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2009 COLLECTIVE ‘LECTIVE TNPPress launches its website (it’s a reboot of The Noir) — a webcomic collective and community.
Live long and draw good comics!

The Big Day!

May 12th, 2009

We here at The Noir Project have been hard at work for the past month creating a complete redesign of the site. With the new site comes our official rebranding from The Noir Project to TNP Press. The concept of the site is to showcase our spectrum of creativity, as far as featuring very creative and unique artists. Our primary focus is to still develop our name as a strong Webcomic Collective, but we have much more than that to offer now.

First, you should notice a similar layout to the old site. Our comics are still listed on the left sidebar, but the list now functions in a dynamic accordion, with each comic opening with more information when clicked. The top ‘featured’ box has been moved below the list of comics, and the twitter feed now takes a much more prominent spot at the top of the main page. We feel that the new layout really tightens up the design and puts information and features where you need it.

Next is the new TNP Store. We worked diligently to make shopping a much more streamlined and straightforward experience. In addition to item categories, we’ve also created separate shops which feature a collection of merchandise specific to each particular webcomic, so you can easily find exactly what you want.

Another new feature is our institution of “Team Noir,” which is the name of our new street team. Click on the tab above for more information on how you can help spread the word. Also The forums are back! We’re in a very different spot than we were a year ago. We have many more members, and much more to talk about. That is also where members of Team Noir can convene and discuss the project.

Also, as a new business effort, we now provide the service of making custom order buttons. They are 1.25” high quality metal pin buttons. So if you’re an artist, or just wanna make some rad buttons for you and your friends, we are now taking orders. Click “Custom Buttons” for more info.

Last but not least, the newest member of TNP Press is the amazing Evan A. Diaz. Evan is the writer and artist of Musings, and we’re very excited to have him as our newest member. His inspired artistic style makes for quite a charming read.

“Musings on Life and Animation is a daily Webcomic from the mind of cartoonist, Evan Diaz. It is quite simply about our lives–things that make us smile, things that make us wonder, things that make us upset, things that we reminisce about our childhood. It quite simply is about anything that strikes my fancy (yes fancy), and hopefully your as well!”

Overall we hope you all enjoy the new and improved, as much as we did designing it.

Auf Wiedersehen!



Jump to 2010

Merry Christmas from TNP Press: Holiday Strip Roundup

by Ali on December 25th, 2010
Posted In: blog

Merry Christmas from TNP Press

It’s that time of year again. Here is a collection of this years holiday strips and posts, from across all of our comics, for you to gorge on incase that Christmas ham didn’t do the trick.

From all of us across TNP Press, enjoy your holiday and have a happy new year.

❆ Beardfluff – Strike Three
❆ EQ Comics – Little Drummer Boy
❆ My Cardboard Life – Christmas Eve 2010
❆ LAWLS – Free Holiday Wallpaper
❆ Ghostbucket – Christmas Vacation

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TNP Press @ APE’10

by Ali on October 6th, 2010

Alternative Press Expo 2010

Its that time again, ladies and gentlemen. Time for us to exercise the very reason we exist. Its convention time again. For the second year, we’re exhibiting at Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco, CA, October 16&17.

We’ve got quite the lineup of members attending this time. First is a long-time member, first-time exhibitor Rembrand Le Compte of Beardfluff. Next is Philippa Rice of My Cardboard Life, returning for her second year along with me, Ali Showkati of Rob the Bot, although I’ll actually be representing my store Decobot Printware Co. We’ll also be joined by Ryan Hudson of Channel Ate. Joenis Norac of .A.W.L.S. is going to be there, but he’ll be officially holding down the fort as Rampage Network.

So if you’re in the area, be sure to stop in and say hi. We’re located at tables 258 & 259. Joenis will be at table 260, located right next to us.

The exhibition is located at:

Concourse Exhibition Center
635 8th Street
San Francisco, CA

For more info, including times and ticketing information, go to See ya in SF. This looks to be a fun and exciting weekend.

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by joe on September 9th, 2010

Hey everyone, my name is Joe Hunter and I am the responsible party behind JOURNALIN COMIX. Joenis is forcing me to introduce myself to you all RIGHT NOW as a part of what I like to imagine is some sort of strange, passive-aggressive hazing ritual via the internet.

I am what one might call “the new guy” to TNP. I’m a cartoonist/illustrator from Ohio and I do a almost-sorta daily comic strip about my life when I’m not doing strips about something else altogether. I live in an apartment along with three cats and several Doctor Who DVD boxsets and am very happy to be a part of this collective… thing. I also very much enjoy receiving freelance work and will do whatever because I very much need the money. Was that too blatant a plea for help…? Eh. Anyway you can find me at the following place on the internet:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

So once again, hello and I look forward to hearing from whoever actually reads this!

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TNP Press @ SDCC’10

by TNPPresser on June 6th, 2010

When we started TNP Press (known then as The Noir Project) we had no concept about the world we had just gotten ourselves into. In 2008, Joenis Norac and I were fortunate enough to attend San Diego Comic-Con International for one day, as mere attendees. We got a huge glimpse into our potential futures, and decided that exhibiting at SDCC would be our ultimate goal.

