Archive - 2004
It's easy to say things like Art is Expression. Or Art is Perception ...is Catharsis ...is Truth. (...is etc.)
But here's the not-so-easy conundrum: when you allow others to take a peek at your Art, how are they supposed to react? How are they supposed to give an opinion? More specific to this publication, how are they supposed to give a review?
Think about it – who out there is perfectly at ease saying they’re qualified to render a critical judgement on Expression, Catharsis, Perception, or Truth?
American Elf: The Collected Sketchbook Diaries of James Kochalka compiles five years of Kochalka's journal comic into one volume. Most narrative artforms engage in at least some bit of hyper-reality, that is condensing stories to leave out the boring or nonessential parts. What can we make of a book then, that is comprised entirely of bits and pieces, and is just as likely to leave out important events as include them?
Thinking about starting up a webcomic? Has the thought ' Hey, if they can do it, so can I!' ever crossed your mind?
You've been reading my comic, haven't you?
Before you start looking around for a place to host a comic (or wondering what hosting is and if it requires deviled eggs) or thinking about what kind of comic you would like to do, there are some simple things you should be aware of. Proceed with caution, my friend, for the trip down into webcomic creation is a perilous path!! But avoid these pitfalls and you'll be fine.
In Real Life, Greg Dean has incorporated practically everyone he has ever met into a character for the webcomic. Okay, maybe not everyone (as Dean explains below). Real Life ran for a long time on Keenspot before Dean went independent. We gathered ten of the readers questions and sent them to Dean who answers are below the fold.
Thor Jensen wandered the country on a Greyhound bus after 9/11, and recorded his journey in Red Eye, Black Eye, running on Serializer.net. He was kind enough to give us a great interview and a peek at his next work, for the first time anywhere.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 28, 2004 - 17:11
I missed Political Demon during our Politics issue but it's still worth mentioning. Not extremely funny or satirical, but slickly drawn and showing both promise and a fairly regular update schedule.
This one could be worth keeping tabs on.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 28, 2004 - 17:06
It would be an interesting thing to host here at Comixpedia as well but the need may already be filled with two active groups in other places. Still if anyone is interested in starting something like this I'd be up for providing a home for it on the forums.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 28, 2004 - 15:54
This handy guide provides a good reference sheet for copyright issues with regards to comics.
Brad Templeton's webpage is also a good cheat sheet for copyright issues, particularly with regards to the Internet.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 28, 2004 - 15:50
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 28, 2004 - 14:54
Time.comix gives a good review to Suspended in Language, written by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated by Leland Purvis. The book offers a biography of the life and work of Danish theoretical physicist Niels Bohr, famous for his pioneering work on atomic power.
This is the kind of book I'd like to see reviewed in GNR. Not sure if that's necessary given Time.comix's coverage but it's not an art book or a superhero book. It just looks interesting.