Terrence Marks's blog
Submitted by Terrence Marks on January 4, 2010 - 00:12
So, what does the start of a new decade mean for me? Not much yet. The end of the old decade, though, has left me feeling a little reflective and melancholy for webcomics that aren't out there any longer. have, over the past three days, decided that I want to re-read No Outlet, Land of Lost Mythology, Algernon's Dilemma, Post-Modern Muse, Comic!!!, and GREB. I can't. They've been offline for years, so I'll find something else to read that's still around.
What now-gone webcomics are on your mind?
Submitted by Terrence Marks on November 25, 2009 - 07:39
Namir Deiter and You Say it First are back on schedule as of Monday. Now, I'm not normally the type to call it news every time a comic updates, but during that week, from the 16th to the 23rd, Isabel got 38 comics up. We'll have a a free 3-day guest pass into the exclusive world of NamirDeiter.net, home of all manner of bonus content. The username and password will be posted at our sites tomorrow.
Submitted by Terrence Marks on March 9, 2009 - 07:10
Normally, I don't do this, but it's been kind of a busy week for me.
Firstly, after six months of downtime, The Nice's forums have been brought back and upgraded from UBB6 to phpBB3. There was a server crash in October that brought our old forums down, so we've moved to a more stable and maintainable system - and from a collection of thousands of text files to a real database. The old forum is available in read-only mode for private messages (which couldn't be migrated) and anything else we may have missed.
Secondly, the entire archives of Unlike Minerva are back online. For the last few years we only had an edited version up, which didn't include the original pre-restart beginning. Since we've got the tenth anniversary coming up on March 15th, it's only fair to show what it's the anniversary of. This also puts Unlike Minerva and its sequel, You Say it First at over 2000 comics, combined.
Submitted by Terrence Marks on January 22, 2009 - 03:16
To quote the cartoonist, Bill Holbrook:
In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey is astonished by the outpouring of support that he receives from the citizens of Bedford Falls. I find myself in a similar state of mind as the readers of “Kevin & Kell” have pitched in to return the strip to The Atlanta Journal Constitution comics page, effective Monday.
Words cannot express my gratitude for your votes in the paper’s poll. The strip has always relied on its readers to continue, never more so than in this case. This victory is entirely your own.
I’d like to also thank folks such as Tom Smith and Randy Milholland for spreading the word about my situation, and to all those who participated. Terrence and Isabel Marks, who color “Kevin & Kell,” also kept their readers updated.
In the end this was an example of the power of the online world’s ability for people to come together and create a community. Again, I thank each and every one of you out there.
Submitted by Terrence Marks on November 17, 2008 - 23:32
We had a very, very bad month in October. After two deaths in the family, we were not able to update regularly for about two weeks.
Namir Deiter and You Say it First are now back on schedule, after a few 8-comic-a-day updates.
Submitted by Terrence Marks on February 21, 2007 - 03:59
Now, I don't draw. My comics haven't run a guest strip since 2004. But my comics used to be drawn by a rotating gallery of artists, so I know what I'm talking about. There's a right and a wrong way to do things. I did most things the wrong way the first time around, because I didn't know any better.
Submitted by Terrence Marks on February 5, 2007 - 11:40
I haven't seen too many other webcomics make any mention of piperka.net. It's an online webcomic bookmarking service. It's free. It takes a little getting used to, but I've found it quite useful.
[XEREXES: I use piperka myself quite a bit - it's a great webcomics-reading tool]
Submitted by Terrence Marks on January 30, 2007 - 10:53
What two things do A Doemain of Our Own, Abby's Agency, Acredale/Apathy Kat, Acts of Gord, Akaelae, Altermeta, Angel Moxie, Ashfield Online, Astounding Space Thrills, Badly Drawn Kitties, Boat Anchor, Bobbins, Building 12, Carpe Diem, The Class Menagerie, Crap I Drew On My Lunch Break, The Cyantian Chronicles, Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures, Dead Days, Dragon Tails, Evil Inc., ExtraLife, Flipside, Fluble, Full Frontal Nerdity, Funny Farm, Gene Catlow, Goblin Hollow, Krakow, Krazy Larry, Living in Greytown, Lizard!, Marilith, Misfile, Movie Punks, Namir Deiter, Nerd Boy, No 4th Wall to Break, Pastel Defender Heliotrope, Poisoned Minds, Purple Pussy, Return to Sender, Shifters, Sore Thumbs, Spamusement, The Suburban Jungle, Superosity, Tales From Band Camp, Tales Of The Questor, Unicorn Jelly, The Way To Your Heart, Whimville, White Ninja, and Zortic, have in common?