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?
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 Xaviar Xerexes on August 26, 2006 - 14:52
So Eric Burns has a handy post up detailing some thoughts on the New Fall Season at Modern Tales which marks new editor Shaenon K. Garrity's debut line-up. Here's the list of the new comics Eric hits on in his post:
UPDATE: Related collective-type news; the Warren Ellis-led Rocket Pirates now looks to debut in September.
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on August 21, 2006 - 05:29
SAN FRANCISCOÃ¢â‚¬â€Modern Tales (www.moderntales.com), one of the InternetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s premier webcomics sites, is proud to announce the addition of nine new comics to its Modern Tales Strip Lounge section. The Strip Lounge, launched earlier this year, offers free, non-exclusive webcomics available to all visitors, and is designed to complement the Modern Tales V.I.P. Room, which features subscription-based comics available only to Modern Tales subscribers.
Submitted by Joey Manley on August 19, 2006 - 11:39
In today's TAC podcast, I talk with Chris Shadoian, creator of Popcorn Picnic.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 8, 2006 - 22:42
New advertiser: the webcomic: girl/robot. Check it out!
Also thought I'd mention that despite the magazine hiatus for the summer there were some new interviews you might have missed in all the guest blogging: David Wright (Todd and Penguin), Chris Shadoian (Popcorn Picnic), and Fred Grisolm (Hate Song).
And I added a bunch of buttons to posts that let's you recommend Comixpedia stories to digg and other social/Web 2.0 sites. Basically if you want to draw the web-o-sphere's attention to a Comixpedia post click 'em and follow the instructions at the other site. Digg.com for example puts stories with the most user votes (called "diggs") on its front page.
Finally, I'm moving the toplist (comixpedia.net) to a new server so tomorrow or the day after there'll be a little dns hiccup which will probably mess up the stats a bit this week. I apologize but I couldn't figure out how to avoid it. In any event, the new server is managed so it should be as good or better performance then the current one.
Chris Shadoian used to do Streets of Northhampton for Modern Tales and now does the movie-oriented webcomic, Popcorn Picnic. In our interview we talk to Chris about movies, munchies, and making webcomics.
Tell me something that most people don't know about yourself.
Monique MacNaughton reviews Chris Shadoian's webcomic about the movies, Popcorn Picnic. MacNaughton finds PP to be "a witty and sometimes wistful conversation about current film and pop culture references."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 2, 2006 - 10:22
The May issue is upon us and I will post Joe Dunn's wonderful cover art sometime today. We'll be looking at "movies and webcomics" albeit in a scattershot sort of way. (Coincidentally, this week the Webcomics Examiner has a review of Chris Shadoian's webcomic about movies, Popcorn Picnic.)
And a big thanks to recent advertisers like Ka-Blam digital printing, Mike Baron's and Andie Tong's webcomic The Architect, and Stuart Immonen's 50 Reasons To Stop Sketching at Conventions. If you're interested in advertising with Comixpedia here's more information.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 20, 2006 - 10:03
May's issue will be about movies so why not compile a list of webcomics about movies. Add yours here. Thanks!