Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 10, 2004 - 13:56
Comixpedia contributor Alexander Danner is also the editor of the Modern Tales Newsletter which runs news and interviews about the Modern Tales family. This month's MT Newsletter has an interview with Nick Bertozzi by John Barber. Bertozzi is the creator of the webcomic Salon on Serializer.net.
Last issue, the MT Newsletter had an interview with creator Joe Zabel.
Licensing: not just for Microsoft anymore?
Last September, Yahoo Japan announced plans to launch an online manga rental system, whereby readers could buy 80-day licenses to read volumes of manga like Astro Boy or Cyborg 009. The licenses would be 360 to 400 yen, which is about three or four dollars (or was when I was in Tokyo last summer, anyway).
Itâ€™s certainly one of the biggest commercial webcomics ventures youâ€™ll find: big, big comics in a country that loves it some comics.
Stickler and Hat-trick, in association with Comixpedia present…
Stickler and Hat-trick at the Keyboard
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 16, 2004 - 15:25
Staff Columnist: Form Is Function
(Feb. 2004 - Jan. 2005)
Form is Function
Mother Earth speaks, in Her low, rumbling voice: What the world needs now is another Internet column about comics.
Not for the first time, the world turns its eyes to John Barber.
And it is to you, My People, that I give myself.
It's taken me an inappropriately long time to realize and admit this, but... the most important thing about comics on the Internet is distribution. I realize that's not exactly news to most of you.
Steven Withrow is the author of Toon Art: The Graphic Art of Digital Cartooning, published in July through Watston Guptil Publications. Toon Art presents a comprehensive introduction to digital comics and animation, including a brief history of cartooning, a primer on digital art and production methods, and a broad survey of top talent working in the medium today. Toon Art has been favorably reviewed in both Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal, the latter calling it "a definitive popular guide toâ€¦digital art."
Steven's webcomics series, Crackles of Speech and Critical Thinking, have appeared on Komikwerks.com and NextComics.com, with various artists. "Manuwahi," a short story he scripted for Roberto Corona, was recently chosen by Dark Horse Comics for their online Strip Search contest. When not earning his living as a writer and editor, Steven is working on several comics and animation projects for print and the Web. He has also published poetry, short fiction, and plays, and written lyrics and libretto for a musical composition. In addition, Steven expresses an intense interest in children's literature and its crossover with comics.
Submitted by johnbarber on October 27, 2003 - 11:31
Nine comics, previously available only to ModernTales subscribers, are now available via BitPass at JohnBarberComics.com! These comics include not only work by John Barber, but also collaborations with webcomics superstars Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Brendan Cahill.
The entire first series of Barberâ€™s Vicious Souvenirs, â€œMake Forever Mineâ€ is available for 35Â¢ a chapter. Additionally, two shorter stand-alone comics have also been made available via Bitpass: the Daniel Merlin Goodbrey-scripted/Barber drawn Kicking Hitler to Death and the strange and experimental AmbientHistory. Each is also 35Â¢.
Submitted by johnbarber on October 22, 2003 - 12:03
A discussion between filmmaker Sebastien Dumesnel (director of the upcoming Adventures into Digital Comics) and John Barber (of JohnBarberComics.com and ModernTaleâ€™s Vicious Souvenirs fame) is online at TopTwoThreeFilms.com.
Barber opines about mainstream comics, both online and in print, and discusses if itâ€™s even possible to not read comics, which he doesnâ€™t think it is. Barber's comics are to be among those featured in Dumesnelâ€™s forthcoming film on the impact computers have made on comics.
Submitted by johnbarber on October 15, 2003 - 18:50
The new JohnBarberComics.com is now still live!
The site has still been revamped from head to toe, sporting an easier-to-use interface and a cleaner design providing access to all of John Barberâ€™s comics, writing, and more.
Still headlining the new site is a short comic called Archeologistsby Toon Art author Steven Withrow and John Barber. Archeologists is a visual poem, and the first collaboration between the two, and features an intriguing linking of word and image.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 4, 2003 - 22:00
The Web Cartoonists Choice Awards' Nominees for 2003 were released this week.
Voting for award winners is ongoing from now until June 29th and the winners will be announced on July 6th. Read on for a list of the nominees: