Archive - Oct 9, 2005
For years Mike (Grimwit the Clown) Rojas has been alternately entertaining and horrifying readers of Natch Evil with the story of Saffron, a maniacally gleeful female "lust killer." It seemed fitting in the month of Halloween to interview the creator of one of the most entertaining homicidal maniac in webcomics.
With the arrival of October, many countries around the world begin to celebrate Halloween. What better time to celebrate the ghouls, goblins, witches and demons that roam this earth better than with a good webcomic? There are many webcomics out there that address the issues of heaven and hell, demons and deities, and good vs. evil. However, few of them approach the subject quite as well as Jack does.
September held a number of news items which are worth mentioning. First and foremost, the Webcomic Telethon collected an impressive amount of money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Penny Arcade Expo returned for its second year, this time bigger and with more media coverage. Keenspot is working towards fulfilling its plans announced at Comic-Con. Keen announced that they have signed with Fox Television to develop Owen Dunne's webcomic You Damn Kid! for television. And both Keenspot and Modern Tales are looking for advertising sales representatives.
But the origin of this month's column cannot be traced back to those entries. Instead, it is the creation of the webcomic wiki at Comixpedia.org, or more specifically the Websnark post that sparked its creation and gave rise to this month's stream of consciousness. What is interesting in this entry is not the proposal and its results (both intriguing by themselves), but something much more minuscule. Something that could be found in Burns' discussion about Wikipedia's way of measuring a webcomics significance and his own suggestion of how to do it.
Submitted by Benjamin Birdie on October 9, 2005 - 22:13
Benjamin Birdie moves his Modern Tales comic Genre City: Plan B to his WebComicsNation site making all of the archives free for all readers new and old.