“It was quite a challenge because it was unlike anything DC had done,” said Bruning. Though they had been in the industry for years, they didn’t know how to deal with online talent and online competition. In many ways, they had to “rebuild” and rework their established view of comics.
Sometime after this, Pixar contacted Alcaraz. “They invited me for a ‘little-chat,’” he said. When they asked for his help to work on the movie, Alcaraz was stunned. “I was thinking, ‘wow universe, you have a sick sense of humor.” But, Alcaraz saw this as a great opportunity and accepted it. “I wanted to make sure this wasn’t going to be the Aladdin for Mexicans.”
With the release of his massive hit webcomic hitting the bookshelves, I had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Hussie, the elusive and hilarious creator of Homestuck, one of the most ambitious and interactive independent comics ever created. ~ Q1. You say in this intro that this book is for enjoyment, perhaps a leisurely companion […]
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Steve Hamaker ranks tragically high in the ratio of most read to least recognizable cartoonists. Jeff Smith BONE was a giant indie success as a black-and-white comic book series, but it hit the mainstream when it was released as a series of graphic novels by Scholastic with vibrant colors from Hamaker. Hamaker went on to […]
Prize season is underway, and here’s the sixth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize shortlists, courtesy of Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies, Winners will be announced on March 30. 10 nominees were selected in each of two categories, print and web. I’m proud to say we spotlighted several of the webcomics shortlist in our […]
Every morning I wake up, open the bedroom door and look at my cat. He is usually sitting on the floor a few feet in front of me, giving me the stink eye. I do not care. My only mission is to obtain coffee and ingest it as quickly as humanly possibly. I check my […]
On this particular President’s Day I’d like nothing more than to step outside this current reality. Thankfully, fantasy adventure let’s me do exactly that. I’ve located three fantasy comics looking to raise money to help bring their wonderful worlds to life. Now that I have my pot of coffee and an angry cat who keeps […]
We’ve praised Jed McGowan’s webcomics here several times in the past – with their bold graphics and science-based themes, they are smart and thought provoking. Well, he’s got a new short story: “Uninhabitable“. It’s about what happens when billions of terraforming nanobots are set loose on a planet. It’s one of his best yet, tapping into […]
There’s a reason why I chose Carta Monir as the cartoonist of 2017. She’s an incredibly talented artist and is capable of illustrating deeply personal story. There’s always this sort of bittersweet quality to her work that I find appealing. There’s this palpable trauma and sadness underlying her work, just as there’s this sort of […]