Archive - Feb 2006
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 23, 2006 - 11:24
Someone did an analysis of blogs by looking at the Technorati Top 100 over the last year. That list measures in-bound links, not traffic (and I'm not entirely sure I undertstand it's method for collecting in-bound links).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 22, 2006 - 23:23
We've posted one more interview for the February issue with long-time creator Ian McDonald, whose webcomic Bruno The Barbarian is one of the original Big Panda 8 (those webcomics hosted by Big Panda during its brief existence).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 22, 2006 - 18:03
DrunkDuck.com is releasing six books (two of which are in their second printing) through Lulu.com: CAT!: Smile Big, GAAK, The Asylumaniacs: The First Four Years, UNA Frontiers Vol. 1, Drunk Duck: Drunk in Public (Anthology Vol. 1), and Drunk Duck: Drunk and Disorderly (Anthology Vol. 2).
Some are downloadable for as low as $3.95.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 22, 2006 - 12:02
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 22, 2006 - 11:42
Today's PVP is about the movie Somewhere In Time - don't know where that came from, but I still remember watching that as a kid. Having Superman (aka Christopher Reeve) in it kind of suckered me into watching it.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 22, 2006 - 01:07
Two more additions to the February issue of Comixpedia: one is another installment of Kelly J. Cooper's new column The Webcomics Reader. We had a good discussion with the first installment of this column - I suspect we'll have another good one after this edition as well.
Second, is a nostalgic look by me at Comixpedia on its third year anniversary. It's actually a pretty idiosyncratic walk through bits and pieces of our history and our archives. It's not entirely what I started out to write (a really comprehensive history of Comixpedia starts to bleed into a history of webcomics for the last three years and that's hard to fit into a single article), but I think it's an entertaining read. Certainly if you're new to Comixpedia (or even just weren't there at the beginning) it should be an interesting overview and a pointer to some good stuff in our archives.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 21, 2006 - 11:24
There is one more sponsorship slot available right now - cheap at $15 per week!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 21, 2006 - 11:19
We should have a couple more articles for the magazine posted tonight. Comixpedia is important to me, but I take my President's Day holiday weekend seriously...
Phil Kahn has an interesting breakdown of an unconventional "panel" layout in a recent Gossamer Commons.
Fleen takes a look at Penny Arcade's latest print venture, Attack of the Bacon Robots and focuses on the Afterword in which Tycho writes about "webcomics" and from the excerpt, it sounds very much like what Tycho has previously written online. Which is neither here nor there really. Maybe next Fleen will get around to reviewing the, ya know, actual cartoons in AOTBR...?
Submitted by Erik71 on February 20, 2006 - 17:43
This month Eyeskream is celebrating is second birthday. And to celebrate this event we're holding a contest open to all the webcomics creators. By designing a little strip you could get the chance to win a fabulous Wacom tablet along many others prizes.
Entries will be judged by Eyeskream and Daku and Zampzon of "Digital Strips" and Bill Charbonneau, publisher of the "Zoinks!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 20, 2006 - 13:15
Just looking for advice and opinions - Comixpedia runs on Postnuke right now. Some stuff about it bugs me, but all and all the site has stayed up way more then it's fallen over. If any of you have played around with content management type stuff like Postnuke (or any Nuke - there are a lot of forks) or Drupal or Joomla or whatever - tell me what you think, plus and minuses and kind of important - how much evidence is there of their ability to hold up under high traffic.
I tried out Drupal this weekend to see what it can do (it powers The Onion so in some configuration it can handle A LOT of traffic) but Drupal + Dreamhost hosting seems slow and since it's a clean, empty install that's worrying. (That's up at altertainment.net if you want to see what Drupal looks like). If I could get Drupal to work well on a shared hosting plan that might be what Comixpedia migrates to this year but it takes me a long time to decide on big changes like that.