Archive - May 2006
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 2, 2006 - 09:57
Why? Just curious I guess. I know Alexa is skewed, possibly even fatally flawed (it only measures traffic from people who install the alexa plug-in) but it's easy to use...
Comixpedia vs The Comics Journal (just their website obviously)
Comixpedia vs The Comics Reporter
Submitted by kjc on May 2, 2006 - 02:36
"Sex Scandal Involving CBLDF's Charles Brownstein Leads to Women's Empowerment Fund" from The Comics Journal #276, by Michael Dean, Posted May 1st, 2006. Read it while you can - per the disclaimer, "This full story will be online for a limited time. Portions of the online version will be redacted when The Comics Journal #276 hits newsstands."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 1, 2006 - 13:00
So file this one under "story developing..."
Congrats to the newest additions to DayFree Press!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 1, 2006 - 12:50
I thought this was interesting - Chris Arrant writes about manga with a focus on the growth in "manga" written in english (as opposed to translated into english).
I put manga in quotes once above because there seems to be ongoing controversy over what is and isn't manga and one view is that whatever it is, manga is not comics written in a language other than Japanese and made by folks not from Japan.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 1, 2006 - 12:15
Andy Weir announced today that he will end his webcomic Casey and Andy at the conclusion of what will now be the final storyline.
I have an announcement to make, and I'm afraid it is bad news. Casey and Andy will be coming to an end.
It wasn't an easy decision, nor one that I made quickly. I have known for about two months that I would be ending it this year. The fact of the matter is that I've run out of ideas, and it's not fun to make anymore. I have come to dread Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights because I have this annoying 2 hour chore to do on each of them. What's worse is that the quality of the jokes and storylines has deterriorated over the past year as my ability to make fresh content for C&A has all but evaporated.
Although I'm sure C&A fans are disappointed by the news, if Weir is as burnt out on the project as he writes, it's nice that he is making an effort to wrap everything up, instead of just walking away from it.
Dasien by Neil Purcell is a classic example of the superhero genre - lots of action, nefarious evil-doers and heroes in spandex.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 1, 2006 - 07:50
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 1, 2006 - 07:46
Although Hard has called it quits (unless it turns out to be a hiatus...) he wrote a long post on the 7th anniversary of posting his first webcomic. It's an interesting overview of his work online and the associated events that occurred along the way.
This month, Kelly J. Cooper spends some time pinning down the words we use to describe webcomics. Words properly pinned, she next looks for what turns out to be a fairly elusive target: a webcomics dictionary.