Archive - Mar 12, 2006
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 12, 2006 - 23:41
The wiki-driven community-edited webcomics encyclopedia is back up after a move to the new server. We're actually within range of 1500 articles which is a nice round number for a target to get to. Anyone can add and edit articles there - you just have to set up a user account over there and log-in.
Don't forget we also have a forum here where we discuss issues related to the encyclopedia project.
How is that your brain can receive two identical signals in the same context yet identify them as two different things? It's not science fiction! Neil Cohn examines the linguistic "Problem of Two" as applied in the context of comics.
It's another look back at the webcomics world that was. February was a short month, but jam-packed with news of webcomics busting free of the web itself into print, phones and iPods.
And what does all of this mean for the notion of the webcomic itself?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 12, 2006 - 12:44
Drupal under the hood is working out quite well and now that I've looked at the theme system a bit it's actually pretty straightforward and flexible.
What hasn't changed of course if my utter ineptness with CSS-driven designs.
Despite the handiness of a flexible width design, what we need for this site is a fixed width design that allows for two 150 columns (right and left) and a center column that supports 600 pixels (or less) wide images without causing the format to break. It also shouldn't let images bleed out of the center column over the right-hand column.
In the punk-snarky Nothing Nice to Say, then the magical-realistic Coffee Achievers, and now in the journal webcomic San Antonio Rock City, Mitch Clem has been delighting readers and enlightening music lovers for years now. Al Schroeder interviews Mitch about webcomics and music.
Apis Teicher reviews Craig A Taillefer’s Wahoo Morris, a webcomic about a struggling music group that deftly avoids the cliches of such a story and also injects an intriguing dose of magical realism into the mix.