Amber glych Greenlee
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 24, 2007 - 14:31
I built a "library" of webcomics and creators back in the fall of 2005 which I put into beta before realizing it was too much editorial work to deal with and the same information could be better provided through the community edited webcomic wiki - COMIXPEDIA.
Nevertheless looking back on the assortment of names collected (some from me, some sent in from you) I wonder if anyone has any significant updates on these creators 18 months later. Maybe we should interview some of them?
Submitted by glych on July 23, 2007 - 03:16
Amber "glych" Greenlee is now the co-host of the Minneapolis Cable Access Show "Philo" airing Monday nights at 9:30pm until 10:30 pm CST on Channel 16 within the city limits of Minneapolis. Call in and tell her and Hamil (the other co-host) what to draw!
Have a webcomic and sell t-shirts? Well, send on a t-shirt and if Glych likes it, she'll wear it on the air! Minneapolis has one of the largest comic communities around so it'll be good advertising. Find out info about the show by visitng MTN.org.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 30, 2007 - 13:14
We're coming up on the two year anniversary of starting the wiki-based webcomic encyclopedia (hosted at comixpedia dot org). It's a useful site that by design will always cover much more ground about webcomics than Wikipedia. Other sites in the webcomic-o-sphere can reuse it's content b/c of its GNUFDL approach to copyright (The webcomic bookmarking site, Piperka, for example includes links to Comixpedia.org entries in its directory).
What it needs now, however, is enthusiastic and committed leadership dedicated to maintaining this project and helping to develop a more active community around it. After thinking about it a lot this year I know I'm not the person to do that. Realistically, I don't have the time for it (I struggle to carve out just the time spent here at comixpedia.com).
So I'm in need of a plan for the future of the webcomic wiki. A future without my direct involvement. What I'm potentially offering to a person or an entity is my assistance in transferring the backend of the current site to a new host, the url comixpedia.org and/or the name Comixpedia.
It needs to be a plan that I think has a reasonable chance of success in terms of people, organization and resources. I don't know what that plan is right now, but I hope to blast this post far and wide enough online to get some interest going in coming up with a workable plan. So, ahem, feel free to repost this message elsewhere...
If you want to participate in this discussion or better yet, pitch a plan, comment here or email me at xerexes at comixpedia dot com. Thanks!
Submitted by Erik Melander on April 18, 2007 - 09:55
- Is Todd Goldman's plagiarism of Dave Kelly's Purple Pussy going to make it notable enough to have the comic's deletion from Wikipedia overturned? Follow the excitement in the Purple Pussy deletion review. (related note: Wired's Table Of Malcontents Blog picked up the Goldman story just this Monday, but adds a funny personal anecdote about Goldman to the mix.) (Second related note: Mike Tyndall catalogs all of the possible plagiarism in Todd Goldman's "work".)
- Jason Kruse's The World of Quest which appeared as a webcomic on Komikwerks in 2003 and as a graphic novel in 2006, will be a Saturday morning cartoon series this fall on the CW television network.
- Can't get enough K Thor Jensen? Here's part one of an interview with him at The Daily Crosshatch.
- The Believer interviews Scott Mccloud.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Glych notes that a Comedy Central blog linked to one of Melonpool's video shorts.
- Cartoonist Brant Parker, who co-created the comic strip The Wizard of Id, has died. (link from Talkaboutcomics)
(Xaviar Xerexes contributed to this post)
Submitted by glych on April 18, 2007 - 04:34
"Going Down to Puppet Town" appears on the Comedy Central Insider Blog.
A collective, loosely defined, is any sustained grouping of webcomic creators. What they do together varies greatly from group to group. Some are largely a peer group offering each other critical feedback and encouraging support. Others throw in cross-promotion for each others' work. Some build a collective brand with logos, advertising and a central website. Some share business experience and expertise in areas as varied as merchandise, books, conventions, hosting and website creation.
And what did I find from my research? There's a tremendous number of collectives out there (and that I never want to attempt another "survey" article again). And, oh yeah, checking out collectives can be a great way to find excellent new comics.
Submitted by Joey Manley on March 2, 2007 - 10:56
Also: five years is the longest I've ever held one job.
Submitted by The Gneech on February 26, 2007 - 14:44
Once upon a time, in the dim, dark past of 1999, "having a webcomic" was its own gimmick. There were not that many of us, and most of us who were there were fairly hardcore about it.
Submitted by glych on February 24, 2007 - 02:40
Panel2Panel.com's column Reel Advice has just broken an exclusive story that the 2004 movie Saw might be stolen intellectual property from the Independent 2001 movie Den. There's currently a court battle gearing up over this. Read the article linked for more details.