Archive - Jan 10, 2005
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 10, 2005 - 12:59
Can you believe this is the 24th issue of Comixpedia? I really can't. (My wife can't either!) More importantly I can't believe it took us 24 issues to get to the funny in webcomics.
Along with some of the obvious front page changes we made for 2005, I am sad but relieved to announce that we're suspending the separate staff blog, 24 Hour Pixel People, for the time being. The two primary authors were myself and Erik Melander. Erik is now penning a monthly column for Comixpedia (the first installment of which is now up) and I'm stretched too thin as it is. But we will continue to provide news and views right here on the front page of Comixpedia. So let's get to those news and views.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 10, 2005 - 01:45
For January 2005, we present the FUNNY Issue, a serious look at humor in webcomics featuring a cover from Chris Crosby in the super Superosity style. Leading us off is a discussion of the funny with some creators who make us laugh on a regular basis: John Troutman, Randy Milholland, Maritza Campos, David Wright, Brad Guigar and Ryan North. We also have a review of Jeph Jacques' Questionable Content and an interview with Tauhid Bondia, creator of Spells & Whistles. This month is also the debut of a new column, Through the Looking Back Glass, by Erik Melander. Every month, Erik will take a look back at the most recent webcomic news and connect the dots between the events of the day.
Jeff Rowland is the community interviewee this month - be sure to ask him something about his new project and his continuing diary comic, Overcompensating as well as his association with the Dumbrella conspiracy.
Have I mentioned that I love roundtables? See, all you need to do is think of four or five good questions and ask them to some of the foremost talents in webcomics today, many of whom are surprisingly willing to share their wisdom. Then just sit back and let the intellectual capital flood in. Itâ€™s a great racket.
This roundtable, incidentally, is about humor.
Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques is a stylish, indie-rock sitcom. Marten, a young, navel-gazy music nerd, finds himself with a dilemma: a hot, sassy woman with subcultural clue has moved into his apartment. And she's not interested.
Coffee, relationships, banter, youth. You know the drill. It's a good drill, with sharp bits, tight t-shirts, and occasional references to bands you know absolutely nothing about.
Through the Looking Back Glass: 2004 Is No More
Everyday of every month, news from the world of webcomics sweeps past us and we don't always have time to make sense of it all. In this new monthly column, our very own Erik Melander tracks down the headlines of the most recent month gone by and connects the dots for you in snappy prose.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 10, 2005 - 00:00
Jeff Rowland is the creator of not one but two of the most beloved webcomics, When I Grow Up and WIGU. He also does the regularly updated journal comic Over Compensated and has made noises about starting another daily webcomic now that he has finished with WIGU.
All that and he's part of the Dumbrella crew as well. Post your questions for Rowland, one to a post and we'll send the top ten moderated questions on for answers. We'll take questions until January 21st.
Tauhid Bondia has been doing several different webcomics over the past few years. His Spells and Whistles draws many readers daily, and Susie View, the comic he draws with another author, has been accepted by comics.com as perhaps the first step towards syndication.
Often controversial and outspoken, he recently got a deluge of hate mail for having one of his elven characters show his prejudice against black elves--which is ironic, since Tauhid himself is African-American, and he was exposing his character's bigotry, not endorsing it. He was kind enough to grant us this interview.