Archive - Apr 24, 2003
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 24, 2003 - 16:48
Over at Ninth Art, Rob Vollmar concludes his application of Elaine Showalter's three phases of women's writing to the comics world, with a look at the female voice in modern comics, and the debate surrounding the creation of Girlamatic.com.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 24, 2003 - 16:31
A first-hand account of an author with good intentions and an open-source marketing plan who almost busted his budget on bandwidth. Click here for the entire NY Times article. This is exactly the problem many popular webtoonists face.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 24, 2003 - 11:20
Ubigod is a sporadic webtoonist, mostly because his day job, dive guy and all-around underwater construction worker, takes him offshore for weeks at a time. Still because of his occupation, his (mostly) autobiographical webcomic is fairly unique among "journal comics" and offers a look at a life very different from some of the other journal comics recently profiled by Comixpedia. He recently updated his site with a new comic.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 24, 2003 - 10:57
Over at talkaboutcomics dot com, Bob Stevenson writes:
I haven't updated my site in a while because I've been trying to solve a few problems I've had with web-comics in general. Long story short - the result is an invention of sorts, The Bobble. I don't think anything in the Bobble is particularly new but I haven't seen any attempt to deal with this set of issues outlined below in one package or on a web-comic site.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 24, 2003 - 10:53
A great thread over at Talkaboutcomics Dot Com about day jobs and the eternal quest to eventually quit said day job to focus solely on the art.
What do you do all day?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 24, 2003 - 10:48
Anyone care to share their experiences with various publishers for printing offline versions of a webcomic? Beyond webcomicdom's home grown giant, Plan 9 Publishing and the King of On-Demand, Cafe Press, who else comes recommended and why? Dreamweaver? Who else?
Are webtoonists the next wave of small press creators?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 24, 2003 - 10:40
Digital Webbbing has the story on the premiere and release of the DVD "Mainstream Raw" a documentary on small press creators.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 24, 2003 - 10:38
Jim Alexander writes:
A last reminder about WCA2003...
May 5th and our third annual WCA is less than two weeks away.
We currently have more than 60 web cartoonists signed on to do a special contribution strip for that day, as well as about a dozen others who are tenatively considering a WCA2003 strip (circumstances permitting).
Howard Tayler has mentioned that "The Pulse" is supposed to cover the event. Mark Mekkes has mentioned that he's going to plug the event during a local radio interview in Florida next week.
The current list of participants spans a full range of online comics. We have several members from Keenspot, Keenspace, Modern Tales, The Nice, and a lot of independents who aren't affiliated with any particular group (or groups). There are a few dozen return participants from previous years (many 3-time participants) as well as a lot of newcomers (our most newcomers ever).
For those of you who've said you'd like to participate, but haven't yet sent me the URL for your WCA2003 page, please do so as soon as possible.
Submitted by Steve Ince on April 24, 2003 - 10:26
Episode 44, the start of Chapter Two of The Sapphire Claw, has just been posted on the Juniper Crescent website - a great time to start reading this webcomic!
Submitted by glych on April 24, 2003 - 08:38
Splurd is a site recently found that, not only focuses on webcomics, but also offers a fine resource for news, updates, and listings with ratings and descriptions picked by the authors of the comics and not by an outside source. Though the editors are a bit opinionated, their opinions seem to express the major consensus of the general webcomic reading public.