Archive - Mar 2005 - Story
Submitted by BarneyMcSweeney on March 31, 2005 - 23:32
Should you buy a sheep-dog? What about frogs? .. All the answers you've been looking for: just ask a Pope-Alien Mystic! Yes, all of this advice is useless, but it just might provide a modicum of entertainment.
Submitted by Sonictail on March 31, 2005 - 23:28
For anyone looking for something different to do, Continuous Comics has just launched. Everyone knows the form, do a page of the comic and pass it on, as seen in comixpedia's own weekly webcomic jam. However this one is a tad more open form and is designed for anyone to get in and have fun without too much trouble.
Submitted by Erik Melander on March 30, 2005 - 14:03
Update (4/1): Girlamatic is back up.
Day Two of the MT blackout In all seriousness, hopefully this is a short-lived issue for MT.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 29, 2005 - 17:13
UPDATE: Email exchange with Connecticut Staffer at Journey Into History Blog provides further information regarding Connecticut guest policy.
I guess this is one way to take the subjectivity out of deciding who to invite as a guest of a convention. Connecticon has announced a "webcomic tiers" plan that provides greater perks for webcomic creators attending Connecticon depending on the number of daily unique IP addresses the webcomic receives:
1,000+ UIP/Day - free 3-Day membership to ConnectiCon 2005.
5,000+ UIP/Day - free Artist's Colony Space (includes a 3-Day membership).
10,000+ UIP/Day - free Artist's Colony Table (includes two 3-Day memberships)
25,000+ UIP/Day - free Artist's Colony Table, Green Room access and some help with travel expenses (gas, tolls) and depending on available space a place to sleep and shower.
50,000+ UIP/Day - free Dealer's Room Booth, four 3-Day memberships, Green Room access, all travel expenses and 4-Nights hotel accommodations (Thursday - Sunday).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 29, 2005 - 13:43
Although this raises all of the issues debated during the Comictastic news stories, this module, for what it's worth, does seem to include a link to the comic's website. It also has a somewhat active support forum which might provide an opportunity to suggest creator-friendly improvements to the folks behind this piece of code.
Or to learn if there's a way to block it, if you don't want your work displayed via this means of publication.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 29, 2005 - 13:10
Round-ups galore. Here's some photos of R Stevens' and Jeph Jacques' recent talk at Boston University; a U.K. Mini and Webcomic Thing report from Ping Teo (even more U.K. Thing-related photos); and some photos from last weekend's MomoCon.
Submitted by Joey Manley on March 29, 2005 - 01:45
Joey Manley promises several more new strip launches in the next couple of months. "We're just waiting for contract to come in."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 28, 2005 - 18:03
Every so often a fan art meme will take off in an interesting way. Lost to the Dumbrella board crash was the WIGU thread placing WIGU characters into famous art work. Still here for browsing is this thread playing off of a picture of Questionable Content's Faye drinking from a glass. Starts off slow, but gets much, much sillier.
Submitted by cm_evans on March 28, 2005 - 18:00
Checkout the ending of the Comixpedia March 2005 Cartoon Jam -- by the demonic Tom Karlsson, a.k.a Stolle Bengtsson.
And while you're at it, there are two slots left for the April Jam -- take 'em while they're still open!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 28, 2005 - 15:20
Nominate someone for a Lulu. Nominations can be made by current members of Friends of Lulu. The Lulu Awards are handed out at Comic-Con International in San Diego - this year's Awards will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego.
Friends of Lulu is a national nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage female readership and participation in the comic book industry.