Interview: Zuda Champs Michael Jasper & Niki Smith Independently Launch IN MAPS & LEGENDS Today!

| September 1, 2010

Earlier this year, DC Comics ended the monthly competititions for webcomic creators to win contracts with their Zuda Comics line. Soon after that, DC pulled the plug on Zuda altogether. Some Zuda creators got to continue their comics in a new DC format, but the most recent winners generally got left out in the cold. Right after Zuda’s collapse, we […]

After Zuda Falls, Does Lily Leave the Valley? Interview with Adam Atherton (Lily of the Valley)

| July 9, 2010

Zuda Comics, DC Comics’ webcomic line built on the last couple of years’ worth of monthly competitions in which hopeful creators fought it out to see who’d win the vote and get contracts to produce another year’s worht of comics, is gone. Zip! It was there and then it was not. No fanfare, no forewarning, the website […]

Interview: Ken Frederick, Artist (Aleksander Christov: Assassin, Zuda Competitor)

| March 22, 2010


Earlier this month, Papa Llama interviewed Janine Frederick, writer and creator of Aleksander Christov: Assassin which is an entry in this month’s competition for a contract with DC’s Comics online division Zuda. While he was in New York last week, Nick caught up with Janine’s husband Ken who does the art for AC:A. Here’s a little bit of what […]

Interview: Goldilock Returns (Zuda Winner Adam Lucas)

| February 23, 2010


In September we talked to Adam Lucas about his webcomic Goldilock, which he’d entered in that month’s competition for a contract with DC Comics’ Zuda online division. And lo and behold, Adam won! Tomorrow Goldilock returns to Zuda, launching its weekly run that will add 52 more pages to the 8 we already saw during the contest. […]

Interview: One Hit Knock-Out (Maximo V. Lorenzo, Zuda Competitor)

| December 21, 2009

Maximo V. Lorenzo on a good day.

Welcome our guest writer, A Boy Named Art, as he discusses a current entry in DC Comics’ monthly Zuda Comics competition with its creator, Maximo V. Lorenzo. One Hit Knock-Out, currently sitting in first place in the December Zuda balloting, is at heart about a kid who wants to be a hero – you know, […]

Interview: Villain (Zuda Competitor Greg Smallwood)

| December 19, 2009


Each month DC Comics pits comics creators against  each other to compete for a contract producing their webcomic series for DC’s online division, Zuda Comics. This month two different entries focus on costumed superpeople, and this week we’re interviewing the creators of both. A few days ago we spoke with Luciano Vecchio whose work The Unseen Tribe […]

Interview: The Unseen Tribe (Zuda Competitor Luciano Vecchio)

| December 15, 2009


Our series of interviews with competitors in DC Comics’ monthly Zuda contests continues this week with a pair of interviews with current competitors, featuring the creators of comics featured costumed superfolks. Later this week we’ll speak with Greg Smallwood, creator of Villain, but let’s start with Luciano Vecchio about his work, The Unseen Tribe. Llama: […]

Interview with Sidewise Author Dwight L. MacPherson Part Three: Why Do Steampunk?

| November 22, 2009

from Sidewise p. 11

Previous Posts: Interview with Sidewise Author Dwight L. MacPherson Part 1: Why Do Webcomics? Interview with Sidewise Author Dwight L. MacPherson Part 2: Why Do Zuda? Here we conclude our interview with Zuda Comics webcomic competition winner Dwight L. MacPherson, author and creator of the series Sidewise along with quite a bit more.  Llama: Is this a story […]

Interview with Sidewise Author Dwight L. MacPherson Part 2: Why Do Zuda?

| November 12, 2009

from Sidewise p. 8

Previous Post: Interview with Sidewise Author Dwight L. MacPherson Part 1: Why Do Webcomics? In part 1 of our interview with Dwight L. MacPherson, author and creator of the webcomic Sidewise which you can read at DC Comics’ online Zuda Comics, we discussed reasons for doing webcomics.In part 2, we discuss Zuda itself. Llama: Is […]

Interview: Blitz (Ted Dawson, Zuda Competitor)

| October 21, 2009

Zuda entry Blitz

As fans of older comics, we’re always looking for comics that remind us of the classics, whether that means in terms of story, setting, or artistic style. This month’s Zuda Comics competiton from DC Comics includes two black-and-white comics – one currently at #1 in the contest and the other at #10, bookending the ranks. While Pluck […]