January 6th, 2007


So, the Web Comic Choice Awards are coming soon.

Please, remind me of your comics, URLS and such.

I see there is an Outstanding Photographic Comic award this year. I'm hoping this swings more towards A Softer World and Sinister Bedfellows style comics, as the ones like Irregular Webcomic and Alien Loves Predator  fit into the more traditional categories better than we haiku/fumetti.

And I still think Sinister Bedfellows is a romantic comic.

Bee Teasers! 9 days remaining!

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:

Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;

Children’s stories this time, 100-1000 words, poetry also accepted. Think Ogden Nash, Charles Addams, Lemony Snicket.

Oh, and they must contain at least one bee.

Deadline for stories and poems is January 15, 2007. I will then arrange for illustrations by Jan.30. If you are working on a comic, please let me know.

Comment below or email me at holderfield/gmail/com

Unlike the Anthology, this one will be in B&W, so it will be cheaper. I will send a PDF version to everyone accepted, as well as making them eligible for heavily discounted print versions and limited edition Bee Shirts.

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flameswithin, do you know about this?

I have been working on linocut blocks for printing C∂ulhuvi∂a.

I take a block, sketch out the image (mirrored) in pencil, ink it with a sharpie and carve, NOT conforming to the lines, but using them as suggestions.

Then I will roll ink onto the block, press paper against it and have a print.

Mary Mark goes infinately beyond me. She does multiple colors, requiring multiple carvings, but...she does it all on one block!

She carves, inks with one color, prints however many images she wants, carves some more, inks another color, prints again, ETC... Each step is irreversible, there are no "master" blocks to keep, no way to every print more. At the final step, only a few highlights remain standing on the lino block, all else has been cut away.

I think I will have to try this, once. Much planning needed.
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