Archive - Mar 15, 2004
Submitted by edwardpicot on March 15, 2004 - 13:09
The Hyperliterature Exchange is an online directory of hyperliterature for sale on the Internet. Hyperliterature is defined as "electronic literature, cyberliterature, hypertext, new media literature, non-linear literature, digital poetry, Flash poetry, etc. As a working definition, hyperliterature is literature which makes use of the computerized/digital medium in such a way that it cannot be reproduced in print - for example it employs animations, sound-effects, nonlinear structure, interactivity, or a combination of these."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 15, 2004 - 13:04
John Lee, creator of online comic Suburban Tribe, returned to daily production after a month long hiatus and published his 300th strip this week. The wickedly irreverent comic has been published five days a week since January 2003 and attracts a daily audience of 6,000 loyal readers.
Submitted by Erik Melander on March 15, 2004 - 11:22
Derek Kirk Kim's website Small Stories Online has changed its name to Lowbright.
I never liked "Small Stories" and really it was just a placeholder until I could think of something better. Also, smallstoriesonline.com is just too damn long, and everyone kept mistyping it as smallstories.com.
Lowbright is also the name of the continuing print series that he will start sometime this year. It will feature stories that are already available on the website, as well as a new story which first will be serialized online.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 15, 2004 - 11:16
Temple City, CA, March 15, 2004 - Keenspot Entertainment, the most popular publisher of exclusive online comics since its launch in 2000, has announced its total revenues for 2003 grew by 81.2% over the previous year's total, making it their highest-grossing and most profitable year ever. With the soaring popularity of new and existing features, even greater growth is predicted for 2004.
"Our 2003 gross of $188,475 is an 82.5% jump over 2002's $103,976 in revenues," said Chris Crosby, Keenspot Co-CEO "These numbers certainly aren't spectacular in comparison to major traditional print publishers, but they show that webcomics are a thriving, growing industry that could be a major force in the future of entertainment. Along with fellow digital comics publishers like Modern Tales and Wirepop, we're slowly but surely building a webcomics industry chock full of original new characters and concepts."