Last year we got in as professionals in our industry which was a huge deal to us at the time. We had yet to exhibit at any conventions, and never imagined what a mere 365 days would hold. Since then we’ve been to 2 world-renowned conventions (Alternative Press Expo and Emerald City Comicon,) and host some of the greatest talents in the webcomic industry.

We have come a long way since last year, let alone two years ago, and I am pleased to announce that we are official slated to exhibit at San Diego Comic-Con International 2010. TNP Press has reached its initial goal as a company and it is definitely an occasion to celebrate.

Joenis Norac and I are going to be representing TNP Press at 
booth L-12 in the Small Press Pavilion. I’ll be there exhibiting my new webcomic Rob The Bot, and Joenis will be there with L.A.W.L.S. and his graphic novel Anhedonia Blue. So if you’re lucky enough to be there this year, stop by and say hi. Also follow us on twitter @showkati and @JoenisNorac for updates throughout the convention.


San Diego Comic-Con International is located at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA, 92101. The convention runs July 22-25 with preview night July 21. For more info go to the official Comic-Con site.

Reaching this tremendous milestone is by no means the end of our ambitions with TNP Press. We’ll continue to grow as a company and help grow the industry of webcomics into the future.

Til then, see ya in San Diego.

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TNP Press @ Emerald City ComiCon

by TNP Press on March 1st, 2010


Emerald City ComiCon is coming up March 13 & 14. It is held at the Washington State Convention Center in beautiful Seattle, Washington. ECCC is the Northwest’s premiere Comic Book and Pop Culture conventions and we are gonna be there, exhibiting.

TNP Press will be at booth 1006 and will be represented by, Denis Caron of Anhedonia Blue and L.A.W.L.S., Ali Showkati of Spaghetti Strap Western, and Paul Westover and Ben Carter of Woody After Hours. We’re also gonna be sharing our table with Cari Corene of Toilet Genie.

Be sure to download our map which also includes a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $30 or more. It should be an exciting time at Emerald City ComiCon, so stop by if you can. Written by TNP Press


Starboard Comics

by TNPPresser on February 17th, 2010

TNP Press has a new sister site dedicated to hosting it’s great graphic novels.

The startup comics for Starboard Comics are Denis “Joenis” Caron’s Anhedonia Blue, Scott Ferguson’s Motokool and, Ali Showkati’s Spaghetti Strap Western. As you may have noticed Anhedonia Blue and SSW were originally part of TNP Press. Over the past few months we began to realize that these novels could be better suited on a dedicated website. Well, the opportunity finally presented itself and here we are. We have officially decided to dedicate TNP Press to daily humor strips and publications, and make a new home for our graphic novels.

n addition to a great new site, we decided to start a podcast. There aren’t very many podcast out their dedicated to webcomics, so we decided to remedy that situation. Our podcast is called Starboard Webcomics Podcast, and you can listen to it via our homepage or by subscribing through iTunes. You can expect us to post a new episode every other Wednesday. We’ll be discussing everything from other webcomics, to our own personal techniques and tips. Should be a blast, so be sure to subscribe. Written by Joenis Norac


Welcome EQComics!

by TNP Press on November 19th, 2009

As delayed as this post may be it’s time time finally welcome our newest member to TNP Press, Dan Long, Author and Artist of Edmund Finney’s Quest to Find the Meaning of Life or EQComics! Dan’s dark humor, crazy creatures, and great story was a perfect match for the Noir Project and we are excited to see how his story unfolds! EQC posts Monday through Friday so be sure to stop by his site and say hello! Be careful on your journey there, you never know what interesting things you may find!

Written by TNP Press

APE Aftermath

by TNPPresser on October 24th, 2009

Well APE 2009 is behind us. Read all about Joenis, Phillipa, and my adventures, over at my blog, at

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Booth 275-276a @ APE (MAP)

by TNP Press on October 8th, 2009

The time is coming soon, less then two weeks to be exact. TNP Press will be at APE Alternative Press Expo, keeping it real. So please come by our booth and talk with us and we’ll be signing some stuff (preferably our own merch, but hey, we’ll sign whatever you got). Here’s a map to for our booth:

If you print out the map and show us, we’ll give ya a little something for free. Hope to see you guys there.

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Beards cure insomnia

by TNPPresser on September 16th, 2009

Not really, but I made you look. No, don’t go! We have important announcements! Yes, that’s right,‘ My Chronic Insomnia’ has undergone some serious changes today.

First off, a namechange. After much delibiration I have decided on a more permanent name and its own url: Beardfluff. It’s lighthearted and silly, which reminds me not to take myself too seriously.
Second, there’s a new design. After fooling around with ComicPress for some time, I decided to take Inkblot + Webcomic for a spin.
So, be sure to take a look around the new site and leave a comment!

Written by Joenis Norac