Archive - Mar 2003
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 31, 2003 - 11:52
This is creating some buzz amongst comics creators. Cafe Press plans to print books on demand. There is some discussion as to what size of book will be available, including whether or not the traditional comic book format will be included.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 31, 2003 - 11:50
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 31, 2003 - 11:44
As if you didn't know already, Girlamatic launched today. Girlamatic.com features webcomics (mostly) by women, (mostly) for women. If you like good webcomics, you'll like girlamatic.com. And girlamatic.com will like you! Girlamatic.com creators include: Barr, Brosgol, Dresen, Garrity, Jonte, Lawlor, Lee, Meconis, Richard, Sparx, Spike, Thompson, McNeil, Hartman, Hamm, and Tochi!
It follows the Modern Tales approaches - latest update is a freebie, archives by subscription. The current deal for subs is $1.95/month or $19.95/year if you sign up during the months of March or April, 2003 -- and that's your lifetime rate -- after the first month, new subscribers will pay $2.95/month or $29.95/year.
Submitted by Steve Ince on March 31, 2003 - 01:15
Steve Ince, (creator of Juniper Crescent) has begun a new spin-off strip called Dane and Joe that while touching on computers and video gaming will follow the lives of these two twenty-somethings through typical shenigans and whatnot.
Steve Ince's other strips, Juniper Crescent and Sapphire Claw will continue to update. Juniper Crescent has hit 100 strips in its first year and a half of publication. The Sapphire Claw has been appearing for about a year.
Submitted by Meaghan Quinn on March 31, 2003 - 01:06
Mequinn points to a thread on the Comic Journal messageboard about TCJ's new column focusing on webcomics. The first edition of the column focuses on serializer.net and, in particular, highlights Drew Weing's PUP for praise.
Comics is an artform and like all artforms it has its various sub-communities. It might not approach mods versus punks or Celine Dion versus any music fan with a shred of self-dignity, but it's clear that the TCJ crowd comes at webcomics differently than say, the webcomics crowd. A recent chat on the talkaboutcomics.com IRC channel focused on TCJ's new coverage of webcomics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 30, 2003 - 22:24
A short interview of Robert Crumb along with some sketches of his wife Aline. Interesting.
Submitted by Joey Manley on March 29, 2003 - 20:05
Modern Tales publisher Joey Manley posted this request on his daily blog this week:
Do you know PHP and have access to a Macintosh? If so, help!
For some reason, people using the Safari browser (Apple's new browser) are unable to log into any of the Modern Tales family of websites. The problem seems to be that the Safari browser (which is currently in beta) is not accepting the cookie we use to maintain login state. As far as I can tell, the cookies we use are coded correctly, according to standard -- and they work on every other browser we've used for testing, from Netscape 4.x all the way through to the latest Opera. I don't have access to a Macintosh right now, so I can't debug, and have found no clue of Safari cookie problems or solutions to same on any PHP message boards. If you can help me to test and debug, I'd really appreciate it -- and will happily hand out a free lifetime subscription to any one of our websites to the person or people who can help me find the solution. To volunteer, pop me an email: email@example.com.
Submitted by TCampbell on March 28, 2003 - 19:34
- how could GOD go out of style?
- easy. people tune him out. times change. shit happens.
- but he's god he's eternal! he goes on forever and ever!
- exactly. that's why people tune him out.
Tatsuya Ishida said it. And he's quoted in the older editions of the weblog of Salam Pax.
We don't know Pax's true name, nor are we likely to, since his anonymity protects his very life. What we do know is that he defies a number of shallow stereotypes about Iraqis. He hates Saddam but is almost equally bitter about "the new colonialism." He is a homosexual. And he appears to be a Sinfest reader.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 28, 2003 - 12:29
I just finished reading the Patent Pending archives on Modern Tales and it's developing into a compelling storyline - now I have to subscribe to Goats: Premium to find out what happens.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 28, 2003 - 11:43
Apparently Stan Lee's last splurt of creativity is "STRIPPERELLA: THE WILDEST MOST EXOTIC SUPERHEROINE OF ALL CREATED BY STAN LEE" and I'm quoting there folks.
This is going to be an animated series on TNN. See right there, problem. A show like Stripperella has got to be on HBO or Showtime doesn't it?
It's also a one-shot comic book to be published by Humanoids Publishing in June. Read on for more details and preview pages.