Trisha’s Take: How to depict female characters in webcomics

At this most recent CONvergence Con (a sci-fi/fantasy-based convention in Minneapolis, Minn.), I was one of the panelists on two different panels that sought to speak about where and how women can exist in formerly male-dominated genres and spaces. In The Smurfette Principle in Marketing panel, we tackled the idea that there isn’t often a […]

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 11:53 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Take: When feminism and male webcomics artists collide

When it comes to reading webcomics, I have a set list of nine “dailies” I read and a few that I read which update less frequently. And while I’ve definitely settled on these few, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t read other webcomics or aren’t familiar with their work. Also, my love of comics and […]

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 16:35 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Un-Planning a Con Appearance

This time next week I’m going to be relaxing in my own private suite on the fifth floor of the local regional medical centre post-surgery.  And by “relaxing” I mean “abusing the morphine drip while I try to wig out the nurses with my Japanese DS games.”  I’m using the magic of the internet to […]

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Kara Discovers More Social Networking Outlets

I’m like everyone’s mom in one major respect — when I discover something new or cool, I act like I’m the first person to find it and think it’s new and cool.  The most recent of those is Tumblr, which I’ve heard both good and bad things about.  The good?  It’s addictive (well, “good” there […]

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Saying Good-Bye to “Penny & Aggie”

It doesn’t matter how many projects of your own you finish, or how many you watch end — it’s always a bit of a stunner to watch the ending of a webcomic play out.  And it’s definitely a stunner to see the ending of a comic that has undergone multiple metamorphoses, be they plot or […]

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Observing the Livestream

More and more lately, people have been streaming their webcomic-drawing progress.  I had it suggested to me by one or two people that I do the same, but I’m so easily distracted that I almost never sit and draw a comic at one go so I figured mine is not the artistic method for people […]

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Intervention Back for Another Year

A bit back I interviewed webcomicker, blogger, and con chair Onezumi Hartstein about Intervention, her labor-of-love convention focusing on web-based geek culture.  I was fortunate enough to be a first-year guest and panelist, and asked to return again this year.  Naturally, I said yes immediately, as it was a good event overall, especially for a […]

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 15:57 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Webfiction and Web Serials

Earlier this summer I was a last-minute addition to the live Sunday morning Webcomic Beacon podcast.  Ignoring the fact that I felt woefully ignorant as compared to the rest of the panel (despite having time to prepare and all), it was an overall fun experience, and the podcast is both informative and entertaining.  I recommend […]

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Scaling Down Comic-Con

In early August, Daniel Davis of the website Steam Crow did an evaluation of their booth’s take at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.  The checklist, featured on WebcomicMarketing.com, doesn’t look all that different from the things people on a smaller scale — at smaller cons — encounter at their own tables.  That said, I’m not […]

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: That Scary Korean Comic

So a link to a Korean webcomic has been making the rounds over the last few days, and it made its way to me through various social media routes.  It’s usually accompanied by key phrases like “Wanna see something scary?” and “You have been warned!” The stand-alone comic, titled 2011 Mystery Sketch Bongcheon-Dong Ghost, claims […]

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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