Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 16, 2006 - 01:03
This week we have a review by Alexander Danner of the webcomic Nine Planets Without Intelligent Life by Adam Reed and Phil Kahn takes a look at the book Webcomics: Tool and Techniques for Digital Cartooning by Steven Withrow and John Barber.
We also have a brand new column from regular contributor Alexander Danner called Word (And More Words) that explores writing for webcomics. And this month Welton Colbert goes back to the future in honor of the Future Issue!
Last but not least, Al Schroeder interviews Faith Erin Hicks, the creator of the futuristic dystopian webcomic Ice.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 10, 2006 - 01:55
The Webcomics Examiner makes some changes for 2006. With the adoption of the blog software Wordpress as a new backend for the site, TWE adds more blog-like features and moves to a weekly update schedule.
The book Webcomics: Tool and Techniques for Digital Cartooning by Steven Withrow and John Barber is a comprehensive overview of the state of webcomics. Webcomics: Tools and Techniques for Digital Cartooning is a helluva book. If nothing else, it's full of a ton of useful information and thoughts on webcomics art and business. It's got tutorials, round table discussions, theory, and even a big ol' gallery of webcomics.
But in writing this review, there's been one thought sticking in my mind: namely, this is a wonderful book... but who is it for?
Alexander Danner reviews Nine Planets Without Intelligent Life by Adam Reed.
"The future is easy. Just take your own personal variables, factor in the external variables, crunch a few numbers, and there ya go." - Female Form Robot, Luca
Alexander Danner tackles the writing side of making comics.
Joe Zabel is both a webcomics creator (most recently he finished The Ice Queen: A Trespassers Mystery) and the founder of The Webcomics Examiner. I really enjoyed our conversation - the topics ran all over -- from Joe's webcomic work to Harvey Pekar and journal webcomics to the future for webcomics in general.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 1, 2006 - 11:06
Alexander Danner just used his creator news update to post a bit about the end of his recent PST story. I will probably need to draw attention to these updates until readers get used to scanning down there, but I think this will be a key part of the site in 2006 allowing creators to post anything they think worth sharing with the readers of Comixpedia. In my mind, this "replaces" the old hype forum at Comixpedia.
The news update allows for html so you can add in links to your work - the only limit is 254 characters.
A whole year of webcomic news wrapped up in a pretty package with cookies and milk commentary provided by Comixpedia contributors: Alexander Danner, Ping Teo, Kristofer Straub, T Campbell and Phil Kahn.
A freewheeling discussion about the wide world of webcomics with Eric Burns, Wednesday White, Phil Kahn, Giland Pellaeon, Bob Stevenson, Ping Teo, Daku, Karl Kuras, Doctor Setebos and William G, moderated by Xaviar Xerexes.
You may have noticed that in 2005, the "webcomics blogosphere" took off like never before. There were almost as many people writing about webcomics as making them (okay not really, but there were a whole lot more blog posts about webcomics this year.) We gathered together several popular bloggers for an online roundtable discussion on webcomics here at the tail end of 2005.
We talked about webcomics and creators, art and commerce and of course, webcomics drama. Plus some predictions for the year ahead.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on December 1, 2005 - 03:31
Alexander Danner announced today the launch of Full Story, an index of completed webcomics.
The internet is, in many ways, a cult of the new. An exciting new idea can propagate through blogs, and forums, and e-mail seemingly instantaneously, such that it appears everywhere almost at once. And just as quickly, yesterdayâ€™s idea is replaced with todayâ€™s. The old idea may never be spoken of again, unless it can somehow be made new again. This is just as true of interesting webcomics as it is of anything else.