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 […]

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


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

| March 4, 2010

Aleksander Christov: Assassin - at

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


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


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 […]

Guest Artist: Rocket Llama by Ryan Estrada

| February 14, 2010


We’re seeing plenty of Zuda this month. We’ve interviewed the creators of the both of the comics that are running neck and neck for 1st and 2nd place in the February, 2010, competition to win a contract with DC Comic’s online division. Brock Heasley talked to us about Monsterplex and then Shawn Aldridge wanted to […]

Interview: Monsterplex (Zuda Competitor Brock Heasley)

| February 5, 2010

Monsterplex - this month at Zuda Comics!

Check out out this pic from the Monsterplex team – as of this writing, it’s exclusive to our site. If you’ve read Monsterplex in the January Zuda Comics competition, spot the character that has not yet appeared in the comic. Monsterplex – Also read Brock’s webcomic The SuperFogeys at Llama: In Monsterplex, you’ve given us a […]

Breaking News: The Thunderchickens to Withdraw from Zuda Comics Contest

| January 22, 2010

Hours after the announcement, still ranked #1.

This evening, comic writer Chad Boudreau announced that The Thunderchickens would withdraw from this month’s Zuda Comics competition: cboudreau: I am writing to inform you all that in light of recent events Bill and I don’t feel comfortable proceeding and we respectfully withdraw The Thunderchickens from the competition. Bill and I have been in touch […]

Interview: The Thunderchickens (Zuda Comic Competitors Chad Boudreau and William Blankenship)

| January 20, 2010

The Thunderchickens - this month at Zuda.

We’ve spoken with various competitors in DC Comics’ monthly competition to win a year-long contract with their online Zuda Comics division. A number of those we interviewed went on to win their respective months. We’ve also shared the pain of some great ones who barely lost, and have talked to others because we felt their […]