Archive - 2003 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 16, 2003 - 13:32
Just like reality. Only different. Externality is a new ongoing hypercomic series updating every day (or so) at E-merl.com. But just what is the series about?
"It’s kind of a companion piece to the Nile Journals on Serializer" clarified series creator, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey. "They’re both journal comics of a sort. Although Externality’s focus and execution is going to be pretty far removed from Nile’s. And from reality in general, I guess."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 16, 2003 - 01:02
Bill here, your resident image jockey for Comixpedia, and the occasional brains behind much monster mashing. I'm up early most mornings, and often in a rush, but I make time to read a few of my favorites before I hit the shower and go on about my day.
1. American Elf by James Kochalka. I'm a big fan of Kochalka's Sketchbook Diaries, and I really enjoy being able to experience it day by day. Sometimes it's brilliant and sometimes it's inane, but that's life.
3. WIGU by Jeff Rowland. I came in late for When I Grow Up, but just in time for Jeff to reinvent himself with WIGU, which has been one of the most consistently strange and funny strips on my reading list. Who doesn't love a potato made of poison?
4. Man Man by James Duncan and Matt Shepherd. Even if I weren't related to one of the creators and good friends with the other (no bias here), I would still read Man Man every morning - particuluarly since the recent revamp. Although they have irrevocably affected the way I look at cheese and meat, they still manage to make me laugh.
5. Ornery Boy by Michael Lalonde. Though Michael only publishes one or two strips a week, I find myself looking forward to finding another update notice in my email. Ornery Boy and Dirty Girl are kind of the every-boy and every-girl of the Internet. Besides, if you subscribe you can be a "moody bastard."
Submitted by Anonymous on October 15, 2003 - 20:44
Keenspot seems to be going through a significant growth spurt this year.
Kristofer Straub's Checkerboard Nightmare, Michael Terracciano's Dominic Deegan, Frank "Damonk" Cormier's (Naught-)Framed!!!, and Paul Taylor's Wapsi Square are the most recent additions in what seems to be a massive wave of new blood at the popular entertainment hub. With these latest recruits, the total of new webcomics to join Keenspot this year has now reached 11.
Checkerboard Nightmare has chosen a novel way of marking the occasion through its most current spoofish storyline. The webcomic's main character, a charismatically pathological publicity-whore named Chex, has just announced his acceptance into a Famous Webcomic Group -- this FWG's main page will seem awfully familiar to many.
Sources also report that these are not the last new inductees of the year -- readers can expect to see one more handful of additions to the Keenspot lineup in the next few months.
Submitted by johnbarber on October 15, 2003 - 18:50
The new JohnBarberComics.com is now still live!
The site has still been revamped from head to toe, sporting an easier-to-use interface and a cleaner design providing access to all of John Barberâ€™s comics, writing, and more.
Still headlining the new site is a short comic called Archeologistsby Toon Art author Steven Withrow and John Barber. Archeologists is a visual poem, and the first collaboration between the two, and features an intriguing linking of word and image.
Submitted by mbernal on October 11, 2003 - 15:44
Digital Fear has begun posting part 2 of Kingdom of Fools, a free webcomic created by Mark Bernal. The website, which opened its doors in early September, publishes bizarre science fiction and fantasy webcomics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 10, 2003 - 01:05
Shopping. Furniture. Murder. Anything can happen when you sign up for the Comixpedia Hallowe'en Event.
We want you to create a 13-panel scary story starting from a random panel we assign. It's a fear-fraught opportunity to work with some of the most twisted minds in webcomics.
Take your random panel and see just how far you can take it. Be creative... be creepy... be exactly what Mother always feared you'd become.
Submitted by Neal Von Flue on October 9, 2003 - 16:13
Neal Von Flue's latest comic, "Directions" is a four-part formal experiment in artistic constraints, and is now available using the much-discussed Bitpass micropayment system. Each chapter costs 25 cents (or you can buy all four at once and get the artist commentary on the series included).
Submitted by Joey Manley on October 9, 2003 - 16:11
The Modern Tales syndication service allows webmasters to place a constantly-updating version of their favorite comics in the Modern Tales family on their own websites. At any given moment, the latest episode of the syndicated comic will appear within your own web page. Your readers will be drawn back to your website to follow the comic (which is, of course, the same reason that newspapers and magazines carry comics). Some percentage of those readers will follow the link back to Modern Tales or one of its sister sites, and eventually choose to subscribe, to gain access to the archives (which is, in turn, analogous to buying a Dilbert paperback). So: your site gets more repeat visits, and our site gets a stream of new readers who would never have found us before. Everybody wins.
Not every Modern Tales family comic is available for syndication. In some cases, the format of a particular series might make it technically inappropriate for plopping into the middle of another website. In other cases, the cartoonists themselves have not chosen to put their work on the syndication cart (the artists own all the rights to their work, and have full power to decide what happens to it). In other cases, a comic may be cancelled or completed (rendering syndication meaningless, since there will be no updates for your site).
A complete list of Modern Tales family comics currently available for syndication, as well as a little snippet of code for each comic, can be found here:
While we don't require registration or prior approval for use of this feature, our artists do appreciate knowing where and when their comics will appear. Be sure to pop us a note and let us know! We might just link to your site in our newsletter (um, no promises)!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 9, 2003 - 01:05
You look thirsty! Thirsty... for terror!
Let us refresh you with this snippet of a starter panel from our Comixpedia Hallowe'en Event. We want you to create a 13-panel scary story starting from a random panel we assign.
Drink deep the draughts of dire dissembling and give us your weirdest work ever. It's a unique chance to reach a whole new breed of reader.
Don't worry about it being too scary. We drink to forget.
Submitted by Morbius on October 8, 2003 - 16:32
WirePop announced today that it will officially launch on October 10 with its amazing list of launch titles from highly talented manga style artists.
The next big webcomic subscription site is here. WirePop is the first genre specific for English Manga and Manga-styled webcomics.
WirePop will feature some big names in the webmanga community such as:
- Denise Jones of Eversummer Eve
- Brion Foulke of FlipSide
- Dan Hess of Angel Moxie at Venis Productions
- Niko and Clay of Fantasy Realms
- Svetlana Chmakova of Chasing Rainbows on Girlamatic
- HAI from Homanga
- And many more talented up and coming artists.