Webcomic News Roundup: Comic-Con Photos & “Overcompensating” Gets Animated!
This week’s roundup of webcomic news is arriving a little late because, well… I arrived a little late to this year’s Comic-Con. It’s a long story, and involves a sprained ankle (not mine), a "security breach" at a major airport, two canceled flights and a storm that had me expecting to see cows flying across the highway at any moment. That being the case, this week’s roundup also features some images from the show floor that will hopefully be worth 1000 words — because I’m still too jet-lagged to write ’em.
Overcompensating creator Jeffrey Rowland told me this week that he’s "so excited not to be going to San Diego" — and judging by my own experiences thus far, his excitement was justified. However, be sure to check out Tuesday’s OC by guest artist (and animator) Carly Monardo, who provided one of my favorite moments of guest-ifaction in quite a while. Everyone does the robot! ‘Nuff said.
Gary Tyrrell over at Fleen has been following recent developments on the Wowio/Platinum front with great attention. And rightly so, it seems. While you’re over there, make sure to read the comment section for each post, as Fleen has become a lightning rod of sorts for creators involved with these developments.
I tracked down You’ll Have That creator Wes Molebash at Comic-Con yesterday, and he told me about his recently launched YHT website at: www.yhtcomic.com. While he described the convention as "mediocre" at this point — since he didn’t have any new projects to promote this year — he did say he was hard at work on his mysterious graphic novel project.
Dead-tree publisher Slave Labor Graphics (or "SLG Publishing," as they’re going by these days) recently announced a new "webcomics initiative," while Devil’s Due Publishing pulled out all the stops at Comic-Con to bring in actor Kevin Spacey to announce some webcomics-related news of their own. Expect an interview about the webcomics aspect of the DDP/Triggerstreet deal in the near future.
And now, some webcomic-related photos from Comic-Con (please pardon the blurriness, as the aisles around most of these booths were shoulder-to-shoulder at all times):
Chris Yates at the Dumbrella Booth
The dynamic duo of Penny Arcade sketching for fans
Shortpacked! creator David Willis
Legs! Evil Red Robot Legs!
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