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?
Submitted by The Dark Nebula on May 19, 2007 - 19:45
We've seen how The Southern Squadron (& the Uncanny A-Men >groan<) react to Moving Home, let's see what happens when they're placed Behind Bars - & i mean that in every sense of the word.
This gem by David De Vries & Gary Chaloner first saw the light of day in Southern Squadron #10 (Australian edition) & #2 of the Aircel mini-series internationally but never in full colour.
Submitted by The Dark Nebula on April 13, 2007 - 05:12
Recently serialised on Webcomics nation on the Dark Nebula website is a new version of the lesser-seen 'This Earth Alive', the original version of which has never seen print.
After releasing my graphic novel 'The Dynamic Dark Nebula' back in '82 I commenced work on my next D.N. adventure, 'This Earth Alive' in which I introduced my next character, Planet Earth, the first properly-devised character with earth-based powers.
Submitted by The Dark Nebula on April 13, 2007 - 04:58
The Dark Nebula website is running on all cylinders with the serialisation of The Southern Squadron, Australia's own trouble-shooters.
Submitted by Gary Chaloner on January 11, 2007 - 01:49
As part of the exhibition programme for Heroes & Villains: Australian Comics and their Creators, the State Library of Victoria (SLV) in Melbourne, Australia, is staging a unique online event.
Zap! Pow Blog! is a live 'blog' event being held online between Friday 12 January 2007 - Sunday 14 January 2007. This will be a great chance for fans to 'meet' some of the best and brightest names in Australian comics, past and present - and promises to be a unique event in the history of Australian comics. This three-day event will feature some of Australia's best-known comic creators, who will post their own personal blog on the SLV website, discussing their works as featured in the Heroes and Villains exhibition, as well their broader life and work in Australian comics.
Submitted by Joey Manley on July 31, 2006 - 15:21
I am working with Warren Ellis to launch a free webcomics portal using the new Webcomics Nation Collective Edition Engine. This latest addition to the Modern Tales family will be all free, all the time, and defined by "Warren Likes This Stuff." He'll be making a call for submissions soon. Gary Chaloner will be designing the site. This is the first new (as opposed to pre-existing) site to launch with the beta version of the WCN Collective Edition engine, soon to be a commercial product available to anybody who wants to launch a multi-creator webcomics portal (your own Keenspot or Modern Tales, in other words) inexpensively and with ease. The name of Warren's new site, and its URL, will be announced soon, probably at The Engine.
Submitted by Joey Manley on July 17, 2006 - 02:38
I re-launched Modern Tales today, with a spiffy new graphic design, and an even spiffier new business model.
What follows is an explanation of the changes youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll see here on the site: not only what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve done, and where we plan to go, but why.
Modern Tales was launched with the lessons of the dotcom bust in mind: Ã¢â‚¬Å“low expectationsÃ¢â‚¬Â was our mantra. Yes, our subscription-based business model cut us off from the majority of readers; but it also kept us from having to spend money on bandwidth. In an era when bandwidth costs were ridiculously high (and advertising sales were in the toilet), having a small, dedicated audience that was willing to pay its own way was exactly the perfect plan.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 16, 2006 - 09:58
Hey don't forget - we got lots of good stuff already in the June magazine - check out the list of articles here.
Stephen Crowley's Magellan has made its archives free on account of its nomination for a WCCA in the Super-Hero/Action category.
Gary Chaloner is selling some of his artwork plus some comics (not his) from his personal collection. Gary is the writer/artist behind the John Law series.
A short interview with James Kochalka on music and comics.
Submitted by Gary Chaloner on June 16, 2006 - 00:15
Go here for the list of stuff I have to urgently sell: