Archive - Aug 2005 - Story
Submitted by Ryan Estrada on August 31, 2005 - 14:03
Submitted by Alexander Danner on August 31, 2005 - 11:40
Five Ways to Love a Cockroach, a new short comic written by Alexander Danner (The Discovery of Spoons, Picture Story Theatre) and illustrated by Neal Von Flue (The Jerk, 10:30 to 12) is now online at TwentySevenLetters.com. This experiment in cynicism and infinite canvas takes a dispassionate look at love gone wrong, through the eyes of the world's most unlovable critter.
Five Ways to Love a Cockroach makes use of the latest version of Markus MÃ¼ller's Infinite Canvas application, which provides a simple "click to advance" interface for exploring infinite canvas comics.
Submitted by Sonictail on August 30, 2005 - 18:50
After the mild success of the last meetup, we've mobilized and we're doing it again. Possibly with more chicken eating zombie monarchs...
WHEN: Monday the 5th of September @ 7:30PM
WHERE: Fast Eddy's Perth: Cnr of Milligan and Murray st Perth
WHY: Why Not?
Also, we now have a community on Livejournal located here.
Submitted by Erik Melander on August 30, 2005 - 16:09
Kazu Kibuishi has made a comment prompted by the New York Times article on Infinite Canvas/webcomics:
You know, I actually prefer Copper in its digital form. To me, the way it's presented on this website is really the way I intended for people to read it, and the reason is this: I really like painting with light. Actual light.
Read the entire comment on Kibuishi's website.
Submitted by Erik Melander on August 30, 2005 - 15:41
Also from T Campbell's blog, Modern Tales is looking for an advertising sales representative.
And in a related news (ok, it's also in the same blog entry), Search Engine Comics is looking for an additional artist.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 30, 2005 - 11:49
It looks like the Big Easy took a beating from Katrina - I hope for the best for everyone. My brother made it through it (he's in Lafayette) and actually had power back by last night. If you're in need of information on Katrina, the Wikipedia has done a really good job. Also this Boing Boing entry notes that the Red Cross needs donations (cash not stuff).
And not onto the webcomics news: okay not a webcomic, but geeky good fun: more Zombie flash mobs, this time in Vancouver and Austin, TX. Also check out this post on the US Air Force's study on teleportation and other sci-fi ideas. (It's a boing Boing kind of day)
I'm sure you all are already reading and listening to the Digital Strips gang but they've caught several interesting news bit lately: first off, Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) joined up with DayFree Press. Second, Ryan Estrada seems to have gotten ill treatment from the Lulu Print on Demand Company as Lulu canceled all or most of the orders for Estrada's 175 Hour Comic Book. Last, Digital Strips "WEBCOMICS SCAVENGER HUNT" contest is closing August 31st at midnight. (Hey, I don't work for Digital Strips - it's just possible I'm finally eligible for a webcomics-related contest!)
A blog I'm not sure I've linked to before is "Oh You Pretty Things!" which offers extensive reviews of webcomics (among other media) and today has a review of Prime Evil.
Lots of good stuff fromt the Comics Reporter including the line-up for this year's SPX Anthology, a link to an article on the Quills Awards which has a graphic novel category, an interview with Glenn Danzig about his publishing label, Verotik Comics (I had no idea this even existed), and Berke Breathed talks about recent Opus strips on the topical tale of jailed NY Times employee Judith Miller. TCR also has a
lengthy post on webcomics, which he considers one of the top 8 stories for the rest of the year.
And last but not least, the Washington Post has a profile (registration required) of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF).
Submitted by boneflake on August 30, 2005 - 10:34
Originally published independently in 2001, Zoinks! Magazine makes its return to promoting webcomics, and the talented people who create them, beginning October 2005.
Submitted by kjc on August 28, 2005 - 23:04
Welcome to Week Three of Comixpedia's August issue!
This week, Al Schroeder interviews Eight to One's B. Duffy.
Matt 'netpoet' Summers reviews The Order of the Stick by Rich Burlew.
And Ping Teo gives us The Essence ofâ€¦ Drama.
Submitted by TCampbell on August 27, 2005 - 20:10
I'm tan, rested, and ready... for webcomics. Sorry for that but I've got a Nixonian like combination of sorta-tan and five o'clock shadow.
As soon as I walked back in Comixpedia's virtual door, I saw a note from T Campbell that he's going to be making big changes to his new webcomic Search Engine Funnies this upcoming September 5 with the release of something called "Blackhat." More details soon I'm sure.
I also saw that Warren Ellis is musing again on his email list about how to make a better go of crafting original comics work (and I suppose weaning himself from the superhero thing) by utilizing his online fanbase. Ellis notes that between his email list, Bad Signal, his LiveJournal and Warrenellis.com he probably reaches about 10,000 people in total while the sales ceiling on his original work is currently about 20,000. What I'm trying to get a handle on (and I don't have it yet) is what that means for translating Ellis' numbers into the webcomics world Comixpedia readers already know and love. And it raises interesting questions - for someone so determined to control his artistic fate as Ellis is he better off alone, or with some sort of existing online publisher (Keenspot or MT for example). Obviously someone with Ellis' track record and notoriety brings a lot of unique attributes to whatever online effort he decides upon.
I also wanted to point out that Blog Ads (which is who we use to manage the sponsorship ads that run on the right side of the site) is having a contest to pick a new logo. Winner gets $1000 and something for the resume I expect. If you do submit something you might mention this post at Comixpedia as your inspiration (because if you do and you win we get $300). Blog Ads has been a good experience for Comixpedia and they definitely strike me as a pretty non-corporate corporation that will probably go for something unexpected.
Submitted by Erik Melander on August 27, 2005 - 12:40
Shaenon Garrity has announced that the main artist on More Fun's, Robert Stevenson, will leave the comic. She is now looking for a new artist to take over the art duties on the comic. The comic will also be moving from subscription site Graphic Smash to Webcomics nation.