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 Panel: The Digital Age of Comics

| August 9, 2010

I love comics. They taught me how to read as a young boy and were my constant companion growing up. In my world of despair and powerlessness comics gave me heroes. They gave a code. A sense of right and wrong and everything in between. I am still an active reader of comics and still […]

Comic-Con Report: Graphic.ly Platform for Digital Comics

| July 24, 2010

While at San Diego Comic-Con this year, I was given the opportunity to take an exclusive look at a comics program called Grapic.ly. Graphic.ly is a new biz spark company that has been around for about a year and half but is really just now coming to fruition. Dave Drach from Microsoft, who is in […]

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 […]

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: Goldilock Returns (Zuda Winner Adam Lucas)

| February 23, 2010

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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: Island, Alone (Zuda Competitor Shawn Aldridge)

| February 12, 2010

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Every month’s competition for a contract with DC Comics’ online division Zuda gives us interesting new turns of events as readers rate and vote on ten new comics. This week Shawn Aldridge’s Island, Alone has moved up into the #1 spot. We spoke with writer Shawn right before the comic reached the top. We started […]

Interview: Villain (Zuda Competitor Greg Smallwood)

| December 19, 2009

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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

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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: […]