Archive - 2005
Submitted by NightgigTim on December 15, 2005 - 01:22
The Gigcast #16 is now available. MegaCon Orlando update, a Drunk Duck man on the scene report, and Part 1 of our interview with Jennie Breeden of The Devils Panties.
Come on over and check it out! http://gigcast.nightgig.com
Submitted by Joey Manley on December 13, 2005 - 20:58
Joey Manley's last Webhead column at the Pulse sparked a 125+ long forum thread, what will be the result from the latest installment of his Webhead column at Pulse. Manley says this one's about reading webcomics on the toilet.
We've also received word that SID the Happy Robotâ„¢ wants to wish everyone a happy holiday from Cybertropolisâ„¢. Thanks SID.
Warren Ellis posted a photo of Svetlana Chmakova wearing the snow camouflage ENGINEwear hoodie. I like that Engine logo. Ellis also linked to this essay on Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics book that is interesting even if I completely disagree with most of it.
Submitted by Chris Crosby on December 13, 2005 - 19:40
You Damn Kid!, the Keenspot webcomic by Owen Dunne, was briefly mentioned today in entertainment industry trade bible Daily Variety as being in development for TV. The article (currently a top story on variety.com) focuses on the development slate of 20th Century Fox Television production company Phase Two, which optioned Dunne's webcomic in September.
Submitted by Tim Tylor on December 13, 2005 - 19:39
Cartoonist and commentator Ted Rall is turning his attention to webcomics in his third Attitude anthology, due out in June 2006. Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists will feature the work of twenty-one cartoonists publishing their work over the internet.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 13, 2005 - 02:24
Our first week is up and includes a roundtable discussion on the year in webcomics with leading webcomics bloggers, including Eric Burns, Wednesday White, Phil Kahn, Giland Pellaeon, Bob Stevenson, Ping Teo, Daku, Karl Kuras, Doctor Setebos and William G. We also have a round up of the year's news stories in Erik Melander's last installment of Through the Looking Back Glass.
Al Schroeder interviews the creators of A Lesson is Learned But the Damage is Irreversable and Philip Sandifer reviews Scary Go Round.
And last but not least, it's guest week at Ryan Estrada's Welton Colbert.
Submitted by kjc on December 12, 2005 - 02:42
Jump for joy, boys-n-girls, because while Kaja and Phil Foglio have left us in a lurch with their Girl Genius cliffhanger, they're running a story by Shaenon K. Garrity in its place. Fan Fiction is a seven-page short story written by Shaenon and illustrated by Phil Foglio, with colors by Cheyenne Wright. WOO-HOO!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 12, 2005 - 01:54
Due to some unforseen delays and my need for sleep we're going to have to delay publication of the first week of Comixpedia's December issue until Monday Night/Tuesday morning.
Lots of good stuff coming though including a roundtable on 2005 and the return of The List.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 10, 2005 - 02:00
We're building a database of creators and webcomics at the BETA site. Now you can send us your suggestions for new creator and webcomic entries as well as edits to entries already in the library.
We really need your help with this project this month - if you use the library and have comments please email me (xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com) - everything helps me to improve how it works.
(NOTE: This form doesn't cover affiliates and publishers - if you're one of those, email me directly to add new entries to the library)
Submitted by Jerzy on December 9, 2005 - 16:47
Sara Turner's Sci-Fi Drama, File 49 finishes a 3+ year run on 19 December.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 9, 2005 - 14:26
Apparently, Drunk Duck is dead. It's been an up and down year for the free webcomics host, but recent reports are that its data has been lost and the site cannot be restored. (See Nightgig forum thread, Drunkduck LJ) In fact the drunkduck.com domain now forwards to a blog with this message:
It's a sad day for DrunkDuck users. Unfortunately, endless problems with our hosts has left us with nothing. Here is an email from the host themselves:
Sorry, I haven't been meaning to ignore you. I've been having problems with my laptop to the point where it isn't even worth dealing with, now that GSH is shut down. I didn't realize drunkduck has been down this whole time. I'm terribly sorry about that. I tried calling Steadfast today, and they told me that the account was deleted for nonpayment. It's my fault for not keeping on top of that, and I'm sorry. I wish there was something else I could do, but it's too late now.
You heard him kids, "it's too late now".
Luckily tblog.com is to the rescue. Not only does tblog belong to a close friend, but it is also similar in that it helps people build communities. So go build my friends... make a comic home here on tblog.com and hopefully DrunkDuck will be back again in some form or another.