Since 2000, Richard “R” Stevens has brought us the pixilated human-cyber relations of Diesel Sweeties, the tale of Clango Cyclotron, a robot who is as confounded about relations with the opposite sex as most flesh-and-blood males. It doesn’t help that he’s in an on-and-off thing with the equally-complicated Maura (“on-and-off” meaning they broke up, then got back together when his memory got reset), and that his friends include the likes of the ultra-elitest Indie Rock Pete and the ultra-Goth Pale Suzie. It’s fun, it’s honest, and more than not contains a few R-rated punchlines.

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Today, we head over to merry old England for a chat with the creator of the one of the longest-lived and most popular comics online.

John Allison has had one of the longest careers of any webcartoonist, starting in 1998 with the first of his comics set in the fictional English town of Tackleford, Bobbins. In 2002, he moved his characters over to the long-running Scary Go Round, which concluded in late 2009. Now, he’s focused on the new generation in Tackleford with Bad Machinery, the oft-hilarious tale of a group of teens who love to solve mysteries…even when they let their own petty conflicts get in the way, which is often.

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Newsarama readers, we would like to warn you – no matter who you are, this next interview is going to make you feel terribly, terribly inadequate.

Emma Capps is a relatively new entry to the world of online comics, but she’s already earned high praise from the likes of Scholastic Books and Scott McCloud – and she hasn’t even started high school yet.

The 14-year-old is the creator of Chapel Chronicles, a lighthearted series of strips, greeting cards and more featuring the zany, hat-loving 11-year-old Chapel Smith. Whether it’s dealing with a babysitter, cleaning her room or discovering an unexpected love of current pop music, Chapel’s adventures are, well, adorable.

We arranged a conversation with Capps through her parents, shortly before she went to NYC to received a gold medal from Scholastic for her short comic Jam Days. On the phone, she was more articulate and enthusiastic than most cartoonists twice her age – and, as you’re read, just as ambitious. Just imagine what she’ll be able to do when she’s old enough to drive.

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Our two-part interview with Kate Beaton, creator of Hark! A Vagrant! concludes today. In this installment, we talk with Beaton about moonlighting at Marvel, the effect of the increased exposure of her work, and a disturbing number of questions about her native Canada. Read on!

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Part one of a two-part talk with one of the most talented and popular webcomic creators today!

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Doug TenNapel is known to video game fans as the creator of Earthworm Jim, and to comic fans for his bevy of action-and-weirdness-filled graphic novels such as Creature Tech and Ghostopolis. This year, he’s taken his talents online with the daily adventures of Ratfist , a rodent-themed vigilante whose life gets more complicated when his name becomes a lot more literal. We talked with TenNapel about his work on Ratfist, why he’s going online (and altering his usual art style), and much more.

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Annah Billips may or may not have a sister named Ginger, who may or may not have once been part of Annah’s brain until she was removed by Annah’s dad, who may or may not be a mad scientist. For that matter, Annah may or may not be crazy.

What’s the truth? Find out for yourself as you’re guided through Annah’s life by a host of narrators, from Annah herself to friends, passers-by, and the occasional animal. It’s the oddball tale of Gingerbread Girl, that’s newly-available from Top Shelf Productions…or you can read the whole thing online.

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