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February 13th, 2003
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 13, 2003 - 17:19
You already knew this, you the astute webcomics reader, but on the off-chance you've missed it, Sequential Tart has posted several good reviews of webcomics to read and those maybe not so much.
Submitted by Jamie Robertson on February 12, 2003 - 18:50
Ubercon, primarily a gaming convention held in New York City, will feature Pete Abrams of Sluggy Freelance as a special guest. Along with Abrams, web comic creators Rob Balder (partiallyclips.com), Randal Milholland (somethingpositive.net), Jon Rosenberg, and Phil Karlsson (Goats) will hold a webcomics panel on Sunday Feb 16th. The panel begins at 11:00 AM and lasts for one hour. Ubercon begins on Friday the 14th at 4:00 PM lasting until Monday the 17th.
Submitted by Joey Manley on February 12, 2003 - 18:50
Talkaboutcomics, the free forum site for small press and webcomics creators run by Joey Manley, is opening up its 24/7 Nightstar Network IRC chat channel to other cartoonists and creators who wish to host their own live events.
Manley said, "We're hoping it will work sort of like a 24/7 webcomics convention, with press briefings, interviews, panel sessions, book club meetings -- whatever people want to do." The channel will have no sponsorship or membership requirements, according to Manley. "It's just a service. Nightstar was kind enough to grant us use of their servers -- we're extending our invitation in the same spirit of community-building that Nightstar has shown to us."
Submitted by dunk on February 12, 2003 - 17:24
John Allison's latest bit of brilliance is about to hit print!
Looks, Brains & Everything, the first Scary Go Round collection is now available for pre-order. And as if that weren't good enough, the first 200 people to pre-order will apparently get their names in the back of the book for posterity. It's 128 full-color pages, and packed with creepy goodness (or so rumour has it).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 12, 2003 - 12:48
We'll try not to do this too much but seeing as we just started Comixpedia and webcomics have existed for sometime, we may on occasion point you to an old interview or review that we think is worth a look. Given the enormous growth in popularity of webcomics' audience it's also entirely possible that many readers aren't aware of these "ancient news" items.
Submitted by Jack on February 12, 2003 - 02:47
Submitted by Jack on February 12, 2003 - 02:46
It's called Methinks the Lass Has a Screw Loose and you can order it here.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 11, 2003 - 18:22
A couple of notes about Comixpedia. Early on we decided we were not going to have a list of webcomics unless we brought something to it that wasn't already available from a number of existing directories. We're not there yet in terms of creating what we think would be the ultimate webcomic & webtoonist directory so we'd rather encourage you to visit those existing sites with directories (and we've listed quite a few in our LINKS section). So if you've submitted a specific webcomic to our links pages, that's why we've chosen not to list those at this point.
But we do see a lack of directories out there for all of the sites about and around webcomics that would be useful to creators and readers alike. Categories like: Host/Syndicates; Tutorials; Automation Scripts; Fonts; and Blogs by webtoonists. Send us your favorite links for these categories and feel free to email us at postmaster at comixpedia dot com with suggestions for additional categories.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 11, 2003 - 15:03
Schlock Mercenary is a serial sci-fi strip with long interconnected story arcs, the shortest is about four weeks, the longest is about six months, that also manages to deliver a comedic gag every day. It's about a group of space mercenaries with a mix of talents and even more mixed scruples, who end up mixed up in the first truly galactic war in history. The title character, Schlock, is a "carbosilicate amorph," which is a fancy way of saying pile of sentient glop.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 11, 2003 - 14:23
Here's an interview with the editor of the new Comics section of Entertainment Weekly debuting February 17th. I see little chance for webcomic coverage there given the editor's seeming focus on movie adaptations of comic book characters but I suppose any mainstream coverage of comics is a redeeming thing for the overall medium. Moreover, if EW is really committed to coverage of comics they may find increasing reasons to notice webcomics lest they be forced to fill the section solely with coverage of superheroes and Ziggy.