Archive - Jul 19, 2005 - Story
Submitted by Erik Melander on July 19, 2005 - 17:30
The silence surrounding Keenspots San Diego ComiCon panel has been deafening and since Comixpedia did not have an operative in place we have been patiently waiting for word on what was announced at the panel. Thankfully Wednesday White took it upon herself to make a public inquiry or we might never have found out. In the comments Aeire outlines what was revealed.
Keenspot will implement an incentive program intended to reward Keenspot comics that update regularly, Keenspace will change name to Comic Genesis and finally there is a TV show in the works.
Update: More announcements made at the panel is now available in the Websnark thread.
Update #2: Chris Crosby posted a list of news from the Keenspot panel at the Keenspot homepage.
Submitted by Erik Melander on July 19, 2005 - 17:12
Animation World Magazine has an article looking at digital comics in general and the Eisner awards new digital category in particular. The article contains a lot of interesting stuff, including that all the Eisner nominees for Best Digital Comic, except possibly Kibuishi's Copper, have print versions of their comics in the works.
Submitted by pclips on July 19, 2005 - 14:00
Perhaps no convention has done more to embrace webcomics creators of all degrees of experience as ConnectiCon, run by Matt Daigle and Briana Benn. As this year's convention came to a successful conclusion, the con was suddenly hit with unexpected expenses long into the five figures. Now, some well-known webcomics authors are donating their resources to saving Matt and Briana from financial ruin, as well as saving the con itself.
Submitted by Erik Melander on July 19, 2005 - 03:49
San Diego ComiCon has promted Wired News to takes a look at webcomics. It is pretty much your average overview of the field, but with some interesting quotes from various people. The Talk About Comics blog post on the subject has a few comments on a quote made by Scott McCloud.
And apparently someone spat on Scott Kurtz at Comicon.
*update*: Kurtz has commented on the spitting incident on his website