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Updates On Entries in the Ill-Fated Webcomic Directory Project?

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 World of Fantasy

Fantasy webcomics this month, is it? A large topic.

And we can make it even bigger. I mean, depending on how technical you wanna get, all fiction is fantasy. It's stuff that never happened, at any rate, and that's as basic a definition of fantasy as I can think of.

Days of Future Pissed

Michael Payne reviews Alan Foreman long-running webcomic, S.S.D.D.,and finds it anything but cute. To the contrary, the sprawling, aggressive world of Foreman's imagination is like a Molotov cocktail thrown directly at your computer screen.

News & Views for Thursday, Somewhere in April

So um... taxes? They suck. Let's throw rocks at 'em.

HEADLINES

INTERVIEWS

  • The Daily Crosshatch has an interview with creator Raina Telgemeier.
  • For his podcast, T Campbell interviews Eric Burns and Wednesday White (mp3 link) and they talk about Websnark, blogging & podcasting. As always, Eric is simultaneously humble and well not-humble (it's charming though), Wednesday drops geek-cred terms (did I hear CMS in there? That's content-management-system) and for some odd reason sounds like she's sitting five feet behind Eric in the interview. Surprisingly, T Campbell asks no questions about actual webcomic content though...

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DEAD TREES

Websnark Auction

If you've got some spare coin and a hankering for role-playing goods, former Comixpedia columnist Eric Burns is having an auction over at Websnark. The most recent item up for bid even includes... "gasp!" Burns-crafted artwork.

Noted Without Comment

It was very cool how supportive folks were for Eric Burns and Wednesday White on their getting engaged. It reminded me this weekend that I have this distinct memory that Eric first encountered Wednesday upon reading an article she had written for Comixpedia in 2004.

A very good article I might add, called Geek Women: Your Little Standards-Compliant Fantasy.

Arisia Convention

Arisisa is New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention. There are 3 scheduled panels on webcomics including one with Eric Burns, Wednesday White, Kelly J. Cooper and Rob Balder.

Where: Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

Comixpedia's People Of Webcomics List For 2006

It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.

It'll Be a Blue Webcomic Without $%*#! You

MAGAZINE

  • Check out the End of 2006 Roundtable with 10 comics-savvy writers covering the year in webcomics. A few more articles should be up soon (I'm editing as fast as I can!) - possibly even today.

INTERVIEWS

REVIEWS

DEAD TREES

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

The Comixpedia End of 2006 Roundtable

Our second annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Eric Millikin, Daku, Gilead Pellaeon, Mike Russell, Lewis Powell, Alexander Danner, Eric Burns, Michael Rouse-Deane, Johanna Draper Carlson and Gary Tyrrell.