Not satisfied with the ending of the comic you’re reading? Go to the Internet to read another ending. As the Small Press Magazine reported, Kameelman Comics will be offering digital alternate endings for its print comics. Fans will be able to access the endings via an online password protected area at no charge. According to Publisher, Jill Legleiter, A1 Oregon Publishing, who owns Kameelman Comics, will begin offering alternate endings to the comics in order to make the comics much more interactive. This also gives the writers a chance to present all those ideas they would have ordinarily tossed out.
“Our plan for the alternate ending is to use the latest technology to make comics interactive, deliver more value to our fans, and give readers another reason to try the Kameelman comic book. Putting in the Easter egg is pure fun! In the future you will see us getting even more creative with the (Easter) eggs! But I can’t say more at this point.”
To read the entire article, head over to the Small Press Magazine.
CNN reports what most Buffy fans have assumed for months. After seven seasons on the TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar is handing in her stake. It is not certain if the franchise will go on in a Buffy “spin-off” or simply end in one final apocalyptic battle. The last show of the series airs in May. Continue Reading
The Online Journalism Review has a great article on the plight of Online Newspaper Syndicates and their failure to make a splash in online comics. Continue Reading
From the audio archives of the The Comics Journal comes a discussion between Gary Groth, Steve Bissette and Scott McCloud on the subject of Creator’s rights.
The interview, conducted by Groth, is from the out-of-print TCJ #137 from 1990. The conversation is offered on MP3 format for download until March 21st. It’s a very interesting conversation, especially when contrasted by today’s creator owned webcomics.
The Seattle Times reports that Lynn Johnson’s For Better or For Worse will end in four years. It’s not a webcomic, but it has earned the respect of many webcomic artists. That’s not an easy feat for a syndicated cartoon. The 24 year old strip will end after Lynn’s contract with United Media runs out. Go to The Seattle Times for the whole story.
Steve Troop, creator of the Keenspot webcomic, Melonpool, was just interviewed on the Pulse. A sci-fi parody, Melonpool comes off as a “â€¦ mix between Gilligan’s Island and Star Trek.” Read the whole Interview! Continue Reading
Eric Millkin and Casey Sorrow’s Comic site, Fetus-X, was hacked by Antiwar propagandists from Yugoslavia. In the Fetus-X forum, Millkin explained the haxxors replaced the Website with “a vague, poorly-worded anti-war statement“.
“Considering 90% of everything on my site is a supremely eloquent, carefully-honed anti-war statement, well, sh**, that just seems a bit counter-productive. I mean, go hack whitehouse.gov and put up your crude antiwar statement, but don’t put your weak-a** antiwar statements over my antiwar comics, antiwar blog, antiwar porn collection, etc.”
Millkin found the haxxors and responded to them on their on board, however his response was later removed. To read Eric’s response, just go HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page. You can read the full story at Eric’s Live Journal as well.
Anyone who has read Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics can appreciate the fact that comics, in one form or another, can be an astounding educational tool. The United States Government is apparently aware of that fact too. In its “Be Ready” campaign the US government is using pictures and words to inform the public. From McCloud’s own website, here is the link to illustrate.
There’s a great interview with Chris Crosby, cartoonist behind Superocity and founder of Keenspot! on The Pulse.
Superosity chronicles the misadventures of an eclectic group of characters, has been called a cross between The Simpsons and Bloom County. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading