Archive - 2003 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 31, 2003 - 14:45
I'm still a little unclear on what Comics Monthly is - parts of the sites links don't work yet (for example there is a "subscribe" button but since it doesn't link to anything there is no way to find out what you may subscribe to) - but they are linking to several cool webcomics in the Halloween theme. A good site to visit today!
Submitted by dunk on October 31, 2003 - 13:56
The Hougan in the Hat is back! Again! Check out today's Monster Hollow Halloween special "Hougan Hears a Howl", featuring the cutest little voodoo priest you ever did saw ;)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 31, 2003 - 13:28
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 31, 2003 - 13:26
Tech Central has a story on Chris Muir's Day To Day.
Chris Muir is a 40-something Florida-based industrial designer by day, and a cartoonist by night. Technologically savvy, conservative, and very much tuned in to the subjects that interest bloggers, Muir's comic, Day By Day has become a hit in the blogosphere.
Muir's strip has four central characters, although it frequently goes "on location" to the offices of the politician or media figure du jour. It combines the political feel of Doonesbury (although from the other side of the political aisle) with the office atmosphere of Dilbert.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 31, 2003 - 13:13
The Continuity Pages is a cool little site covering comic books. They've just started a "news" column called The Comics Blotter which may be of interest to you but their bread and butter, so to speak, is hosting pages devoted to comic book continuity.
The Continuity Pages is a descriptive, hyperlinked catalog of comics and related books, organized alphabetically by primary author (or corporation) and then in a logical order. This order is not necessarily alphabetical by title, numerical order by issue, or order of publication. Such an organizational stragegy does much to make sense of American comic book publishing, in which the continuing narratives of some characters or families of the same run through multiple titles. Every comic or book appears in the Continuity Pages only once. Whenever possible, hyperlinks are used when refering to a volume on another page or to an creator with his own page.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 31, 2003 - 02:17
Time to announce the winning entries for Comixpedia's Fright Night Event. Congratulations to Ryan Howe, Ben Bittner, Jeff Boyes, Lucas Phelps, Michael Lalonde, Kane Lynch, and Dan Hess. Now go on over to Fright Night to check out the winning entries and any of the other great entries you may have missed!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 30, 2003 - 14:47
We've got a thread going on in our forums for suggestions for Comixpedia from you, the readers. We're getting some good feedback but it would be very helpful to hear from lots more of you.
Why do you visit the site? What are we doing well and what are we doing not-so-well? What would you like to see added to Comixpedia.com?
What areas of webcomics have we not covered yet that you'd like to see stories on?
As we come up on the end of 2003 and the one-year mark for the 'Pedia, it's a good time to give us feedback so that we can build on your suggestions.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 30, 2003 - 14:28
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 30, 2003 - 13:25
The Pulse has the story on Insight Studio's Halloween webcomics.
Wheatley also said, â€œThere may be some more surprises (even for us). The event will go "live" at www.sunnyfundays.com at 12:01AM on October 31. Visitors will be treated with a spooky new interface, and all the guest artists and guest strips will run through the weekend only. On Monday, November 3, the ISG world will return to normal (well, as normal as we get around here, anyway).â€
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 30, 2003 - 13:10
I'm not sure where I first saw links leading to a forum post announcing the official end of Savant, a webzine advocating "comics advocacy." The website for Savant itself still proclaims that Savant is coming back. But from forum posts such as this one it's clear the Savanters have thrown in the towel.
As a fan and advocate of webcomics I have a mixed reaction to this development. It's always a bummer to see a site for good discussion leave the online blog-o-comicsphere (And Savant was good for 103 issues!) but on the other hand I think efforts aimed squarely at pushing people to read "comic books" bought from the "direct market" on a "monthly basis" to be misguided. To the contrary, promoting the "comic medium" today means routing around the legacy of negative perception created by the "comic book industry."