Archive - Aug 2003
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 27, 2003 - 10:26
Journalista! points us to a solid NY TIMES (free registration required) article on the artistic and cultural legacy of comics giant, Jack Kirby.
Submitted by apfurtado on August 27, 2003 - 09:53
A.P. Furtado's Modern Tales comic, Judging Man, ends its summer of fun tour this Friday, August, 29th. Brought on as a 14 episode summer, fill in comic, Judging Man is a sarcastic and hopefully thought-provoking look at life on the big blue ball we call home.
Tip a glass, shed a tear, and see us off as we cruise on into the webcomics sunset. But...if you can't stand a Friday without a little something by A.P. Furtado, you can head on over to www.tweencomix.com for a Friday dosage of TWEEN. This Friday a new chapter begins in the ongoing "Bad Mojo Saga."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 26, 2003 - 10:26
Tom Hart and Shaenon Garrity's Trunktown recently finished it's first chapter at serializer.net. Now non-subscribers can read this webcomic without subscribing with the use of the Bitpass micropayments system.
Folks, it's a quarter. When's the last time you could buy a comic book for 25 cents? 1974?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 26, 2003 - 10:17
Ninth Art has a review of the new Fancy Froglin' book. James Kochalka's online comic gem, first published by Modern Tales is now available in a book published by Alternative Comics entitled FANCY FROGLIN VOL 1: SEXY FOREST.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 26, 2003 - 10:14
Ninth Art, an online journal about comics convenes its editorial board for a roundtable discussion on the state of comics.
The best of times, the worst of times. Is the comic industry on the verge of greatness, and if so, what are the signs?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 25, 2003 - 10:19
Decent article on one person's picks for Comic Masterpieces. All of them are from comic books of course. My question is what would a similar list limited to webcomics look like? Or maybe the question should be, are webcomics mature enough as an artform to begin asking such questions? And if not, how long does it have to go?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 25, 2003 - 09:53
Congratulations to James Kochalka and Amy on the birth of their son, Eli Ray Kochalka. Eli was born late last Thursday, August 21. "He's 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and he's a really funny little guy," says James. "We're all doing great."
I feel like a drug addict these days, searching for some good heroines.
Seriously, if you look at film, books, comics â€“ heroines are scarce and even scarcer is a *good* heroine. I'm not looking for a Lara Croft who is a man with boobs. I'm not looking for girls who save the day with cute antics. I want a heroine who is a woman with her own skills, who is uncompromised by super powers or a need to appeal to men.
So, here I am, a student at a liberal arts college, majoring in a liberal arts department. Part of this department's "cool" is that its logo involves an interwoven Hebrew Aleph and Greek Omega.
Yes. It's that kind of major.
After two years of this, you might think that I'm ready for some concrete, real-world learning. Yet from personal experience, I can tell you that I am gaining in something that will help me throughout my adult life. Screw employability! I'm not paying over $30,000 dollars a year to qualify myself for a paycheck, my friends! I'm paying for a lifetime supply of high-minded pet-peeves.
So you draw and/or write a webcomic?
No matter how good you are, there's always something more to learn. One way to learn is to read a lot of webcomics. You can also learn a lot from countless free tutorials created by some truly talented artists.