Archive - 2003 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 5, 2003 - 03:07
Fan Boy Radio has posted its recent interview with Scott McCloud and Scott Kurtz. (Only available for free on website for a limited time)
Submitted by Shepherd on December 4, 2003 - 16:52
Q. When do a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and an editorial cartoonist share the same spotlight?
A. When their names appear together on a death threat...
Submitted by Chris Cantrell on December 1, 2003 - 21:05
At the end of the current story arc (Gus Goes To Hell), The Asylumantics will stop online publication.
After two years and almost 400 comic strips, the Wrenwood Gang will be moving entirely to the world of printed collections with the first comic expected around the end of January 2004. The Asylumantics website will be left online as a way for readers to order the books as they become available.
Submitted by DanHernandez on December 1, 2003 - 18:51
Companies explore 'micropayments' idea: An idea that seemingly evaporated along with dot-com mania is back: that the Internet would realize its full grass-roots potential if Web surfers could pay small amounts for tidbits of online content.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 1, 2003 - 12:02
Not since the defunct Dysfunctional Family Circus have I laughed so hard at other artists' misfortune. The Golden Age: Uncensored basically takes images from "golden age" comics and layers vulgar, crude and explicit jokes on them by changing the dialogue and descriptions. It's not entirely consistent (sometimes the creator forgets the point of the strip and uses panels from more modern comic art which basically neutralizes the humor) and humorwise, it is a one-trick pony. And, don't forget that someday soon it will likely be sued into nonexistence by lawyers from D.C. or Marvel or some newspaper syndicate (again see the now defunct Dysfunctional Family Circus) but in the meantime...
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 28, 2003 - 12:58
I've learned quite a bit from the "Measuring the Webcomic Audience" project this year. Pushing it to the next level though will require talents and time that Comixpedia staff alone does not have.
The next step for the project is to obtain data from counters (and possibly server logs if creators provide permission) to generate another source of readership data to complement (or possibly replace) the Alexa and Ranking data.
There is a very similar project for blogs called "Ecosystem" (which you can see here) that may be the basis for this similar effort for webcomics at Comixpedia. Or it may make more sense to create a new system from scratch.
If you are interested there will be a dedicated message board on the forums and a mailing list for more active participants.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 27, 2003 - 17:41
Here's one riffing on LOTR at Ubigod's World. Post any other webcomics in the Thanksgiving spirit here.
Or maybe those webcomics you're thankful for?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 27, 2003 - 08:02
"In webcomics, I'm currently working my way through the Modern Tales lineup in alphabetical order. Most of them I read all the way through, though a few of them just don't interest me at all. Just got through No Stereotypes. I also regularly read a few standbys: Sluggy Freelance, PVP, CRFH, GPF, It's Walky, Clan of the Cats, Gaming Guardians. And of course, everything on Graphic Smash.
"In printed comics, I'm sticking with Strangers in Paradise for a little while longer at least, now that Terry's finally getting around to some of the stories I wanted him to write three years ago. Mark Waid just 0wn0rs Fantastic Four. The fanboy in me craves it, along with JLA/Avengers and a lot of Brian Michael Bendis' work.
"Textwise, I just got through Chris Sherman's The Invisible Web and a book of Harlan Ellison short stories, and I'm reading a whole lotta blogs, 'cause all the cool people are writing them these days. Only half kidding: they have a perspective that I miss from my college years.
"What's next? I want to finish off Preacher (yes, I know the series wrapped years ago) and pick up Cory Doctorow's new collection... I've read a couple of his short stories and he's an author to watch. Webcomics-wise, I'll keep working my way down the alphabet with Modern Tales, then start on one of the other collectives... probably Keenspot or Girlamatic.
"Yeah, I'm serious, I really do read all this stuff. Scary, huh?"
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 26, 2003 - 12:40
Over at Sluggy Freelance, they are running a special (until November 27th) on the 8th Sluggy Freelance book, "Fire and Rain" (in hard cover). Pete Abrams notes that his publisher, Plan 9, also plans to bring all of the Sluggy Freelance books out in a hard cover edition at some point.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 26, 2003 - 11:09
The Unh! Project is collecting those "guttural moans" in comics.