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Archive - Jul 2005

July 1st

Big News From ButternutSquash

Butternutsquash reports that it has signed with Speakeasy Comics to publish a line of Butternutsquash comic books. Issue #1 is due this November and a preview of the cover is available here. (A longer press release is here)

Also, Ramon Perez and Rob Coughler (the guys who make Butternutsquash) will be at the Speakeasy booth at San Diego Comicon this year.

Friday Follies Update with Xerexes

Here's an assortment of going on's for Friday:

The amazingly odd and funny month of guest art at Gluemeat called Deadmeat is over and new regular webcomics from Case Yorke should resume next week. Now if they would just stop fighting with BoxJam!

How do you explain White Ninja to someone who hasn't read it before? Seriously, I'm asking! Another out of left field big laugh from the brunching ninja today.

I thought these cell phone trailers before the movies were old hat by now, but this PvP is still a funny one.

There's a new issue of the Keenspace Monthly out for July with a cover from McDuffies and a review of Anywhere But Here and an interview with its creators.

Natalie Dee gets some link love from the Drawn! blog. Be sure to check out Exploding Dee if you haven't already.

Last is a webcomic from James Burns called Detached which is a true to life story of Burn's brush with blindness from a detached retina during a busy time in his life. I'm not sure I've made that sound as interesting as it actually is, but this is an authentically engaging piece of journal webcomicing worth a read.

Finding Your Favorite Webcomics Podcast

Digital Strips has a post on how to find your favorite comics-related podcasts through the new update to the iTunes software.

Here's a trivia question for you - what was the first podcast on webcomics? Not the first podcast to call itself a podcast (or whatever teh cool kids are calling it tomorrow) but the first one that fit general description.

Melonpool Hits the Trifecta

The current storyline in Melonpool ventures into Checkerboard Nightmare territory targeting the Melonpool webcomic's supposed "low audience numbers" and the cast trying out various tactics to bring in new readers. A little different subject than usual but Steve Troop gets a lot of mileage out of this familar trope (is this technically a trope?). And he manages to work Websnark, Comixpedia and Digital Strips into this one. And I see today that strip got mentioned by Comixpedia, Websnark, and Digital Strips.

ShamelessInnovative marketing does work sometimes...