This is not a comprehensive list of places I like on the web, but these are all places I keep an eye on and learn a great deal from.
- The Beat
The latest news in comics and comics-related culture, as hosted by the omnipresent and omniscient (I'm not yet sure about omnipotent) Heidi MacDonald.
- Big Time Attic
I've had the privilege of working with Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon twice now -- they're creative powerhouses.
- Comic Shop Locator or The Master List
If you're having a hard time finding places to buy comic books and graphic novels, check these sites to find stores near you.
- The Comics Reporter
Tom Spurgeon's comics news blog.
- Cul de Sac
The best cartoonist working in the daily papers right now is Richard Thompson. I like Brooke McEldowney's 9 Chickweed Lane, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury, and Jeff Mallett's Frazz as well. I'd link to Gary Gianni's and Mark Schultz's Prince Valiant online too, but it's so small you can't see how good it is.
- Dinosaur Comics
Ryan North is funnier than everyone else, more times per week than everyone else.
- FAIL Blog
"Pictures and Videos of Owned, Pwnd and Fail Moments."
- That Green Glow
The only page I'm keeping from the original site...for historical purposes.
The Comics Journal's link-blog for comics news, expertly wrangled by Dirk Deppey.
- Lagrange points
Jim Ottaviani's (that is, my) blog. You get excerpts from it here via the G.T. Labs- and news-related feeds, but over there I write about other things too.
- MAKE Magazine
I don't include this so you feel like a slacker, but it might have that effect anyway. It does for me. ("What, you haven't created your own thermionic pet bed heater out of a discarded toaster oven, three coat-hangers, and a dead AAA battery yet? Did you do anything useful today?")
- New Scientist
The best of the built world.
Jeff Parker's site.
- Periscope Studios
Portland's premiere comic art collective. Actually, I don't know if they're a collective, but they sure are premiere.
- Sara Ryan
A favorite writer/blogger who's also a friend.
- SOMA cube
In case you wondered about the navigation icons, learn more about them here. I still have my original cube, and have begun making my own out of wood.
Stories, postings about S-F, and related stuff. Good stuff.
- Yet Another Comics Blog
Ramblings on things directly and tangentially related to comic books by my friend Dave.