Gingerbread Houses, Page 1 (Cover)
For those tracking PictureStoryTheater.com, please note that I have combined all of my comics into a single site at TwentySevenLetters.com. I will no longer be updating PST with new comics, and will be taking down this version of the site.
Please update your feeds and links.
I am on the editorial board for this anthology, and I contributed a true story from my own teaching experience as well! The book will be on sale this Saturday at the New England Comic Arts in the Classroom conference–and for those of you you won’t be at the conference, you can purchase copies here. Full contributor list and sample pages at the link!
My contribution to the Machine of Death anthology, a short story titled “Aneurysm,” is now available as an audio podcast read by Kris Straub. Go listen!
I’ve got a new short comic starting today over at TwentySevenLetters.com. How to Be a Malcontent, illustrated by Dan Mazur, will be just a five-pager, starting today and updating every day this week. Enjoy!
Be warned, this one features folks in their underwear and some suggestive content. Nothing graphic, but probably not something you’ll want to read at work or school.
I expect that the next story I have ready to go will also be one for TSL, so if you like what I do, you should probably add that RSS feed to your reader as well as this one.
Brigid Alverson gives Gingerbread Houses a brief but flattering review in the Robot 6 blog at Comic Book Resources!
I apologize for all of the repeat posts showing up in your RSS feeds–it’s a consequence of a site redesign I undertook this weekend. I’ve switched my site backend from ComicsPress to Webcomic, another WordPress plugin. Unfortunately, I lost all the transcripts I’d entered for the individual comics, and most of the permanent links have changed–if you’ve linked to any individual stories, you should update your links. However, that’s all worthwhile because the new system improves the site organization and navigation dramatically, in addition to making the site easier to maintain.
All of this is in preparation for the coming end to Gingerbread Houses of course–I wanted to have this update done before the series ended, so that if anyone is kind enough to link to the completed story, those links will last. And I wanted to site to be easier to navigate should any new readers arrive to do so.
There are still some tweaks to be done. If anyone encounters any functionality problems, please do let me know.
To those of you in the Boston area–I will be appearing on several panels at the sci-fi convention Arisia this weekend. The convention runs Jan 14-17, 2011, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. My own panels will be on Sunday and Monday (schedule below), and for two of them I’ll be alongside my webcomicy friends Shaenon Garrity and Dirk Tiede–fun! Many Boston Comics Roundtable folks will also be in attendance.
Unfortunately, I neglected to rent table space, but I will have some mini comics on my person to hand sell–if you see me and you’re interested, don’t hesitate to ask! Also, I may put a few out on Shelli Paroline’s table, so have a look there as well.
Here are the panels I’ll be appearing on, with all relevant info:
862 The Best Webcomics You’re Not Reading Burroughs
Sun 3:30 PM Duration: 01:15
They range from wretched to wonderful, from the most mundane to the freakiest of the fantastic. We’re going to discuss what we consider to be the best of the best from various genres–and we’re sure to cover some you haven’t heard of yet.
Alexander C Danner mod
Steve E Popkes
868 The Best Young-Adult and Children’s Comics Paine
Sun 5:00 PM Duration: 01:15
Are you looking for material suitable for your kids? Or are you seeking to convert that favored niece or nephew into your life-long hobby? Come share recommendations suitable for the younger crowd.
Steve Kanaras mod
Alexander C Danner
872 How to Write a Comic Douglas
Sun 8:00 PM Duration: 01:15
How do you turn a blank page into a vibrant grid chock-full of adventure? How do you write a script for an artist to interpret? How do you get from introduction to climax in 22 pages (or 3 panels)?
Steve Kanaras mod
Alexander C Danner
869 Non-Fiction Comics: Telling Truth With Pictures Carlton
Mon 12:30 PM Duration: 01:15
From memoir to biography, from true science to history, there are dozens of great comics out there that have little in common with the spandex-clad set. What do these stories strive to share? Are comics a good medium for non-fiction? What *can’t* you do with pictures and words?
David Marshall mod
E. J. Barnes
Alexander C Danner
Michael Gianfrancesco just launched a Kickstarter project to fund a new comic anthology called “Show and Tell, a Comic Anthology about Learning and Teaching.” This anthology is part of a larger project that we are very excited about–the New England Comic Arts in the Classroom conference (http://necac.net/), which will be held March 26th in Providence RI. Guests at the con will include Raina Telgemeier and Tracy White.
I’m very excited about this project and hope you will consider donating!
Here is the link to the Kickstarter project, for more info:
The editorial board for the anthology includes
Dr. Jennifer Cook
In addition to the Etsy store I recently set up, I’ve also dropped off copies of all three issues of Gingerbread Houses with two very fine comic book stores: Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square, and Comicopia in Kenmore Square.
To those of you in the greater Boston area: this weekend sees the premiere of MICE, a brand-new comics convention taking place in downtown Boston, organized by my compatriots in The Boston Comics Roundtable. And admission is free!
I will be exhibiting my wares, including debuting the third print mini of Gingerbread Houses. I will also be speaking on two panels: Writing for Comics at 11:00, and Connecting Comics and Education at 1:00. I hope to see you there!