Archive - 2007 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 12, 2007 - 21:05
I'm only doing one day of SPX this year (today) which is too bad because it was chockfull of cool people and good comics. I just got home from spending the afternoon there and I'll have a more "formal" (yes I'm making the air quote with my fingers in my head as I write that word) convention report later this weekend but I thought I'd do a quick post right now.
Join me in "read more" land if you dare!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 10, 2007 - 08:53
The Trial of Colonel Sweeto, the first print collection of The Perry Bible Fellowship is selling well. Publisher Dark Horse has had previous successes with webcomics in print, including Fred Gallagher's Megatokyo (now on CMX) and Penny Arcade by Tycho and Gabe.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 10, 2007 - 08:49
Publisher's Weekly has a story on Jim Massey, the writer of the Oni Press comic Maintenance (and webcomic creator), which was recently optioned by Warner Bros. for a feature film.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 8, 2007 - 16:40
- Features article update: Tim Broderick begins a new series of articles on taking your comic to a traditional publisher -- an option every comics creator should consider. I also catch up with what's going on now with five folks who appeared in the pages of ComixTalk in a previous October issues: Jon Morris; Jamie Robertson; Bill Roundy; Thomas K. Dye; and Lee Adam Herold.
- I'll have details on the winners of the Blade DVD giveaway tonight (entries closed this past Friday at midnight)
- This is interesting to me at least: Imaginova Corp., a digital media company that manages a network of several science and technology-focused Web sites, has acquired Newsarama.com, a news and community site geared for comic book fans. The companyâ€™s network of sites includes Space.com, LiveScience.com and Aviation.com. Though the new acquisitionâ€™s editorial is not science based, Imaginova CEO and president Dan Stone said that the site reaches a similar audience. (h/t Dirk Deppey)
- More on Zuda from Todd Allen.
- Mike Lynch tells you what to do after you've sold a comic to a magazine.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Digital Strips reviews White Ninja.
- August Pollak has a new book of comics out: Junk in the Toaster will debut at this weekend's SPX.
- Tom Spurgeon (Comics Reporter) writes up his mixed feelings towards webcomics. Tom doesn't cover webcomics as much as he should which is a shame because he's a good, even-handed observor. More coverage of the digital screen from him will be good. As to the points he's making in his essay I've heard them all before and for the most part they're hardly worth making let alone taking the trouble to take apart. (Someday I will try to write a more coherent where we've been and where we're going type of essay though that may help serve as sort of an insta-rebuttal to some of the sillier memes of criticism of "webcomics".)
- Mike Hawthorne puts his comic Hysteria online.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 7, 2007 - 12:24
I know I've been beating the drums for more folks to help out with the Comixpedia project - some of it is just to keep an eye on things to keep spam and vandalism from ruining the good work that's already been done. Please consider lending a hand over there to new owner/benevolent dictator Josh Roberts:
Improved spam filter
After a major infusion of spam a few days ago, I've rigged a more robust spam filter. So far, it seems to be doing a good job of keeping new spam out of the wiki. However, there's still a bit of "old" spam left to clean up. Thanks to everyone who's been helping out with that.
--Posted by Josh 04:20, 6 October 2007 (PDT)
Comixpedia.org is looking for additional sysops (administrators) to help maintain the wiki. You can request sysop privileges if you're an experienced wiki user and (preferably) a regular contributor to Comixpedia.org. Just contact us with your request.
--Posted by Josh 10:21, 2 October 2007 (PDT)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 5, 2007 - 10:45
Wow - check out this article with a guy who stayed awake for 11 days!Â He probably has the world record for this.Â I've never heard of his left/right brain theories on why we need sleep and for all I know he's totally bonkers but just think how much more we could all get done without all that pesky sleep in the way! :)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 5, 2007 - 00:19
Ahoy! Weekend in sight... Today's the last day to enter our Blade DVD giveaway. Easy to enter - and (depending on how many people show up today...) could be easy to win...
- I haven't had a chance to check out the webcomic line-up at Comic Mix but Joey Manley had some interesting thoughts about the "reading interface" the site uses.Â (Manley also notes that he's working on another generation of WCN)
- Fleen has a good post up on who's coming to next weekend's SPX convention in Bethesda, MD. SPX is also the home of the Ignatz Award and this year the nominees for Outstanding Online Comic are Joe Sayers, Chris Onstad, Nick Bertozzi, Kris Dressen and David Malki! My current plan is to hang out at SPX on Friday (but most likely I won't be there on Saturday).
- The new Comixpedia looks to be rolling along - they have a new logo designed by the talented Chris Moujaes. They're looking for additional folks to be admins on the site as well.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 4, 2007 - 12:05
Metafilter has a thread from a reader trying to find a webcomic similar to Cobb which is described as having a vaguely continuous story line; references to politics; some social commentary and is interesting to read. I'm not familar with Cobb, but Metafilter threads on webcomics often are a good source of new stuff to read.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 4, 2007 - 11:00
So no one's entered the BLADE DVD giveaway contest so far -- I have 5 copies that I'm ready to send out to the winners... if anyone is interested in entering -- tomorrow's the last day to get your entry in.
And just for my information are you all just not interested in non-comic contests or was it too much to ask to submit a comic as an entry stub? Or is it just this DVD didn't get anyone that excited? Let me know...
Submitted by Linda Howard Valentine on October 3, 2007 - 19:39
Cartoonist Susan Rankin has recently announced that her long-running anthropomorphic strip A Doemain of Our Own will be changing from a free (mostly) weekly online comic to a periodic print comic in November. This change in format will not affect Rankin's collaboration with John Robey on NeverNever.