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 […]

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 […]

Interview: Michael Farah and Zane DeGaine, Bernie’s BOT (Zuda Competitor)

| March 17, 2010

Writer Mike Farah and artist Zane DeGaine have created the comic Bernie’s BOT for the current Zuda Comics competition, that monthly battle to see which of ten creative teams can win a contract to keep producing their story for DC Comics’ online division. Mike has been through this once before. His previous Zuda entry, the black and white […]

Interview: Janine Frederick, Creator of Aleksander Christov: Assassin (Zuda Competitor)

| March 4, 2010

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We love talking to competitors in each monthly Zuda Comics competition, webcomic creators who are competing for votes, views, and 5-star ratings that will earn 1 of the 10 creators (or creative teams) a contract to keep producing that comic for DC Comics’ online Zuda division. Every month’s competition is a different story in and of itself. This month […]

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: Monsterplex Artist David Schlotterback (Zuda Competitor)

| February 22, 2010

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Early this month we spoke with SuperFogeys creator Brock Heasley about another comic he has written, Monsterplex, a comedic entry in DC Comics’ February Zuda competition. Monsterplex was #1 at the time. Island Alone has moved into first place, but Monsterplex is running strong. So this week we asked Brock’s Monsterplex artist Dave Schlotterback about the whole […]