Archive - May 17, 2005
Submitted by TSal on May 17, 2005 - 20:40
Checkerboard Nightmare announced that it's leaving Keenspot. Kristofer Straub writes that it was a business decision -- "Any time a cartoonist can say 'I'm making a business decision,' it's a positive thing."
Checkerboard Nightmare's departure from Keenspot also coincides with the debut of his new strip, Starshift Crisis, this coming Monday, May 23rd.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 17, 2005 - 18:15
It wasn't too long ago the New York Times bought About.com for about $400 million dollars. I hadn't checked in on About.com in a long time but I wondered if webcomics had their own "about" guide.
They don't (in fact they seem to be looking for someone just to cover comic books), but Aaron Stanton, the Nintendo games guide, is posting a webcomic of his own called Two Player on his About.com pages. There's also some articles on webcomics in the Creative Writing for Teens section - this one about writing for webcomics that has an interview with the creators of Phase Comics.
Submitted by lcachola on May 17, 2005 - 15:48
Neil Figuracion interviews Innies and Outties creator, Leonard Cachola, where he talks about his characters, comics, and life. Part one of the interview with Cachola is now online, the second part will be posted tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18.
UPDATE: Part 2 is now posted here.
Submitted by bobweiner on May 17, 2005 - 15:47
In a few weeks I'll be away on a much-needed vacation. To keep the toons going while I'm gone, I'm inviting any interested webcartoonists to submit a PC Weenies guest-strip for while I'm gone. The only requirements are that the image size be 432 x 504 pixels or less, so that the toon will display properly on the site. If you're interested, please drop me a line ( info at pcweenies dot com ).
To express my sincere thanks, I'll be happy to plug your site when your guest-toon is posted.
Submitted by Indigo Kelleigh on May 17, 2005 - 15:44
The Stumptown Comics Fest, a "creator-oriented" comic-con will take place Saturday, October 1, 2005 in Portland, Oregon on the campus of Portland State University. At this year's SCF will be Derek Kirk Kim, the creator of Same Difference and Other Stories and Michel GagnÃ©, who worked on animated features, The Iron Giant and Star Wars: Clone Wars.
If you're interested in exhibiting, send in your registrations in as soon as possible! The current 'Early-bird' rate of $10 for a half table, $20 for a full table will expire on July 1st, and the regular rates will kick in at $20 for a half and $40 for a full table. The registration forms can be downloaded online here.
Submitted by Chris Cantrell on May 17, 2005 - 10:57
After a month-long hiatus due to Internet issues, Please Rewind has returned to updating again.
Submitted by Chris Crosby on May 17, 2005 - 10:53
Melonpool creator Steve Troop has announced he has been fired from Keenspot due to his poor track record in updating his comic. Keenspot Co-CEO Chris Crosby has chosen to fire him as a warning for the rest of the group. "Take heed, Keenspot cartoonists! Update your comic inconsistently and you could end up like poor Steve Troop... an 'independent' cartoonist!"
Just kidding, Steve left Keenspot because he wanted to. Best wishes to Mr. Troop in all his future endeavors.
Submitted by TonyG on May 17, 2005 - 02:07
Paul Southworth announced on his webcomic Krazy Larry that his webcomic is leaving Keenspot. Southworth also noted that he would soon post news about new webcomic projects.