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This Date In Comixpedia - October 27th

A look back at the webcomics website of record:

2005

2004

2003

News and Views for Monday, October 23rd

COMIXPEDIA MAGAZINE

Don't miss our latest review, column and interview posted this weekend.

NEWS

R Stevens IIIJournalista! looks at Rich Stevens' cease and desist letter from LucasFilm and advises "Let go of your feelings, Clango..."

Keenspot picks up Out There by R.C. Monroe. Monroe had been using Keenspot's Comicgenesis service previously.

Another SPX con report - this one from the Playground Ghosts collective - I stopped by their table more than once, they were very friendly and having fun which is a pretty good strategy for a con. (Most, if not all, of the SPX reports on the web are linked to here by The Comics Reporter.)

INTERVIEWS

The Washington Post has a long interview with Gerry Trudeau, the creator of Doonesbury. It focuses a lot on the recent storyline with the character B.D. losing a leg in Iraq.

Winter McCloud interviews Jeffrey Rowland, creator of Overcompensating (This is a videocast). (Speaking of the McCloud clan here's a story on Scott McCloud's visit to the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.)

CBC Montreal interviewed Matt Forsythe, creator of Ojingogo. Here's an MP3 of the interview.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

 Scott McCloud at SPX 2006 In Print has a round-up of the latest book news.

Derik Badman reviews Scott McCloud's Making Comics.

Flight links to an article on self-publishing, which includes advice from several Canadian authors and artists — including Halifax-based Hope Larson. (Speaking of which The Comics Reporter posted an interview with Larson this weekend.)

Ante Up For a Round of Webcomics: Life's A Bluff and +EV

This month I review two new webcomics focused on poker, primarily online poker, but all types of poker. One is +EV by Bobby Crosby and Tiger Claw and the other is Life's A Bluff by Frank Frisina and Brandon J Carr.

Chris Crosby's A History of Webcomics

Thanks to the fine folks at Comixpedia for inviting me to be a guest blogger. I will attempt to resist the temptation to solely link to vintage TV fall promo videos I find wildly entertaining, like this (watch for the shot of Potsie saluting a magical comet) or this (WARNING: it will take a drill to get this commanding song out of you head). It's both a crime and a national tragedy that the networks don't produce fall promo videos like that anymore. But I digress...

Last Week of Guest Blogging Summer

For our last official week of "guest blogger summer" we're going to have Chris Crosby of Keenspot fame as well as the creator of Superosity and the writer/co-creator of Sore Thumbs.

This month's cover artist is Maritza Campos, creator of the popular, long-running comic College Roomies From Hell!!! (or CRFH!!! for short).

I'd also like to thank current and recent advertisers: the comic RUMF by Mark Palmer and the comic Krakow! I guess I'll also thank HBO and comedian Dane Cook but somehow I am dubious as to whether they actually read Comixpedia :)

Chris Crosby Ruins My Memories of Pac-Man

Chris Crosby puts his sore thumbs all over my formerly-pristine memories of Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man. I'm just glad he forgot about the classic videogame/pinball hybrid, Baby Pac-Man.

Back From the Beach; Blank Label Up Next Week

I had a great time at the beach and just got back today. I understand the new server held up ok until sometime yesterday - I'm working with the company (Liquid Web) to figure out if this is a workable server solution or not. If things go down, hopefully it won't take too long to resolve...

Coming next week are the Blank Label bloggers: Dave Kellett, Kris Straub, Howard Tayler and Brad Guigar. I've really enjoyed having guest bloggers on the site this summer and next week should be a lot of fun. Besides being great cartoonists these are all great guys. After that will be our last regularly scheduled guest blogger - Chris "Superosity" Crosby. I'll be shifting back out of summer vacation mode soon enough - one of the things I'd like some feedback on is about the guest bloggers we've had. Good idea, bad idea? Great for the summer or something to have all year long?

I also approved all of the new sites for the top list so you're on if you signed up last week. I haven't gotten a lot of feedback from the top list site so far so please let me know if it's been helpful, worthless, whatever. Thanks. (P.S. If you're on the top list and don't create an encyclopedia entry for yourself you're missing out on a chance to provide more information to curious, potential readers)

Also - thanks to new sponsor, the webcomic Krakow!

 

Keenspot Comic-Con 2006 Announcements: YIRMUMAH!, DARKEN, SORCERY 101 join! Fall Marketing Plans! SUPEROSITY TV Show (sorta)!

Here's what Keenspot announced on the Comic-Con panel Friday evening...

* Keenspot News

YIRMUMAH! JOINS KEENSPOT
Comic Book Challenge Top 3 finalist winner D.J. Coffman brings popular webcomic Yirmumah! to Keenspot!

TV SERIES BASED ON SUPEROSITY CHARACTERS GREENLIGHTED
A new animation production and distribution company comprised of former Cartoon Network and Disney animators have ordered into production 13 episodes of Angelipups, a 3D computer-animated children’s series based on the show-within-a-strip from Chris Crosby’s long-running webcomic Superosity. Broadcast and DVD rights have already been pre-sold to some overseas territories, and the series will be shopped to North American distributors soon. Crosby wrote the pilot script and has been commissioned to write additional episodes. Angelipups follows the adventures of a group of winged, candy-colored puppies who live in the sky and are responsible for keeping clouds fluffy. It combines surreal humor with moral and educational elements.

Comixpedia's Summer of Guest Bloggers

Thanks to all the guest bloggers this summer. I'm still working on rebooting Comixpedia for the fall so posting by me may be light this week. If you guest blogged this summer feel free to post this week if you're interested. Thanks!

Dungeons & Denizens Moves To Keenspot

DUNGEONS & DENIZENS, the fantasy comic by Graveyard Greg and John Yakimow, is the newest Keenspot webcomic. DENIZENS was previously hosted by WebcomicsNation.com, where it consistently ranked among the site's Top 5 most popular features.