Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2006 - 03:01
A look back at the webcomics website of record:
- Michael Terracciano, creator of Dominic Deegan, leaves Keenspot.
- Sketch Battle's voting controversy continues.
- John Barber starts selling two of his webcomics (Vicious Souvenirs and Kicking Hitler to Death) via Bitpass for 35Â¢ a chapter.
- Sam Logan has a guest week for his webcomic Sam and Fuzzy featuring contributors such as John â€œScary Go Roundâ€ Allison, Tim â€œCtrl+Alt+Delâ€ Buckley, Jeff â€œWiguâ€ Rowland, Michael â€œOrneryboyâ€ Lalonde and others.
- Chris Crosby starts selling political swag at his Blatant Bush website.
- Comixpedia posts webcomics made for Fright Night 5.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 23, 2006 - 10:27
Journalista! 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.)
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.)
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
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 â€” including Halifax-based Hope Larson. (Speaking of which The Comics Reporter posted an interview with Larson this weekend.)
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.
Submitted by Chris Crosby on September 4, 2006 - 04:06
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...
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 3, 2006 - 10:55
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 :)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 26, 2006 - 17:06
Chris Crosby puts his sore thumbs all over my formerly-pristine memories of Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man.Ã‚ I'm just glad he forgot about the classic videogame/pinball hybrid, Baby Pac-Man.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 26, 2006 - 14:38
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)!
Submitted by Chris Crosby on July 22, 2006 - 00:18
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 childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s series based on the show-within-a-strip from Chris CrosbyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 19, 2006 - 11:34
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!
Submitted by Chris Crosby on April 3, 2006 - 02:48
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.