Blogs have become a huge part of our everyday life. We read them, write them, and comment about them. They help us to connect with so many people so easily and comic book creators are no exception. What follows is a list of the top ten comic book blogs and forums.
Special care was taken into concern about this list. Sites were ranked based on how much they were updated, if the writer/artist corresponds with their public, and what kind of information was given through the blogs and forums. Read on to see the best that creators have put forth.
This was a tough decision between this and the number two spot. Warren Ellis won out though do to how much he blogs and responds to the readers of his site. It is a collection of so many things, from photography, to research material that may show up in another comic, news, rants, comics and anything else he finds interesting. What was really neat to see was how much her responds to his readers. Warren Ellis has a great blog that you should check out.
Not only is Neil's site one of the most stylish out there - it's filled with lots of great pictures of the writer - it's also updated frequently with a great journal, exclusive work, and there is a large community of message board members to discuss all things as well as some other things not about Neil Gaiman.
Although Mark Millar does not have a blog on his site per se, he regularly communicates with his fans via his rather large forums. You can find Mark's thoughts on films, upcoming projects, as well as what he thinks about other peoples projects. It's a lot of fun and worth taking a look.
Peter David has been writing comics, books, screenplays and other items for almost twenty years now. He had a huge run on The Hulk, lasting 12 years. His site covers his thoughts on politics, his friends, and other things that find his interest. Readers are welcome to post comments and join in on the discussion. It's updated quite regularly so you can get your fix of the PAD.
This site is the home for Brian Michael Bendis, but also has forums for many other creators such as Michael Avon Oeming, David Mack, Alex Maleev, Steven McNiven, Allan Heinberg, Bowen Designs, and many others. You can post your own thoughts or respond to the creators as they post theirs. The site is called Jinxworld after Bendis' bounty hunter character Jinx.
Joe Quesada is the editor in chief of Marvel Comics
and Marvel's #1 fan. Although there is a bit of Marvel proselytizing (one should expect that yes?), Joe also puts in a lot of his background as an artist into his blogs. He gives insight into his creative process and this is great for young artists and those interested in the comic world. Get a cup of Joe in the morning to pick you up.
Mike has a great blog that showcases what he is working on, as well as his thoughts on the artistic process. There are a lot of stunning visuals on his regularly updated site with links to his forum on CBR.com, contact info, a bio and a stunning gallery of his sketches.
Without Marv Wolfman, we wouldn't have many favorite comic characters. Blade, Bullseye, Nightwing, Deathstroke, Raven, and others. His website is a great insight into the mind of a classic comic book writer. You can see what he's up to, his thoughts on life, and other musings of a comic book great.
It seems that everybody has a Myspace page. Movie studios use them to promote their own films, people use them connect with old friends, and comics writers and artist show their stuff too. Here is a partial list of Myspace pages:
Comic Space is a Myspace like website for comic creators. You'll find webcomics, artists, writers, and more. The site boasts over 10,000 and has comic heavies such as Brian Michael Bendis, Wizard Entertainment, Ethan Van Sciver, and others. It is a great resource for comic fans and those trying to get the word out about their endeavors.