Submitted by Tim Demeter on August 10, 2006 - 10:37
On Tuesday we tackled (and I mean tackled, solid talkback everybody) how we, as webcartoonists can perceive others. Today, I have some thoughts on how others perceive us, to my eyes.
I've been on the road (it is rough and stuff) quite a bit lately, hitting San Diego and Chicago both, as many did, in a three week period. One of the perks of spending two whole weekends ensconced in geekery is I was able to see how the rest of the industry feels about our internet-y-world. (The other perk being Kristen Bell. Hey, Veronica Mars. Call me.)
ZAP!06 Do It Yourself Media Expo is for small press,webcomic creators, zinesters, crafters, and indie filmmakers.
Webcomics creators appearing include:
Location: Winfield Hall, Duluth
Submitted by moovok on July 25, 2006 - 07:45
Webcomics in PrintÃ‚ is gathering together to get a collection of webcomic artists and writers birthdays in some secret project that should be unveiled later on. If you're interested email moovok(at)yahoo(dot)com or comment on this post below with your name, webcomic and your date of birth. Thank you for your time and rememberÃ‚ dates the word!
UPDATE: You don't have to have your webcomic in print to send me the info, just as long as you have a webcomic (or used to)
Submitted by Sir Talen on July 18, 2006 - 11:33
Okay, forgive me for trolling for ideas, but I'm wondering what methods seem to work best for folks when they're trying to promote their webcomic?
Comicon is almost here. Gilead and Darlene will be guest blogging for Comixpedia. Lots of panel info after the jump.
The Atlanta Comic Convention will be held this Sunday, July 16, 2006 at the Marriott Century City. The hotel is located at I-85 and Claremont in Atlanta.
In the Artist Alley:
Submitted by jennie_breeden on July 13, 2006 - 00:44
ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a grant for women webcomic artists and apparently some people feel that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unfair that the grant is exclusively for women. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sorry, I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know it was illegal to make a grant for minorities. And DONÃ¢â‚¬â„¢T try to tell me women are not a minority in comics. Even in the enlightened world of webcomics. Just look at the Iron man challenge. I was awarded the Ã¢â‚¬Å“last vagina standingÃ¢â‚¬Â. Ew.
[Xerexes: Just a note that we also had a hefty discussion in the comments here about Lea's grant right after it was announced.]
Submitted by jennie_breeden on July 12, 2006 - 21:35
I suck and forgot to blog for Xerexes. It wasn't until I was packing for Connecticon did I realize that I'd be cutting my guest writing short because of the convention. I blame the convention. So let me tell you about Connecticon.
I signed up for Connecticon because it had a section for Webcomics. (and because my cousin, Larom from www.comedity.com told me to) For the first time guests are chosen for popularity and not out of politicks. The websites unique visits determine what the artist gets; free table, hotel, airfare.Ã‚
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 10, 2006 - 13:13
I thought it might be helpful to create a list of features that a "perfect" script for running a webcomics site should have. Not every creator would want to turn all of these on for every site/comic but they should be ones that many people will want a lot of the time. (I'll update this post with suggestions from the comments too).
Submitted by Reinder on July 8, 2006 - 14:05
Like Xerexes mentioned, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan was hacked this week. It happens to all of us. As an administrator on Talk About Comics, I know that it happens to some of us a lot. This time, hackers targeted the Gallery application, which I hadn't upgraded in a long time and which had known exploits, so I had it coming. The damage was minimal: the hack tied up system processes until system administrator Xepher stepped in and killed it.