Archive - Jan 24, 2005
Submitted by Erik Melander on January 24, 2005 - 16:59
Nicole Jantze told the Pulse "a lot" of subscribers signed on at more than the base $25 -- and the final result was close enough to move ahead. "Michael decided to take a leap of faith and see what could happen." They are still getting subscribers and expect more in the days and weeks to come.
Jantze succinctly sums up her husband's ability to continue with new strips for pay as a huge victory. "It shows that with no marketing, a syndicated cartoonist can leave papers and still make a living," she told the Pulse.
Submitted by Erik Melander on January 24, 2005 - 15:27
A few more blogs about comics beyond beloved Websnark worth mentioning to Comixpedia readers:
Digital Strips describes itself as "a blog of the web comics scene. Here you'll find reviews, links, and comments of our favorite digital comic strips. Space for comics in newspapers is limited and dwindling, but the internet is a wide open canvas." Recent good posts include this one about podcasting webcomics and this one about webcomics versus Garfield (Or at least there's a picture of Tycho kicking Garfield's butt).
You might also check out the just restarted Evil Network which used to be a directory but is now a blog.
Last, you may already be reading I Read the Comics So You Don't Have To, but if you're not and you've ever smirked over inane newspaper comics or just wanted Apartment 3-G to speed things up for cryin' out loud then this is a blog for you.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 24, 2005 - 12:14
Kelly J. Cooper (Executive Editor of Comixpedia) also led a second panel on webcomics and when she's fully recovered from the weekend, I'm hoping she'll update this entry with her own thoughts on the Arisia convention.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 24, 2005 - 01:26
For week 3, Eric Burns reviews Goats and Al Schroeder talks with Kristopher Straub and Chex of Checkerboard Nightmare. Concentrated funny right there!
We also have a tutorial on the basics of drawing, scanning and saving from Chris "Frodo" Furniss.
Finally, we've got the first installment of a new column from Ping Teo called "Essence of". I'm excited about this because (okay I'm excited about all things Comixpedia) Ping's column will be in the form of a comic.
Thanks for submitting your questions for Jeff Rowland - they are now in route (or soon will be) to Jeff through the internets. We await his answers.
So. You want to do a webcomic, you have the drawing skills, you just want to know the magical way to get it from the paper to the screen. It's pretty basic, and I can show you how! Join me on this magical journey of... magicness (thesauruses are for chumps).
In the first installment of a new column "Essence Of...", contributor Ping Teo distills the essence from one of the web's most popular and long-running webcomics, GPF.
Ten days after 9/11 (which would make it 9/21, for those of you with some arithmetical deficiencies), Goats took the first step towards returning to normal life. They didnâ€™t do it with a long, poignant speech, the way David Letterman and Jon Stewart did. They did it with a short acknowledgment, and a joke.
For years now Kristofer Straub has been chronicling the ambitious publicity-hungry doings of Chex in Checkerboard Nightmare. Whenever webcomics is beginning to take itself too serioiusly, Chex is there, to remind us to laugh. Up until now Straub and Chex have never appeared in an interview together but now we bring you this Comixpedia exclusive: the first joint Straub/Chex interview.