Archive - Aug 6, 2007
Submitted by Corey Marie on August 6, 2007 - 21:29
It was 1999 and I had just uploaded my first comic strip on the web. Before I had even put together a website layout, and well before I had purchased a domain name, I posted the strips on a message board I frequented to get a response from some friends. It was their enthusiasm that encouraged me to keep going, and not much later I was "officially" a webcomic-er.
Submitted by Linda Howard Valentine on August 6, 2007 - 16:14
You ever have that one love affair that haunts you for years? You get together, have some great times together, everything's going great, and then BAM! you lose your heart when they suddenly break up with you without warning. "It's not you, it's me." So you go your separate ways, swearing you'll never fall for that routine again, but a year or so later, BAM! they're back, and you're head-over-heels and bound for heartache. Well, Tauhid Bondia's back on the scene with a new webcomic, the Good Ship Chronicles, and here I am like a fool, head over heels again.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 6, 2007 - 09:44
So many webcomics into print nowadays it got me to wondering how some of them are doing sales-wise. One metric that is easy to pull is a book's ranking on Amazon.com's sales list. This website actually makes it extremely easy to find out a ranking based on author, title, publisher or ISBN number.
Plug in Howard Tayler's name, for example, and you'll see his Schlock Mercenary books (currently 194,385 and 195,437) are doing much better than his Administering Groupwise tome.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 6, 2007 - 08:41
First off - let me thank current advertisers La Muse: Season 2 and the Learn to Draw the Human Figure training course. We've got two more blog ad spots open right now if you've got a project or product to tell Comixtalk's readers all about. (Those project wonderful ads up top seem to be going pretty cheap this morning right now as well)
- Be sure to check out Comixtalk reader blogs as I've probably been less perfect about promoting them to the front page this summer (being on vacation and all) - I especially want to point out a recent one entitled Hard Lessons Learned from Tony Esteves on his shipping his stuff to conventions that is pretty interesting and might have been missed by folks.Â
- Webcomictalk's Livejournal notes the 4th year anniversary of Questionable Content this past August 2nd.
- While I laze the summer away Jack keeps on reviewing webcomics - this time he tackles Monty and Woolley.
- Rooktopia likes The Perry Bible Fellowship. One point about this comic I think he gets especially right: "At its most risque, the strip just feels pleasant and inoffensive. This might be the biggest reason why Nick doesnâ€™t receive negative feedback: who can complain about a webcomic thatâ€™s this superficially sweet?"
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- The webcomic Too Much Information gets "reviewed" by the Something Awful website. And yes it's true - it's not like they ever have anything nice to say about anyone. I read through some of the TMI webcomic yesterday - the writing does have some good moments but you really wish the creator would improve the artwork a bit. Even after two years of the comic, the Poser-created artwork still looks awfully stiff and generic.
- ComicBookBin reports that Samurai Elf: Gathering Storm (Volume 1) is now available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese. Samurai Elf is now available as a webcomic so this multi-translation effort might be some kind of first. Samurai Elf is described as set in the fantastical world of Tyr, where a string of global wars have wracked the lands and sent civilization back into feudal times.