Archive - Aug 11, 2008
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 11, 2008 - 14:35
The Beat writes: if you’re an self-employed freelancer with no health insurance, you will probably want to read Colleen Doran’s run down of resources to get insurance.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 11, 2008 - 13:56
Heck, just one more post (wafer thin!):
Danny O'Brien, writing about copyright makes the really good, probably hugely obvious point that copying as the "point" for payment to an artist may just not make the kind of sense it did when society came up with copyright. I hesitate to summarize his post and it is rather short -- definitely worth reading if you're interested in puzzling out how copyright should work in the Internet age.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 11, 2008 - 12:12
One more post I guess:
Scott Kurtz the person online has always had a somewhat dramatic relationship with what... the world? At least with people who comment on his work, primarily PvP. Today he writes at length, apparently prompted by a passage in a review by Comics Worth Reading of the book How To Make Webcomics (which Kurtz is a co-author of). First off, it's a hugely positive review of the book so it's hardly the case that Johnana is slamming it. She simply makes the point as a writer that there are a few simple tools available for publicizing work that aren't mentioned in the book. I really think Kurtz is reading way too much into her review.
While I appreciate his frustration at the negative energy an artist can pick up from a negative review, the answer to that is probably simply to ignore the reviews. Sometimes a review is useful, sometimes it's not -- there's no obligation for an artist to read anything written about their work. But some reviews are useful to some artists. Some artists can deal with all reviews, some can't deal well with any kinds of reviews (and all sorts in between). Maybe the best advice is to find out what kind of artist you are with regards to external commentary and try to stick to guidelines that work for yourself. You can't stop the world from commenting on what is public art.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 11, 2008 - 11:55
I've had to tackle some under-the-hood site maintenance and that's delayed another feature articles update. Hopefully tonight!
In sporadically researched news-for-today:
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
ComicsMix links to a funny parody/mashup called Calvin and Jobs.
Comics Reporters catches news of the exact date of the end of For Better or For Worse, sadly concluding with the just-doesn't-work plot of the wedding of Anthony and Elizabeth... (well unless creator Lynn Johnston has secretly viewed FBOFW as a story of great tragedy all along...)
Journalista! catches interviews with Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson, Candorville creator Darrin Bell, The Araknid Kid creator Josh Alves, and Pictures for Sad Children cartoonist John Campbell.