Archive for the ‘Editorial’ Category

Never Give Up. Never Surrender!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Hello, faithful Girlamatic readers and people stopping by for the first time!

Girlamatic has, quite possibly always been, in flux. And the latest outages are just the latest in a more than ten year history of fun and excitement.

Girlamatic has always stood for two things: creator rights and great story telling. We’ve had a lot of amazing artists publish on our site in the past and right now. They’re all doing amazing things on and off GAM.

It is my goal in the not to distant future, to make GAM more about what it does best: inspire great talent and collaborate with our community.

The changes are not over, but whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Stay Tuned…

-Diana McQueen


Podcast #6: What Keeps You Going?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Episode #6 of the Girlamatic podcast is here, in its new roundtable format! Featuring Laura Wilson of Five Star, Ira Marcks of Witch Knots, Tasha Lowe-Newsome of Raggedyman, and special guest Zack Giallongo, we talk about artist and writer motivation: the things that make you go, “Yeah, let’s create!” Individual influences, work ethics, conventions, and, hey, money. What gets you going?

For more information on the new podcast format, see here. If you’d like to suggest a topic or a guest for upcoming podcast episodes, email or tweet us the info!


Podcast #6 coming up tonight

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Hi guys! Due to some technical difficulties (thanks for letting us know!), we’ve taken down podcast #6 to be repaired by our behind-the-scenes elves. The full, good-as-new version should appear tonight, so look out for it!

Danke!


New changes to GAM podcast; send in your reader/listener questions!

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Hello everybody!

With a new year comes new changes (to paraphrase Spiderman, and by “paraphrase” I mean “butcher the line with no resemblance to the original whatsoever”). And with that, we can reveal that the GAM podcast is taking on a super new format!

  • Roundtable!
    Group talks like the Halloween (October 09) episode were so much fun, enabling everyone to chat with each other, that we’re going to make the podcast more of a roundtable. A bunch of cartoonists getting together to shoot the breeze and spin on particular themes/topics — what could be better?
  • Featured guests!
    Something else I’m excited about is that I’m aiming to have at least one special guest as part of each episode. And guess what? For the first GAM podcast of the year, our guest is going to be super comic artist Zack Giallongo!

You may recall Zack from such works as, oh, Novasett Island, Grune, Life Meter, the Tenth Life of Pishio the Cat, the upcoming Broxo, not to mention various artist sketch cards for Topps. I mean, dude.

Also in this podcast episode are Ira Marcks of Witch Knots, Tasha Lowe-Newsome of Raggedyman, and Laura Wilson of Five Star. Sweet!

If you have a question you’d like to ask Zack, Ira, Tasha, or Laura (especially pertaining to cartoonist motivation and Getting Things Done, as that’s our topic this month), please let me know by this Wed, Jan 20! You can either e-mail lynn@tentative.net or tweet me at http://twitter.com/lynnlau. Thanks!


End Human Trafficking with the Comic Creator’s Alliance

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Today is Nation Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Were you aware that slavery still existed? Were you aware that 27 million people around the world are currently enslaved? Or that the majority of those fellow human beings being bought and sold are women and girls trafficked into the commercial sex industry?

If you were not aware, you are now.

Over 80 webcomics creators including fellow Girlamatic creators: KT Shy (Shrub Monkeys), Traci Spencer (Compass), and Matt Bayne, whose comic (Knights of the Shroud) is about a group of young women fighting to end slavery, participated in the Comic Creator’s Alliance.

The Comic Creator’s Alliance, began by Lora Innes (The Dreamer), gathered the talents of 87 webcomics creators who all contributed an illustration of one of their female characters to a group “shot” desktop available with donation to the drive.

The drive will aid two organizations to stop human trafficking. 100% of all donations will be divided equally between Love146.org & Grace Haven House. These organization fight everyday to help victims regain their lives and fight human trafficking.

Please, today, make a donation to the Comic Creator’s Alliance.
And if you want to know more about the reality of modern slavery please visit Love146 and read their extensive archive of personal accounts and statistics.

Thank you for your help!