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Archive - Jul 2005

July 10th

Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards winners announced!

The winners of the Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards (AKA the WCCAs) have been announced! This year's ceremony was hosted by Comixpedia's own Welton Colbert.

If you aren't the ceremonial type, the complete list of winners (which includes the nominees) is available.

Congratulations to everyone, organizers and participants alike!

July 8th

Full Version Of Clickweel Released

A full version of the Clickweel has been released. Clickweel is an application for reading comics on an ipod photo.

To go with this release (which retails at $24.95), we've published several new episodes from our current series, and a slate of two new comics — with more to come over the next few days.

July 7th

Eric Lindgren Interviewed by Local Newspaper

The Bowling Green Daily News of Bowling Green, Kentucky recently covered local artist, Eric Lindgren who recently released a new mini-comic, Space Pirates: Rebels Without a Clue through ComixPress.

July 6th

PvP/Liberty Meadows Crossover?

Today's PvP ends with a shot of Frank Cho's Liberty Meadows alright. Let's see what happens tomorrow... afternoon? (Ok, picking on PvP's update time is Eric's department, but what a cool cliffhanger.)

Radioactive Panda Vol 1 Available

Radioactive Panda is a twisted (and sometimes confusing) tale of mad scientists, zombies, werewolves, spy kids and almost any other sci-fi/fantasy/geek meme you can think of - all blended into a fast-paced, funny webcomic. The first print version of the webcomic (collecting the first two years) is now available.

RP's creator, Eric Johnson, along with Les McClane and Kyle Thiessen will be sharing a table at the San Diego Comicon next to the Dayfree Press booth. McClane is the creator of the Eisner-nominated Jonny Crossbones.

WordPress Security Issue

If you are using wordpress for your blog or webcomic be sure to upgrade to the latest version or follow the steps in this post to protect yourself from an as yet undisclosed security issue with the earlier verion of WP.

Successful Washington Webcomics Gathering

I finally made it to a Washington Webcomics Meetup this year. Lots of fun with several highly-caffeinated (some even without the aid of any coffee!) cartoonists. I saw Rob Balder, Chris Impink and Barb Fischer for the first time since last year's SPXPo (which we're all going to be at again).

Also saw T Campbell and met Jamie Noguchi, one of the artists for his new webcomic Search Engine Funnies. SEF is certainly a unique new idea for a comic and "search" is big business these days so T and his comrades may be on to something big there.

I also met Phil (KHAAAAANNNN!!!!) Kahn (sorry Phil, couldn't resist!) - cartoonist, blogger and part of the relatively new Biscuit Press collective. Rounding out our party was Rachael Richardson and Michael Moore who work on the webcomic Comrade Geek who told me their comics, but I promptly forgot while watching the Daily Show and an old Mr Show last night.

Updating the History of Webcomics Series for T Campbell's Book

T Campbell is updating and reworking the online installments of the History of Webcomics series as he gets it into shape for the book version planned for later this year. Over at his blog, Campbell has been asking for specific feedback on certain chapter - now's your chance to tell T what's what about what was.

July 5th

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.