Archive - Feb 2007 - Article
For this month's issue of Comixpedia we're taking a look at the burgeoning number of webcomic collectives. Just why do creators band together? Gileon Pellaeon navigates through what is and what isn't a "webcomics collective" and offers five suggestions to creators for getting more bang out of their collective buck.
In the first installment of a new column called Panels & Pictures, Derik A. Badman takes a look at the creative possibilities arising from the constraints of the one-panel comic.
The spirit of cooperation is alive and well in webcomics. In that spirit, this month we present five stories that exemplify the value of cooperation: Agnes Quill, Vulture Gulch, Rip & Teri, After Days of Passion and The Archeologists.
If you think manga is a cavalcade of big-eyed little girls flashing their panties, Brigid Alverson has some surprises for you. In a new column for Comixpedia, Brigid will be writing every month about web manga. In this first installment, Brigid breaks down the basics in her "field guide to manga on the web".
Webcomic creator Mark Mekkes is the co-founder of the WCCAs and the current Chairman of the award. The WCCAs recently shifted from a mid-year presentation to a January-Februray schedule more closely aligned with the calendar year. The 2007 WCCAs will be presented online and in person at Megacon on February 19, 2007. I recently interviewed Mark by email to catch up with all of the changes and what's in store for this year's edition of webcomics' own awards.
First off, tell us a little about your role with the WCCAs. How did you come to help start them and what's been your role since then?