Archive - Jan 2005
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 11, 2005 - 22:29
We were down for about an hour plus at about 6 PM Eastern time tonight. Our host, Bluewho said it was because of increased HTTP traffic that burdened the server. Despite having a lot of pages today (at least for us) - looks like 11,000 plus we are no where near our bandwidth limits for the month (we did about 750 megabytes yesterday - less than 1 gig and I don't think we did more today actually).
I need to figure out whether it was just a lot of visitors today or whether something is goofy with POSTpn that is overtaxing the server. Only thing is I didn't do anything "under the hood" with this most recent website change so I can't think of anything that would be different between last month (when we were fine) and this month (when Bluewho cut us off). Any advice, speculation, diagnostic approaches, etc is appreciated.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 11, 2005 - 13:45
Let's take a look at whether The Harveys are webcomic-friendly or not.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 11, 2005 - 12:40
Morning all. Not much in the way of news this morning (If you've got news, an announcement, blatant hype--send it to us) but a few interesting bits (read on for the news). You may have noticed that the new design is slowly, slightly changing. That's not a sign that it wasn't done yesterday - it's because of the dimensional vortex created by Chris Crosby's cover this month.
Submitted by L_Jonte on January 11, 2005 - 12:10
An all new Arcana Jayne short story begins at GirlAMatic.com today, January 11th. Called "Tango", this installment focuses on Jayne's buddy Padraigh, his birthday, personal epiphanies and new beginnings. All that, and it uses the visual of dance as a subtextual metaphor! Whoo! Par-tay!
Arcana Jayne is written and colored by Lisa R. JontÃ©, with stunning artwork provided by the equally stunning, Lea Hernandez. Updated every Friday, and the current episode is always free!
Submitted by Stuart on January 11, 2005 - 00:54
Stuart Robertson weighs in with an interesting list of comic websites ranked by their PageRank status with Google.
PageRank is Google's way of deciding a page's importance. It's the numeric value assigned to represent how important each page is on the web. When one page links to another, it is effectively casting a vote for that page. Links from pages with a higher PageRank are given more weight in calculating the overall PageRank.
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.