Archive - Apr 20, 2004
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 20, 2004 - 23:57
Monkey Man Brad Hawkins wrote me to let me know he's doing the 24 Hour deal.
"Just wanted to let you guys know I'm gonna do the 24-Hour Comic challenge this Saturday. (www.24hourcomics.com) From 7am Saturday to 7am Sunday (central) I'll be drawing and posting and blogging about it."
Hawkins will be posting his project at http://www.monkeylaw.org/24.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 20, 2004 - 23:54
24 Hour Comics Day is fast approaching. This Saturday, April 24th, cartoonists all over will face the 24 hour comics challenge. To help cartoonists face this challenge, some comic book stores, educational insitutions, and comics clubs are hosting special 24 Hour Comics Day events. They'll be providing cartoonists with a space to work, access to food and drink, and camaraderie. While some stores may set the cartoonists up in off-site locations, other stores will have the cartoonists work inside the store itself, so comics fans can gather and watch.
As of today there are 54 event locations in 24 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces plus South Korea. How many webtoonists are going to try to go the distance? Post a comment here and we'll run a list of folks on the site on Saturday.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 20, 2004 - 14:28
Scott Kurtz's PvP will be moving from a bi-monthly to a monthly schedule beginning this July. The move, starting with PvP #9, follows the June release of the first PVP trade paperback, which collects the first six issues of the Image comic. While not entirely unexpected, the success of PVP at Image has delighted Kurtz, and the move to monthly status is an tribute to that success.
"I can't believe I just finished my first year with Image Comics," said Kurtz. "I was so terrified the market wouldn't support a black-and-white humor book that Frank Cho didn't draw, but lo and behold, sales have been great and reaction has been overwhelming. Retailers and fans alike have been asking me to go monthly, and I finally feel secure enough to take that plunge."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 20, 2004 - 14:23
In response to wide-ranging discussion over his recent art sale (where Carson Fire discussed the potential removal of parts of his archives if he was not able to raise sufficient funds to pay the rent), Carson Fire has pledged to spend this week "goof[ing] on Carson Fire's archive deletion scandal."
The strips are actually part of Fire's new daily gag strip at the Elf Life website, Garden Gnome.