Archive - Mar 20, 2006
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 20, 2006 - 17:21
I've got a new calendar system working here at Comixpedia.com. Please submit conventions, online events and local meetups to it. It's very straightforward - when logged in, click on create content (upper right-hand side, under your username) and then choose EVENT.
Fill in all of the relevent detail in the box (especially the website URL if available) and then add in the start and end date/times for the event.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 20, 2006 - 11:49
I really appreciate The Comics Reporter - it's an invaluable resource for what's going on in the comics world as a whole and it's a great service to webcomics that Tom Spurgeon tries to treat them on an equal footing with the rest of comic-dom.
Spurgeon has posted his top 50 comics of 2005 and he has included a few webcomics in the mix. Read on for a list of those webcomics:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 20, 2006 - 11:37
SXSW is a huge music/film/stuff festival in Austin, TX (it seems to expand borg-like into new mediums every year). This year they had bloggers and cartoonists on some panels talking about blogs and money I guess. A great webcomic called OK/Cancel did a comic on a panel between two well-known bloggers and also a write-up of a panel called "How to Blog for Money by Learning From Comics".
Kevin Cheng of OK/Cancel (which is part of Off-Panel Productions) was on the panel along with Bill Barnes (Unshelved), Dave Kellett (Sheldon), and a blogger named John Gruber along with moderator Nicole Lee (blogger and "comics fan").
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 20, 2006 - 11:19
This point has been pushed a lot this year by multiple folks - if you want to get paid as a cartoonist one avenue would be to tailor a comic very tightly to a specific subject matter and then approach companies and communitys relevant to the subject matter with it.
It would be interesting to get more examples of success with this approach - post 'em in the comments here if you know of any...
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 20, 2006 - 11:02
More articles posted for the March issue of Comixpedia magazine: a new Checkerboard Nightmare, a new The Antecedent, a review of the webcomic Stuff Sucks and a great feature article on how music and comics fit together (or don't) by Tym Godek.
We'll have more posts to the magazine throughout this week. I've also added a box that lists the most recent magazine articles up there on the right.