Submitted by Tim Demeter on August 12, 2006 - 12:04
Alright everybody, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m out.
Before I surrender the mic, some quick thanks to everyone who read my ramblings this week, Xavier for allowing me to do it, old friends and new for your thoughts in the comments, Joey Manley, Will Simmons, and Tim Pilcher for their faith in me, and especially the man, the myth, the legend, T Campbell, for everything he's done for me. I won't let you down.
If you want to keep track of what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m up to, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be blogging off my MySpace page from now on, so, you know, check Ã¢â‚¬Ëœer out.
If anyone ever has any thoughts (for good or ill) on what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m doing in any of my endeavors, please give me a holler, and in the meantime, like the man says:
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m always around.
(Though I promise not to bug out to Krypton for five years. Or stalk you with x-ray vision. Okay, PROBABLY not on that second part.)
Submitted by Tim Demeter on August 8, 2006 - 11:19
So in the comments section of my last post, an interesting point was raised. Some web cartoonists can take an Ã¢â‚¬Å“us vs. themÃ¢â‚¬Â mentality towards mainstream comics, proclaiming we are the future and that the comics industry as it stands right now is due for a major change. I find myself in this very camp, which is why the point came up. That got me thinking.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not asking if the above is true or not, we can all argue that until our typing fingers are sore and bleeding and nothing will change today, what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m asking is if this question is getting us anywhere?
Submitted by Joey Manley on August 7, 2006 - 19:47
Today Chris Onstad, creator of the popular webcomic Achewood (www.achewood.com) announced that he has joined Webcomics Nation, posting a private subscription-only archive of extra material for his most devoted fans.
"Webcomics Nation is the perfect solution for hosting subscriber material," said Onstad. "The content management interfaces are extremely well-designed, and the whole product is very well thought out. From uploading art to managing payments, it's very well integrated. It's the best system I've seen for anyone trying to make a living off of their comics. Our launch at WCN has been a huge success for our business, and our readers are thrilled."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 7, 2006 - 09:51
Welcome to this week's guest blogger: Tim Demeter who in addition to creating Reckless Life is now the editor for Graphic Smash and an editor for Clickwheel.
Thanks to last week's guest blogger: Joey Manley.
Thanks to current sponsor Speech Bubble Media which focuses on bringing advertising to webcomics.
Check out the new #1 webcomics at the Portal Toplist: The Noob.
And, webcomic creators do me a favor and submit your comic to Piperka - it's quickly turning into my sole source for checking up on webcomics.
Thanks for reading Comixpedia!
Submitted by Joey Manley on August 2, 2006 - 19:02
Copy/pasted from Warren's post at The Engine:
Who wants to be a Rocket Pirate?
Joey Manley talked me into curating a mass webcomics site. I've known Joey for getting on for six years now. It's partly my fault that he got involved with comics at all. I suspect this is his revenge.
Submitted by Joey Manley on July 31, 2006 - 15:21
I am working with Warren Ellis to launch a free webcomics portal using the new Webcomics Nation Collective Edition Engine. This latest addition to the Modern Tales family will be all free, all the time, and defined by "Warren Likes This Stuff." He'll be making a call for submissions soon. Gary Chaloner will be designing the site. This is the first new (as opposed to pre-existing) site to launch with the beta version of the WCN Collective Edition engine, soon to be a commercial product available to anybody who wants to launch a multi-creator webcomics portal (your own Keenspot or Modern Tales, in other words) inexpensively and with ease. The name of Warren's new site, and its URL, will be announced soon, probably at The Engine.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 28, 2006 - 13:01
Thank you also to our current sponsors which include:
- Sahsha & Ray Andrade's webcomic Nekko and Joruba,
- Spike's webcomic Templar, Arizona,
- Speech Bubble Media: an advertising network soley for webcomics and online comics.
And next month's cover art - coincidentally enough - comes from recent Comic Book Challenge winner D.J. Coffman. Look for that to appear next week.
Finally - we've hit 66 members on the new Comixpedia toplist after two weeks. I'll have a fixed toplist box soon on Comixpedia.com and I'll be adding a few more widgets to the Comixpedia toplist site itself. All the more reason to sign up your webcomic for it.
Submitted by Reinder on July 19, 2006 - 15:37
Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan's archives at Modern Tales are now free as Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan has become part of Modern Tales' Strip Lounge. Nearly all of the comic's 15-year run to date can now be read at Modern Tales.
Submitted by Reinder on July 8, 2006 - 14:05
Like Xerexes mentioned, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan was hacked this week. It happens to all of us. As an administrator on Talk About Comics, I know that it happens to some of us a lot. This time, hackers targeted the Gallery application, which I hadn't upgraded in a long time and which had known exploits, so I had it coming. The damage was minimal: the hack tied up system processes until system administrator Xepher stepped in and killed it.
Submitted by Joey Manley on June 30, 2006 - 00:05
There is just a teensy bit of yelling. But mostly it's civil, and very (I think) informative.