Archive - Jan 5, 2006
Submitted by Erik Melander on January 5, 2006 - 20:24
The Beat notes the Sony Reader, "an electronic book that displays pages on a high-def e-paper that can be viewed even in bright sunlight", that is being shown at this years Consumer Electronics Show. Apparently manga is being used to showcase its readability. It has enough built in memory to hold 80 full length books and also handles memorysticks. Its size is reported as a 6.9â€ by 4.9â€ by .5â€,8 making it a rather handy size.
It's hardly a killer product for webcomics though. Not only does it appear that all books has to be bought through a dedicated online store, it only supports four levels of grayscale according to its website. Still, who knows what we'll see later this year in this field.
Submitted by Erik Melander on January 5, 2006 - 19:55
A new edition of the Blank Label Podcast is available, with special guest star Joey Manley.
Joe Zabel is both a webcomics creator (most recently he finished The Ice Queen: A Trespassers Mystery) and the founder of The Webcomics Examiner. I really enjoyed our conversation - the topics ran all over -- from Joe's webcomic work to Harvey Pekar and journal webcomics to the future for webcomics in general.
Join Kelly J. Cooper for a new column where she explores this thing called "literary criticism" and how it applies to webcomics.
Alexander Danner tackles the writing side of making comics.
Who gets to write about webcomics?
A short visual language pop quiz! Professor Neil wants you to show your work so be sure to participate in the comments discussion after reading.
You've likewise heard all the speculation and theories as to why some One Hit Wonders who stole our hearts and minds (and sometimes even libidos) during that special one-time breakout limited-time offer of theirs weren't able to become Two Hit Wonders, or Threepeats, or so on...
"It was just a fluke."
"They were in the right place in the right time... once."
"They just didn't have any staying power."
"They were a one-trick pony."
"They were consumed by fame, drugs, cockiness, significant others, etc...."
This nigh-review article looks back at three webcomics -- Brambletown, Nowhere Girl, and Piercing -- that blew our minds, then blew out of town.
William Simons is the creator of Clickwheel, a way to download webcomics on your iPod. T Campbell has joined up as a contributing editor to the service. We talked to both of them about this new way to view digital comics.
Alexander Danner reviews Nine Planets Without Intelligent Life by Adam Reed.
"The future is easy. Just take your own personal variables, factor in the external variables, crunch a few numbers, and there ya go." - Female Form Robot, Luca