Archive - Jun 28, 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