Archive - Feb 14, 2005
Submitted by Brad Guigar on February 14, 2005 - 17:49
Greystone Inn, the daily webcomic by Brad Guigar, celebrates five years on the Web today.
Greystone Inn appears daily in newspapers such as the Philadelphia Daily News and the Stanford Daily. It appears regularly in the Turlock Journal and the Maine Campus. And a selected strip appears every month in Computer Arts magazine.
Submitted by kittykatya on February 14, 2005 - 15:36
Katsucon, one of the earliest anime conventions on the East Coast, will be featuring an expanded webcomic track this year.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 14, 2005 - 13:37
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 14, 2005 - 12:48
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Neil Cohn has finished his latest webcomic project A Love Story.
Tom Stackpole does the experimental and innovative Invisible Forces for PV Comics and at his own site, bonedancer.com has published such innovative works as Talking Drunk Driver Blues, and the The Diptheria Plague. His newest work at his own site is Jake Dyson's Big Move.
Stackpole took a few minutes out a hectic schedule for an interview with Comixpedia's Al Schroeder.
As with everyone else in the webcomics 'scene,' I've been following the progress of webcomics experimentation with tremendous interest. I track experimental events over on Websnark. I make note of the many and sundry things that webcartoonists do that they simply couldn't do (or at least not do effectively) on paper. And, with time and energy, I've come to develop an opinion about experimentation in webcomics.
Namely, I'm against it.
Money Matters and the Modern Webcomic
Much as some webcartoonists would like to pretend otherwise, webcomics are not really an industry apart. They are part of the larger online content industry, and any analysis of their business has to take the business of all online content into account.
The infinite canvas is one of the more obvious and interesting innovations that the web brings to comics. Since Scott McCloud coined the term in his 2000 book Reinventing Comics and raised the idea in cartoonist's consciousness, there has been much debate over the validity of the infinite canvas as a storytelling device and the difficulty the average webcomics reader has in following an infinite canvas work.