Archive - Oct 22, 2003
Submitted by shawnknight on October 22, 2003 - 16:09
"The Jewel of the Nile" is a weekly comic about a deer named Jewels and is now in it's fourth season. "Season," you repeat to yourself in an unsure tone? Okay, here's how it works:
Every 20 "episodes" (aka; a "season") are approached in completely different styles. The first 20 were cut and paste search engine photos, the second group were simple vector illustrations, and the third season were D&D inspired scroll drawings. Now into its fourth batch, Jewels the deer and Co. are sporting live actors in costume. To add to this radical shift, each comic is a series of animated frames rather then the standard static frame grouping.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 22, 2003 - 15:33
Another online comic from Peter Bagge, this one about gambling. Vegas, baby!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 22, 2003 - 13:57
Next Comics posts its latest update this week:
SLICES continues as Andrew Dabb, Neal Von Flue and Adam Sacks bring POLITICS AS USUAL and FIRE.
Death Takes a Holiday returns with a new update schedule. The strip will be updated TWICE a week, every Tuesday and Thursday.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 22, 2003 - 13:45
Journalista! linked to another article of this "online magazine of the visual narrative" but this article, "Too much is too much. The never innocent laughter of the Comics" is the only one I found somewhat thought provoking. On the other hand I may simply have too much of a short attention span for most of this site.
Here's the abstract for the article:
The article points out that most of the common theories on comics underestimate this medium. Understanding comics as a medium with a lack of whatever necessarily 'forgets' that comics are too much before they are lacking of something. Discussing an early sunday page of the Yellow Kid the essay shows in a condensed way the possibility of an aesthetics of comics that enjoy what is too much for most of the critiques and defenders of comics.
Submitted by johnbarber on October 22, 2003 - 12:03
A discussion between filmmaker Sebastien Dumesnel (director of the upcoming Adventures into Digital Comics) and John Barber (of JohnBarberComics.com and ModernTaleâ€™s Vicious Souvenirs fame) is online at TopTwoThreeFilms.com.
Barber opines about mainstream comics, both online and in print, and discusses if itâ€™s even possible to not read comics, which he doesnâ€™t think it is. Barber's comics are to be among those featured in Dumesnelâ€™s forthcoming film on the impact computers have made on comics.
Submitted by Shepherd on October 22, 2003 - 11:40
Fright Night 2003 starts with a bang today, presenting the first of 25 scarifyin' submissions to the first-ever official Comixpedia-sponsored event! Thrill to the worrisome work of Edward J. Grug III and Jesse Clark! And keep coming back daily for more submission URLs, right up to the apex of horror: HALLOWE'EN ITSELF, when we present our seven winners!