Archive - Mar 2007
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 27, 2007 - 10:38
David Tekiela who did the cover art for Comixpedia's September 2005 issue, hits episode 100 of his series Kristy Vs. The Zombie Army.
Holy Cliff Hangers Indeed... Will Kristy survive!!!?! :)
Submitted by Erik Melander on March 27, 2007 - 06:57
Michael Poe, creator of Errant Story, and his girlfriend(wife?) are experiencing some financial trouble that they hope to deal with by doing a donation drive.
For those of you who missed the thread on the forum, Poe and I are facing some rather serious financial difficulties at the moment. This is largely because this month we have a lot of single-time expenses associated with running the comic, that the comic has not brought in sufficient income to cover. This is not something minor. In fact, what with various last-minute expenses and taxes and advance payments for conventions and the like (a breakdown of most of the payments needed can be found here), we have to pay out well over $10,000 this month!!
Read on for quotation madness.
Submitted by Linda Howard Valentine on March 26, 2007 - 16:21
Randall Munroe, writer of minimalist computer/romance humor comic strip xkcd, was kind enough to grant Comixpedia an email interview, where he discusses how to pronounce the title of his comic, some thoughts on producing the strip, and which raptor style dinosaur he would prefer to be attacked by. Enjoy!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 26, 2007 - 12:09
**ahem** cheap advertising available...
Continuing rumbles over how to turn the CBR/CBZ file format into the mp3 of comics, this time from Modern Tales publisher and WebcomicsNation owner Joey Manley:
All I need is RSS-with-enclosure subscribability â€” a CBR reader that acts just like a podcast catcher, in short, only snagging .CBR or .CBZ files, instead of .MP3â€™s.
I canâ€™t take credit for this idea. take a look at this thread started by the well-known comics writer Warren Ellis almost two years ago. â€œTIVO for comics,â€ he calls the idea. That pretty much sums it up.
- The Indie Spinner Rack podcast has interviews with Viper Comics and a few of its creators (link from Journalista!).
- If you haven't stopped by the Webcomics In Print blog recently -- they've got a whole bunch of interviews up from the recent U.K. Webcomic Thing convention.
- Publisher Active Images has announced that it will distribute the Image comic book Elephantmen on mobile phones. These comics on mobile phones press releases have been steadily coming out for a couple years now. What I haven't seen is stories on how well that's working out for anyone. Do readers like this format? Do creators see a dime from distribution this way (or gain new readers or otherwise increase their audience?)
- Flickr gets more comics-friendly. I guess Flickr has given up on insisting its site is solely for photos since it now allows users to define images loaded to the site as "photo, illustration/art/cgi, or screenshot". (link from Drawn! blog) Speaking of Flickr, Drawn! also spotlighted Applegeeks artist Mohammad "Hawk" Haque's flickr stream where he posts photos altered to include miniature versions of himself.
SPRITE: The UnComic
- Sprite comic creator alert!! Philipp Lenssen has posted over 700 sprites that he created for a never-released fantasy-style game. Even better is that they're available under a Creative Commons license. (link from Drawn! blog)
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- Tyler Martin is the artist on two new webcomics: The Check Family, which is about lacrosse and also appears at LaxPower; and Double-A Zone which appears on the official NCAA blog.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Raina Telgemeier and Gene Yang were selected by Booklist for their 2007 Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth. (link from Flight blog)
- Ring, ring, ring, BANANARCHY!!
- In not-comics, Broken Frontiers has a column on the hip-hop subgenre of nerdcore.
- The magazine Animation has an interview with Todd Rosenberg about turning his webcomic Odd Todd into cartoon project. (link via Journalista!)
Submitted by Black_Kitty on March 26, 2007 - 00:23
I recently came across this article about Wikipedia's co-founder starting all over. Although it does not mention a word about webcomics, given the fuss that has been raised in the past about Wikipedia, it's well worth reading.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 24, 2007 - 21:00
I'm trying out a CD-swap service called Lala.com. You list your CDs you want to trade away and you create a "want" list of CDs you want. Lala.com matches up members and provides postage-paid envelopes for you to send the CDs. There is a charge - $1.75 basically - but that seems like a good deal to me (Used CD stories around us still charge about 7 bucks a CD).
Anyone else tried this out? Good, bad, whatever? If you want to see my list click here - but don't judge me! :p
Submitted by Linda Howard Valentine on March 23, 2007 - 17:18
What is it about Monday, Wednesday and Friday that make them the seemingly optimum publishing dates for webcomics?
Submitted by Erg on March 23, 2007 - 16:26
Back in the year 2001 I was burning out on webcomics. Alot of the comics out there were just geek fare, and not particularly well written geek fare. Artistic ability was, well, a bit rough for most strips. I had never heard of most of the real good ones that had come out at around that time. And I was only 18 so I was at a particularly annoying age. I was ready to give up on the medium in general, move on to other things. Like Vampire: The Masquerade. Annoying age, remember.