Archive - Jun 2004
Submitted by Phalanx on June 15, 2004 - 12:30
The Historical Romance Comic Crossover (organized by Gloria Manderfield of Night and Day) paired up webcomic artists to create a crossover picture of their characters posing as historical couples. The submisssions are in and you can view the crossover webcomics at the official website.
Read on for the list of paired-up participants.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 14, 2004 - 23:34
Monday's Baldo comic strip has the main character creating a webcomic.
He says "I'm creating a web cartoon... but to be edgy, I'm making my characters really offensive."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 14, 2004 - 23:22
With all the hubbub lately over Something Positive I sat down to read the archives. I've got Year One under my belt. A lot of growth in the first year. Very funny stuff - right up my alley. And the character development is starting to sneak up on you.
And misspellings abound. His fans weren't kidding about the misspellings. :)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 14, 2004 - 22:12
Some good comments in the post. Copyfight calls Bob and George "fanfic." I guess that's probably accurate although most sprite comics don't necessarily stick to the "character" of the sprite image in the same way that I think of fan fic generally doing. Copyfight also corrals in clip art comics which in concept I guess are similar. That is you usually read any of these comics for the writing - not the art.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 14, 2004 - 21:53
Lots of room for more questions here!. At the end of this week, Comixpedia will send the top ten questions to Mr. GPF for answerin'!
Submitted by Meaghan Quinn on June 14, 2004 - 13:23
The Webcomics Examiner -- a new web-based publication that states it will focus on "frank, sophisticated discussions of the boldest new works in the [webcomics] medium" -- was officially launched today.
The inaugural issue includes an interview with Eric Millikin, features on A Dog and His Elephant and Scott McCloud's The Right Number , as well as reviews of Outside the Box, It's About Girls, 1/0, Streets of Northampton and Sexy Losers.
You can learn more about The Webcomics Examiner's mandate and mission here.
Stickler and Hat-trick, in association with Comixpedia, present…
Stickler and Hat-trick at the Keyboard
This week, they review Christopher B. Wright's Help Desk
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Stickler: Welcome back to Stickler and Hat trick at the Keyboard!
This summer, Derek Kirk Kim is teaching Comic Book Illustration to high school students. I read about this on his forum, and then mentioned that if he ever teaches something in Phoenix (my area) or over the Internet, I'd be willing to pay for the experience. Now, I said this in jest to some degree, because I sincerely doubt circumstances would ever bring him to a school in Phoenix to teach, but that second part, about the Internet course, got me thinking.
What if there was a relatively easy way for Derek to offer something like that â€“ an Internet-based course where he offered structured insight into a particular area of creating comics, putting them online, or some other topic relating to comics?
We've all become eggheads.
Faith Erin Hicks' quietly built mountain of accomplishments should serve as a prime example of the value of doing your own thing. With over 700 full-sized comic book pages under the belt, Hicks' long-running webcomic epic, Demonology 101, is finally wrapping up what has turned out to be a 5-episode story arc, spanning across the last 5 years. D101 garnered two WCCA awards in 2003 – Oustanding Writing and Outstanding Black and White Art – while also being nominated for Outstanding Art, Outstanding Character Development, Outstanding Long Form Comic, and Outstanding Dramatic Comic.
In the interview that follows, Meaghan Quinn speaks with Hicks on the origins and the process of Demonology 101; she also speaks about future plans, and gets a few sneak preview details from Hicks about a Fanart and Fanfic contest being held to cap the series end.