Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 9, 2003 - 11:26
Figuring out the ins and outs of life is tough enough when you're human, imagine being a robot, though, and trying to figure out human nature? That's the problem facing the robot Darwin in Iain Hamp's webcomic Darwin's Complex.
I’m finally getting around to reading Art Spiegelman's Maus. As I do, I find myself thinking about why this work would be considered worthy of a Pulitzer Prize. I don’t mean to say that it isn’t; I just want to understand what sets it apart in that special way. By analyzing it this way, my hope is to find something to aspire to through my own work, to find another reason to continue to create comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 2, 2003 - 11:20
I hope at least some of you enjoyed (and got) the in-jokes that made up our April Fools' Issue. If you got at least three of them consider yourself a webcomics community insider, privy to the darkest secrets of the kingdom. A big thanks in particular to Dave Wright for the Chopping Block banner - I'm a sucker for anything parodying FOX. We had lots of help from others too, but they've all joined the witness protection plan.
Two months of Comixpedia - we've published more than 250 articles and news updates and we're hovering at about 340 members and uncounted guests. Comments on our coverage (or the lack of it!) are welcome - you can always email me at xerexes at comixpedia dot com. My response time varies on my inbox volume but I do respond.
Next week we have the community moderated R Stevens interview, with answers!, an interview with Derek Kirk Kim, reviews and columns by BoxJam and Iain Hamp.
When I was younger, I had a friend whose family was crazy about games. They had a linen closet filled to the brim with board games, bookshelf games, and role playing games, and had the obligatory Atari 2600 hooked up to their television. We'd play these games a lot, and we'd have an alright time. I'm not sure when this started exactly, but one time...
Making it Up As We Go.
You know those jokes about how "alternative music" isn't really "alternative" if it's listened to by the mainstream public? At one point, alternative music was really alternative. If you happened to be into it, you were kind of on the fringe. People thought of you as marching to your own drummer. Have you ever really thoroughly enjoyed something that not a whole lot of other people had ever heard of, then once it "hit it big" and everyone was talking about it, you sort of lost interest?
If you get what I'm talking about, if the idea of being on the cutting edge of something before the edge gets dulled from being used too much is appealing, then I've got something that may just interest you.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 1, 2003 - 00:03
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