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?
One way to think of the history of webcomics is as the big bang of comics. At the beginning there were far fewer webcomic creators and they were (virtually) clustered together much more tightly (hence all the wistful talk of "webcomic community") and then, if the inflationary webcomicology theory is correct, those early webcomic exploded into the universe of comics online we have today.
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 May 22, 2006 - 11:08
Looking through Comixpedia's archives: interesting or pointless? You decide!
1 Year Ago:
- We posted the last slate of articles from our Collaboration Issue at Comixpedia.
2 Years Ago:
- Joe Zabel was working on launching the Webcomics Examiner.
3 Years Ago:
- Brad Guigar showed us Jeff Darlington's "crib" in his Keencribs series (sadly the actual article is not up at Brad's site anymore).
- It was also the debut of Bruce Schwarz: Double-O-Slacker by Zack Smith and Victor Gomez. Unfortunately, Nextcomics.com which published this (and other webcomics) is gone, gone, gone. Anyone know if the webcomics from there have showed up elsewhere?
- Modern Tales Longplay announced the debut of 6 new webcomics: Death Swamp by Toby Craig, Ambient History by John Barber, Amy Plays a Game of Chance by Alexander Danner and Bill Duncan, You Aren't Allowed to Think That Way by Paul Levy, The Origin of Ulysses by David Lasky and Holiday Phone Call by Nick Mullins.
More horrible than Hagar, greedier than the King of Id, Ian McDonald's Bruno the Barbarian has been storming the gates of webcomicdom for more than seven years now.Blending high Robert E. Howard style fantasy with cartoonish comedy, Ian McDonald began his long-running webcomic Bruno the Bandit in 1998.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2005 - 18:10
You may have noticed that clip-art comic strip PartiallyClips has been experimenting with guest art from other webcomics creators for more than two months now. The latest entry takes it further, with an actual crossover appearance by main characters from Sluggy Freelance. Pete Abrams supplied the art, drawn during the webcomics panel at UberCon, and Rob Balder wrote the dialogue for Pete's characters Torg and Riff.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 11, 2005 - 14:37
Part of the new publishing platform I'll be rolling out for the new Comixpedia site makes it a lot easier to publish the monthly magazine. Now all contributors will have one biography attached to all stories they write for us. This makes it easier for us (no need to retype each time a new story is published) and better for the contributor (no matter when someone reads a story they see your current biography).
If you've contributed to Comixpedia and want to submit a new bio go ahead and email me. Also, all contributors may now have a 100 x 100 pixel image to go with their stories. If you want to submit one, include it on an email to me.
I just finished loading in all of the stories published in 2003. Click read more for a list of contributors from that year. (One of the nice new features will be the ability to easily see all of the articles each contributor has written for Comixpedia.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 6, 2004 - 14:02
After two years, the weekly slice-of-gamer-life comic All Grown Up has come to an abrupt end. All Grown Up was a rare breed in webcomics: a three-person team effort. They were the pseudonymous Lunchbox (Brad Taylor, writer), Coyto (Coy Powers, Artist) and Mullet Mike (Mitch Calhoun, webmaster). A picture of the trio appearing at the 2004 Dragon*Con webcomics panel can be seen in Jeff Darlington's (GPF) con report.
Writing for the group, Lunchbox posts, "Unfortunately we have decided collectively that All Grown Up has run it's course, and rather than run it into the ground, we've decided to bow out gracefully and make room for new and fresh content to fill its space."
Itâ€™s been almost a year since our last effort to measure the webcomic audience. While in a perfect world we would have spent that time developing proprietary measurement tools capable of providing a highly accurate list of webcomic audience numbers this, in so many ways, is not a perfect world. Plus, we spent the development money on Mexican vitamins. But that alas is another story.
Jeff Darlington is responsible for one of the longest-running and most popular geek webcomics ever to exchange packets with your modem – General Protection Fault. Having started out innocently enough in 1998 with what looked like a gag-a-day strip with tech- and geek- humour, Darlington sneakily managed to take his webcomic to crazed serial heights, with the now-(im?)famous year-long mega story arc "Surreptitious Machinations".
In this Reader-run Interview, Darlington speaks about crossovers, women's sexuality, geek vs. gamer strips, and everyone favorite subject – crackpot scientists.