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Blatant Award Shilling

Blatant Award Shilling

Yes, the Muppets are pushing to win Webby awards in the “Viral Video” Category: http://bit.ly/MupViral and in “Music Video” Category: http://www.youtube.com/webby?x=music

What, you thought that we were pushing for our own books for Harvey Award nominations? Perish the thought.

Although, if you haven’t voted yet, since this is the last day to vote, you obviously need some suggestions, so we highly recommend:

BEST WRITER

John Ostrander, GrimJack: The Manx Cat

Mark Ryan, The Pilgrim

Robert Tinnell and Mark Wheatley, Lone Justice

BEST ARTIST

Dick Giordano, White Viper

BEST CARTOONIST (SINGLE WRITER/ARTIST)

Mike Grell, Jon Sable Freelance

Trevor Von Eeden, The Original Johnson

BEST LETTERER

John Workman, The Original Johnson

BEST INKER

Frank McLaughlin, White Viper

BEST COLORIST

Jason Millet, The Pilgrim

BEST COVER ARTIST

Trevor Von Eeden, The Original Johnson

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

Johanna Estep, Munden’s Bar

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

GrimJack: The Manx Cat, IDW/ComicMix

Jon Sable Freelance: Ashes Of Eden, IDW/ComicMix

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – ORIGINAL

The Original Johnson, Volume 1, IDW/ComicMix

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

Hammer Of The Gods Volume 1: Mortal Enemy, IDW/ComicMix

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

The Original Johnson, Volume 1, IDW/ComicMix

Lone Justice, ComicMix

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

Hammer Of The Gods Volume 1: Mortal Enemy, IDW/ComicMix

BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK

ComicMix, http://www.comicmix.com

Lone Justice, http://www.comicmix.com//comic/comicmix/lone-justice/1/

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

Andrew Pepoy, The Adventures of Simone & Ajax

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION (ART DIRECTION / PRODUCTION)

The Original Johnson, Volume 1, IDW/ComicMix

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS

The Adventures of Simone & Ajax, IDW/ComicMix

Frank McLaughlin to Teach Cartooning in Connecticut

Frank McLaughlin to Teach Cartooning in Connecticut

ComicMix’s Frank McLaughlin is profiled in today’s Connecticut Post, talking about his career and new role as professor of cartooning at the Sterling House Community Center.

In discussing his long career, McLaughlin noted the change of emphasis from newspparer comic strips to comic books to the Internet.  "Comics and newspaper comic strips have been on the decline for years now," McLaughlin said. "The days of light-hearted comic strips are over. Now, the movies have made characters like Batman very dark and serious."

That allowed him a chance to plug White Viper, which ran here in 2008 and can still be read in case you missed out. The serial was written by his daughter, Erin Holroyd, and pencilled by McLaughlin’s long-time art partner Dick Giordano.
 

White Viper: Shredding

White Viper: Shredding

 In today’s brand new episode of White Viper, by Erin Holroyd, Dick Giordano and Frank McLaughlin, Ta Moa goes undercover as a corporate spy.  Can he find what he needs to find without getting caught?  If he can, will he be able to survive his employers?   We have just one word of caution:  plastics.  

 

Credits: Erin Holroyd (Writer), Dick Giordano (Penciller), Frank McLaughlin (Inker), Lovern Kindzierski (Colorist), John Workman (Letterer), Mike Gold (Editor)

 

 

White Viper: Deep Background

White Viper: Deep Background

In today’s brand-new episode of White Viper, by Erin Holroyd, Dick Giordano and Frank McLaughlin, we learn the secret origin of Ta Moa, his training in Japan and his first job on his own.  Was he able to fulfill the hopes and dreams of his father?  Was his training successful?  And why doesn’t he live in Japan?  

 

Credits: Erin Holroyd (Writer), Dick Giordano (Penciller), Frank McLaughlin (Inker), Lovern Kindzierski (Colorist), John Workman (Letterer), Mike Gold (Editor)

 

White Viper: The Mighty Fu

White Viper: The Mighty Fu

In today’s brand new episode of White Viper, by Erin Holroyd, Dick Giordano and Frank McLaughlin, the bandits return to town, and Ta Moa must decide how to deal with them.  Will he be able to defend the girl he rescued?  Does she need defending?  What can one man do against a violent gang?

 

Credits: Erin Holroyd (Writer), Dick Giordano (Penciller), Frank McLaughlin (Inker), Lovern Kindzierski (Colorist), John Workman (Letterer), Mike Gold (Editor)

 

White Viper: The Way of the Snake

White Viper: The Way of the Snake

 

In today’s brand new episode of White Viper, by Erin Holroyd, Dick Giordano and Frank McLaughlin, our heroine learns to fight in the style of the snake.  Particularly, the viper.  Hmmm, I bet that’s going to be important.  Also, the bad guys decide to ride into town again.

