Archive - Feb 21, 2003 - Story
Submitted by Jamie Robertson on February 21, 2003 - 22:01
The Seattle Times reports that Lynn Johnson's For Better or For Worse will end in four years. It's not a webcomic, but it has earned the respect of many webcomic artists. That's not an easy feat for a syndicated cartoon. The 24 year old strip will end after Lynn's contract with United Media runs out. Go to The Seattle Times for the whole story.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 21, 2003 - 18:21
Moviepoopshoot.com, filmmaker Kevin Smithâ€™s "all things entertainment" site, will be adding "Ted Noodleman â€“ Bicycle Delivery Boy" to its line-up in March. Noodlesman is a weekly strip by creator and writer Jim Keplinger, artist Ryan Ottley, and colorist Ron Riley.
The stripâ€™s protagonist Ted leads an exceedingly active fantasy life based on what he reads as he is waiting for packages to deliver. Ted is portrayed as a lanky, unattractive, greasy-haired geek who imagines himself transforming into all manner of heroes, villains, and genre specific characters. Meanwhile, the rest of the world continues as normal, but is affected by Tedâ€™s odd antics as he peddles his way through the city on his delivery runs.
"We're happy they're joining the site," says Chris Ryall, the site's Editor-in-Chief. "Theyâ€™re a perfect fit with our slightly askew look at pop culture and entertainment."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 21, 2003 - 18:07
BoxJamâ€™s Doodle will celebrate the posting of its 1,000th installment on Monday, February 24, 2003.
Initially intending to call the milestone, â€œA Thousand Doodles That Changed the World,â€ BoxJam was dissuaded by his wife, who noted the innacuracy of it. â€œBesides,â€ she said, â€œit makes you sound like an asshole.â€
BoxJam said, â€œIn all honesty, this is an accomplishment that Iâ€™m really proud of, but especially humbled by. The Webcomic community has been very supportive of my work, and I think more than anything itâ€™s that support thatâ€™s helped me turn something that started out as a hobby into a true avocation. â€“ and while ultimately satisfaction has to come from the inside, encouragement from the outside has been really rewarding.â€
Longtime fan Lee Herold said the 1,000th doodle is a real milestone for a comic that started on a personal Web site in 1999. â€œBoxJamâ€™s Doodle really connects with people, and thatâ€™s very gratifying to the readers,â€ he said. â€œIt shows that what makes a comic strip good is not flashiness, or slick art, but the ability to get somebody laughing and making it look effortless.â€
A book collection of the best doodles will be coming out later this year, and the comic strip will also be featured in a book coming out this summer: "Toon Art â€“ The Graphic Art of Digital Cartooning" (Steven Withrow, Watson Guptill Publications, 2003).