Archive - Jun 1, 2005 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 1, 2005 - 15:59
It's not often you find a new webcomic with amazing art (seriously, amazing flawless art) and a compelling premise. Throw in a slightly offbeat narrative structure and you've got PandaXpress which just recently finished its first chapter (it only began this January 2005).
The story of a girl, her scientist father and a (probably) genetically altered and/or robotic panda bear (and a number of other odd characters) it begins as a tale of the girl looking for her father, but clearly has much more on its mind as it explores a PandaXpress world made up of science, whimsy, roller-skating ninjas, paraphasic goats and odd victorian-dressed gunslingers.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 1, 2005 - 14:21
Stuart Robertson has released his Comic Gallery Script to the public under a Creative Commons/GPL license. I'm not 100% positive, but I believe the PV Comics site runs on a version of this script.
* Start with the first or last image in the directory
* Display navigation above or below images
* Back and Next links
* Back and Next arrows
* Direct links to each image
* Configurable number of links per line
* Customizable dividers between links
* Display the copyright owner
* Display a link to your Creative Commons License
There's also a forum thread discussing a number of scripts at Blank Label Comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 1, 2005 - 11:54
Maybe it's because God struck Case Yorke down for today's Gluemeat comic.
Actually, Yorke writes that he needs June to finish a number of other projects. While Gluemeat is on hiatus, the website will feature the spin-off series Deadmeat by TN and Lauragorn.
While we're on the subject of Gluemeat, check out its entry on the Wikipedia - an amazingly comprehensive writeup.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 1, 2005 - 11:44
24 Hours Later is a documentary by James Hatton and Jimmy Lin about four artists participating in taking Scott McCloud's 24 Hour Comic challenge. As described on its website, "24 Hours Later captures it all with the grace, sensitivity, and cinematography expected of a nature documentary about the mating habits of walruses."
Also featured are interviews with Scott McCloud, Nat Gertler (organizer of 24 Hour Comics Day), Christian Gossett (Red Star), Scott Kurtz (www.PvPonline.com), Jenn Manley Lee (Dicebox), and many others.
The film is scheduled for release in November 2004. Check back for regular updates and free clips from the movie. You can buy the DVD of this right now.
Submitted by kittykatya on June 1, 2005 - 00:49
At least they will on June 7. The Washington Webtoonists meetup will be taking place at 8:00 PM at the Borders Books & Music on 11054 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA.
For more information, contact Chris Impink at chris(at)fragilegravity.net or catch up at the LiveJournal community.