Archive - 2004
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 28, 2004 - 14:16
Today I see that Scott McCloud picked up on Manley's blurb and said "Quite an archive of strange, beautifully rendered comics has been growing at DeadMouse.net."
Comixpedia advertising in action? :)
P.S.I'm reading Ballad on deadmouse.net right now - beautifully rendered work.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 24, 2004 - 14:53
Check out Meetup.com to get the details on the next meeting of the Washington Webtoonists. This group just got started by T Campbell this fall and seems wide open to become whatever local webcomic creators want it to be.
UPDATE: Okay, I'm confused - is the NoVa group the same as WW or a different group? NoVa is meeting December 1st in Manasas. WW is meeting December 7th in Fairfax. I guess they're different!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 24, 2004 - 12:37
Webcomics Visitor bills itself as a guide for parents and puritans. It only has a few posts so hard to judge at this point but it appears to be intent on categorizing webcomics (these are not "reviews") and providing some basic info on author, story summary, update schedule and any content warnings.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 23, 2004 - 19:24
There is a great deal of information about the recently announced efforts of Keenspot to get into the newspaper comics business on the KeenSyndicate blog. In addition to a few entries about the business efforts, there is further explanation of the backend system Keenspot is employing to automate the delivery of comics to participating newspapers.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 23, 2004 - 19:15
ComicCovers.com lets you search through a ton of scans of comic book covers.
link via BoING BOing.
Submitted by GregUSA on November 23, 2004 - 18:10
The East Meets South Anime Convention will be held December 3-5 in Anniston, AL. EMS will have the traditional 24-hour anime and gaming, plus many related events.
There will be a webcomics panel at Noon on Saturday featuring Greg Carter, author of no frailtyand founder of UpDown Studio, Jennie Breeden, author of The Devil's Panties, and J. Scism, author of Slumbuzzle.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 23, 2004 - 13:21
Eric Burns recaps a particularly immersive moment in the City of Heroes RPG. I've been toying with the idea of buying this game knowing that if I do something else will suffer (I am literally booked up between work and hobbies and family everyday all the time and have been for a couple of years).
Anyhow this is a nice entry from websnark - funny, informative and honestly enthusiastic about its subject matter. It's exactly why I like reading Burns' blog.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on November 23, 2004 - 13:17
A new book by Greystone Inn's Brad Guigar, "The Everything Cartooning Book," starts appearing in bookstores nationwide this week.
It covers all forms of print cartooning from conception to creation to promotion to publication. It covers comic strips, single-panel gag comics, political cartoons, caricature and more. It starts with the mechanics of drawing and goes even further with chapters on perspective, composition, character design, and lettering.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 23, 2004 - 12:30
Sean Wilson of Boychild Productions dropped me a press release about his new manga series featuring Japanese creator work. I couldn't find anything remotely webcomic related about it, but it is a nice website and the sample art from the book looks promising.
Apparently Wilson was interviewed by PopImage recently.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 23, 2004 - 11:59
If you were missing some Roomies action throughout the sci/fi romp that was It's Walky!, David Willis brings you Roomies Redux!, his current storyline.