Archive - Feb 5, 2006
In its second installment, The Antecedent looks at the original Patriot Act: the Alien & Sedition Acts of the 1790s.
In this month's Through the Looking Back Glass, Gilead Pellaeon spotlights some recent webcomic-related resolutions.Ah, January. It's the time of year when everybody makes their resolutions and starts afresh. Hopes are high, and everyone is ready to attack the new year and really make this the year, the year when "such and such happens", or the year when "I'm finally going to do this and this".
Jon Rosenberg has been entertaining readers of his webcomic Goats since April 1st, 1997. What DON'T we know about you that you can give out without being arrested and/or lynched?
The government has used reverse-time engineering to eliminate most of the "facts" of my existence from the Bose-Einsteinian timestream. From what I've been able to gather over the last four years of espionage and adventuring, I was once in line to become the emir of Kazakhstan until American oil barons decided it wasn't in their best interests to see me sitting on a vast, untapped field of fourth-quarter profits.
I might also be George Clooney, but I've yet to find any real, hard evidence for that.
More horrible than Hagar, greedier than the King of Id, Ian McDonald's Bruno the Barbarian has been storming the gates of webcomicdom for more than seven years now.Blending high Robert E. Howard style fantasy with cartoonish comedy, Ian McDonald began his long-running webcomic Bruno the Bandit in 1998.
You've got your standard Motif and then there's your Leitmotif. You look like a Leitmotif type to me. What's it going to take to get you into a Motif today?
A little love letter to the magazine that could.It's the third anniversary of Comixpedia this issue.
2006 is the fourth year we've been writing about webcomics. We've put out 38 monthly issues of the magazine and published more than 600 reviews, interviews and other articles about webcomics. We've posted more than 2500 news posts (that's not counting the magazine).
Greg Dean has been delighting readers with scenes from his real life for years now in the webcomic Real Life. He reflects on changes since he's started, both personally and for the webcomics world in general.
Between the two of them Terrence Marks and Isabel Marks have done a whole lot of webcomicking.Terrence Marks is responsible for writing the early anthropomorphic tale, Unlike Minerva (which is now concluded). UM is cool for among other reasons, for being one of the first webcomics with a single writer and a rotating crew of artists. In fact, Terrence notes on the UM website that he first encountered Isabel when she emailed him in September of 2000, "offering to draw [Unlike Minerva]." It wasn't until almost a year later he adds that they were "properly introduced."
Terrence is also the founder of The Nice, an online network for webtoonists and he organized the first April Fools' Comic Swap and Fright Night webcomic events. And as if he wasn't busy enough, for the past five years, Terrence has also done the coloring for Bill Holbrook's Kevin & Kell.
Welton Colbert must have mistaken the "Old School" theme for "Old News" because his topic today is a response to something that happened months ago. But when has Welton ever been up on the times?
Don't make me wash your mouth out with soap young man! Alexander Danner looks at how the proper use of expletives can add depth and complexity to character portrayal.