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Comixpedia contributor Alexander Danner is also the editor of the Modern Tales Newsletter which runs news and interviews about the Modern Tales family. This month's MT Newsletter has an interview with Nick Bertozzi by John Barber. Bertozzi is the creator of the webcomic Salon on Serializer.net.
Last issue, the MT Newsletter had an interview with creator Joe Zabel.
As the Fates would have it, Joey Manley is a Colonel.
He's also the Field Marshal behind the great wall of subscription-service, webcomic-related product known as Modern Tales. Having been creepy-crawling around the webcomics community scene since about mid-2000, he first started up with a webcomics reviews/interviews site called talkaboutcomics.com. Only months later, he decided that the world was ready for a subscription-based webcomics portal, even if some seemed wary of the prospect of paying for something that had "always" been free to date.
But already a few years have passed, and Manley's dream stands tall in the garden of fruition -- not only has Modern Tales endured, but it has grown, branching out to include a host (literally) of sister anthology sites, as well as promote key solo artists, too. Now, with a few new fun gifties to hand out from his bag of webcomics tricks, the Colonel takes a few moments out of his uber-busy day to respond to you, the reader, on all things webcomics, business... and chicken (seriously).
Bill Duncan is ComixPediaâ€™s Art Director and Staff Doodler as well as the creator of Monster Hollow, Japanimation Fist, and other work. He is a Canadian, and an avid reader of comics on the web and otherwise. He has been a dishwasher, tree-trimmer, projectionist, translator, reporter, editor, and teacher, and thought he might like to be an art director for awhile.
Bill likes to write and draw and spend time with the Interviews Editor who says she will marry him someday (if he'll just stop doodling long enough). Much of what he doodles ends up in the dunktank.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 12, 2004 - 02:38
In week 2 of our January issue, Alexander Danner interviews Ted Slampyak, creator of Jazz Age Chronicles and Ericka Crouse files a report on sprite comics. We also review Little Gamers and Ctrl+Alt+Del while Dalton Wemple and Iain Hamp bring you the latest installments of their columns.
Click here (or the cover art) for all of this week's articles.
Ted Slampyak broke into the comics scene in 1989 with The Case of the Beguiling Baroness, published by Caliber Press. This story turned out to be only the first in his stylish adventure series, Jazz Age Chronicles, which followed the blueblood adventurer, Clifton Jennings, and the blue-collar private eye, Ace Mifflin, as they pursued supernatural criminals in 1920s Boston. Soon after, he went on to work on projects like Quantum Leap and Neil Gaimanâ€™s â€œMr. Heroâ€, as well as providing illustration and storyboarding services.
In 2002, he returned to his roots, with The Power of Silas Rourke, a new Jazz Age story, and one of the original strips to run on the Modern Tales sister site, AdventureStrips.com. After the unfortunate demise of AdventureStrips.com, Ted remained with Modern Tales, repurposing his JazzAgeComics.com site as a single-creator subscription site, and the official home for Jazz Age on the web. The current story, No Escape updates weekly (the current strip is always free), with pages from his original Beguiling Baroness story and other extras added to the member section throughout the week.
Steven Withrow is the author of Toon Art: The Graphic Art of Digital Cartooning, published in July through Watston Guptil Publications. Toon Art presents a comprehensive introduction to digital comics and animation, including a brief history of cartooning, a primer on digital art and production methods, and a broad survey of top talent working in the medium today. Toon Art has been favorably reviewed in both Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal, the latter calling it "a definitive popular guide toâ€¦digital art."
Steven's webcomics series, Crackles of Speech and Critical Thinking, have appeared on Komikwerks.com and NextComics.com, with various artists. "Manuwahi," a short story he scripted for Roberto Corona, was recently chosen by Dark Horse Comics for their online Strip Search contest. When not earning his living as a writer and editor, Steven is working on several comics and animation projects for print and the Web. He has also published poetry, short fiction, and plays, and written lyrics and libretto for a musical composition. In addition, Steven expresses an intense interest in children's literature and its crossover with comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 22, 2003 - 11:04
All art begins in the mind, but some artists settle to stay there. They trade concrete for subconscious, daytime for dream-time, common knowledge for a brief glimpse of the unknowable. The new edition of Modern Tales Longplay, focuses on 'Stream of Consciousness Comics.' For the next four weeks, Longplay will showcase six challenging and experimental works that chart the frontiers of the human mind.