Archive - Jun 6, 2004
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 6, 2004 - 22:47
The June issue puts Geekery under the microscope.
Week 1 comes out of the lab freezer with a fresh sample of Geek Women and webcomics, while a Poppycock review whizzes up in the cyclotron. The bunsen burners blast full force, causing interviews with Michael Jantze and Josh Lesnick to bubble and froth in livid neon colors.
Week 1 is alive!!! ALIIIIIIVE!!!!!
"Any female[...] has had to work ten times as hard as her male counterpart to be accepted in their organization. She will be more able, will react quicker, and will generally be much more dangerous. Kill her first." -- Starr, "One Man's War," Preacher
Girl geeks may never have had it better, but that doesn't mean we're altogether finished yet.
The Beginning of the...?
Things are changing for me. I just finished up almost a year of unemployment, but I have a contract position that should turn into a job now. Never say always, though, especially if youâ€™re not good at most things â€“ nothingâ€™s ever certain.
You asked and Josh Lesnick answered. Lesnick's current project is Girly â€“ a sequel of sorts to Wendy and Cute Wendy, yet not a sequel at all. Part of the Keenspot line-up, but also a webcomics entrepreneur in his own right, Lesnick talks about webcomics business, art and INTERWEB drama.
The Geeks Shall Inherit What They're Worth?
So, geek comics.
First of all, anyone who willingly adopts a name stolen from a sub-breed of circus freak that specialized in biting the heads of live poultry should be shot.
That being said, it's about time those alcoholic half-mad savages in the filth-encrusted cages of the carnie sideshow had someone to look down on, and thank you, webcartoonists, for fitting the bill.
Michael Jantze's The Norm may be one of the best comic strips in newspapers today. Although syndicated by King Features Syndicate, Jantze has also stepped up to show keen entrepreneurial initiative, by hopping on the electronic world with a larger business plan, which includes the webcomic world. You can read The Norm online, in collections, and in The Norm Magazine. Jantze also has some web-oriented freebies available on his site.
Remember the magic of the circus? The awestruck glee of children as they watch death-defying entertainers? The whimsical lunacy of the clowns? Yeah, me neither -- but Steve Carey does a fine job of keeping the circus from scarring your soul with Poppycock Circus.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 6, 2004 - 15:12
Alan David Doane has revived Comic Book Galaxy, a site with reviews and interviews about comic books. He has also moved a regular interview series from his blog to Newsarama. The first installment of the new "5 Questions" is with Seth, the cover artist for the first Fantagraphics Peanuts Anthology book.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 6, 2004 - 14:57
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 6, 2004 - 14:40
Scott Kurtz will be co-hosting Fanboy Radio this Sunday from 4-7pm central time. Just point your web browser to Fanboyradio.com and click on the button to LISTEN LIVE. (You'll need real audio to listen to the KTCU college station feed.)
They'll be taking calls tonight. Call the live show live at (817) 257-7631, or post your question in the Fanboy forum.