Archive - Aug 2006
Submitted by Tim Demeter on August 10, 2006 - 10:37
On Tuesday we tackled (and I mean tackled, solid talkback everybody) how we, as webcartoonists can perceive others. Today, I have some thoughts on how others perceive us, to my eyes.
I've been on the road (it is rough and stuff) quite a bit lately, hitting San Diego and Chicago both, as many did, in a three week period. One of the perks of spending two whole weekends ensconced in geekery is I was able to see how the rest of the industry feels about our internet-y-world. (The other perk being Kristen Bell. Hey, Veronica Mars. Call me.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 9, 2006 - 15:50
I've set up a gallery of all of the Comixpedia magazine covers to date (the monthly artwork on the front page) here. I still need to fill in some information and names but once again you can check out some great work (I count 43 covers) from a great range of webcomic creators.
Submitted by Tim Demeter on August 9, 2006 - 11:18
I think IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to stagger my Tim talks about the stuff heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s doing posts and my talkback fueling dissertations. Tomorrow more expostulating on stuff and hang out till Friday for Graphic Smash talk.
Last week it went from murky rumor to stone cold fact, that I have joined Clickwheel as associate editor. Tim Pilcher, a man of far greater experience, is our new editor in chief.
The world is changing. Who now has the strength to stand against the armies of Clickwheel? To stand against the might of iPods... and the union of the Two Tims?
Obligatory LoTR references aside, I get the feeling a lot of you guys arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really that aware of what Clickwheel is. Well no fear, boys and girls I am jam-packed with the knowledge you crave!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 8, 2006 - 22:42
New advertiser: the webcomic: girl/robot. Check it out!
Also thought I'd mention that despite the magazine hiatus for the summer there were some new interviews you might have missed in all the guest blogging: David Wright (Todd and Penguin), Chris Shadoian (Popcorn Picnic), and Fred Grisolm (Hate Song).
And I added a bunch of buttons to posts that let's you recommend Comixpedia stories to digg and other social/Web 2.0 sites. Basically if you want to draw the web-o-sphere's attention to a Comixpedia post click 'em and follow the instructions at the other site. Digg.com for example puts stories with the most user votes (called "diggs") on its front page.
Finally, I'm moving the toplist (comixpedia.net) to a new server so tomorrow or the day after there'll be a little dns hiccup which will probably mess up the stats a bit this week. I apologize but I couldn't figure out how to avoid it. In any event, the new server is managed so it should be as good or better performance then the current one.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 8, 2006 - 14:40
Table of Malcontents notes that creator David Morgan-Mar managed to meet and take posed pictures of himself and famed chimpologist Jane Goodall for his webcomic Irregular Webcomic. Morgan-Mar is also auctioning of one of his notebooks to raise money for the Goodall Institute.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 8, 2006 - 11:30
Just a short plug for The Dada Detective which hit it's 100 episode this week. It's an actual mystery story, but it's also chock full of puns, gags and... ducks. Plus a talking mime, a dead Peter Lorre and an angry eskimo. Definitely worth checking out!
Submitted by Tim Demeter on August 8, 2006 - 11:19
So in the comments section of my last post, an interesting point was raised. Some web cartoonists can take an Ã¢â‚¬Å“us vs. themÃ¢â‚¬Â mentality towards mainstream comics, proclaiming we are the future and that the comics industry as it stands right now is due for a major change. I find myself in this very camp, which is why the point came up. That got me thinking.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not asking if the above is true or not, we can all argue that until our typing fingers are sore and bleeding and nothing will change today, what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m asking is if this question is getting us anywhere?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 7, 2006 - 13:50
The new site is really fantastic - a great looking (and functional) setting for the comics.Ã‚
Submitted by Tim Demeter on August 7, 2006 - 12:46
Hi. Tim Demeter here. So, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve kinda had a busy couple of weeks, what with getting editorial postions at Graphic Smash and Clickwheel. Up until now, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve kinda been a down in the trenches type of webcomicer, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure a lot of people donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know who I am. After the last few weeks, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m having a hard time being sure of who I am. (In the best possible way.)
I thought after all of these happenings IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d make my first post for my guest week a little get to know each other.
SoÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ come here often? Yeah, nice place, isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t it?
Can I buy you a drink? Cheers.
Hey, why donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t we continue this below the fold, where itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a little more privateÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 7, 2006 - 09:51
Welcome to this week's guest blogger: Tim Demeter who in addition to creating Reckless Life is now the editor for Graphic Smash and an editor for Clickwheel.
Thanks to last week's guest blogger: Joey Manley.
Thanks to current sponsor Speech Bubble Media which focuses on bringing advertising to webcomics.
Check out the new #1 webcomics at the Portal Toplist: The Noob.
And, webcomic creators do me a favor and submit your comic to Piperka - it's quickly turning into my sole source for checking up on webcomics.
Thanks for reading Comixpedia!