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This week, the SMASH COMIX guys are talking all about Indie comics and webcomics! Plus, they'll cover some of the week's big comics news, along with their hotpicks, and shout outs! It's episode 27, heard exclusively on the Con Artist Entertainment Network!
Television sets across America flicked on almost simultaneously. The country collectively held its breath out of sheer anticipation... “Ladies and Gentlemen, do not adjust your television sets.” So begins the webcomic Zombie A.C.R.E.S. by Josh Cook. Also available The Interview - A Zombie ACRES special intro
Join Jordan Margolis ( ExcuseMan) as he talks to Shannon Wheeler bout his new book I Thought You Would Be Funnier
Wheeler was born August 13, 1966 and grew up in Berkeley, California where he attended the Walden Center and School. He later attended Berkeley High School, eventually graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in architecture in 1989.
He started cartooning while at UCBerkeley publishing his daily gag cartoons "Calaboose" and then "Tooth and Justice" in The Daily Californian. In the early 90s, he resided in Austin, Texas, whose laid-back cafe culture fueled and supported the creation of Too Much Coffee Man, becoming a weekly comic strip in 1990, eventually winning Wheeler an Eisner Award. Shannon continued to use this character in self-published zines, comic books, magazines and webcomics for a number of years, culminating in 2006 with the Too Much Coffee Man Opera (in one act) and followed by Too Much Coffee Man Opera, The Refill (in two acts) in 2008. From 2004 until 2008, Shannon contributed to many of the Idiot's Guide books. Shannon's weekly strip Postage Stamp Funnies appeared in the The Onion newspaper until 2009, when he began contributing to The New Yorker magazine. In 2010, Wheeler published a collection of his cartoons rejected by The New Yorker called I Thought You Would Be Funnier, which won the 2011 Will Eisner Comics Industry Award for Best Humor Publication.
Wheeler currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
Sunday funnies, comic magazines, webcomics, graphic novels and other masterfulworks. The brands, the companies, the heroes and villains, the music movies books and tv of comicdom. Your favorite Internet Talk Barnyard Radio Program goes comic book geeky this Sunday at 9pm PST!
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Penny Arcade web cartoonists explain that life’s just a big game!
The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade details the history of a web comic strip called “Penny Arcade.” The comic appears to catalog the lives of two young men who are utterly steeped in popular culture.
Each chapter gathers into a coherent beam of savory trivia, strange facts, formerly mysterious origins, biographical information, interviews, inaugural conventions, an unlikely charity, and comic strips. You get the sense that some of the content may be apocryphal—for example, the part where they eat a whole wolf basically comes out of nowhere. Also, if one of them really did become “King of the Britons,” you’re sure you would have heard about it somewhere else.
You close the book and place it back on the shelf. Maybe next time.
Jerry Holkins is the writer of “Penny Arcade.” Holkins also writes the majority of the news posts or rants that accompany each comic. hulikIn the webcomic, his alter ego is known as Tycho Brahe.
Mike Krahulik is the artist for “Penny Arcade.” In the webcomic, his alter ego is Jonathan Gabriel, or simply Gabe.
Penny Arcade website
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The Daily Cartoonist (TDC), launched in 2005, is one of the fastest growing news blogs for professional cartoonists. While it has primarily focused on newspaper cartooning (comic strips and editorial cartooning), it has coverage has grown to include webcomics, movies and animation, and magazine gag cartoonists. Alan Gardner is the writer and editor of TDC. He put himself through college as an editorial cartoonist for his college papers as well as The Herald Journal - a daily paper in Northern Utah.
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