Let’s just dive in:
- Outsiders as comics creators themed show going up at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in October; apparently, “webcomics creator” makes you an outsider, and by my count there are two dozen or so creators to be found in the show catalog whose work was created primarily for online consumption. Links to source material (for material that’s freely accessible) would have been nice, but you can’t have everything. Thanks to show contributor/new nexus of all webcomics realities Shaenon Garrity for the link.
- In other news, DIY magazine show creator Oliver Brackenbury did his most recent show on webcomics in general, and has a nice conversation with former nexus of all webcomics realities Ryan North.
- Jessi Bavolack wrote in response to our discussion of Otakon to point out that there was a Challenge associated with Webcomics in the year of the common reckoning 2008. As in the past, the goal was to promote Otakon via your webcomic, and all entrants may be seen at the link; in a stunning coincidence, one of the co-winners was created by Jessi Bavolack. The odds of such a random happening are so astronomical as to foster a belief in a Divine Creator, upend everything we know, and demand that we start society over again from this point in time. Thus, this is now declared Year One of the New Times. Get on the bandwagon before our first religious war.
- Speaking of Girl Wonder, there’s a relatively new comic over thereabouts that looks interesting. In a nutshell: Jane Austen writes Die Hard (Ha! take that and stick it in your counterprogramming!). Edit to actually link the damn thing, honestly I don’t know where my head was yesterday: link Now if somebody at Girl Wonder could confirm that Karen Ellis is still alive and well, it would be a weight off my mind.
- Speaking of new comics, there’s an exercise in telling a locked-room (or perhaps a very small universe) story called Blank It; it’s pretty odd so far, with two nameless guys trapped in an infinite, empty space, but since one of the two creators is veteran creator Lemuel Pew (remember when he was still named after a food product like a million years ago?) edit to undrop sentence: it’s worth checking out.
- Finally, this has been linked a mess o’ places (but I first noticed over at Â¡Journalista!: Colleen Doran on how to get health insurance if you’re a self-employed artist. Read that one twice.