Webcomics, like most other narrative forms, rely upon interaction and conflict to drive their plots. Fight with your roommate, go out with friends, have dinner with your significant other, argue with a waiter, meet a new boyfriendâ€™s buddies, have lunch with your exâ€™s new ex, or stave off an alien invasion and save the planet. These everyday occurrences provide a launching point to tell a story, develop a character, or make a point.
When we talk about relationships everyoneâ€™s first thought is usually the boyfriend or girlfriend type of attachment. But thatâ€™s far too limiting. There are an infinite number of relationship types out there and romantic ones are merely a subset. Family ties, friendships, professional or co-workers relationships, and housemate situations are some of the more common (and most often presented), but every day we interact with all sorts of people in all sorts of ways.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 7, 2004 - 23:34
For this month's community interview, syndicated cartoonist Bill Holbrook has agreed to sit in the Comixpedia interview chair. For years now, Holbrook has used funny animals to explore the dynamics of a mixed marriage and an extended family, in his delightful Kevin and Kell, about the marriage between a carnivorous wife and a herbiverous rabbit-husband.
Please post your questions to Bill in replies to this thread (one question per post please). We'll take questions through September 17th and send the top ten questions to Bill.
"What's your favorite webcomics romance?"
T Campbell asked this question of many webcartoonists. The answers were revealing.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 7, 2004 - 13:46
Jeff Darlington, the creator of GPF has agreed to answer your questions. GPF has run daily for almost 5 years now; it has an archive full of office and technical humor, pop culture parodies, and an intricate science-fiction-themed, action-adventure epic. How else to describe GPF? Perhaps it's best to let Darlington do that himself:
General Protection Fault started as an accidental doodle while sitting in a cubicle in a large information technology company. Needless to say, it was corrupted with geekiness from the beginning. Since that time, it has grown into a bizarre, humorous, and entertaining adventure with little signs of slowing down.
Post your questions for Darlington here, and we'll send the top ten moderated questions over to him. We'll take questions (one question per post to this thread) up until June 18th.
After the first online comic and the first webcomic, the early pioneers of webcomics included Bill Holbrook, Peter Zale and Charley Parker. Each of these three pioneers faced their own obstacles and found success in their own way. Bill Holbrook was already a syndicated newspaper cartoonist when he launched the webcomic Kevin & Kell, Peter Zale's Helen: Sweetheart of the Internet featured a tech-savvy female at the lead character and Charley Parker's Argon Zark began to take advantage of both digital art tools and the "web" part of webcomics in ways that no online comic had previously.
Submitted by dunk on October 31, 2003 - 17:44
I certainly have my own must have artists for future issues of comixpedia, but who would you like to see?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 24, 2003 - 10:38
Jim Alexander writes:
A last reminder about WCA2003...
May 5th and our third annual WCA is less than two weeks away.
We currently have more than 60 web cartoonists signed on to do a special contribution strip for that day, as well as about a dozen others who are tenatively considering a WCA2003 strip (circumstances permitting).
Howard Tayler has mentioned that "The Pulse" is supposed to cover the event. Mark Mekkes has mentioned that he's going to plug the event during a local radio interview in Florida next week.
The current list of participants spans a full range of online comics. We have several members from Keenspot, Keenspace, Modern Tales, The Nice, and a lot of independents who aren't affiliated with any particular group (or groups). There are a few dozen return participants from previous years (many 3-time participants) as well as a lot of newcomers (our most newcomers ever).
For those of you who've said you'd like to participate, but haven't yet sent me the URL for your WCA2003 page, please do so as soon as possible.