Archive - Aug 9, 2005 - Story
Submitted by STrRedWolf on August 9, 2005 - 13:50
Otakon happens August 19-21 in Baltimore, MD. Attendees are encouraged to preregister early, as Otakon may not have at-con registration!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 9, 2005 - 13:43
Click here to find a .pdf and a bit torrent file for download. Creator Christian Madsen writes:
Reason we put it online for download is because we've made the money to pay for the print and for the trip to Comicon, so we set it free as it should be. We believe that if you really like something, you'll support it in some way, even if it's avalible for free.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 9, 2005 - 13:34
Congrats to Matt Johnson, the creator of Dewclaw which is in its fourth year on the web. Ironically, it sounds like Johnson now will move away from the serialized flash webcomics format he has used online with Dewclaw to focus on the print, full-color comicbook version of his tale.
While dewclaw is best known for being an early example of a Flash webcomic, the story is in fact more important to me. I used Flash originally, not only to push the envelope, but because it was a creative environment I was very adept in. Over the years, this has attracted both praise and criticism â€“ sometimes at the same time.
Because dewclaw is about the story, not the format, time has come for me to change direction with dewclaw. During the past few years, the one form of dewclaw that has attracted the most praise has been the print stories Iâ€™ve generated. It has become increasingly clear to me that this is the best format for the story.
So, Iâ€™m starting over.
While there are three or four installments Iâ€™ll add to the current story arc, the era of dewclaw as a Flash comic is essentially over.
Submitted by Erik Melander on August 9, 2005 - 10:17
If you haven't already checked out Vera Brosgol's new website in general and the short animated film Snow-bo, made by her and Jenn Kluska, in particular, I implore you to do so.
Limited edition Penny Arcade prints have begun popping up on eBay. The one with the currently highest bid is at $200 with about 24 hours left to go on the auction. Still a decent investment for the seller considering the original price of $80.
Newsarama has a preview of Spell Game, a comic book with Ramon Perez of Butternut Squash fame handling the pencils. Spell Game is published by Speakeasy Comics who is also the publisher of the first Butternut Squash comic book.