Archive - Sep 2003 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 29, 2003 - 10:09
Actually this is another story about Disney vs the Air Pirates and the subsequent Mouse Liberation Front. But it does shed some light on why comics have struggled to enjoy the full protection of that the First Amendment provides to other mediums of expression.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 29, 2003 - 09:52
Comixpedia is hosting its first-ever EVENT, and we're inviting all webtoonists to join us!
THE CHALLENGE: Draw a thirteen-panel scary story starting from a randomly assigned panel drawn by some of webcomics' most fiendish minds!
THE DEADLINE: Send us the URL for your twisted masterpiece by OCTOBER 17, 2003. Comics will run from OCTOBER 20 to HALLOWE'EN.
THE REWARDS: The entry judged best for each starter-panel category will be awarded the panel itself, signed and sent by the artist in question! Plus, you know, glory.
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Submitted by Al Schroeder on September 27, 2003 - 12:08
Bailey of END TIMES took Al Schroeder, the creator of MINDMISTRESS, up on his request for other webcomic artists to redraw one of his pages. You can see the results here. (please note there is a link both on the page, and if you click on the picture it will take you to END TIMES also.)
It's fan art with a difference, and a quite delightful way to see other artist's takes on some of the original characters. On his Alternative Pages Al Schroeder invites any other interested and talented artists to similarly take one of the MINDMISTRESS pages and redraw it in his or her own style.
Submitted by Mark Mekkes on September 27, 2003 - 12:04
As we as webcartoonists struggle for recognition and appreciation, it's always interesting to see how our predecessors had to deal with some of the same issues we do.
So I was stunned to run across this story. It describes a proposed first-class, A-list Batman movie to be done by cinematic legend Orson Wells (yes, of Citizen Kane and War of the Worlds) in the mid '40's. And check out the list of actors signed to play the villians!!!
It also describes the difficulties in the mainstream perception of comics, not only in completing the movie, but also in keeping the extensive archive of preproduction work from the public for so long.
Submitted by TerrenceMarks on September 27, 2003 - 12:03
Namir Deiter's 500th strip will run this Sunday! Namir Deiter, which began on November 28th, 1999, will reach the 500 mark after nearly four years.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 26, 2003 - 10:34
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been running a series on the history of comic strips in newspapers this week. Today's focus is on the 70's (but there are links to all of the week's stories on the page).
The whole series wraps up Sunday with a vote on both currently published and potential candidates comics for that newspaper. Presumably this might lead to some changes to their comics pages. Why do newspapers use this approach to determining what comics to publish? How odd would it be if television ran a few sample shows and than held an Internet poll to determine which shows to run that season. On the other hand, I suppose some television channels might have better programming if they tried that approach.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 26, 2003 - 10:22
Fastest concluding trilogy ever? Check out the trailer for Matrix Revolutions here.
Submitted by scrubbo on September 25, 2003 - 16:41
September 25th marked the 3rd anniversery for Silly Cone V, and while he's not getting any richer, SCV creator Brandon "Scrubbo" Sonderegger IS getting older, as is his comic.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 25, 2003 - 10:31
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 24, 2003 - 14:32