Deaths and drama fills the news from the last week. Please join Thom Revor with Alex Heberling and News Researcher Eric Kimball. Below are the bits of news gathered over the past week, as are mostly covered and discussed on the show. Some in more depth than other and some missed. Eric also has a special editorial on the paradigm shift of comic books in the digital age.
Jerry Robinson creator of the Joker dies.
Gareb Shamus tries to fire “Gutters” artist over critical comic.
Found via: Rosscott email – Original Source: Bleeding Cool
… and then Shamus quits his job.
via Robot 6
Cyanide and Happiness creator to work on a comedy central show
Found via: Fleen –
Original Source: Comedy Central
Webcomics: What’s Cooking book
Retailers boycot Darkhorse over Digital initiative
Original Source: Bleeding Cool
Darkhorse’s response. – Bleeding Cool
Brian Wood’s take on the problem (Tumblr).
And then Comixology’s response. – Comics Beat
And now Marvel is offer $5 print credits for buying digital goods. – NEWSarama
Only true Non-profits may use the Paypal Donate Button
Found via: Randy Milhouland – Original Source: The Consumerist
Being a Sociopath helps you in the startup world
Original Source: GiGaOM
Extra Credits’ guide to technobable
Source: Extra Credits
Deviant Art Tutorials
Painting in Photoshop – by DragonOlong
Realistic Painted Eyes – by AngelGlows
Hands – by AlexDS1
Bird Wings – by TheAntimonyElement
Is HoboLobo.net Infinite canvas?
So here is a question. Is something like this fun or annoying? Does the parallax add to the story or just prove a distraction. Is this a valid excuse for side scrolling or shoud the maker be thrown into the pit ontop of the broken body of other side scroller web designer?
Found via: Fleen – Original Source: Hobo Lobo of Hamelin
When is time to redesign your site
Original Source: Smashing Magazine
Mike Costa talks about writing non-human character
(and looses his job in the process)
Found via: Bleeding Cool – Original Source: Moonbase 2
Interesting image of female heroes of pearl harbor
Original Source: The Mary Sue
Wally Woods 22 panels that always work live action
Found via: Kleefeld on Comics – Original Source: YouTube – Original scan
More Archie Comics insanity
Not webcomic related but just really funny in a sad I weep for humanity kind of way.
Original Source: Comics Beat
Let’s consider for a moment buggy whip and carriage wheel manufacturers. These are the two poster industries for what happens when there is a revolution brought on by technology. Buggy whips and carriage wheels were big business until the invention of this thing call the “Motorwagen” (or the “automobile”). All of a sudden buggy whips and carriage wheels were useless and the company that made them had a problem….