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Submitted by The William G on November 30, 2006 - 08:44
I think we should all give Shaenon Garrity some of those "mad props" the kids are always talking about.
Submitted by The William G on October 9, 2006 - 11:53
Ladies and gentlemen.
Due to recent events here in the two Koreas, I... William G... MAY become the first ever webcomicker to have "atomic bomb" as an excuse to miss an update.
Now, I'm not saying my previously announced November 25th release date of the next Bang Barstal will be missed... but, you know I may have to.
I guess all I can say is, you'll find out either way.
Submitted by The William G on September 4, 2006 - 09:33
Not comic news, but, one of my favorite TV personalities of the last decade, Steve Irwin, was killed doing what he loved.
Expected, but a pity none the less.Ã‚
Submitted by The William G on August 22, 2006 - 10:47
Should someone be interested in my method (Dieter pose) I put a quick and dirty explanation up on my blog
Submitted by The William G on July 17, 2006 - 23:20
I've noticed some problems with mine and a few other sites today. I know more than aÃ‚ few webcomickers are using Dreamhost, so I checked out their emergency news page and it seems they've been having a number of hardwareÃ‚ problems
Ã‚ Just thought I'd bring it up in case some were wondering what was going on.
Submitted by The William G on July 13, 2006 - 14:24
...But doesn't that candle in that Clan of The Cats ad look rather... post-ejaculatory?
Ã‚ Just sayin'
Ã‚ Oh yeah, speaking of that, this website is good for at least five to twenty minutes of reading
Submitted by The William G on July 13, 2006 - 00:32
Over at Newsarama, a fellow named Eric Adams has been running a series of articles about what it's like to be an indy-creator. He has a lot of interesting points, and some good advice that could be applied to webcomics, since we're all really indy creators anyway. I suggest you all go read what he has to say, it's interesting stuff.
His latest article is on the topic of branding. The branding of your comic is important to have it stick in people's minds: Logos, color themes, tone, etc. However, it stood out at me that his first example he used for the power of branding was himself.
[Cross-posted from WilliamG blog]
Submitted by The William G on July 9, 2006 - 23:20
I was just thinking about my generation, the one known as "X". (generally assumed to be anyone born between 1966 - 1980)
More than the baby boomers, generation X was the generation that was really pop-culture oriented. In fact our whole definition of ourselves seems to be in what products we bought, read, watch on TV. And upon realizing how easy it was to create a generation of product whores, they perfected it with the Millennials.
Submitted by The William G on June 28, 2006 - 10:26
Steven Grant has an interesting bunch of musings over at his Permanent Damage column this week. And while his focus is on print as usual, he does have a few points that I think anyone making comics needs to consider.
A few points that stuck out at me:
"Why "self-publishing" (AKA vanity press) in the book world is (not always correctly) greeted with derision, because it implies the author was not able to clear even the lowest standards of quality publishers, which in many cases aren't all that high to start with."
Submitted by The William G on June 19, 2006 - 17:10
Oni Press, publisher of Scott Pilgrim, Local, and other fine comics, has announced this year's talent search contest . They're also taking pitches from writers this year.
The details are on their site. It sounds like an interesting challenge to writer and artist alike. And if you feel you're ready to ditch...er, expand outside the webcomics world, there's nothing stopping you but you.
EDIT:Dark Horse is also running something similar in the form of their New Recruits.