick, thin, four strips, and numerous books, he’s been a mainstay of our little corner of the intertron, and one of the nicer guys you could ever meet. Whew! Urge to burn things fading.