Monday, May 5, 2008

More Confessions (sort of. . .)

So I have a few of my own alt-craft confessions to make:
I am a Zuda addict.
I check it obsessively for up dates, I read all the ongoing series (even the scary ones), I read and vote for my favorite each month, I read the blog, I even listened to the Zuda podcast from the New York Comic Con. I get angry when my comics don't win. (My favorite has never won.)
For those of you who don't know, was launched last fall by DC Comics. Artists submit the first 8 screens of their original web comic and compete for a year long contract to continue the series. Each month, Zuda editors pick 10 competitors and then the general public votes for the comic they would like to become an ongoing series. Whoever gets the most votes is the winner of a year long contract.
I had to wait until today to blog about this, because as the first Monday in May, today is the start of the May Competition My brother Steve has his SECOND webcomic on Zuda this month. His first webcomic "Everyone Laughs at the Crocodile Man", was part of the February competition, and unfortunately didn't win (apparently people want to see violent fantasy comics as opposed to funny comics about reptilian humanoids). This time he takes a more serious (but not too serious) turn with "Colonel MacTagart". Seriously, go online and vote for him!!! (You have to register, but it's free.)
Other things I love about Zuda:
- I love "The Night Owls", it's a high point of my Tues./Thurs.
- For the month of July (the one year anniversary of announcing the site) Zuda is running an invitational. Readers submit the 10 comics they would like to see return, and those top artists will be invited to submit the NEXT 8 screens to their story!!!
- I love seeing how a field so different from our own is using technology and alternative methods to get their product out there.
- This is a great way to support other artits and it's completly FREE!

So, now that I've confessed to my freakish tendencies, go check out the site!!!

Oh, and for you local Baltimore people, Atomic Books, now carries Steve's zine "Nobody Can Eat 50 Eggs". My day always instantly got better when I got my copy of "50 Eggs" in the mail.

Read. Vote. Create. Zuda.


Steve Steiner said...

thanks for the plug sis! come on and vote people! i need liberated from Meadville!

Peter Timony said...

Hey Ms. Steiner, I'm so happy you're enjoying Night Owls. Your post made my day. Good luck to your brother! And, win or lose, I hope to see Croc Man again in July.