Archive - Feb 2005
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 7, 2005 - 00:00
Patrick Farley is the creator of some of the most innovative and thought-provoking webcomics created over the past 5 years. Most recently he has been working with Justine Shaw on Mother Of All Bombs, which is reported to debut later this year, but other notable work from Farley includes the ongoing alternate reality story Spiders and Apocamon, a manga-inspired parody of the Book of Revelations.
Now is your chance to ask the questions - we'll take your questions for Patrick Farley for 10 days (Deadline: 2/16/05) and send the top ten moderated posts to Farley for his answers.
Timothy Godek has been producing some delightful comics with the new Infinite Canvas software on his Yellow Light Comics website. His
Tree City was praised by Scott McCloud, and another favorite is his Everybody Loves Chris Ware webcomic.
Last month this column focused on two events where well known, mainstream, creators commented on webcomics and webcomic artists. For this column, the aim is to try to do the opposite and gauge the reaction of webcomic creators to two big events from the mainstream print comic world.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 4, 2005 - 16:34
Ad Grunts is a new strip about advertising. Slickly drawn and funny (two words: Tampon Transformer) this is a promising rookie.
Also creators, J.Cheng & H.B.Flyte, have done a nice job using the blogging software, WordPress, to run the archives for their site.
Submitted by Erik Melander on February 3, 2005 - 19:25
The way 360ep found Corsetto sounds a bit like the webcomics equivalent of "Waitress-working-in-diner-is-discovered-by-movie-director":
Teresa, my first contact from 360, spent a VERY long time looking through those millions and trillions of webcomics and hit Keenspace one day. Now, I don't have anything on Keenspace, but I was about to put Ramblers on Keenspace after I'd finished about a year of it. Well, I never actually got around to that, but somehow Teresa stumbled upon the BEGININGS of what would have been Ramblers on Keenspace, and did a bit of SE work, found me, and then e-mailed me.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 3, 2005 - 17:34
Most folks here are familar with Comixpedia and the Webcomics Examiner but may have overlooked other sites that talk about the broad spectrum of webcomics. Their approaches vary, but are all worth checking out: Time Waster's Guide, Korsil and Kill Boredom.
Kill Boredom, like the Webcomic List has a script that counts how many times readers click through comics on a list (a variation on the traditional Top List scripts). I've never sure what the value of something like that is as I doubt most folks actually conduct their regular reading of webcomics through a portal site. I'm not opposed to lists per se, but I think it'd only be worth the hassle if it was generated from a more useful or valuable set of information than the approaches I've seen to date.
Submitted by Erik Melander on February 3, 2005 - 14:32
Scott Kurtz has announced on his website that, starting April, well known gaming magazine PC Gamer will once again include exclusive PvP strips.
PvP ran in PC Gamer some years ago and I've always felt that I let that opportunity slip through my fingers. I'm thrilled to have PC Gamer welcome PvP back! It's going to feel great to pick the mag off the shelf and find PvP inside.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 3, 2005 - 12:36
Zachary Stroum, the creator of Shaw Island, is considering taking a break from webcomics. He notes that he's been creating webcomics since 1999 (practically the beginning of time for webcomics).
He wrote a pretty thoughtful post on how he wants to make a living from making comics, and what his options might be to get from where he is now to where he wants to be.
There are a couple different solutions to this, so that I can keep drawing comics. Either I can ask you guys for a salary, or I can take the same large chunks of time I'm using to work on this comic, and develop something that would hit the proverbial ball out of the park so that I can eventually do this for a living.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 3, 2005 - 12:28
Penny Arcade, Scott Kurtz, and a host of other artists will be there too.
Submitted by Erik Melander on February 2, 2005 - 15:59
January saw a hint of Justine Shaw and Patrick Farley's The Mother of All Bombs. Today Kean Soo and Hope Larson reveal The Secret Friend Society, and Sara Turner and Jerzy Drozd break the news of their new joint venture Make Like A Tree Comics.