Skip to main content

Archive - Jul 5, 2005

Creator Bryan Prindiville of Bassetville to Appear on Today Show

In what may be the broadest mainstream media exposure for a webcomic so far, Bryan Prindiville of Bassetville has been invited to appear on NBC's Today Show this Thursday, July 7th. Although the focus of the segment is not webcomics, Bryan has been told that he may show off his comic strip and give the address on national television.

Alternate Press Syndicator Heavy With Webcomics

Here's a link I missed during last month's focus on webcomics-to-print: Creative Comix is a small syndication company focused on the alternative press market. They have quite a few webcomics on their roster of clients including: BoxJam's Doodle, Soap on a Rope, Gluemeat, Lost in Appleton, Innies and Outties, Tex & Jenny, You Damn Kid, and HOUSD.

Here's a few more details for creators on submitting your work to them and a FAQ on the company.

UPDATE: In the comments Rob Balder notes that the Creative Comix contract may not have the most creator-friendly terms.

Tags for Webcomics

One of my best tools for finding out new interesting webcomics stories is the blog-driven search engine, Technorati. Technorati has embraced the concept of "tags" which any webcomic (or webcomic-focused blog) can use to help others to find out about what it's publishing.

What's a "tag"?

Think of a tag as a simple category name. People can categorize their posts, photos, and links with any tag that makes sense.... The Technorati Tag pages is made up of blog posts. And those come from you! Anyone with a blog can contribute to Technorati Tag pages.

There are two points I want to make this morning. One, the next generation of webcomics automation software should include support for tags and for pinging sites such as Technorati with updates. Second if you plan to start tagging your work please use "webcomic" as the tags "comic" and "comics" sweeps in so much material (both comic-book and comic-ha ha) as to be useless. (Also tagging to "comixpedia" will certainly put you on my radar screen if that's of interest).

For more info on how to tag your website read Technorati's information page on tags.

Adventures Into Digital Comics Filmmaker Interview on Digital Strips

This week's episode of Digital Strips features an interview with Sebastien Dumesnil and Robert Nichols, the filmmakers responsible for the upcoming documentary film Adventures Into Digital Comics. During the audio interview the filmmakers discuss the people in the film, the motivation behind making it and the controversy the trailer has caused.

Sebastien Dumesnil and Robert Nichols will be appearing at the San Diego Comic Con on July 14 as part of a panel discussing their film and will be showing some completed portions of their documentary to attendees.