Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 9, 2010 - 11:01
A lot of chatter over this year's Eisner nominations around the webtubes as everyone winds down for the weekend. Here's a look back at webcomics' permanent record:
- Last year's Eisner nominees for Best Digital Comic were: Bodyworld by Dash Shaw, Finder by Carla Speed McNeil, The Lady's Murder by Eliza Frye, Speak No Evil by Elan Trinidad, and Vs. by Alexis Sottile & Joe Infurnari.
- After a lengthy hiatus, Barry Smith returned to webcomics with a new project Inktank.
- The nomination of an unfinished webcomic provoked a lot of discussion over the Eisner's treatment of its Best Digital Comic category.
- Everything Jake by Mike Rosenzweig hit its five year anniversary -- I guess that makes it 10 years in 2010.
Submitted by Iain Hamp on November 11, 2006 - 17:18
The first contest at A Pirate's Life For Me is happenng right now! It's my first Treasure Hunt, and here are the rules:
RULES: Take a look at the photographs from the two Treasure Hunt comics HERE and HERE. Write down every single thing you can see that has to do with pirates. When you get done with your list, youâ€™ll e-mail me that list (please just copy it in the e-mail and send it, rather than sending me attachments). Please be as creative as possible when listing things you think are pirate related - I reward creativity. If there is more than one awesome entry, I will consider adding prizes to the contest.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 22, 2006 - 12:06
A big thanks to everyone who is advertising with Comixpedia right now including these three great webcomics:
- [UPDATED: We are also now running ads from Things Change by Derik Badman]
- The Front by Jerzy Drozd which is action-packed comic goodness is heading towards its dramatic conclusion.
- A Pirate's Life For Me by Iain Hamp is a comic about a reality tv show where contestants compete to be a pirate captain.
- O'deer by Joseph Grevelli is about what Santa's reindeers do the rest of the year. Yuletide yaks abound!
We're also being sponsored this month by Comedy Central's Freak Show which is a new show from David Cross (everyone knows who David Cross is right?) and John Benjamin (he had something to do with Dr. Katz)
This year we've been running the Comixpedia sites on a dedicated box so our expenses are a big step up from past years. So please check out our sponsors - they're often very cool people and/or products and by checking them out you help keep Comixpedia free and running (fairly) smoothly and me from losing too much money (which makes Mrs. X happy)!
Please help us make the Talk Like A Pirate Day entry at comixpedia.org a bit more webcomic specific.Ã‚ If you're celebrating it this year - add your webcomic to the entry.Ã‚
September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, you scurvy dogs!!!
We've had many contributors to Comixpedia over the years - here's a full list through the end of 2005:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 7, 2006 - 10:36
I'd also like to thank this week's guest bloggers: Reinder Dijkhuis and Michael Rouse-Deane. Reinder had some server troubles of his own yesterday but it looks like it's all fixed up now. Be sure to check out his webcomic, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan and blog for more Reinder. You can also keep up with Michael's regular blogging about webcomics at his blog Webcomics In Print.
update: I forgot to mention Michael is giving away a bunch of D.J. Coffman's Yirmumah books in a contest.Ã‚ Deadline to enter is July 15th.Ã‚ I did!
Next week's guest blogger will be Iain Hamp, a former Comixpedia columnist, and a long-time webcomics creator and commentator.
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 Xaviar Xerexes on April 5, 2006 - 18:03
Okay we haven't talked about this in awhile so I'm curious as to what folks experiences are at chain and local bookstores these days - how are they treating the comics?
Comixpedia has written about this from time to time (one of Iain Hamp's columns touched on it. I did in the old blog as well. Also Alexander Danner wrote about it in GNR
Bookstores don't have to be captive to direct market practices regarding comics - in fact they've got their own industry practices that do quite well in selling text-only books of all genres and styles. I'm interested in what a good bookstore is doing in selling comics or what a good bookstore should/could be doing.