Fourth part of the editing contest

The fourth part of the editing contest which deals with the strips #151 – #200 starts now.

Here are the winners of the third part of the competition:

  1. Chris: $19 + $5
  2. C. Wray: $18
  3. Brenden Myers: $10
  4. Matt Fonti: $5
  5. Charles Wang: $5
  6. Jaded L.: $3

I want to thank everybody who participated in the third part of the contest.


Third part of the editing contest

The third part of the editing contest which deals with the strips #101 – #150 starts now.

Here are the winners of the second part of the competition:

  1. Charles Wang: $22 + $5
  2. Chris: $10
  3. C. Wray: $9
  4. Brenden Myers: $8
  5. Matt Fonti: $6
  6. Melissa Marx: $2

I want to thank everybody who participated in the second part of the contest. I have already incorporated all corrections to the first 100 strips.


Zita the Spacegirl comic released

The “Zita the Spacegirl” comic book by Ben Hatke has been released. Maybe you remember the blog entry about Zita and her big heart ;) that I posted last November. There was also a nice story featuring Zita and her gang in “Flight Explorer” some time ago, so I’m sure that the story in the new book will be entertaining as well. It’s also quite cheap at the moment for just $7.04 for 192 colored pages at Amazon.com. There are also three very positive reviews about it, for example the following one:

It’s a visual feast from beginning to end, and a great story kids of all ages will love. At times it reminded me of “The Iron Giant” and Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away”–here’s hoping for a Zita movie next.

I have already ordered a copy. At Amazon.de, so you might have luck with local bookstores as well.

Zita the Spacegirl


Second part of the editing contest

The second part of the editing contest which deals with the strips #51 – #100 starts now.

Here are the winners of the first part of the competition:

  1. Brenden Myers: $21 + $5
  2. Charles Wang: $16
  3. C. Wray: $8
  4. Ronald D. Bauerle: $6
  5. Jenny Xia: $4
  6. Matt Fonti $4
  7. Fred Miller: $3

I want to thank everybody who participated in the first part of the contest. I am already in the process of incorporating all corrections.


The winners of the Webcomic List Awards 2010

Yesterday, the winners of the Webcomic List Awards 2010 were announced. Webcomic creators and other people involved in comics were asked for their favorites; the winner of each category was then established by a panel of judges, including for example John Allison of Scary Go Round, among the webcomics that received the most nominations.

Here are the winners of each category:

Best Comic:

Best New Comic:

Best Gag-a-Day:

  • Bug by Adam Huber

Best Longform:

Best Colour Art:

Best Black and White Art:

Best Non-Traditional Art:

Best Writing:

  • xkcd by Randall Munroe

Best Character:

If you have a webcomic website of your own, it would be nice if you could write a news entry about the award ceremony. The TWCL Awards are currently the only general webcomic award with additional categories other than “Best Webcomic” (which exists for example as part of the Ignatz Awards or the Harvey Awards). I believe it is important to spread the word about quality comics.