Archive - Dec 2005
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 27, 2005 - 12:45
Comixpedia.com is pointing to the new site for me now - if anyone is still having issues post a comment or email me - I can't fix it if I don't know about it!
So how many of you managed to piss off a relative or two over holiday visits? Ah, the holidays full of cheer and... vinegar!
SGR's Shelly is recapping John Allison's top 20 albums this week. So far, I only own the Decembrists album, perhaps I am older then I realize...
Peter Bagge has a new rant-style webcomic up at Reason, this time about Amtrak.
Not a webcomic but Tom Spurgeon reports that the reprint of the Little Nemo In Slumberland books have almost sold out of their 5000 print run and the publisher will print another edition.
And over at gaming website Joystiq, Foxtrot and CAD are neck and neck in their vote for webcomic of the week.
Submitted by NightgigTim on December 27, 2005 - 11:45
Record your webcomic-related New Years Resolutions in mp3 format, and send them to us at Gigcast@nightgig.com! We'll play the best on The first Gigcast of 2006! It's a great way to promote your webcomic!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 25, 2005 - 21:51
Here's a list of the ones I have right now in the Library - if you know of others give me the name and the URL so I can add them. I'm calling them affiliates but the idea is groups of creators who've banded together for artistic and/or business reasons. They should have about 5 or more members (approx.).
- * Ape Law
- * Biscuit Press
- * Blank Label Comics
- * Boxcar Comics
- * Dayfree Press
- * Dumbrella
- * Hot Bullet Press
- * Pants Press
- * Teh Gewd Guys
- * The Nice
- * UpDown Studio
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 24, 2005 - 23:20
A couple of suggestions for holiday weekend themed webcomics: When Old Nick steals Saint Nick's job, the fate of the world is at stake and it's up to Little Timmy Smithers to save christmas...if he can. Read Adam White's and Matt Black's Feliz Navidamned!
And the classic Saturnalia by Patrick Farley which is about "paganism, christmas, yule, winter solstice, horned god" and is NSFW.
Post your suggestions in the comments. Happy holidays to all.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 24, 2005 - 23:12
Hopefully this is a good week to finish moving Comixpedia to its new site. The design for the new site isn't done but should be before the end of the year.Tonight the url Comixpedia.com will be detached to start the process of pointing it to the new site. So Comixpedia.com will be wonky for awhile. (Comixpedia.net will continue to get you to the original site and comixpedia.org will continue to point to the Webcomics Encyclopedia). We'll be serving the news from altertainment.net now until the move is finished - but I've set up Comixpedia.net to get the RSS feed from it in the meantime.
Submitted by Lance_S on December 24, 2005 - 01:20
A late night wrap up of the week that was. And Happy Holidays to everyone around the world. Stay safe and happy out there.
New group blog, FLEEN on webcomics spawned by Jon Rosenberg. Although I don't agree with Rosenberg's categorial rant on creator-written articles about webcomics, I am all in favor of FLEEN's stated mission of using non-webcomics creators to write on webcomics. Because anything that draws in more good writers interested in writing about webcomics is a good thing for webcomics and frankly for Comixpedia. Don't get me wrong, I love our current crew of contributors. It's just given our ridiculously low pay (BUT HEY! COMIXPEDIA DOES PAY FOR CONTRIBUTIONS, if you hadn't heard that) it's not easy to recruit people who don't already love the medium going in.
Also Eric wrote an essay responding to Jon's post. Since Eric is a webcomic creator and critic, it's not surprising he was interested in responding to Jon.
I also got a press release from Powerful Press about new issues of their comic titles, METADAWN and NOCTURNAL ESSENCE. Right now all of the archives at their site are free to readers.
Speaking of writing about comics it's been awhile since I've mentioned it so here's the link to the Comics Blog Update Machine where you can find up-to-the-minute links to a lot of blogs on comics.
And last but not least - here's the latest addition to the new Comixpedia creators library: Kevin Robertson. Robertson's webcomic is Beyond The Punchline.
Submitted by Raymunde on December 23, 2005 - 19:56
After a tumultuous beginning, The Floor by Eric Lindgren finally finds a place to settle... and remodel!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 23, 2005 - 02:30
So um I just got around to watching the Fantastic Four movie on DVD. Geez they botched that one pretty bad. Instead of an interesting character study of four messed up individuals and there relationships with each other they made a pretty generic good guys versus a bad guy movie. At least The Thing worked okay - that's a hard character design to translate to the screen and most of the time I could get past the actor wearing a foot of latex around his body.
And completely unrelated to that, here's a website where you can generate Diesel Sweetie-like speech bubbles.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 22, 2005 - 12:30
Joe Martin is going to self-syndicate his comic strips. Martin is a prolific creator of comic strips with three projects in newspapers (and he indicates in this article he has two more on the way). He was formerly with Tribune Media Services.
Submitted by Snoozer on December 22, 2005 - 12:12
Alpha Shade's Alpha Rant releases their first audio box set and animated DVD, giving their fans an unbelievable 107 hours of audio and one full hour of animation.