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Cartoon Art Museum Call for Webcomics 
11th-Jul-2009 09:23 pm
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The Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco (www.cartoonart.org) is organizing "Monsters of Webcomics," a showcase of cutting-edge webcomics work. The show's ten spotlight artists have already been selected. However, the museum also wants to include a virtual gallery of as many other webcomics as possible. If you're interested in having your art included in the virtual gallery, email curator Andrew Farago at gallery@cartoonart.org.

Feel free to spread this information around the webcomics community. The museum wants a wide range of comics included in the show.

Here's the press release:


Monsters of Webcomics
August 8 - December 6, 2009

The Internet has revolutionized all forms of communication, and comics are no exception. The Cartoon Art Museum explores the digital revolution in its latest exhibition, Monsters of Webcomics, a showcase of some of the best and boldest work published on the World Wide Web.

Cartoonists choose to work on the Web for many reasons. For some, it’s an opportunity to reach readers directly without going through editors, publishers, or syndicates. For others, it’s a chance to explore the artistic possibilities of the Web, whether that means working in a format that would be impossible in print, tackling subject matter most comic-book publishers won’t handle, or taking advantage of the rich palette available with digital coloring. Others simply want to share their comics with as many people as possible.

The comics by the ten artists featured in this exhibition run the gamut from four-panel comic strips to full-length graphic novels and include comedy, drama, history, science fiction, and sociopolitical commentary. As varied as this work is, however, it represents only a very small sample of the comics available on the Web. The Monsters of Webcomics exhibition also includes a virtual gallery that will highlight dozens of additional online comics.

(IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: If you are a webcartoonist and would like to participate in the virtual gallery component of this historic exhibition, please e-mail C.A.M. Curator Andrew Farago at gallery@cartoonart.org)

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Slow Wave
By Jesse Reklaw
http://www.slowwave.com

Hark! A Vagrant!
By Kate Beaton
http://www.harkavagrant.com

Girl Genius
By Phil and Kaja Foglio
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com

Cat and Girl
By Dorothy Gambrell
http://www.catandgirl.com

The Perry Bible Fellowship
By Nicholas Gurewitch
http://www.pbfcomics.com

Dicebox
By Jenn Manley Lee
http://www.dicebox.net

Family Man
By Dylan Meconis
http://www.lutherlevy.com

Achewood
By Chris Onstad
http://www.achewood.com

Templar, AZ
By Spike
http://www.templaraz.com
Comments 
12th-Jul-2009 05:43 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD KATE BEATON!!! This may be one of the greatest exhibits ever.
12th-Jul-2009 07:47 am (UTC)
I just forwarded this to chaypeta. Hopefully she'll see it in time to submit something.
13th-Jul-2009 10:53 am (UTC)
Anonymous
One I read, and which is truly a Monster of Webcomics. One I've only heard of. The rest, don't call up even vague senses of recognition.

I guess these are lurking Monsters. ;) Though, to be fair, the world of webcomics is huge.
16th-Jul-2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
Trade Loeffler's ZIP AND LI'L BIT is one of my all time favorites.

http://zipandbit.com/

Gorgeous drawing, sumptuous color, and an intriguing couple of stories.
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