Archive - Jan 2006
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 31, 2006 - 14:16
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 31, 2006 - 13:46
I don't do this often enough, but I really am grateful to everyone who advertises with Comixpedia - because of them we've been able to cover hosting costs and shell out some cash to our contributors.
Our current advertisers include the webcomics Kitty Litter, Front Beat, Misfit's Journey, Framed: North Carolina, Astronaut Elementary and Onezumi.com - their site not only features their webcomics but some really great forums - check them out after the Comixpedia forums :)
And our latest advertiser is D.J. Coffman, who has a new monthly Yirmumah! comic book coming out.
Be sure to check them all out!
Submitted by harknell on January 31, 2006 - 11:58
Otakon is the first con to announce a "no fanart" policy for their Artist Alley, which outlaws the selling of commissions or prints that utilize any depictions of copyrighted material, even though the artwork involved is original and not a reproduction of any actual existing images (think Inuyasha on a Chocobo).
The issues relevant to webcomics relate to the possible banning of "sprite comics" or any comics that utilize depictions of copyrighted properties to tell their stories. If "fanart" is banned, then these most certainly fall under that distinction.
Copyright is a very important area, but Otakon's absolute position will now prohibit many of the usual activities of a con that are expected by the attendees in regard to artists (such as being able to commission original artwork of their favorite characters), along with setting up a precedent that threatens Anime Music Videos, Cosplay competitions, and the appearance of many webcomics.
Submitted by glych on January 31, 2006 - 11:40
Starting Febuary 1st, No Stereotypes will update daily for 100 straight days, the last day marking the completion of the story.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 31, 2006 - 01:01
Advertising is our only revenue source (right now anyway) -- which helped me pay the writers of Comixpedia some cash last year and hopefully will let us do so again. We have two options right now - the vertical sponsor ads on the right which run for set periods of time (one week, two weeks, etc) and the horizontal banner ads which run for a set number of impressions (everytime a banner loads on the site it is an impression).
I posted the new rate card for banner ads at Comixpedia. Although I took away the $5 option (it's just too much hassle unfortunately) I bumped up the impressions for the other options.
Also, if anyone else has any ideas for Comixpedia to make some more money gracefully (I don't want to turn the site into the million dollar homepage or anything) please post/email your suggestions.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 30, 2006 - 23:58
The articles won't be dropping until next weekend, but the new cover art by R Stevens was too tempting not to post.
Submitted by Greg Carter on January 30, 2006 - 22:47
Submitted by glych on January 30, 2006 - 21:57
Comic-con.org's The Pulse interviews Amber "glych" Greenlee about her contribution "Polarity" for the Narwain Publishing sci-fi Anthology, "Tales of a Forgotten Planet."
Glych worked on the story for about 3 months spanning the end of last year and even got paid for it (wow!). This begins her publishing career in print comics as well as continues to feed her webcomics career as well. "Tales of a Forgotten Planet" is to be distributed by Diamond within the next month and contains stories from some print comics alumni as Ben Dunn, Gianluca Piredda, Bryan Talbot,Mike Santiago, and Jesus Baron Cover. You can find out more information about Narwain and the book from their website: Narwain.com.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 30, 2006 - 17:28
Hans Bjordahl's Bugbash links to Off Panel Productions which proclaims that it "is dedicated to helping niche comic artists publish their work online and make money doing it. We aim to bring comics to communities that have never had them, all while giving the artist unprecedented ownership and creative control."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 30, 2006 - 15:38