Archive - Apr 2003 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2003 - 17:53
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2003 - 11:32
Over at Ninth Art, Alasdair Watson has written a column throwing out some of his ideas on how comics can tap into the world wide web in a deeper way. He's dismissive of infinite canvas scrolling and the use of flash. Instead he's looking for personalization, interaction, and the ability to choose your own genre for a story (it sounds an awful lot like picking a "skin" for your message board or instant messenger program). He's a man on a mission, that Alasdair!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2003 - 10:25
Submitted by DanHernandez on April 30, 2003 - 01:57
visit http://www.toddbot.com for details!
(8:53pm) EMERGENCY FUND-RAISING SALE!!! YOUR HELP NEEDED!!! Due to unforseen circumstances, my last rent check bounced and i now have only 24 hours to raise approx $500. In an attempt to raise the needed money to keep my house, i will be selling off comics, original drawings, original comic book pages (which i never sell!), and "toilets by todd" for the next 24 hours. I do hope you'll all be willing to save an artist! I love you all!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 29, 2003 - 11:07
Check out Sarah Shay's Angry People, an offbeat comic with semi-autobiographical themes. And stick figures! As she explains on her site:
"Tossing aside ideas for high-school comics, workplace comics, and autobiographical comics, [I] began using characters [I] had scribbled in the margins of [my] math notes during high school."
As if that wasn't enough, Shay is roommates with old skool webtoonist CMK.
Submitted by David Wright on April 29, 2003 - 10:26
Todd and Penguin is now being published in the Stanford Daily. Todd and Penguin has been on the web since 2000, and this is it's first regular newspaper publication. The comic also appeared once as part of Brad Guigar's Greystone Inn in the Philadelphia Daily News last year. Stop by the site, say hi, and check out the archives.
Submitted by Chris Crosby on April 29, 2003 - 10:19
Scans of an excellent 7-page article on webcomics from HOGAN'S ALLEY (a widely-distributed squarebound magazine focusing on the art of the comic strip) #11, featuring interviews with Keenspot co-founders Darren "Gav" Bleuel and Chris Crosby along with other prominent webcartoonists, can be found in the Keenspot Pressbox. HOGAN'S ALLEY #11 arrived in bookstores and other venues the week of April 16th.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 28, 2003 - 11:04
Drawing it that is. An interesting thread over at Talkaboutcomics explores the ins and outs of depicting sex in comics.
Submitted by modernhair on April 28, 2003 - 10:27
Submitted by Joey Manley on April 28, 2003 - 10:13
Modern Tales, the leading publisher of subscription-based webcomics, announced today that the comic strip "The Bizarre Life of Charlie Red Eye," by Perth, Western Australia's Edward J. Grug III and Matthew William Boyd Langfield, Esq., will be joining the line-up of its flagship online anthology ModernTales.com. Joey Manley, Editor and Publisher of Modern Tales, selected this strip after sifting through more than 200 entries submitted as part of a rare open call for new comics on the site. "We usually recruit by private solicitation," said Manley.
"But every now and then, it's important to open the doors to new faces and voices." Manley said that submissions of new comics are not currently being accepted at Modern Tales. "We'll make an announcement on our homepage any time we're looking for something, and we'll give a very specific date range during which we're willing to look at submissions, just like we did this time. Once the decision has been made, it's final."