Archive - May 2005
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 31, 2005 - 23:58
Concerned by Chris Livingston is sort of "Life of Brian"-esque story about the videogame Half Life 2. Whereas the game HL2 focuses on the story of Gordon Freeman, Concerned gives us the story of Gordon Frohman who traverses the same territory as the real hero of HL2 but not with the same revolutionary results.
Concerned uses a mod to HL2 that allows the posing of HL2 characters and use of other objects in the HL2 universe and Livingston uses it all to good effect. For the most part this webcomic will only appeal to people who have played Half Life 2 because you need to be familar with the game to laugh at how Concerned goes against the expectations HL2 sets up. Still that's a pretty big potential audience for this, so far, well written webcomic.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 31, 2005 - 15:48
This brief essay on webcomics isn't going to tell most of you anything you don't know (although it's not bad either); I posted a link to it because it appears to be written by Daniel Punch, who lists http://www.m6.net as his "home URL". M6.net is a webhost and one could deduce that Punch wrote this essay in order to promote M6.net hosting to webtoonists.
Perhaps a sign that webtoonists are becoming large enough in number to be catered to by the world at large? (And by "catered to by the world at large" I mean "subjected to targeted marketing from businesses".)
Submitted by Howard Tayler on May 31, 2005 - 11:56
Submitted by Eight on May 30, 2005 - 17:19
Like it really matters, apparently the quiet and low-key webcomic Road Waffles has begun what is to be a trilogy of wanton destruction and mayhem.
RW3 aims to increase its readership in the hopes of making enough money for the artist, Eight, to comfortably make rent every month and mebbe buy some food too. It's not easy living on $100/month in a tiny basement room but that's what being a starving artist is all about! Refusal to conform and yadda yadda, basically just not wanting to get a job.. and make some comics, I guess. What a rebel.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 30, 2005 - 15:03
"Hello Moff?... Whazzzuuuppp!"
"I was totally pwuhthreening you!"
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 30, 2005 - 11:33
The final comics in the May Day event are up. The "connect the panels" format of this event was a lot of fun - I started late but managed to almost finish my entries on time. Congrats to everyone who submitted comics (and an extra congrats to Neil and G.L. Gillen who finished an entry every week).
A big thanks to all of the artists who submitted the panels: Steve Bryant (Athena Voltaire), Tim Demeter (Reckless Life), Jerzy Drozd and Sara Turner (The Replacements), Faith Erin Hicks (Ice) and Clint Hollingsworth (Wandering Ones); and an extra big thanks to Matt Shepherd who coordinated this shindig and did a lot of work to make it all happen.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 29, 2005 - 23:02
The Comics Reporter has a great page up on the Fantastic Four - intended as a resource for general reporters who need to write about the upcoming movie adaptation. Entitled "A Brief Guide to the Fantastic Four On-Line" it provides a brief summary of why the F4 is important in comics, the controversy over its creation and its status today plus links to about every interesting F4 site on the web.
Submitted by harknell on May 28, 2005 - 17:09
Onezumi.com's latest giveaway contest for a copy of the online Mac/PC game World of Warcraft plus 4 months of free online time will be ending this Tueday May 31st at midnight. You can go to their forum site to see the contest rules and how to enter. Onezumi.com is a webcomic updated 3 times a week, and also hosts art tutorials and a forum site dedicated to helping new artists and web comic creators.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 27, 2005 - 16:30
Pixel Joint is an interesting site devoted to pixel art with a gallery and forums. One interesting community project there is called The Joint which is basically a collaborative effort to create an apartment complex online with pixel art.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 27, 2005 - 16:25
The Drawn! blog points out that Garnier is marketing Manga Head for all your gravity-defying hairstyle needs. Cosplay goes mainstream!?!
And please try to control the Sailor Moon cracks in the comments...