Archive - Jul 17, 2006
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 17, 2006 - 12:12
So one of the tasks for myself during my self-imposed summer vacation from Comixpedia is to think about how the various "parts" of Comixpedia are doing and how to best match resources to parts.
The "magazine" part of Comixpedia are the longer features, reviews, interviews and columns from creators and it's been a monthly (really weekly for most of the time) part of the site from Day 1. However it is resource intensive - magazine pieces get read and edited; they need art clipped or created for them; contributors need to be rounded up (especially for features and reviews) and for the last couple of years we've paid those contributors. All of which would be fine if it was the heart of the site in terms of what gets read and how people use the site. I don't think that's the case. Apart from certain individual contributors and certain articles, many magazine articles are no more widely read or commented on then many of the daily news&views posts I put up.
Submitted by Mark Mekkes on July 17, 2006 - 11:42
As I promised, here is a bit of back story about me, where I came from and what I have to offer.
I was born in a suburb of Grand Rapids MI in the early 60Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s and I began drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil. Art was always a main focus for me growing up and I took a special interest in animation. I was actually working on flip books as early as kindergarten. I began storyboarding ideas for short Ã¢â‚¬Å“moviesÃ¢â‚¬Â based on songs long before music videos were invented.