Archive - Jan 2005
Submitted by JaM on January 28, 2005 - 13:56
Today, on his LiveJournal, Mitch Clem announced his return to his comic Nothing Nice To Say (NN2S). NN2S will return on February 2nd and continue with a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. Currently, Clem is working on bringing the archive back online after moving the site to a new server.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 28, 2005 - 12:54
Here's an interesting thread about how to get on Keenspot that veers off into discussion of why some Keenspot webcomics do better then others. THE O'XEREXES FACTOR: Here's my NO SPIN OPINION for the day - Carson Fire should move Elf Life to Graphic Smash or Modern Tales. Elf Life is more like an independent movie than a blockbuster and needs an environment that will help to nurture it and maybe put a few nickels in his pocket in the meantime.
And now on with the news...
Submitted by joshnickerson on January 27, 2005 - 22:17
If you live in Georgia, and are a fan of indie comics, you might want to take a drive to Athens, Georgia (home of the UGA Bulldogs, woot!) this Saturday and check out the FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival, featuring many regional and not so regional independent cartoonists pimping their creations! You can read all about it on the FLUKE website.
Submitted by goonigoogoo on January 27, 2005 - 13:39
So there's a little bit going on this morning. Read the extended entry for the news. This weekend will be the last installment of our January issue - we have another installment of Damonk's column along with reviews and interviews. Next month - "To The Infinite Canvas and Beyond" or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Long-Form Webcomic".
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 27, 2005 - 13:11
Last year in February I wrote a bit about the comics blogosphere - those writers blogging about comics, online and off. Today, CBR takes a look at the status of the comics blogosphere as we begin 2005.
Submitted by Erik Melander on January 27, 2005 - 12:55
Pulse has a full report on the arrest of two children at a Florida school for drawing a violent stick figure comic.
The report contains comments by the Excecutive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Charles Brownstein.
I get one of these every five or six weeks, like clockwork. [...] Three weeks ago I fielded a call from a girl in New Hampshire who was expelled for bringing a Penny Arcade comic to school parodying the Liefeld-style 'babe' costumes.
Submitted by Erik Melander on January 26, 2005 - 13:00
According to a news post made by Scott Kurtz, the Kansas City Star has not dropped PvP. Apparently, the Star sometimes does not have the space to run the comic in the tech section, which means it gets left out of that issue.
Kurtz also talks about "phase two" of his free syndication scheme, providing a "family friendly" version of PvP and the problems that that entails.
You would not believe what has to be edited out. I can't even say "God." If Brent says "God, that's awful." it must be changed to "Man, that's awful."
Submitted by Erik Melander on January 25, 2005 - 14:12
The Beat reports that Bill Jemas' 360ep, a marketing and licensing management company, has signed Danielle Corsetto's Girls with slingshots. 360ep will represent Corsetto's webcomic for licensing and publishing opportunities and the webcomic will also join 360ep's Herorealm.com lineup.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 25, 2005 - 12:11
Meaghan Quinn has the Keenspot newsbox today with news on the wrap-up of her Eat The Roses webcomic. Luckily for Quinn fans, however, she notes that the end of ETR will lead directly into the beginning of ETR2.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 25, 2005 - 11:39
Newspapers are struggling with how to make a go of it in an increasingly web-only world. Many employ a strategy of giving aways the news but charging for their archives. Coincidently that's the strategy employed by the Modern Tales family of subscription websites.
A couple of plugged-in commentators (Dan Gillmor and Cory Doctorow) argue that for newspapers, both financial incentives and an appreciation of what it means to be a paper of record in the digital age mean that newspapers should give away their archives for free forever.