Archive - Jun 2006
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 28, 2006 - 21:25
Missed posting about this but Rocketboom covered Mocca this year and webcomics - there's a bit of an interview with R. Stevens (Diesel Sweeties) in here.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 28, 2006 - 17:29
There was a long (civil!) discussion in the comments to this first post on Platinum Studio's Comic Book Challenge. Scott Rosenberg, the Chairman of Platinum emailed me to tell me they had read the discussion here and were making efforts to provide further information on the contest. If you're interested in that there's now a FAQ at The Comic Book Challenge site and an interview with Scott Rosenberg at the comic book news site Broken Frontier. (And full disclosure, The Comic Book Challenge is now running banner ads at Comixpedia)
Also in the interview, Rosenberg notes the somewhat similar Comic Book Resources' Comic Book Idol competition which seems to have been a one-shot deal in 2004 (or does it take place every year?). Maybe we need one of these contests for webcomics?...
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 28, 2006 - 09:54
Submitted by Kisai on June 28, 2006 - 03:31
Oh what fun stuff I found today.
"Queer Women in Webcomics" - looks like Queer webcomics are less than 1% of all webcomics out there, good thing or bad thing?
"'Man of feel' may save us from endemic homophobia" , looks like it wasn't enough for Superman's canadian origins to come up (again), but he has now become a posterboy for the gay community. Oh and, Superman returns is now in theatres today.
Submitted by jennie_breeden on June 28, 2006 - 01:43
What is it that both fascinates and averts us to autobiographies? When we see Ã¢â‚¬Å“autobiographicalÃ¢â‚¬Â on a comic weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re more likely to skip over it. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Who wants to read about someone brushing their teeth?Ã¢â‚¬Â Yet when we read something that we know is from life it adds more power to the story. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a double edged sword. The public must be tricked into reading autobiographical comic strips but once theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re sucked in then thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only that much more flavor because itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“true to lifeÃ¢â‚¬Â
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 27, 2006 - 22:45
I added the library's B entries to the Encyclopedia.
Submitted by Kisai on June 27, 2006 - 04:57
Tired of reading the same tired story with the same tired character types? Maybe it's time to look at webcomic community collaborations.
Out in the wild wild web, there was a webcomic war that was created... by accident. There are also, dares, comic exercise,and jams. Crossovers have also been done successfully before. Also a quick note that webcomics are being deleted from wikipedia.org
Submitted by jennie_breeden on June 27, 2006 - 00:42
The internet is a revolutionary thing. A boundless forum for free speech and expression.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mind blowing to simply imagine the possibilities. But face it, mostly itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s used for one thing;
There was another time of high culture and art. The Venus De Milo is the most famous of Greek sculpture. I heard a couple years ago about some scandal because they found (or hypothesized, donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t remember the exact article) that the Venus De Milo was put in bath houses so men could jack off. She was porn.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 26, 2006 - 21:20
Okay quick question here: Pop Matters has a new "PopComix" section which is publishing the archives of Diesel Sweeties, Boy on a Stick and Slither, Out Of My Head, Scary Go Round and Wigu as if these webcomics were just starting today (i.e. with the first one).
I assume these creators gave PopMatters permission to do this (Or should we ask them? R? Jeff?) and assuming these creators gave PopMatters the go ahead to do so wWhy start at the beginning of the archives as opposed to picking up from the current day? It's not like PopMatters readers can't go check out the archives at each of these webcomics' own sites.
Note: We are unable to pay you for your work at this time, but you will not go entirely uncompensated; your 'pay' is the opportunity to address our readership, currently 1 million-plus unique readers per month and counting. Some of our writers have been called upon for their opinion by such media outlets as the BBC, NPR, MSNBC, Radio Australia, and VH1. Also, USA Today.com, Alternet.org, and Movies.com have regularly picked up links to PopMatters articles and posted quotes from PopMatters writers.Ã‚
Submitted by Kisai on June 26, 2006 - 03:15
Have you ever noticed how you get that weird link in your referral log? Have you ever wondered how someone searching for that bizarre keyword found your site?
Welcome to internet viral marketing. That activity that promotes everyones favorite sites, comics, cartoons, movies and whatever else without you paying for it.