Archive - Apr 2005 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2005 - 19:28
Antarctic Press has agreed to publish a print version of T Campbell's "History of Online Comics" series first publshed here at Comixpedia. Retitled "The History of Webcomics", the book will feature expansions and revisions of its current material as well as new chapters.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2005 - 16:12
Fans officially ended yesterday, calling a close to over six years of comics stories about a science-fiction club that repeatedly saved the world. Fans was the most popular strip on Graphic Smash and the second most popular to require a subscription (the first remains American Elf).
T Campbell, the writer, has announced several new projects, including a series in development for Tokyopop (still in need of an artist), a Fans-related summer story called "The Iron Easel," and a book version of The History of Online Comics.
Jason Waltrip, the series' main artist, is now drawing a book for Tokyopop called Idiotz.
David Willis, artist pro tempore in the series' final days, continues his work on Roomies, Shortpacked and It's Walky.
Submitted by dregs on April 29, 2005 - 11:36
paperdummy is a new journal webcomic. It deal with such weighty issues as mint-flavored milkshakes and some other guy who was buying some glue. Read new installments weekly at www.paperdummy.com.
Submitted by Steve Troop on April 28, 2005 - 11:31
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 27, 2005 - 15:02
Long-time readers remember syndicated Non Sequitar cartoonist Wiley's past pokes at webcomics. Kristofer Straub gives a little kick back in recent installment of Checkerboard Nightmare.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 27, 2005 - 14:25
Well not so secret anymore as it's the newsbox for today, but in fairly typical Keenspot fashion, there's been no previous announcement from Keenspot that they've added Teague Tysseling's Mad About U to the Keenspot lineup.
Congrats to Teague - Mad About U looks good so far.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 27, 2005 - 11:15
Darth has a blog. Read it before George Lucas sends out his minions to take it down.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 27, 2005 - 11:13
Put on your fedoras and your battered leather jackets, slap on a six-shooter full of pencil lead and get ready for ... action!
The Comixpedia May 2005 event starts in about a week! It's called Mayday, and it's all about the action! Well... all about action, and all about you!
Mayfair Day is in trouble again. Which is no surprise â€“ that guy's always in a scrape. Trotting the globe, finding the treasure, saving the orphans and stopping the bad guys. That's his job. And part of that job is danger!
So Mayfair's in trouble, and it's up to you to get him out. But no matter how hard you get him out, he's just gonna get right back into it.
Here's how it plays out:
We've got some of the greatest artists in action comics contributing a panel every week to this event. Each panel, posted weekly, will show Mayfair in deep trouble. And every week, we need you to show how Mayfair gets out of a jam â€“ and right back into it.
There's more details at the Mayday site. Take a look and sign up, get your name on the list and start rubbing shoulders. If you're into action (or action/comedy, or heck, straight comedy) you'll have a blast and attract some new readers as well as maybe discovering some new comics yourself.
When we're done, it'll be like the world's most fun Choose Your Own Adventure ... dozens of threads, hundreds of stories. We're looking forward to seeing what you got!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 26, 2005 - 12:43
Part of the problem is the decreasing number of any jobs for editorial cartoonists, but why has the print biz done such a lousy job of hiring women for these jobs? According to this article, "less than 4 percent of editorial cartoonists on major syndicates are female."
That's astoundingly bad when you stop and reflect on it.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 26, 2005 - 12:36
Link from the Drawn! blog.