Strip News 5-15-10

This week’s update is a hodgepodge of lots of different things…

Van Hoozer Kid JumpingHeroes is at an end, is that right?

Dialog Free Comic Day went off great. Lookit all the entries. Tangents seemed to think that Terra shows some promise and there is lots going on in Footloose.

GoComics has joined up with Zazzle – a big improvement.

♦ Every once in a while, the Bizarro-Supergirl thing occurs to me and I hadn’t realized they ever actually did that. Of course, I hope it was more than just Supergirl all-zombified – the best bizarros are always doing something that makes perfect sense to them but manage to cause a lot of happenstance destruction in the process. I mention it because it makes me want to see what they would do with Bizarro-Aquaman or Bizarro-Brown

Robot 6 interviewed Chris Watkins of Odori Park, mpd57 interviewed Tony Trov and Johnny Zito and Palace In The Sky talked with Bugbyte. Kleefeld talked about a bunch of interesting things, including Comixed and this rant.

Last Kiss pays respects to Dick Giordano and Urban Jungle comes back from hiatus on Monday. Tails is changing its update schedule, all for good reason.

Cap A♦ Woah. I thought El Santo was making a guest cameo there for a minute. But no, it was just another great episode of Bear Nuts.

Storming The Tower talked about the Webcomics App that started off a little rough. Meanwhile, Webcomic Overlook covered the 2010 Eisners with a roundup.

♦ The Nostromo is back on public display (or part of it, anyway) and after reading about Bob in the attached link- I think I want to visit his house, too. Spwug tried to save Stargate Universe – judge the advice for yourself- and Luprand takes on three dimensions.

The Daily Cartoonist told us about the Wallace and Gromit comic that is going to be published six days a week, starting Monday. Seeing that I’m a long way from the U.K….If one of you folks could pop over and convince them to pile up all these comics into a book I can order in a few years, that would be great. Thanksoverymuch. Also, some of the comments have talk about wanting to put together a daily Doc Who comic, which would be cool.

Moon Town turned one. Congrats!

Alex Tse, screenwriter for Watchmen, is going to be part of a screen writing workshop on May 16th. Art & Story had some great advice about character that’s worth bookmarking.

The Backroom cautions us not to try to create an all-ages comic. For the reasons mentioned plus some other things that jump out at me, it’s far better to go for a certain age range.

♦ And now, we’ll close with a press release:

Beranek and DiGerolamo launch The Webcomic Factory

Writer/producers Christian Beranek and Tony DiGerolamo have joined forces with a bevy of artists from around the globe to launch The Webcomic Factory. A provider of daily content, The Webcomic Factory runs original webcomics across a wide variety of genres. Such titles include Sports Guys, Post Apocalyptic Nick and Japanese Schoolgirls in Love.

DiGerolamo has written for the Simpsons comic books and got his start in webcomics with Super Frat. Beranek is best known for his work on Dracula vs. King Arthur and his involvement in Disney’s Kingdom Comics. With the regular comic book market dwindling and digital avenues on the rise, Beranek and DiGerolamo knew they had to take action.

“The future of comics is digital and that future is now,” says Beranek. “The Webcomic Factory is not saying print is dead, in fact we’ll be doing books when the time is right. What we’re saying is there is a another, more efficient way to deliver content to a much wider audience than what the print system does now.”

DiGerolamo takes a more extreme stance: “Print, TV and film are all dead. The only medium that will continue to grow is the Internet. Everyone in the comic book industry has been losing readers for years, while webcomics just continue to grow. Cutting edge technology like the iPad will make it even easier for people to read our entire library. Who wants to pay $3.99 just to read a tiny piece of it? The future is the Internet and The Webcomic Factory will be the leader in a brave new comics world.”

The Webcomic Factory also has a network of affiliate sites that it partners with on ads and sponsorships. Included in this network are such high profile projects as Contropussy by Emma Caulfield, Camilla Rantsen and Christian Meesey, and Merch Girl by hip hop star Murs and comic creator Josh Blaylock.

To celebrate the launch The Webcomic Factory will be hosting a party at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA May 26th starting at 6pm. On hand will be popular radio and tv personality Diana Falzone. She will be hosting a special live chat about webcomics via Paltalk at 7pm PST that night.

To join the chat, please visit:
http://www.paltalk.com/dianafalzone
For more details on The Webcomic Factory please visit http://www.thewebcomicfactory.com/

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2 comments ↓

#1 El Santo on 05.15.10 at 12:36 pm

Re: The Bear Nuts strip —

Whoa! I gotta admit, that almost looks like a cameo of me, too. :)

#2 delos on 05.15.10 at 9:31 pm

lol. Was it the mask or the muscles?