Archive - Jun 15, 2007 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 15, 2007 - 17:20
...There are more than 11 billion websites in existence. Admittedly about 10 billion of those are link farms, but I'm fairly certain there's no way to fit the rest into my bookmarks no matter how many sub-menus I use.
It seems to me -- for the purposes if this column -- that the best way to reduce this clutter is to combine domains, creating a new site that incorporates the strengths of both the originals...
Webcomics leviathan Penny Arcade may be a force to be reckoned with in gaming and online entertainment, but how long do they think they can hold on without kowtowing to the manga crowd? By combining with Deviant Art, the strip re-imagines Gabe and Tycho as a short-tempered Japanese schoolgirl in a miniskirt and a very sad, sexually ambiguous prince, respectively. The plot lines will stay the same as now, only in every panel the characters will either be staring soulfully at the reader or bathing.
Submitted by moovok on June 15, 2007 - 14:40
For a change Webcomics in PrintÂ gives you three reasons to visit the site this week. First of all we review the awesome Stuff Sucks #3Â and the mighty Afterstrife Chapter 2Â whilst also giving you an added dash of Book News just for those interested out there.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 15, 2007 - 11:00
The Daily Cartoonist is reporting on Randall Vanfossen's monthly publication "News Free Comics" which prints a number of comic strips. (I know I've seen a publication before that just ran comic strips but I can't remember it's name)
I'm not sure what the need is to pay for a paper that would deliver to me every month the newspaper strips I can already read in print or on the web the actual day they're published. The widespread availability of all newspaper strips on the web makes this approach even less valuable (I can imagine in days of yore getting this if it carried a strip I couldn't get in a local newspaper).
What would be interesting is if someone (oh like say a syndicate) put together an insert of comics that would be included in major newspapers around the country. I can imagine such an insert giving comics larger and better spacing on the page. But it's hard to believe no one's ever looked into this so I suspect the economics of doing it must be pretty lousy.