New episodes of Mirabilis, which ran in the dead-but-just-resting The DFC, have just been posted online: www.mirabilis-yearofwonders.com/Episodes.html The creation of Dave Morris and Leo Hartas, Mirabilis was originally intended to appear in episodic form in Random House’s weekly comic, before… Read More ›
VIOLENT! Gets Virtual – and Girly Goes Global
This Saturday (22nd March 2008) sees the official launch of British indie press publisher Factor Fiction’s The Girly Comic and Violent! titles as webcomics (factorfictionpress.co.uk). To celebrate the launch, a brand new full colour comic strip Sisters of the Head… Read More ›
A Criminal Collaboration!
An ex-career criminal and cartoonist have come together to launch a true crime cartoon website (www.smugglingvacation.co.uk) which introduces two unique drug smuggling anti-heroes the like of which may never have been seen before. The site serialises the story of a… Read More ›
The future of newspapers?
(With thanks to the Daily Cartoonist for the link): American editorial cartoonist Ted Rall has recently written a three-part column on the future of the newspaper industry. • Part IAs big newspapers and magazines start giving away their content “violating… Read More ›
ComicSpace and Webcomics Nation announce merger
ComicSpace community creator Josh Roberts and WebComics Nation creator Joey Manley have announced the merger of various properties into a single corporate entity. When the dust settles, ComicSpace, Webcomics Nation, TalkAboutComics and OnlineComics.net will be rolled up into one big… Read More ›
There’s been some interesting repsonses to the upcoming BBC4 series Comics Britannia on various comics boards. As usual, anything like this is bound to be dissected and judged before it has even aired but in general, response seems positive, which… Read More ›
Is the Really Heavy Greatcoat notable?
Note: the debate on the inclusion of the RHG on Wikipedia has closed in the RHG’s favour. I keep this post for its ‘historical’ value! … I ask because last year an entry for my 20-years-and-counting strip The Really Heavy… Read More ›
ComicSpace up and (fully) running
The new online comics community ComicSpace, described as “MySpace for comics creators and fans” is now fully up and running and if you’re so inclined, there are now some fantastic samples from many British artists on the site, including Bill… Read More ›
Rainbow Orchid wins award
Congratulations to Rainbow Orchid creator Garen Ewing, who I interviewed for downthetubes last year. Rainbow Orchid, a wonderful acrion adventure strip which makes an affectionate tip of the hat to Tin Tin (and has a loyal French comics fan following)… Read More ›
In amongst posts about Comics International being sold – expect a press release very soon — I’ve also just been in touch with Sean Michael Wilson over at Boychild Productions and via his fab comics site, discovered Comixpedia, which includes… Read More ›