Archive - Jul 12, 2005
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 12, 2005 - 23:28
Fresno Bee Online published a comic capturing reporter Matt Thompson's interview with Scott McCloud.
McCloud, on his website noted that "[Thompson's] comics-style, photomontage online version of the interview, captures me in creepy mad professor mode, including my soon-to-be infamous 'four tribes' theory." McCloud looks more pixelated then "creepy mad" to me, but in any event there's not a ton of meat to his four tribes theory in the interview. Not enough yet for infamy anyway. Still it's a good read and the reporter does a decent job of coming to the interview prepared with intelligent questions.
Submitted by Erik Melander on July 12, 2005 - 12:14
Warren Ellis has made another call on his Bad Signal email list for webcomics to read.
I need new webcomics to read. If you are a webcomics maker on the list, send me your URL. The ones I like will get linked up on warrenelliscom at some point, in the hope that I'll point some of my absurd traffic your way. 29000 unique visitors went to the site yesterday, so we might as well put it to some use
His post goes on to list a number of webcomics he reads regularly and to talk about the need for more sites aimed to curate webcomics.
Ellis is a comic book writer, his work includes Transmetropolitan which is published by DC and Desolation Jones which is published by Wildstorm.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 12, 2005 - 11:02
A new version of the Infinite Canvas application by Markus MÃ¼ller has been released. Version 1.3 adds a viewer based on Macromedia Flash.
The editor requires Mac OS 10.2.8 (Linux or Windows versions are not available) and the viewer Macromedia Flash Player 7. Both are released under the GPL and the source code is available as a separate download.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 12, 2005 - 10:45
So you might have noticed we're having a webcomic jam/comic book giveaway this month. The writer of Dead Eyes Open, Matt "Sinbad!" Shepherd, has wrangled most (all?) of the webcomic events sponsored by Comixpedia and we know that he's a heck of a witty guy. The artist, Roy "Orbinson" Boney, Jr. did a cover for Comixpedia. Be sure to send in those zombie comics for the jam because besides the chance to win something, we'll be showing a random selection from the jam entries on the front page here, starting later in the week.
I have not dived into the widely praised Sam and Fuzzy webcomic yet but this insightful post on it by Occultatio is pushing me to do so. Plus the post has "Moonlighting" in the title. That'll always be my favorite tv show (it's like Star Wars to me and the group of friends I had in highschool if that makes any sense).
Last but not least, the Comics Reporter catches newspaper comics taking a page out of the webcomics playbook as Blondie starts a three-month crossover with other dinosaur comics on the newspaper pages like Beetle Bailey, Garfield, Dick Tracy and the Wizard of Id.