Archive - Aug 2003 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 25, 2003 - 10:19
Decent article on one person's picks for Comic Masterpieces. All of them are from comic books of course. My question is what would a similar list limited to webcomics look like? Or maybe the question should be, are webcomics mature enough as an artform to begin asking such questions? And if not, how long does it have to go?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 25, 2003 - 09:53
Congratulations to James Kochalka and Amy on the birth of their son, Eli Ray Kochalka. Eli was born late last Thursday, August 21. "He's 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and he's a really funny little guy," says James. "We're all doing great."
Submitted by Nekomimikun on August 24, 2003 - 00:15
Today on Sinfest, it seems that Tatsuya Ishida has posted a very high-resolution strip that measures about 4258 by 1764 pixels in size.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 22, 2003 - 16:34
Another edition of your irregular Friday Rookie Roundup. This week we point your attention to new superhero webcomic Dasien, which has a slightly manga-ish art style; Riboflavin, a comic that seems to have really evolved its artwork over its existence; and Element's Song , which is manga-ish and furry-ish.
And a note to whoever runs the "SuperKeen!" dropdown list - lots of broken sites and no-longer updating webcomics on it. Holy 404s Bat-dude!!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 22, 2003 - 11:58
Disney's case hinged on the fact that O'Neill's drawings closely resembled the real thing; that, of course, is an important aspect of parody. But Disney argued that such accurate representations might confuse America. It's difficult to take seriously Disney's argument that Air Pirates, an unknown, underground, small-circulation publication, could ever be confused with or compete economically with the real deal no matter how exact the rendering. Perhaps this is why Disney's counsel peppered the complaint with references to Air Pirates as "perverted," "offensive," "degrading" and "defamatory" (they forgot "schismatical"), as if parody should somehow strive for wholesomeness.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 22, 2003 - 11:39
Does anyone remember the Battlestar Galatica part of the tram ride at Universal Studios? That was cool...
Anyhow along with everything else from our childhoods, Battlestar Galatica is being revived.
Submitted by Daniel Goodbrey on August 22, 2003 - 10:40
A massive new collaborative hypercomic debuts today at E-merl.com. The comic features the work of a host of stars from the British small press scene, alongside such well-known creators as Chris Ware (Acme Novelty Library) and Roger Langridge (Fred The Clown).
Originally masterminded by cartoonist Tom Gauld as part of the Comica festival at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the comic has now been adapted for the web by E-merlâ€™s own Daniel Merlin Goodbrey. The special zooming interface used to display the webcomic is the first piece to benefit from Merlinâ€™s new infinite-canvas delivery system, The Tarquin Engine.
Submitted by Morbius on August 22, 2003 - 10:34
WirePop -- www.wirepop.com -- announced today the new webcomic "Lotte vs The Dead," by Brion Foulke, will be joining the webcomic line-up on WirePop.com, the growing Manga and Manga-styled webcomic subscription magazine.
"If you have ever read more then one webcomic then chances are you have bumped into Brion's FlipSide and we are really glad to now have him on WirePop." said George Panella, WirePops' Publisher "Brion is bringing to WirePop a much more edgy story then the rest of the line-up. Taking a bit of influence from classic horror films and super hero comics, Lotte vs The Dead may scare you or make you laugh. Be sure to check his new webcomic on WirePop we dare you."
Submitted by Reinder on August 21, 2003 - 00:51
Starting on Monday, August 25, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan will interrupt its ongoing storyline to present a whole month's worth of archival material from the very first ROCR story, showing the gang's first meeting with the legendary Green Knight. This historic material, never before seen online or indeed in English, serves as backstory to the Green Knight's appearances in the current storyline, "The Rite of Serfdom".Because no new material has to be created for this flashback, the comic's update schedule will be upgraded to six updates a week, Monday through Saturday, allowing all 24 updates to be served in just four weeks.
Submitted by Joey Manley on August 20, 2003 - 12:35
The Comics Journal board is pretty well-known for being a raucous place, home of both the genuine elite thinkers in comics (who are few and far between, there as anywhere) and the snotty art-brat. They hardly ever take note of webcomics. When they do, the results are always interesting.
Here's a thread about Drew Weing's serializer.net series Pup.