Posts Tagged ‘comics’

Jackson’s Independent Art of the James

May 2, 2011

Independent Music James

Independent Music James, of Sketch Comedy. Which you should read. And do read.

It is Independent Music James! It is not some other kind of Indie Rock person from a webcomic that I’ve never seen! Notice that it is not drawn in an aliased, pixelated style! We’re not getting sued!

It is a Fargate! From the makers of Thindependence Day!


Sketch Comedy

October 29, 2010

Hey, all. I just wanted to drop a post plugging my new project, Sketch Comedy. It’s an anything-goes webcomic that brings all my stuff under one banner. Pungirls, Whatever I Want to Do Gosh, Action Robot Adventures, I am a Purchasing Rockstar, Borderline Boy, and even some new original stuff–it’s all going to update here in the future. Also there is a wizard.

Additionally, I’d like to thank Ari and Gryfft for all the support they’ve given me. You’ve helped keep me motivated and encouraged, and I appreciate it hugely. Thanks!

Movie Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

August 17, 2010

At a Glance: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Kieran Culkin
Director: Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead)
112 mins
TWIW rates: 4/5

Scott Pilgrim is making some noise.

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel recently released its sixth and final volume, concluding the story of young-adult slacker Scott Pilgrim’s battle for the heart of Ramona Flowers against her seven evil ex-boyfriends. Scott McCloud calls it “the funniest comic book on the planet right now.” There’s a Scott Pilgrim video game for PS3 and XBox, and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation” on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. And this past weekend, the Scott Pilgrim movie hit the box office.

Guest Strip for Multiplex

July 23, 2010

Multiplex celebrates its fifth anniversary this month. There were a bunch of guest strips, and my guest strip for it went up today.

You can check it out at the Multiplex site.

Sci-Fi Comic Anthology Review

June 14, 2010

Today at TWIW I reviewed a sweet comic anthology of science fiction short stories, Exploded View from Cloudscape Comics.

I think you guys would particularly enjoy this anthology. It’s good.

More Awesome Comics

July 16, 2009

Mostly The Secret Knots, but Tiny Ghosts is also prettygood, in an A Softer World kinda way.

Weird Fishes

July 16, 2009

Any of you guys heard about this comic? It’s called Weird Fishes. It’s really weird and awesome. Like Perfect Stars mixed with… I dunno, maybe Sam Keith.

Why Web? (X-Posted from This Week in Webcomics)

July 10, 2009

I’ve had print comics on the brain recently, and I’ve gotten to thinking: creating a print comic is an involved process, from the creation to the printing to the distribution and promotion. It costs to create a physical, tangible comic–an investment of both time and effort. Creators and publishers alike want to ensure a good return on their investment; they make an effort to avoid bad ideas and to develop good ideas through the editorial process. My Deadpool comics credit a massive creative team in each issue, from directors to writers to letterers to inkers and colorists. Each person brings his own unique talents to the project, along with a silly nickname. But the silly nickname is beside the point.

Webcomics, on the other hand, don’t have such an entry bar. (Again, I’m talking about quality, not the silly nicknames.) The low cost of online distribution allows anyone to publish his comics to a site or blog with very little effort. Further, strips can exist on the web that would never get past the editorial process–crude and sketchy trainwrecks drawn in MS Paint, or story-based comics with shoddy characterization and no attention to plot. The upshot of all this is that any comic committed to print will possess a bare minimum of quality that the average webcomic has no compulsion to match, which leads us to the question:

If print comics tend to be better–then why web?

read the rest of the article at This Week in Webcomics…

This Week in Webcomics, in comic form once again

July 4, 2009


See the whole week-in-review comic at TWIW!

Co-written by Jackson Ferrell and Eli Parker; illustrated by Jackson Ferrell
Unwinder belongs to Unwinder’s Tall Comics
Sara Peterson belongs to Nobody Scores
Memnon Vanderbeam belongs to Starslip
Mike Warner wants you to die in a fire

This Week in Webcomics: Comic-Form Update!

May 9, 2009

Jackson Ferrell is unable to get Angie from Multiplex to co-host his webcomic talk show
Jackson Ferrell is unable to get Angie from Multiplex to co-host his webcomic talk show

Read the rest of the comic at This Week in Webcomics