Submitted by Joey Manley on March 13, 2003 - 17:08
As Modern Tales subscribers and watchers know, one of our series, Patent Pending, by Jon Rosenberg, has been on hiatus for several months now.
After several long (but friendly) talks with Jon, we've decided to remove the series and open up the slot for somebody new. There are lots of people who would like to have their comics featured on Modern Tales, who maybe haven't reached the level of success that Jon has reached, and it only seems fair to give them a chance. I want to stress that Jon and Modern Tales have made this decision mutually, and that Jon is very much still a part of the Modern Tales "family" -- he will remain on our advisory board, and will still and always be a friend.
So, on to the submission stuff.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 6, 2003 - 11:35
Jim Zubkavich's Makeshift Miracle, one of the launch strips on Modern Tales, has come to its conclusion.
Along with Derek Kirk Kim's Same Difference, Justine Shaw's Nowhere Girl, and Patrick Farley's The Spiders, Makeshift Miracle is one of the major longform works to come out of the webcomics scene. - Joey Manley
In my column this month, I waxed philosophical and talked about an idealistic comic industry based on strong stories and diversity throughout the marketplace in the stores and online. It's a beautiful concept and although it warms my heart, it's definitely not the reality at this stage. So beyond the sequential paradise that I've envisioned, let's start down the road that can lead us to that brighter place, shall we?
I read some Transmetropolitan while on the streetcar this morning. It’s a great story about these people who’ve been revived from cryogenic sleep and suddenly realize that society has no place for people from the past -- just as they themselves can’t come to grips with the evolution that has happened around them. When it’s over, you feel the loneliness, confusion and heartache that grip these people. After I finished reading it, I looked at the people on the train and wondered how many of them could relate to that story.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 1, 2003 - 00:03
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