"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Reported Dead at 61
Webcomics | Fleen’s Gary Tyrrell bridges the gap between print comics and webcomics by pointing fans of the former to something that has a similar tone or feel on the web. Or, in other words, “If you like X, try reading Y.” This Usagi Yojimbo fan is now subscribed to Digger as a result, and I plan to check out others on his list (and in the comments section) as well.
Video games | Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro talks to Wired about a variety of subjects, including how the PlayStation 3 is the “Model T” for a new storytelling engine and how video games will one day have their Citizen Kane — as, in his opinion, comics have already had.
“Go back a couple of decades to the birth of the graphic novel—I think we can pinpoint the big bang to Will Eisner’s A Contract With God,” he said. “Today, we have very worthy people doing literary comics. I think the same thing will happen on the Internet-gaming side. In the next 10 years, there will be an earthshaking Citizen Kane of games.”
Webcomics | Becky Cloonan, Melissa DeJesus and Hwan Cho are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their website Estrigious with a table at this year’s MoCCA Festival, where Cloonan and Cho plan to announce a new webcomic coming to the site.
e-Devices | moconews.net looks at the growing amount of content from the bigger media conglomerates available on iTunes, and wonders if it’s pushing out the little guy.