I would be ecstatic if you (yes you) and many, many others could make it out for the party. Come to buy a book, or hear me blather or share a drink. Friends, family, students, strangers, Karaoke Kings... everyone is welcome.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 11, 2006 - 17:38
Good news for Jim Zubkavich fans - the beloved webcomic The Makeshift Miracle is now free to read - no subscription, no micropayments. I encourage those who missed this comic to go check it out - it's a heartfelt yet quirky tale - check out its encyclopedia entry for more details.
Recently, we noted that Udon was set to put out TMM in book format. It's happening. And if you want a copy you can pre-order now through comic book retailers or directly from Jim Zubkavich at his website. If you do pre-order, do it through the website - Jim mentioned to me that if he has at least 350 pre-orders of the book through the website then he doesn't have to worry about the comic book store order numbers.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 10, 2006 - 16:14
This is cool news - an early webcomics hit is finally coming to print. Jim Zubkavich's The Makeshift Miracle was crafted in the dial-up era of webcomics where limited bandwidth made crafting beautiful webcomic art more akin to composing haiku then the no-file-sizes-barred approach of today. Even if you didn't know that you'd still think The Makeshift Miracle is a good looking comic.
Be sure to read the blog post - Jim's recounting of asking his boss at Udon whether they would be interesting in publishing his comic is funny as heck.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 20, 2006 - 21:02
Jim has updated a list of his writings on comics -- in addition to his earlier writing for Comixpedia, he's been writing recently for Newsarama. His latest column at Newsarama is on social skills and networking in the comics industry.
Less suck, more stuff. That's our reviewer Damonk's take on Liz Greenfield's third webcomic effort Stuff Sucks.
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 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.)
Money Matters and the Modern Webcomic
Much as some webcartoonists would like to pretend otherwise, webcomics are not really an industry apart. They are part of the larger online content industry, and any analysis of their business has to take the business of all online content into account.
As we roll out the final week of this issue it's a good time to say thanks to the many folks who have worked hard to create this magazine and website called Comixpedia. Why now? Well besides the fact that the September 2004 issue is the 20th installment of Comixpedia, Frank "Damonk" Cormier is turning over the editorial reins of Comixpedia magazine to Xaviar Xerexes (See, I'm already writing in the third person - this EiC thing is going to go to my head!) and in many ways this marks the end of the first chapter for Comixpedia. It is also the beginning of a second act for Comixpedia, oÂne where I fully intend to bring new voices and new features to this project to continue to make it a worthwhile resource for the webcomics community as well as a great read every month.