MomoCon encompasses all facets of Japanese animation, video gaming, board/card/RPG gaming, live-action role-play, costuming, and more.
Confirmed guests include Angel Hill (Soul Air), Jennie Breeden (The Devil’s Panties), Jawaboy (Counter Culture), webcomic group UpDown Studio, manga publishing company Purrsia Press, and video game production company Gamesare.
Submitted by Greg Carter on March 7, 2006 - 12:33
MomoCon is an anime/manga/webcomic/more convention in the Georgia Tech Student Center in Atlanta, March 18-19.
And, yes, admission is FREE.
Lots of webcomic and comic folks will be there including, Jennie Breeden, Gina Biggs, mckenzee, Bill Holbrook, Andy Runton, J Chris Campbell, the whole UpDown Studio gang (including me!), Purrsia Press, Terminus Media, and lots more.
I did say admission and parking are free, right?
Submitted by victor_von on February 22, 2006 - 21:07
The first two monthly issues of Jennie Breeden's The Devil's Panties have been solicited, and they did meet their minimum order.
As of this moment, Diamond is still carrying the book.
However, it has not yet met its minimum order for the third issue, and the deadline is this Friday.
This is typical of new books-- one of the disadvantages a new book is laboring under is the fact that retailers have to order the first three issues before they see the first issue. They tend to get increasingly conservative in their estimates, if they don't have a huge number of pre-orders for a book. If you want to see The Devil's Panties survive, even briefly, as a monthly title then you need to order a copy of issue #3 before Friday. My money is on Jennie's success, but it never hurts to keep people informed.
Submitted by Greg Carter on February 16, 2006 - 15:00
Atlanta webcomic creators Jennie Breeden (The Devil's Panties), Greg Carter (No Frailty), and Elliot Dombo (Legend of Terrar) will be in the Artist Alley at Techwood Con, Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2006. There will be gaming galore. Friday night is a FREE preview of the weekend fun.
A little love letter to the magazine that could.It's the third anniversary of Comixpedia this issue.
2006 is the fourth year we've been writing about webcomics. We've put out 38 monthly issues of the magazine and published more than 600 reviews, interviews and other articles about webcomics. We've posted more than 2500 news posts (that's not counting the magazine).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 16, 2006 - 17:57
Jennie Breeden's popular strip The Devil's Panties has a print comic book in the works from publisher Silent Devil. And she's facing the $2,500 minimum order requirement that distributor Diamond requires to carry a book.
Submitted by victor_von on January 15, 2006 - 00:21
Here's some breaking news: Jennie Breeden's popular strip "The Devil's Panties" is making the transition to print. She's done several books through "print-on-demand" service www.lulu.com, and now she's printing 48 page books through Silent Devil.
Here's the bad news: she's distributing through Diamond, as anyone who wants to sell to the direct market has to, and there's a $2,500 minimum order. If she doesn't reach that, none of the orders placed through Diamond are filled, and they won't carry her book any more. As of this writing, there are about $900 in pre-orders.
As a web comics creator, this is really discouraging. Not only is Jennie really really good at her job, she's also got a very large following. In short, if she can't make the transition, almost no one can. There are two factors working against her, though: comic store owners aren't necessarily aware of web comics-- many are turned off by the mere mention of the term, viewing them as competitors-- and web comics readers aren't necessarily aware of the basics of the comics industry. Only retailers can order through Diamond, so there's no "click here" option for the average reader.
A little more than 300 orders are needed for The Devil's Panties to continue as a series. My understanding is that the deadline is this Friday, though it could be slightly earlier. http://csls.diamondcomics.com/ will locate your nearest comic shop for you, and www.comicsoutpost.com will mail comics anywhere in the world.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 2, 2006 - 14:24
Moving against the trend of print to web, Jennie Breeden launched a monthly comic book version of her popular webcomic, Devil's Panties.
On her blog, Breeden writes about the launch and concerns with the new Diamond minimums policy:
I've got a comic book coming out. A real life, wasn't printed at kinko's, major distribution comic book. It's going to be in comic book stores. everywhere. well, everywhere that orders them. that's the katch.
So diamond (the company that distributes ALL comic books) has this new policy. If there arn't enough comics pre-orderd by comic shops then they won't distribute the comic book. good god is that a pain in the ass. so if you want to order one and don't have a comic shop around go to www.comicsoutpost.com and order one. Go to a comic shop and say you want Devils Panties printed by Silent Devil publishing company.
and here's another thing; it's a monthly book. you can already order the second book due out in March. The first book was in december previews, second one is in january previews, and the third book will be available for pre-order before the first book is even in stores yet. oh yes, this is going to be interesting. First devils panties book is going to be in comic shops February (if you pre-order it)
it's a 48 page comic $4.95 and it's compleately new, never before seen art. I've re-drawn all the online comics, re-vamped them, and thrown in comics that never made it to the online strip. There's new characters, more Wookie and paper dolls and two pages of aditional information about the comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 28, 2005 - 18:07
I'm copying and pasting the actual reccomendations from Fenris' thread from the old forums b/c it was a good one and I'm hoping there's more to add from our readers.
Submitted by NightgigTim on December 15, 2005 - 01:22
The Gigcast #16 is now available. MegaCon Orlando update, a Drunk Duck man on the scene report, and Part 1 of our interview with Jennie Breeden of The Devils Panties.
Come on over and check it out! http://gigcast.nightgig.com