Tom Kurzanski (born April 8, 1979) is a comic book artist in Denver, Colorado. His artistic body of work includes Karma Incorporated published by Viper Comics, a retelling of Antigone from Silent Devil Productions, and short stories including Heart Mountain, WY: 1942 from Josh Howard Presents: Sasquatch and the League of Professional Jealousy from Tales of the Middle Man. He illustrated the 2010-2012 webcomic and successful Kickstarter project called Post Apocalyptic Nick for the Webcomic Factory, written by Christian Beranek and Tony DiGerolamo.
Karma Incorporated is a three issue comic book limited series about a team of misfits who are paid to cause trouble with the enemies of their employers. The series is written by David Hopkins, illustrated by Kurzanski, colored by Marlena Hall, and published by Viper Comics. The first issue debuted at the San Diego Comic Con in July 2005, and was released on a monthly basis thereafter.
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Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of science fiction, science fantasy, dystopian or horror in which the Earth's technological civilization is collapsing or has collapsed. The apocalypse event may be climatic, such as runaway climate change; natural, such as an impact event; man-made, such as nuclear holocaust or resource depletion; medical, such as a pandemic, whether natural or man-made; eschatological, such as the Last Judgment, Second Coming or Ragnarök; or imaginative, such as a zombie apocalypse, cybernetic revolt, technological singularity, dysgenics or alien invasion.
Webcomics are comics published on a website or mobile app. While many are published exclusively on the web, others are also published in magazines, newspapers or in comic books.
Joey Manley (1965–2013) was an American LGBT fiction author, web designer, and webcomics publisher. Manley wrote the successful LGBT novel The Death of Donna-May Dean in 1992. He moved to San Francisco in 2000 in order to work in web design. Manley was the founder and publisher of the Modern Tales family of webcomics websites, which included Modern Tales, Serializer, Girlamatic, Webcomics Nation, and others. Manley is considered one of the "founding pioneers" of the webcomic movement for creating a then-revolutionary subscription model.
Serializer.net was a webcomic subscription service and artist collective published by Joey Manley and edited by Tom Hart and Eric Millikin that existed from 2002 to 2013. Designed to showcase artistic alternative webcomics using the unique nature of the medium, the works on Serializer.net were described by critics as "high art" and "avant-garde". The project became mostly inactive in 2007 and closed alongside Manley's other websites in 2013.
Nick Sagan is an American novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the science fiction novels Idlewild, Edenborn, and Everfree, and has also written scripts for episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. He is the son of astronomer Carl Sagan and artist and writer Linda Salzman.
Patrick Sean Farley is a freelance illustrator and Web page designer. Known as a pioneer of webcomics as a medium, Farley works out of Oakland, California.
Webcomics Nation was a webcomic hosting and automation service launched on July 29, 2005 by Joey Manley. Unlike Manley's previous webcomic sites, Webcomics Nation was based on user-generated content and relied on online advertisement revenue, which increased in viability in the second half of the 2000s. Manley began merging Webcomics Nation into Josh Roberts' ComicSpace in 2007, but this process took longer than hoped and Webcomics Nation eventually closed down in 2013.
David Hopkins is an American comic book writer and essayist. His works include Karma Incorporated and Emily Edison from publisher Viper Comics, Astronaut Dad, and a comic book adaptation of Antigone with frequent collaborator artist Tom Kurzanski. He writes a regular comic feature for D Magazine called Souvenir of Dallas with artist Paul Milligan. David is a contributor to the Smart Pop Series from BenBella Books. He is the co-host and co-producer of Fanboy Radio's Indie Show, that showcases independent and small press comics. David lives in Arlington, Texas with his daughter Kennedy.
Gunnerkrigg Court is a science-fantasy webcomic created by Tom Siddell and launched in April 2005. It is updated online three days a week, and seven volumes of the still continuing comic have been published in print format by Archaia Studios Press and Titan Books. The comic has been critically acclaimed and has won numerous Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards, as well as receiving positive reviews for its artwork and storytelling.
Tony DiGerolamo is a comic book writer and screenwriter from New Jersey.
The Road is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic survival film directed by John Hillcoat and written by Joe Penhall, based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy. The film stars Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee as a father and his son in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
FreakAngels is a post-apocalyptic webcomic created in 2008 by Eagle Award-winning writer Warren Ellis and artist Paul Duffield, and published in book format by Avatar Press. The plot focuses on twelve 23-year-old psychics living in Whitechapel six years after civilization in Great Britain is destroyed. The webcomic has received various awards and have been collected in a series of six volumes.
Christian Beranek (born August 23, 1974) is a United States writer, actress, musician and film/TV producer.
Nick Harkaway is a British novelist and commentator. He is the author of the novels The Gone-Away World,Angelmaker,Tigerman, and Gnomon; and a non-fiction study of the digital world, The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World.
Minna Sundberg is a Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator and cartoonist born in Sweden. She is known for the webcomics A Redtail's Dream and Stand Still, Stay Silent.
The history of webcomics follows the advances of technology, art, and business of comics on the Internet. The first comics were shared through the Internet in the mid-1980s. Some early webcomics were derivatives from print comics, but when the World Wide Web became widely popular in the mid-1990s, more people started creating comics exclusively for this medium. By the year 2000, various webcomic creators were financially successful and webcomics became more artistically recognized.
The Awkward Yeti is an ongoing gag-a-day webcomic by Nick Seluk. Starting in 2012, the comic follows the daily life of the blue yeti Lars. Seluk posts The Awkward Yeti comics on his personal website, as well as on Tapas. Seluk has started a few spin-off comics on the website of The Awkward Yeti. These are Heart and Brain, a webcomic following the daily lives of an anthropomorphic heart and brain, and Medical Tales Retold, which repurposes real medical stories into comedic or touching comics.
Stand Still, Stay Silent is a Finnish-Swedish webcomic started by Minna Sundberg in 2013. Set in post-apocalyptic Scandinavia, the webcomic incorporates Norse mythology, focusing on an adventure into the external "silent world". Reviewers have praised it for its beautiful visuals and cartography. It received a Reuben Award in the "Online Long Form" category in 2015.
"Loss", sometimes referred to as "Loss.jpg", is a webcomic strip created on June 2, 2008 by Tim Buckley for his gaming-related webcomic Ctrl+Alt+Del. During a storyline where the main character Ethan and his fiancée Lilah are expecting their first child, the strip—presented as a four-panel comic with no dialogue—has Ethan entering a hospital, asking a receptionist for directions, talking to a doctor, and finding Lilah crying on her side in a hospital bed, implying that she had suffered a miscarriage. Buckley cited personal events in his life as inspiration for the comic.
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is an animated television series created by Radford Sechrist, adapted from his 2015 webcomic Kipo. The series is produced by American company DreamWorks Animation Television and animated by South Korean studio Mir. Its first season of ten episodes was released on Netflix on January 14, 2020.