Archive - Mar 2006
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 14, 2006 - 17:40
Missed this, but Bifsniff caught it - a Times article on webcomics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 14, 2006 - 13:46
Okay just kidding about the title, and I don't even know how I found this, but well, it was kind of cool to see one of Randy K. Milholland's first posts on Comixpedia on May 30, 2003. That's kind of a historical record, isn't it?
I don't think Something Positive had gotten absolutely huge yet although it was definitely creating a buzz.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 14, 2006 - 13:25
I'm working on a new FAQ for Comixpedia here.
If you have a question for the FAQ just post it as a comment there and I'll add it to the FAQ proper with its answer.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 14, 2006 - 10:04
TCJ has an interesting article up examining R. Crumb's copyright suit against Amazon.com for an image Amazon used on its 404 page (File Not Found). The image, although not the Crumb original, is somewhat like Crumb's "Keep On Truckin'" man image. Besides outlining that case, the article delves into some of the changes to copyright law in our lifetime.
More newsy stuff after the jump:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 13, 2006 - 23:03
Okay that's a bit of an exaggeration, but between Joey Manley's latest Webhead column and a new feature called INTRO TO WEBCOMICS, they at least have some regular non-comic book coverage wedged into the site. The first Intro column is by Sara Turner wherein she writes a bit about her webcomic File 49.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 13, 2006 - 16:19
Hope you're enjoying the magazine update - interviews with Mitch Clem and Jeph Jacques so far plus a review of Wahoo Morris, a February news-in-review roundup by Gilead Pellaeon (with bonus illustration from yours truly), a brand new Welton Colbert and a new Comics Theory 101 from Neil Cohn. You can find all of it on the March 2006 Issue page here.
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.