WonderCon Report: DC Nation’s Flashpoint!

| April 12, 2011

DC Nation What happens when you turn up to a panel about DC Comics right before something big is going to happen in the DC Universe? Nothing, that’s what. DC Nation was entertaining as always at WonderCon in San Francisco but Dan DiDio had clearly decided loose lips sink ships. With DC in the start […]

WonderCon Media 2011

| April 9, 2011

As the San Diego ComicCon gets harder and harder to get into, I think the San Francisco WonderCon is going to get more and more movie and TV companies coming in to show their goods. WonderCon is no where near the size of San Diego yet but I wouldn’t be surprised to find out this […]

Ask Batman

| March 2, 2011

  Real World Questions Why did Batman become so popular? How has Batman staye popular across generations and throughout the world? What does that popularity say about the fans? What does the character’s nature say about its creators? What kind of role model is this hero? How realistic is the character? (Could someone become a […]

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 […]

Comic-Con Report and Reaction: Where Are the Action Chicks?

| July 27, 2010

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Sometimes when a movie does it right it will burn an image into your brain which will never go away. Stuck there forever like a good childhood memory waiting to be called back to the surface for you to enjoy again. I have one of those images bubbling around in my head. The reveal shot […]

Academics Assemble! Comics Arts Conference Programming at San Diego Comic-Con International 2010

| July 19, 2010

Thursday, July 22 Fri, Jul 09, 07:35PM 10:30-12:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics in the Classroom— Lisa Vizcarra (Carquinez Middle School) explores the pedagogy for creating a middle school biology curriculum based on the book Becoming Batman by E. Paul Zehr, who will join the discussion. Kathy Hall (El Camino College) gives an overview […]

Rocket Llama Crew at San Diego Comic-Con 2010: Panels on Digital Comics, Action Chicks, Batman’s Empty Nest, & More

| July 12, 2010

FRIDAY, JULY 23 11:30-1:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Digital Comics— Nick Langley (Rocket Llama) gives a brief history of webcomics and evaluates online economic experiments from subscriptions to micropayments – with Brock Heasley (Super Fogeys, Zuda Comics’ Monsterplex). 2:00-3:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #8: Where Are the Action Chicks?— Katrina Hill (ActionFlickChick.com), Jill Pantozzi […]

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: Tadd Galusha, Creator of The Meadowlands (Zuda Competitor)

| April 12, 2010

Each month, DC Comics’ online division Zuda Comics pits ten teams of creative gladiators against each other in a vote-based arena where they fight to their webcomics’ deaths, with only one comic to get the thumbs-down and survive. (Yes, down. In the arenas of old, “thumbs up” was bad and “thumbs down” good even though Hollywood long ago mixed […]

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

| March 22, 2010

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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 […]