Archive - Aug 2003
It was around this time last century that the concept of motion pictures was developed. There were many attempts early on to capitalize on the idea, one of them being Thomas Edison’s “Kinetoscope”. Edison's kinetoscope reflected the inventor's determination to do “for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear.” He hoped to duplicate the commercial success of his phonograph, which was then attracting patrons who paid a nickel to hear a brief recording through a set of earphones.
Expanding Your Comic-Reading Horizons
It's easy to let your comic-reading patterns become stagnant after a while. Everyone has their favorite comics that they read every month in print or multiple times a week on the web. These are familiar characters, reassuring faces, and a standard that you can count on. But with that set pattern comes a slippery slope: You stop looking for anything else.
greeneyes, an independent webcomic encompassing several simultaneous plotlines and artists, is run and primarily written by William Van Hecke. It tells of the events surrounding one of the more unusual classmates of Wilkinson School, Urbanite, Mars -- the intriguingly-named Âµ, a young girl with luminescent green eyes, bone studs rather than eyebrows, and a nasty habit of collapsing in inconvenient places.
These days you'll rarely find a webcomic that fits into just one genre. The concept, art style and tone can all affect the perceived intent of a comic, and most refuse to be pigeon-holed, weaving themselves into eclecticism. Suburi's Tril0kan is no exception to this, and manga-comedy is its hyphenation of choice. More hyphens will follow...
Submitted by GraveyardGreg on August 16, 2003 - 16:37
As earlier reported by Comixpedia, Gaming Guardians joins up with Keenspot in a bold move that will leave people scratching their heads, and wondering what this means for the comic about gaming systems, geekboys, and the villains who love to fight them.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 15, 2003 - 12:42
Tom Tomorrow has a new book out and Salon has an interview with him. (I think you need to sit through a Salon ad to get a Salon "Day Pass" to read the interview - it's not as big a pain as it might seem to be though).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 15, 2003 - 12:04
In this edition of Permanent Damage, we get a breakdown of the Marvel/DC market share and how Wizard cannot and should not rely on that market share to justify it's almost exclusive coverage of Marvel/DC to the exclusion of all other publishers.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 15, 2003 - 10:21
Submitted by Nekomimikun on August 14, 2003 - 07:05
Real Life, the popular comic by Greg Dean, has reached the milestone of 1,000 strips. To celebrate the occasion, the author has made a special strip, with a twist ending.
Submitted by hobounicorn on August 13, 2003 - 18:14
At least according to the Texas courts. This argument may be applied to webcomics, but probably could never be enforced. But still, it's a sad time for that poor Bill of Rights.