Archive - Oct 2007
There's an incredible wealth of articles in the ComixTalk archives: features and columns on craft, theory and business, insightful reviews and interviews with some of the most interesting folks in webcomics. We'll be taking a regular look back at past issues and catching up with creators we've previously covered.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 7, 2007 - 12:24
I know I've been beating the drums for more folks to help out with the Comixpedia project - some of it is just to keep an eye on things to keep spam and vandalism from ruining the good work that's already been done. Please consider lending a hand over there to new owner/benevolent dictator Josh Roberts:
Improved spam filter
After a major infusion of spam a few days ago, I've rigged a more robust spam filter. So far, it seems to be doing a good job of keeping new spam out of the wiki. However, there's still a bit of "old" spam left to clean up. Thanks to everyone who's been helping out with that.
--Posted by Josh 04:20, 6 October 2007 (PDT)
Comixpedia.org is looking for additional sysops (administrators) to help maintain the wiki. You can request sysop privileges if you're an experienced wiki user and (preferably) a regular contributor to Comixpedia.org. Just contact us with your request.
--Posted by Josh 10:21, 2 October 2007 (PDT)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 5, 2007 - 10:45
Wow - check out this article with a guy who stayed awake for 11 days!Â He probably has the world record for this.Â I've never heard of his left/right brain theories on why we need sleep and for all I know he's totally bonkers but just think how much more we could all get done without all that pesky sleep in the way! :)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 5, 2007 - 00:19
Ahoy! Weekend in sight... Today's the last day to enter our Blade DVD giveaway. Easy to enter - and (depending on how many people show up today...) could be easy to win...
- I haven't had a chance to check out the webcomic line-up at Comic Mix but Joey Manley had some interesting thoughts about the "reading interface" the site uses.Â (Manley also notes that he's working on another generation of WCN)
- Fleen has a good post up on who's coming to next weekend's SPX convention in Bethesda, MD. SPX is also the home of the Ignatz Award and this year the nominees for Outstanding Online Comic are Joe Sayers, Chris Onstad, Nick Bertozzi, Kris Dressen and David Malki! My current plan is to hang out at SPX on Friday (but most likely I won't be there on Saturday).
- The new Comixpedia looks to be rolling along - they have a new logo designed by the talented Chris Moujaes. They're looking for additional folks to be admins on the site as well.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 4, 2007 - 12:05
Metafilter has a thread from a reader trying to find a webcomic similar to Cobb which is described as having a vaguely continuous story line; references to politics; some social commentary and is interesting to read. I'm not familar with Cobb, but Metafilter threads on webcomics often are a good source of new stuff to read.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 4, 2007 - 11:00
So no one's entered the BLADE DVD giveaway contest so far -- I have 5 copies that I'm ready to send out to the winners... if anyone is interested in entering -- tomorrow's the last day to get your entry in.
And just for my information are you all just not interested in non-comic contests or was it too much to ask to submit a comic as an entry stub? Or is it just this DVD didn't get anyone that excited? Let me know...
Submitted by Linda Howard Valentine on October 3, 2007 - 19:39
Cartoonist Susan Rankin has recently announced that her long-running anthropomorphic strip A Doemain of Our Own will be changing from a free (mostly) weekly online comic to a periodic print comic in November. This change in format will not affect Rankin's collaboration with John Robey on NeverNever.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 2, 2007 - 15:55
Publisher's Weekly has a short review of webcomics making a living which includes well-coverted Tim Buckley and CTRL-ALT-DEL, but also includes Shawn Handyside and his comic Staccato; and Dave Stanworth and his comic Snafu-Comic.