 

Credits: Erin Holroyd (Writer), Dick Giordano (Penciller), Frank McLaughlin (Inker), Lovern Kindzierski (Colorist), John Workman (Letterer), Mike Gold (Editor)

 

Last Week’s Best: Batman, Wil Wheaton, Earthquakes and Marijuana

Last Week’s Best: Batman, Wil Wheaton, Earthquakes and Marijuana

There are a lot of features coming at ComicMix readers these days, so in the interest of making sure you don’t miss the articles everyone’s talking about, here’s a quick rundown of some of last week’s most popular articles posted on the site:

Who Will Be The Next Batman Villain? — This blog post by Van Jensen generated quite a bit of reader response last week, as the comment section filled with people pondering clues that might indicate the identity of the next Batman bad guy in the film franchise.

Interview: Wil Wheaton on Storytelling, Technology and the Internet — Last week’s finale to Chris Ullrich‘s three-part interview with writer/actor/publisher Wil Wheaton was the week’s most-read original feature, providing a testament to the comics cred of the Just a Geek author. The Wheaton interview narrowly edged out Jami Philbrick‘s interview with Geoff Johns about his work on this month’s Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds.

Our Own Private Gotham — According to last week’s traffic, the success of The Dark Knight in theaters is a popular topic here on ComicMix, as readers were all over John Ostrander‘s Batman-focused column. In the column, the veteran comics scribe theorizes that there’s a lot to glean about the popularity of the grim-and-gritty hero given today’s political and cultural climates. On a side note, readers also had a high opinion (pun intended) of the most recent column by veteran comics scribe Dennis O’Neil, in which he opined on marijuana legalization and the greater availability of information about this and other controversial topics for current and future generations.

The Day the Earth Moved — While John Ostrander and Dennis O’Neil’s columns received a heaping helping of readers, it was Michael Davis’ latest column that had the comment crowd chatting. As it so often does, the media mogul’s column received the most comments of any article here on ComicMix that week!

Hammer of the Gods: Back From the Dead #3, by Mike Oeming and Mark Wheatley, was the most popular issue of any ComicMix comic released on the site this week, narrowly edging out Erin Holroyd and Dick Giordano’s White Viper #8.

Review: ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Deluxe Edition — Batman mania continued to be a driving force in the week’s traffic, with Van Jensen’s review (originally posted back in March) of the hardcover edition of Batman: The Killing Joke popping up as the most-read review of the week. Everything old is new again, apparently!

White Viper: Father’s Day!

White Viper: Father’s Day!

In today’s brand-new episode of White Viper, by Dick Giordano, Frank McLaughlin and Erin Holroyd, the monk, Ta Moa, awakes to find himself without one eye — but with a new, adopted daughter.

They saved each others’ lives. Will they need to again?

Credits: Erin Holroyd (Writer), Dick Giordano (Penciller), Frank McLaughlin (Inker), Lovern Kindzierski (Colorist), John Workman (Letterer), Mike Gold (Editor)

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Webcomic News Roundup: MoCCA, Silly Sketches and Somber Tales

Webcomic News Roundup: MoCCA, Silly Sketches and Somber Tales

I’ve spent most of the day looking over MoCCA Art Festival schedules and guest lists for this weekend, so it’s been a light one here at ComicMix. Before I slide back into MoCCA madness, here are some short bursts of info and links from the webcomics scene that I’ve been meaning to share.

Yesterday, Diesel Sweeties creator Rich Stevens ended "two years of procrastinating" by announcing the launch of online tee shirt store teeshirtparty.com. Simply put, the store will feature "our favorite tee shirts designed by independent artists and bloggers." Go ahead and give it a look.

On a side note, I would also like to point out that, out of the five artists currently associated with Tee Shirt Party, ComicMix has already interviewed (or is in the process of interviewing) four of ’em. Expect to hear from me soon, John.

In his first of two mentions in this roundup, Fleen’s Gary Tyrrell sparked an interesting comment-thread debate when he posted his thoughts on Hero By Night creator DJ Coffman’s parting of ways with Platinum Studios.

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White Viper: It All Begins Today!

White Viper: It All Begins Today!

Today on ComicMix, the legendary art team of Dick Giordano and Frank McLaughlin begin a new series, White Viper, with scripts by Erin Holroyd.  A mother abandons two bundles in the snow.  A rapacious gang of bandits is following her.  They find one.  What happens to the other?

Credits: Erin Holyrod (Writer), Frank McLaughlin (Inker), Dick Giordano (Penciller), Lovern Kindzierski (Colorist), Mike Gold (Editor)

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