Archive - Apr 2004
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2004 - 18:07
Webcomic Fan is a site devoted to, yep, webcomics. It has a link to Comixpedia with a thoughtful description:
To describe The Kuna Melba News as "The CNN of Kuna, Idaho" would be misleading. While that description is accurate in the sense that of all the news periodicals published in Kuna, Idaho, the Kuna Melba News is arguably the best, it misleads the reader in the sense that the mental image one gets when one imagines CNN -- a giant, sprawling network of buildings scattered across the world, staffed by thousands -- is a far, far cry from the reality of the humble offices of the Kuna Melba News. In the same way, I am reluctant to describe Comixpedia as "The CNN of Webcomics."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2004 - 16:01
Reading up on MT again. A new series from Gene Yang is awfully good. Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order is a great blend of ideas, relationships and science fiction/fantasy. All four main characters are well drawn (both in terms of art and narrative).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2004 - 15:06
What's going on with the WCCAs this year?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2004 - 14:47
A quick glance at ongoing series at WirePop:
Dans L'Metro has luminous art. The soft-edged images are often beautiful. Nice contrast for a horror story.
Steady Beat seems like fun. Any comic with soccer in it is alright with me.
Forgot to mention which while still slow in the plot department shows promise of picking up the action soon. It is also a comic that does eyes and hair really well. Weird, huh? I"d say "does faces" well but sometimes the effect of the art is that the people look a little too much like fashion ads instead of characters in a comic.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2004 - 13:33
"I've got the Holy Grail! I'm goin' live forever!"
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2004 - 13:26
While not yet approaching Black Album remix status, I have noticed a trend of using Outkast's Hey Ya to create silly videos. This one throws in a bunch of game characters. (You mya have already seen this as it was linked to by Metafilter.
Not as good as the Peanuts take on Hey Ya, but not bad.
UPDATE: It looks like United Media actually sent a cease and desist letter to the creator of the Peanuts video - he's removed all of it from his site.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 29, 2004 - 10:24
Well I got a chance to skim and read TCJ the last couple of nights. Excellant interview with Drew Weing - lots of space devoted to a promising artist. Nice to see Weing give some credit to the web as a platform for comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 29, 2004 - 10:22
Neilalien came up with a clever way to link to Graphic Smash - he took the GS RSS feed and using Feedroll set up a little box on his site that links to the two most recently updated GS comics. Clever!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 29, 2004 - 10:21
I just read the archives for Awesome Gamers by Dave Kelly and it just stops last year. Did he get bored with it or run out of time? It's a pretty good parody of games, and gaming webcomics. It's also vintage Dave Kelly (if it's not too soon to say such a thing).
Kelly falls on the "comix" side of webcomics. I read somewhere (can't recall now, apologize) someone comparing him, in spirit, to Crumb. I can see that, a little.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 28, 2004 - 12:57