News: - MAX's new bonus round starts on August 5th. The theme is "Alternate Time Periods" - The 2009 Eisner winners have been announced. Congratulations to the winner of Best Webcomic, Carla Speed McNeil for her comic, Finder. And congratulations to the winners in all of the other categories as well. - Google has released several comic themes for personalizing your iGoogle homepage. - El Santo of The Webcomic Overlook tells us why it's okay to use the term Webcomics. - The makers of Jamba Juice have allegedly ripped off the style of David Rees' comic Get Your War On. - Megan Rose Gedris of YU+ME: dream is being blackmailed by someone who hacked her email and obtained nude photos of her. She asks that "If you see them anywhere, please, email me RIGHT AWAY with a link to where you saw it. Don't try to remove it. I'll work on that later." She also notes: "I'm not going to go into a lot of detail on the full situation or what I've done about it at this time. For various reasons. When I feel it is appropriate, I will divulge details. For now, I can't answer much in the way of questions." - ATXS celebrates a unique milestone. As of Monday July 27th, they will have uploaded the last comic of the year to the server.
News: * Walter Cronkite passes away at age 92. * The community project, Comic Dish Cafe, has officially started up again. * The author of the webcomic "Culture Shock", whoever that guy is, will be presenting a panel at Fandemonium. August 7th-9th. * MAX has another special bonus round coming up. Its theme is being voted on in the forum, but the vote might be over by the time the podcast is posted. But THEN, you can sign up for the special round! * Manga Xanadu has an article about small-screen comic readers. The article talks about how to view comics on the PSP, Nintendo DS, iPhone, and other handheld devices. * Scott Saavedra has started a project in which he tracks how much money his comic, Java Town, makes in a year. As of this writing, he's up to negative $20. * Webcomics.com has an article in which they compare two online printing services, Lulu.com and Createspace.com.
News: * Inkdoom's Comic, Mediocriosity has reached over 100 pages. * Shepherd's Flight by Chris Copping (better known as shepherdsflight in the forums) will hit 100 strips on July 17th. * Comico, a comic publisher that started in the early 80s before going bankrupt in the early 90s, is back. This time they're on the web. * Technology News has a list of five webcomics you can share with your kids. * Brad Guigar posted a Webcomics.com article about learning the webcomic medium. * The Cartoon Art Museum of San Fransisco is hosting an exhibition called "Monsters of Webcomics" from August 8th until December 6th. Ten spotlight artists have already been chosen, but the museum also wants to include a virtual gallery of as many webcomics as possible. (Follow the link for more information, including how to submit your comic.)