Archive - Aug 2006
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 31, 2006 - 11:36
Years ago I was looking at how much cartooning -- writing, pencilling, inking, and coloring -- was required to keep Schlock Mercenary going each day, and I asked myself how I could possibly be doing it. Because without knowing how, I WAS doing it. And while thinking along these lines I began to wonder whether discovering how it was done would have some sort of quasi-quantum effect, wherein I find that I can either know how its done, or do it, but not both.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 31, 2006 - 09:43
The Beat reports that Friends of Lulu is accepting submissions for a new anthology comic to be called: The GirlsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Guide to GuysÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Stuff. More details at the FoL site.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 31, 2006 - 09:28
So, you know me, yeah? I'm Mitch Clem, and I'm the man responsible for a bunch of online comics (including Nothing Nice to Say, San Antonio Rock City, the Coffee Achievers, etc), plus lots of work for bands, zines, and other punk rock affiliates.
What you're bidding on here is a piece of custom art by me. If you win this auction, I will create a fully-inked drawing of anything you want.
The drawing will measure 8.5"x10", and will be done on 9"x12" vellum bristol board using various pens and brushes (all of which contain lightfast, fade proof, archival quality india ink). I'm not gonna crap out on it, either. This will be suitable for framing. If you like my art and posters and such, this will live up to that standard.
Like I say, I will draw ANYTHING you want me to draw, with a few exceptions:
1) I will not draw anything that I consider to be racist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive (yeah, I'm one of those PC punks you used to read about).
2) I will not draw any sexually explicit acts or imagery (NOTE: I do not consider nudity to be sexually explicit per se, but I'm still not gonna draw you a naked picture of, like, my mom or my girlfriend or something).
While you will recieve the original, signed drawing, I will still retain all rights to my own work, and I'm free to reuse it in any medium for any purpose.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on August 29, 2006 - 22:04
According to their home page, theÃ‚ Penny Arcade Expo, PAX, attendance neared 20,000 as it closed last weekend. Anticipating further growth, Penny Arcade has announced that next year's event will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. [This post has been edited to update erronious information. --Brad]
Submitted by Brad Guigar on August 29, 2006 - 13:15
Yesterday, Campbell responded.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 28, 2006 - 21:46
So Penny Arcade has licensed their... stuff to a developer to make a Penny Arcade video game. Penny Arcade just gets bigger and bigger every year. I wouldn't be surprised now by anything they try to cross over into.
However, it led me to this recent Little Gamers' comic. I think although it's fuzzy that one of the Little Gamers guys decided Comixpedia was the most evil thing in webcomics back in 2004. Or something. I know we did give them a less then perfect review at one point and many, many, many of their fans told us to "sux th3r c0xors" (ah yes, the old days of anonymous comments here... don't miss that!) But what exactly is this one about? Is it that Comixpedia is all about money? (And if so why don't I have any of it!) They also mention Scott McCloud - maybe it's all about micropayments! Dunno really - what do you all think?
Anyhow, I think this is the third Little Gamers comic to mention Comixpedia - thanks for the publicity guys!
Submitted by Brad Guigar on August 28, 2006 - 21:24
If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re anywhere near LA on September 23rd, check out the signing at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 28, 2006 - 18:45
Here's a handy way to load images to some of the free image storage sites out there - it's a firefox extension for the task.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on August 28, 2006 - 11:35
Baltimore Comic Con is coming up in two weeks. The con hosts the Harvey Awards, which is featuring a webcomics category for the first time this year. Master of Ceremonies Kyle (Plastic Man) Baker is going to be awarding the first-ever webcomics Harvey Award to one of the following:
Submitted by Brad Guigar on August 28, 2006 - 11:19
It looks like Scott Kurtz has a few changes in mind for PvP beyond the site redesign (which is currently in beta testing). In the midst of a very romantically charged story arc, Skull has just fetched a small box for Brent. Kurtz has been openly pondering his handling of Brent's belle, Jade. Perhaps this is a result of those thoughts.