Archive - Jun 2004 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 30, 2004 - 23:23
Flipping through the pages of this issue: an article on the recently announced ICAA, International Comics Arts Association which turns out to be the brainchild of three guys in Illinois. It's a long story, listing all of the plans made by the principal guy and noting that it's just a few guys but not really weighing in on the potential disconnect between the promise of it and the reality of it today, just after its launch. A disappointing article that mostly reads as a press release for ICAA.
A brief article on the annual meeting of the American Editorial Cartoonists Association. Is there no more tired sub-genre of comic than the American editorial cartoon. What other art form so timidly sticks to 18th century forms and label and conceits as this one does?
A short mention that IDT, a telecommunications company has bought up a bunch of comic and animation companies recently. Weird.
TCJ digs up the now ancient Micah Wright scandal story. Wright is quoted, not surprisingly, as expressing a desire that TCJ not mention the story at all.
All in all TCJ should seriously consider ditching its news roundup and resurrecting some sort of blog or news dept. online where it could report daily or weekly on stories when they're still current. Maybe it could limit it to subscribers but at least it would be relevent. Having read 3 issues now I have to say that LOTS of the news stories in TCJ are old and/or not interesting enough to read through the lengthy space they give to them.
Massive interviews in it. One with Jay Hosler and one with Phoebe Gloeckner. Get to them later.
And Goats ad on page 91. Full page, full color one. Cool.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 30, 2004 - 17:41
PvPonline.com announced it will be holding "Guest Week 2004" during the San Diego Comicon.
Well it's that time again, so anyone and everyone who would like to do a guest strip this year should start sending them in to me. The only requirement is that the strip can not be any wider than 850 pixels.
I'll pick the strips I like the best to run during our guest week. Depending on how many I get, it could run longer than a week.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 30, 2004 - 15:08
LINES ON PAPER is a comics awareness/promotion type group. They have a cool gallery of their business cards that comic artists have signed with words and art.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 29, 2004 - 22:13
Evil Network Comics is back? There was a brief period where all the cool kids wanted to be on the Evil Network List O' Webcomics. Than the evil network disappeared, probably to its lair of evilness, I suppose.
Now it appears the goodevil Doctor Setebos has returned.
Submitted by Dedos on June 29, 2004 - 10:42
Peppercoin has released the next version of its small (but not quite 'micro') payment system. Peppercoin 2.0 promises smaller per-transaction fees, no required user signup, per-use and subscription models, and easy payment through credit and debit cards.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 28, 2004 - 22:03
White Hydra can be dumb but it's bright, cheery and funny. Although it's about 75 or so on the bCx List I "discovered" it and checked it out b/c I liked the author's banner in his sig line here at the forums on Comixpedia.
So, um, make funny banners and witty signature lines I guess.
Submitted by Dedos on June 27, 2004 - 21:23
The Harvey awards were handed out at this weekend's MoCCA Art Festival in New York. Derek Kirk Kim won Best New Talent for his Same Difference and Other Stories collection. Craig Thompson's graphic novel, Blankets, garnered him a whopping three Harveys. For a full list of categories and winners, see below.
Submitted by Dedos on June 26, 2004 - 13:39
Selena "Kitsune76" Ulrich of England passed away, after battling with acute leukemia. She had just turned 28.
Ulrich was the creator and writer of C. Ulture Shocked, a webcomic with a modest cult following that lasted from 2000-2002. She was a dear friend to many in the webcomics community, and though her comic had been put on indefinite hiatus near the end of 2002, she had always wanted to start again.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 25, 2004 - 17:51
WebcomicArchives by "Talon" is a blog about webcomics. Not comics, just webcomics. This is actually a fairly rare thing - I should know as I've read a lot of "comics blogs" this year.
Anyhow, some good posts from him so far.
Submitted by Al Schroeder on June 25, 2004 - 15:31
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