Archive - 2004
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 27, 2004 - 15:59
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 27, 2004 - 15:36
This just may be the slowest news week of the year for webcomics.
In other news, I detect a shortage of webcomics working Half Life 2 (probably the most impressive video game ever in my humble opinion) into their work. Here's one from VG Cats, one and another one from Penny Arcade and here's my favorite (so far) from Ctrl-Alt-Del.
Am I missing any other good ones?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 21, 2004 - 23:50
I may be one of the last persons in the world to discover Amy Winfrey's series of web animations, Making Fiends but I can't be the absolute last one.
High Concept Summary: Remember that episode of the Twilight Zone with the boy who could make anything happen and had the whole town scared of him? That's Vendetta. She's paired up with an insanely optimistically clueless little girl with a heart of gold named Charlotte. It's cute, it's creepy and it's very funny.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 21, 2004 - 13:29
Phillip from the Goats team reports that Goats has ditched Interland and moved to VOXROX servers. Here's hoping that the new servers never go down.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 21, 2004 - 13:21
Editor and Publisher reports that Arizona State University student Tony Carrillo--the winner of the first-ever "mtvU Strips" contest--will sign a development deal with United Feature Syndicate.
Carrillo's strip F Minus was chosen by "Dilbert" creator Scott Adams of United, "Get Your War On" creator David Rees, and nearly 200,000 online voters at mtvU.com. That's the Web site of mtvU, which broadcasts to more than 700 college campuses.
Link grabbed from Comics Reporter.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 21, 2004 - 12:27
Websnark wrote about this Yirmumah today, but I wanted to draw attention to this recent installment where D.J. Coffman recounts his earliest memories of wanting to be a cartoonist. Of course nothing turns out as we envision it as a child, particularly what we might have imagined as the glamorous life of a cartoonist.
If you are making comics, when did you first think "I want to do this" and what are you doing now?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 20, 2004 - 13:14
ICv2 is reporting that Todd McFarlane's comic book publishing company is filing for bankruptcy under chapter 11 (that's the part of the code where companies try to reorganize and resurface later).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 20, 2004 - 12:11
TCJ has posted an audio file of its 1990 interview with cartoonists Steve Bissette (Swamp Thing) and Scott McCloud (Zot!, Understanding Comics) on the subject of creators' rights. Generally, TCJ only makes this available for the month so I expect it will go away at the end of December.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 19, 2004 - 13:15
Artificial Time by Rao was covered by both the QuÃ©bec radio-station Radio-Canada, and the Sherbrooke newspaper La Tribune. The radio interview aired last Monday, December 10th, and the newspaper article will be published this week.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 17, 2004 - 18:07
RyanE is the Ironman of continuous comic-making.
Or he's insane. Either way I hope we get to see the results of his project.