Archive - Dec 31, 2004
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 31, 2004 - 14:10
The Comics Reporter
summarizes a letter from the director of the Comic Book Legal Defence Fund covering their work in 2004. As always, there are a number of important speech related cases and bad laws that the CBLDF took on (or is still fighting).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 31, 2004 - 03:32
Ashton Cummings, PHP Programmer wrote the Kamikazee Comic Updating script used by Sam And Fuzzy. It looks good from the screen shots but I can't tell if it's a script that let's you load a bunch of comics into a directory where they'll be loaded in the future based on file format or one of those scripts where you have to punch in the date of appearance for each one.
Also key would be whether or not it "hides" future comics prior to their publication date.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 31, 2004 - 03:27
The Norm had a proposition for readers after creator Michael Jantze pulled his comic out of the newspaper and left his syndication deal. If he could get 4000 dues-paying members to his website he would keep making new The Norm comic strips.
The amount at issue is (at a minimum) 4000 x $25 or $100,000. That's a lot really in terms of what's been raised by the subscription/fundraising drive model but in some ways it's possible that Jantze is a lot more famous than anyone who has gone this route.
The terms of the drive has always been 4000 or more equals new The Norm and 3999 or less equals a full refund of money to those donating. From the looks of the website they haven't gotten to 4000 yet but I imagine we'll hear the final results at some point in the next couple of days.