There are only a handful of videogames that I have really and truly loved like a book, comic, movie or song. The ones that readily come to mind are all post-school for me when computer technology finally got to the point where graphics and gameplay enabled the kind of world building and immersive story-telling that was a generation beyond the Atari 2600 games of my … Continue reading My Favorite: Videogames: FPS + RPG
What Birds Know is a creepy, coming-of-age webcomic that’s updated for something like 7 years or so now. I reviewed it enthusiastically for ComixTalk many years ago and just started catching back up on it on Comic Rocket. Starting over, I remember why I liked it, it starts off in a fantasy, medieval village where three young friends have been assigned a field trip to … Continue reading Exactly What Is It That Birds Know?
Really cool speech from Dave Grohl at this year’s SXSW – check it out at the NPR website (doesn’t seem to be a way to embed the video). Grohl has been busy – working on a new Foo Fighters album, and the documentary he did on the Sound City recording studio where Nirvana’s Nevermind album was recorded. I just drove by this which is the title … Continue reading Even Dave Grohl thinks Foo Fighters is a dumb name for a band
Episode Eight is called Drawing Blind and involved a contest where the contestants paired up and then each had to draw a picture they couldn’t see but that their partner described with words. Is this at all relevant to making webcomics? I guess a little — working with a writer or just two or more creators collaborating would need to share ideas. Words do help but I imagine most creators do like to share thumbnail sketches. The results of this contest are pretty good evidence that words alone are not enough for a good working webcomic collaboration.
Nevertheless per the Strip Search format, someone has to win this contest!
Lots more spoilers for this episode and the next episode with Scott Kurtz after clicking “read more”!
I grew up with film not digital cameras. My whole life has been a constant stream of changes so I’m never surprised at how different things are from childhood to adulthood but it doesn’t make it any easier. Families stored all kinds of FILM capturing memories when I was a kid. That doesn’t mean anything anymore. I do have stuff in boxes but it’s an … Continue reading Wrangling the Family Photo Collection
Seriously I wonder if Ryan Estrada is secretly identical triplets? Another effort he’s undertaken is a gameshow conducted via Google Hangouts called Asking For Trouble. One of his very latest featured a couple of webcomic creators I have known online for a long time – Brandon Carr and Tom Brazelton Continue reading Asking for Trouble: Yet Another Ryan Estrada Project
Comic Riffs blog has an interview up with Warren Bernard, director of Small Press Expo (SPX), on the recent table registration-online crash SNAFU that SPX went through. To recap – SPX has (d?) Bluehost as a hosting provider and during the crush of demand to register for details the site went down hard. The good news for SPX is it sold out its tables super … Continue reading SPX In The News
Nerds have written Homeric epic-length essays on the nature of secret identities in the super hero genre. But I think from now on I’m going with R. Steven’s succinct meditation on the question: Continue reading Secret Identity Wars