The cover art for November is from Michael May, the creator of Eros Inc. and Stock Footage. I think Michael’s got talent and his webcomics are definitely worth checking out. Be sure to sift through the archives of the movie-targeted Stock Footage and catch up on his current comic Eros Inc.
In site update news, I am going to shut down the forums here. Two reasons! One they’re aren’t being used a heck of a lot; and two, I’m really impressed with the new webcomics.com and the forums over there are accomplishing everything we ever tried to facilitate at Comixpedia/ComixTalk in terms of constructive discussion amongst webcomics creators. Webcomics.com is not really aimed at non-creators, but it’s got a tremendously friendly vibe right now and you really ought to check it regularly. Webcomics.com has the support of Penny Arcade (in some fashion, they’ve at least bought the URL from T Campbell for the Halfpixel guys to use) and of course it’s being led now by Halfpixel which is four of the most successful webcomics creators, period. Out of those guys, I’ve met Dave, Kris and Brad at varous points online and off and they’re all good guys and in comics for the long haul so I have no doubt this site will only get bigger and better.
I’m always going to be proud of having had a hand in starting Comixpedia/Talk and keeping it running for — wow — 6 years now. I am pretty sure I’ve written more about comics than I ever would have imagined. I’ve learned a lot too — not surprisingly reading a lot of comics and interviewing a lot of people about them is a pretty educational experience. My interest in comics back then was never entirely pure – mostly I was attracted to the DIY energy of it all, especialy webcomics before the turn of the century when it was all a lot harder and more mysterious out there. But over time comics as comics really captured my interest. Comics as a medium is fascinating and people are using it to tell some pretty awesome stories right now. It’s an exciting time.