Archive - Aug 2004
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 31, 2004 - 16:54
Nominees for this year's Ignatz Awards were announced. In Promising New Talent, Svetlana Chmakova of Chasing Rainbows (www.girlamatic.com, www.svetlania.com) grabbed a nomination.
In the Outstanding Online Comic category:
American Elf, James Kochalka, americanelf.com
Apocamon, Patrick Farley, e-sheep.com
Desert Rocks, J.J. Naas, dr.ungroup.net
The Pain â€¦ When Will it End?, Timothy Kreider, thepaincomics.com
Tailipoe, Craig Boldman, craigboldman.com
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 31, 2004 - 15:38
Jon Rosenberg writes how the Wall Street Journal picked up on his effort to hand out Republicans for Voldemort stickers outside the Republican convention. Not a bad publicity effort for Goats (how much overlap is there between the Goats audience and subscribers to the Wall Street Journal?) as the Journal actually wrote a bit about the webcomic as well as the sticker campaign.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 31, 2004 - 00:06
The Guardian reviews Art Spielgelman's In the Shadow of Two Towers. This is a really detailed piece with the depth I don't think you usually see given to comics.
(link from bugpowder)
Submitted by Clay on August 30, 2004 - 23:27
WirePop is now almost a year old! The first and only subscription site to offer nothing but great Manga-styled comics is opening its doors to new talent once again.
Submitted by kjc on August 30, 2004 - 20:06
Who gets tattoos? Well, according to this website, awesome people! The creator of Daily Dinosaur Comics has put together a page with "the express purpose ... to encourage more people to get crazy drawings burned into their skin." If you have any pictures of webcomics tattoos, you might consider telling this guy about it.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 30, 2004 - 16:45
Neil Cohn has started a forum on visual arts theory. Just getting underway so it might be a few days before the place is humming but I suspect it will indeed hum.
In fact, I already found a link there to a blog on visual arts that may be of interest when it too begins to hum. Visual Culture and Language is Professor Kevin Brooks new blog.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 30, 2004 - 00:10
Gutterflycomix.com has gone through many changes in the four years since its inception, but Gutterfly's founders are letting us know that those changes are only the beginning. Video games, a public comics listing, and a new server are all in the works for this pop-culture comics hub.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 27, 2004 - 22:18
Cartoonretro is an interesting subscription site at $5 a month. It's a new project from Shane Glines, creator of the Cartoon & Illustration Paradise website. Cartoonretro is devoted to celebrating and exploring the largely forgotten work of great artists, cartoonists, illustrators, photographers, filmmakers, actors, musicians and industrial designers from approximately 1925 through 1939.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 27, 2004 - 12:03
The Kingdom of Loathing is quite addictive. It's free and the funniest RPG since Zork.
Submitted by Dedos on August 27, 2004 - 11:33
The first webcomic to host its own large-scale convention, Penny Arcade's Penny Arcade Exposition (PAX) opens its doors tomorrow morning. 1,337 gaming aficionados have pre-registered for this massive event taking place in Bellvue, WA. Attendees can expect two days packed to the gills with games! Role-playing, board, card, and of course, video games will be well represented.