Archive - Jul 2006
Submitted by Iain Hamp on July 10, 2006 - 00:23
Heading to the San Diego Comic Con International this month? Those of you looking for some things to do when you're not wading through the aisles of the convention (amidst all types of creatures, really) would do well to peruse the following suggestions of other San Diego delights. I'm specifically trying to focus on things that are not the blatantly obvious ones everyone will tell you about (San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Dick's Last Resort, etc.).
Submitted by Iain Hamp on July 9, 2006 - 14:27
How have webcomics changed the rest of your life?Ã‚ Whether you are a creator of comics on the web, or a devoted reader of them, I'd like you to spend a few minutes reflecting on how webcomics have altered the course of your life in ways other than the obvious ("the obvious" being that you create and/or read webcomics).
As much as I hate to invoke anything even loosely tied to Ashton Kutcher, the Butterfly Effect is essentially what this blog post is about.Ã‚ For those not familiar with the concept, here's a brief description from Wikipedia:
Submitted by Reinder on July 9, 2006 - 03:42
Now that I'm rerunning my own contributions to the long-lost Keenquest crossover event on my website, and Mike Wytrykus of Grimstone has already emailed in his contribution, with permission to repost it, it just might turn out to be possible to finally resurrect it. If you are a former Keenquest contributor, and you are OK with bringing your contribution back to life, please email me.
Submitted by Reinder on July 8, 2006 - 14:05
Like Xerexes mentioned, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan was hacked this week. It happens to all of us. As an administrator on Talk About Comics, I know that it happens to some of us a lot. This time, hackers targeted the Gallery application, which I hadn't upgraded in a long time and which had known exploits, so I had it coming. The damage was minimal: the hack tied up system processes until system administrator Xepher stepped in and killed it.
Submitted by moovok on July 8, 2006 - 13:01
Does anyone remember the Daily Grind Iron Man Challenge? The idea was that webcomic artists would hand over $20 to enter the competition in which they would have to update every single day (well, Monday to Friday to be fair) without any guest comics, missing days, etc. The idea had a fury of people questioning it when it started, I even remember a few webcomics moaning either in favour of the idea or not.
Submitted by moovok on July 8, 2006 - 10:08
They say television is the worst thing going. We're turning into a future of generations of men (and women) who'll be sat behind a screen doing nothing. Television never inspires anyone they say (and they are usually right), but this time they're wrong. Television is a genius box, a box of wonderful ideas. Without a television just think where webcomics would be.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 7, 2006 - 22:57
While Comixpedia is in capable guest blogger hands I've been doing vacation trips, watching world cup futbol and doing the kind of work that actually pays money (not Comixpedia!).
Anyhow, I've gotten a few books in this year that I'd like to write something about.Ã‚ One I've got in my hands right now is a new edition in the Graphics Classics series - this one contains comic adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe stories.Ã‚ I never actually read the old "Classic Comic" adaptations but I imagine this is at least as good if not better.
Submitted by moovok on July 7, 2006 - 15:03
Steve NapierskiÃ‚ wife yesterday just gave birth to a baby girl, Aftan Rei Napierski. She was born at 6:27pm EST and weighed 7lbs. 2oz. So send all your love, fond wishes and baby goodies over to Steve right now, a proud first-time father at the moment I'm sure! Congratulations Steve!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 7, 2006 - 14:40
Warren Ellis is becoming the patron
saintsinner of webcomics - now he's set up a way to serialize your non-superhero webcomic on his popular forum site The Engine. It's not a replacement for publishing your webcomic elsewhere (you can't host images there) - so it's more of a supplementary system.Ã‚ Ã‚
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 7, 2006 - 10:36
I'd also like to thank this week's guest bloggers: Reinder Dijkhuis and Michael Rouse-Deane. Reinder had some server troubles of his own yesterday but it looks like it's all fixed up now. Be sure to check out his webcomic, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan and blog for more Reinder. You can also keep up with Michael's regular blogging about webcomics at his blog Webcomics In Print.
update: I forgot to mention Michael is giving away a bunch of D.J. Coffman's Yirmumah books in a contest.Ã‚ Deadline to enter is July 15th.Ã‚ I did!
Next week's guest blogger will be Iain Hamp, a former Comixpedia columnist, and a long-time webcomics creator and commentator.