Archive - Sep 2004
Submitted by Al Schroeder on September 30, 2004 - 16:17
Skirting Danger's Meredith Gran has formally announced her engagement to long-time boyfriend Nick Yu via her webcomic's blog.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 30, 2004 - 10:29
Is it just me or did Jon Rosenberg draw a Mary Kaye color pink tank with dildo turret for today's Goats?
Submitted by Dedos on September 29, 2004 - 12:05
Lulu.com, the on-demand publishing tool for books, e-books, and other digital content, has expanded its offerings to include a "comic book" size print option.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 29, 2004 - 01:20
Hell if I'd ever heard of the Eagles before. But Scott Kurtz got nominated for an Eagle for Favorite Web-based Comic. It's based on popularity so it's pretty safe to assume that PVP will trash the other two comics--which I'll admit I hadn't heard of prior to this. Actually I'm not shocked I haven't heard much about the other two - Marc Hempell's Naked Brain is part of Sunday Funnies so at least Google knows where to find it but search for "Mike Snart" or "Mike Snart comic" and you basically get stories about it being nominated for an Eagle. Anyone got an actual URL to an actual webcomic called Mike Snart?
Other categories of interest here are Favourite Comics E-Zine with nominations for Newsarama, The Pulse and Sequential Tart and Favourite Comics-Related Website with nominations for Comic Book Resources, Comicon.com and Silver Bullet.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 28, 2004 - 11:55
The Sluggy Freelance Limerick Contest deadline is this Thursday.
"There once was a lop rabbit from Nantucket..."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 28, 2004 - 11:21
I can't recall if Wapsi Square was mentioned in any article this month at Comixpedia so I just wanted to make sure it got some mention. Not only does Taylor deliver great art, he's developed several interesting characters and relationships between them over the life of the strip.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 28, 2004 - 10:52
Boing bOING has the link to a guide produced for US Military and private contractror intended to be used as a sort of "point at a picture" translation device.
The entire guide reminds me a bit of those parody airport safety cards. But I gueses it's entirely serious.
Submitted by Al Schroeder on September 28, 2004 - 09:09
The Webcomic List has announced its first-ever webcomic awards program for 2004. There is no preliminary nomination process; all comics listed on the site before September 20, 2004 are eligible. There are five categories open for voting: Best Overall Comic, Best Use of Humour, Best Drawing Style, Best Website, and Best Concept For a Comic. According to their messageboard, voting should be open for another three weeks.
Webcomics, like most other narrative forms, rely upon interaction and conflict to drive their plots. Fight with your roommate, go out with friends, have dinner with your significant other, argue with a waiter, meet a new boyfriendâ€™s buddies, have lunch with your exâ€™s new ex, or stave off an alien invasion and save the planet. These everyday occurrences provide a launching point to tell a story, develop a character, or make a point.
When we talk about relationships everyoneâ€™s first thought is usually the boyfriend or girlfriend type of attachment. But thatâ€™s far too limiting. There are an infinite number of relationship types out there and romantic ones are merely a subset. Family ties, friendships, professional or co-workers relationships, and housemate situations are some of the more common (and most often presented), but every day we interact with all sorts of people in all sorts of ways.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 27, 2004 - 14:55
Yes the Japanese Beatle is leaving GS, but editor T Campbell has lots of other news on webcomics coming to and going from Graphic Smash.