Te Joi Of Webcomicz: Sum moar webcomicz stuf
A few items around the world of webcomics that might interest you, dear readers:
- Looks like the reviews are in for the new Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out collection by Adam Koford. Here’s a review at Blast Magazine, and one at the AV Club (warning: link begins with picture of Superman and Lois Lane lookalikes in kinky play). Sadly, all signs indicate that this is not as fun as the original effort, which I reviewed here. That said, it does come with a foreword by John Hodgman, which all of you know as PC.
- Canada is going crazy over Kate Beaton! First off, she’s going to be in the new MySpace Dark Horse (h/t ComixTalk) collection. Something that’s not been said yet: this might be an opening for all creators to compete for the Eisner Digital Comic Award. You may have forgotten that last year’s winner, Joss Whedon’s Sugarshock!, also came from the MySpace comics.
(Full disclosure: The Webcomic Overlook was contacted by a reporter from MacLean’s to talk about Ms. Beaton. Not sure if it’s making it in the article, though.)
- Speaking of MySpace Dark Horse, how much money does that make for the parent company? Probably nothing. According to editor Shawna Gore: “It’s essentially outreach. Basically what MySpace is trying to be, is the MTV of the Internet, which makes them attract younger viewers.” (h/t Robot 6.)
- By the way, if Groening goes totally webcomics with Life In Hell (h/t ComixTalk) I will be personally blown away. I wasn’t the world’s biggest fan of the comic, but it was my introduction to the world of counter-culture strips.
- Finally, The Battle of Dovecote Crest, by Hailey Bachrach with art by Bridget Underwood, was reviewed by both Ping at Webcomic Finds and Delos at ArtPatient. Judging by the sample artwork alone, the comic looks all sorts of awesome. It’s a comic about Civil war re-enactors. Man, I love comics with off-beat premises like that.