Archive - Jul 20, 2006
Submitted by Mark Mekkes on July 20, 2006 - 12:25
This year the Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards took a huge step forward by using for the first time our own, self-sufficient webhost and voting mechanisms. With any step this big there's bound to be some wobbling, but with the foundation set the future of the awards is ready to take off. And next year we already have even bigger and better challenges ready to take the WCCAs to a whole new level.
Submitted by Darlene on July 20, 2006 - 12:13
Today is the official start of San Diego Comic-Con International. For those people who bought four-day passes, they were allowed entry to Preview Night yesterday. For me, it meant helping Paul Horn, creator of Cool Jerk, set up his table at the Small Press Area.
Set up at the Convention Center started around 10 a.m.,perhaps even earlier for the bigger displays. For us, getting in at 3 p.m. (three hours before the start of preview night) to set up the booth still wasn't early enough. One area of the parking garage immediately under the convention center was already sold out and lines for preregistered attendees were forming loops outside.
Dave Wright's Todd and Penguin is filled with innocence and cynicism and so is he. We talked with the longtime webcomic creator about his comics, life and Keenspot.
Chris Shadoian used to do Streets of Northhampton for Modern Tales and now does the movie-oriented webcomic, Popcorn Picnic. In our interview we talk to Chris about movies, munchies, and making webcomics.
Tell me something that most people don't know about yourself.
Submitted by Darlene on July 20, 2006 - 11:05
Hi. I'll be your co-guest blogger for the next few days for San Diego Comic Con.
As a one of the guest bloggers for this event and also a San Diego native, I'm so happy to see the success of the event grow over the last few years and start to be taken seriously by the media. When you look at attendence records being broken every year, it's a wonder why the media still portrays the event as place where Klingons, hobbits and the spandexed wander. In actuality, it's a celebration of pop culture: where film and television stars promote their show/film, new talent is discovered and deals are made in the shadow of an inflatible Pokemon.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 20, 2006 - 10:10
Server crashed overnight I guess - just patched up the database now so things should be okay now. I've actually had some hard drive problems at home so I've been unable to get the (smallish) July issue of Comixpedia posted. I'll try to do that today (although it might take longer to add illustrations and art to the interviews).
And Comicon starts today officicially - have fun out west all you cool cats and catettes!