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Archive - Jul 11, 2005

Zombie Webcomic Jam and Dead Eyes Open Giveaway

Hey all you zombie-lovin' Comixpedia fans and fanettes! Two great friends of Comixpedia: Matt "Santeria!" Shepherd and Roy "Extra!" Boney Jr. have a brand new comicbook out published by Slave Labor Graphics called DEAD EYES OPEN. I managed to squeeze, guilt trip and otherwise pilfer obtain five copies of issue #1 (which by the way is available at your local comic book store now, hint, hint) which are signed by Shepherd and Boney, Jr. and when DEAD EYES OPEN goes global super-secret platinum in sales, well who's to say what these copies will be worth.

So here's the deal: we're going to give the 5 copies away to five winners in a drawing August 1st. How to enter yourself in the drawing? Everyone who plays in this month's Zombie Webcomic Jam is automatically entered in the drawing. To play in our Zombie Webcomic Jam you have to draw zombie versions of your favorite webcomic characters (including your own if you want) and email the following: 1. Your name; 2. A URL to your drawing (it must be in a file less then 100K and in gif, jpg or png format and be no wider than 800 pixels across); and anything else you want us to post on Comixpedia along with your jam entry (if you have a webcomic feel free to include its name and URL). I'll be posting ZOMBIE WEBCOMIC JAM entries to the jam page as they come in.

You can send in entries for the Zombie Webcomic Jam until Sunday, July 31st at midnite. Any entries received after that date will not be eligible for the drawing. All the details and other information on the DEAD EYES OPEN giveaway can be found here.

The Monday Morning Xerexes Update

scarfman tipped us to the Daily Grind Ironman losing another competitor - Scott Kurtz announced he was dropping out as he began running guest strips from Chris Giarusso while Kurtz is at the San Diego Comicon. Kurtz is also on 3 panels this year - one for Image and two for webcomics (more details after the jump).

gordonmcalpin also caught that there is a new Stripped Books webcomic in the new edition of the online magazine Bookslut. The new strip, by guest illustrator Dan Henrick and Stripped Books creator Gordon McAlpin, adapts Sandman writer Neil Gaiman's keynote address from the 2005 Nebula Awards dinner, in which Gaiman muses about the state of science fiction today.

The Yirmumah boys are having a fundraiser week - if you're a fan of Coffman and McDeavitt's biting sense of humor (see today's installment!) then drop these guys a buck or two.

Gary Chaloner kicks off a new site hosting his ongoing series: Will Eisner's John Law. Chaloner is holding a July draw for a signed (by Will Eisner and myself) limited release hardcover of Will Eisner’s JOHN LAW: Dead Man Walking (from IDW). WEJL updates on Mondays at Modern Tales and the new stand-alone site.

Click READ MORE for a list of webcomics-related panels at the upcoming San Diego Comicon!

Design a Character Competition

Have you ever wanted to be involved in the design of a computer game? Better yet, a computer game that's based on a webcomic?

Now is your chance to do just that.

Errant Story Leaves Keenspot

Michael Poe has moved his comic, Errant Story, from Keenspot to his own server. Errant Story has been hosted on Keenspot for the better part of three years and Keen was also the home of Poe's previous comic, Exploitation Now.

UPDATE: The original newspost at Errant Story has been removed. Poe has not responded yet to email on the earlier posting.

UPDATE 2: It's official, Errant Story is leaving Keenspot.