Not wanting to leave Emerald City Comicon behind without giving a closer look to at least a few of the creators he met there, Tim chooses Web comics by two of those creators to critique with Mulele: Hominids by by Jordan Kotzebue, and Over the Surface by Natalie Nourigat. Plus: Panels for Primates (link is to Tim’s favorite selection), and the Web comic creator Tim regrets overlooking at Emerald City!
Mike White’s “Amity Blamity” has gone from a Web comic with a few hundred readers to a new book from Slave Labor Graphics, also available for the iPhone and iPad. Mike talks to Tim about promoting the comic, as well as his inspirations and process for creating the comic.
Brandon’s back in Japan (and yes, we’re OK following the earthquake!), and he and Tim discuss I Kill Giants, by Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura. In approaching an emotional topic through fantasy, blurring the lines between the two, is it effective or confusing?
Also, part 2 of Tim’s report on Emerald City Comicon! Notes and links below the jump.
In the tradition of our Web comics critiques, this week Tim and Mulele pick out a few interesting stories from indy anthology comics sent to us by Mike Kloran.
From Supertalk #1 (at the bottom of the linked page):
- An untitled story by Joe Bennett
- “Dear Chicago” by Andres Vera Martinez
From Rabid Rabbit #10:
Also, Tim asks Mulele for some con-going advice for his upcoming trip to Emerald City!