I will be attending the Dallas Webcomics Expo this Saturday at the Southfork Hotel. I won’t have a table there, but I’ll be hanging out, hoping to meet some of my fellow cartoonists, going to panels and generally having a good time. If you’re in the Dallas area I’d like to urge you to come and witness the beginnings of a renaissance in the comics movement. See some rising stars and some pioneers in this relatively new field of sequential entertainment. While I’m there, I’ll be twittering and blogging about the event. Should be fun!
WebComic Planet has posted all the nominations for all the categories in The Webcomic Reader Choice Awards. Spud Comics is up for Best New Webcomic (I barely made it in as November 2008 was the cutoff). If you enjoy reading these silly things on a somewhat daily basis why not head over there now, sign up and vote for this crazy dream of mine? If you do I will love you for all eternity.
Webcomic Planet is starting the 2009 Webcomic Reader Choice Awards (or the WCRCA) and anyone can submit their nominations for favorite webcomic (in the right category, of course). This year Spud Comics is eligible for the New Comic category, as well as Art and Writing. There’s also an Author Congeniality category if you feel I’ve been especially nice to you. Anyway, I sure would appreciate your support if you were to go over there now and nominate me for something. You will need to sign up at Webcomic Planet. It’s free, so what do you have to lose? Thanks a million!
I don’t know if you noticed but I took down my normal donate button at the top so that you can focus your giving energies on helping out my wife. She’s gonna run the full Memphis Marathon this December for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As part of her run she has signed up to be a “hero”, which means she is asking for sponsorship which will go directly to helping the young patients stricken with life-threatening cancer. I’m sure you’ll agree this is a more important cause than some website with funny drawings. You can click here or on the photo to go to her donation page and give to your heart’s content. My wife, Liz and I appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts!
Yesterday I had the honor of being one of the first people to be interviewed on Tweeterview, a new website that uses Twitter to conduct in depth discussions. It’s really a great concept and easy to use. The interview was about single-panel webcomics and their challenges and benefits. Now you can get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in my head when I draw these things, where I get my ideas and what superhero costume I would wear all day. The transcript is here. Enjoy!
Despite the title to this YouTube video, I believe this is the best chase scene I’ve ever seen.
Prepare to have your mind blown:
I’ve had a Facebook Group set up for a while, but I didn’t really give it the attention it deserves. Imagine my surprise when I found out it was growing!
Please check it out and join if you’d like. You can share your own thoughts, videos, and pictures. There’s a discussion board and a wall for your posts. A lot more in depth than the regular comments that you post here (although I enjoy those immensely as well).
Thanks for your support!