Archive - Feb 2004
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 29, 2004 - 00:14
Basically I have this library-esque room in our house to do the bills and work on comics and websites. Unfortunately my organization methods can leave a lot to be, oh, desired is such a strong word, how about: garnered? Anyhow today I cleaned up lots but I have a couple of piles of swag and other stuff on the floor. Time to tackle the last mountain - what's in there?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 28, 2004 - 23:19
Intelligent Life, created by Chris Furniss, is going on hiatus until April or May. Chris is taking a trip to Ireland in mid-March, and working on a full-length comic book about his experiences. Be sure to check out the end of Episode 4, and if you haven't read Intelligent Life, the complete archives are free at onlinecomic.net.
Submitted by cayetano garza on February 28, 2004 - 15:37
Cayetano "cat" Garza is currently looking for a new cartoonist to take up the drawing chores on CUENTOS DE LA FRONTERA. The hope is to find someone to work with writer J. Whiddon on the CUENTOS adventure storyline that has been developed with he and Garza while Cat moves on to create a new CUENTOS spin-off series that will focus on adapting more border folk tales into comics art. Currently on hiatus, CUENTOS will relaunch once a suitable new artist has been found and a bit of a backlog of work has been created.
Submitted by losttoy on February 28, 2004 - 15:36
The Ann Arbor Book Festival is currently looking for people to speak on the topics of commerce, technology and innovation in comics. They are already in the process of contacting and negotiating with names like Scott McCloud and Will Eisner. If this is something you or somebody you know would be interested in, please contact David Ano.
Submitted by Adrian on February 27, 2004 - 11:09
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 27, 2004 - 11:05
We had a "bandwidth exceeded" going for awhile this morning but we're back. You folks keep reading the site and look where it got us! :)
Luckily this was a very minor problem compared to earlier server "issues" this year. Although this shouldn't happen again feel free to email xerexes at comixpedia dot com if you see anything amiss with the site.
Don't forget that today is the poll to pick the next page for the Weekly Webcomic Jam! Read 'em and vote!!!
Submitted by David Wright on February 27, 2004 - 02:12
Collective Inkwell is proud to announce that writing group, United Heroes, have joined our Collective! TechnoAthiest is doing a regular column, called Geek Speak 101, which will focus on all things geek. This week's column might be of interest to webcomic people in particular, how to improve your search rankings--without spending money.
Submitted by Justinpie on February 27, 2004 - 01:37
This Wired article punctuates the great divide that still remains between webcomics and their print counterparts.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 26, 2004 - 14:01
Neil Gaiman blogs about the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upholding his victory over publisher Todd MacFarlane in the district court below. Gaiman and MacFarlane are now officially co-copyright holders in some of the Spawn characters. Gaiman also clarifies that MacFarlane probably does not hold any interests in the Miracleman/Marvelman character.
Link via Monitor Duty.
update: link to Judge Posner's opinion.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 25, 2004 - 15:43
The Beat this week talks about possible successors to Journalista! as blog-central for comics reading on the Internet. Not a bad read.