Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 6, 2006 - 22:02
Justin Pierce has crafted a fun tale of superheroes, aliens and fantasical elements called Killroy and Tina. Here's a snapshot of one of the very first ones from when Killroy and Tina appeared on Keenspace (top) and one of the more recent editions (bottom).
(We interviewed Justin about a year ago - you can read it here.)
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 Erik Melander on December 1, 2005 - 21:08
Earlier this week, Scott Kurtz announced Truth, Justin and the American Way a five issues mini serie to be published by Image Comics. The series is written by Kurtz and Nodwick creator Aaron Williams and illustrated by Giuseppe Ferrario. More info at PvPonline.
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.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 7, 2005 - 02:33
Our 26th issue leaps into action with a cover from Steve Bryant and Chad Fidler of Athena Voltaire.
We have an Open Soapbox on the making of an action webcomic from Matt Gasser and Al Schroeder interviews Justin Pierce of Killroy and Tina. We also have another installment of Erik Melander's column, Through the Looking Back Glass.
And we should have a review of a long-running webcomic up tommorrow night. (The review got teraported to the wrong editor station this weekend...)
Tina is an average teenager, well other than the fact that she's mysteriously bonded with Killroy, an alien with immense powers and oh yeah, someday Tina will become the Mistress of Time and Space in her continuum. Justin Pierce's Killroy and Tina is a delightfully funny, yet action-packed tale that is published on Graphic Smash.
In February, there were some interesting developments in the business of webcomics. 360ep (Bill Jemas' new "content licensing" company) signed the creators of two webcomics (Danielle Corsetto, Takeshi Miyazawa and Arthur Dela Cruz) to contracts, although no one, including Corsetto, seems to know just what exactly 360ep is supposed to do. Another webcomic creator, Rich Burlew of The Order Of The Stick, quit his day job to make comics his career. Also Scott Kurtz's PvP returned to the pages of PC Gamer.
In March, Comixpedia is looking at action-oriented webcomics. Graphic Smash, a subscription site featuring action-oriented webcomics, recently announced the addition of three more webcomics to its lineup. Are creators better off publishing their work at a subscription site? What's the action like working for Graphic Smash?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 28, 2005 - 12:54
Here's an interesting thread about how to get on Keenspot that veers off into discussion of why some Keenspot webcomics do better then others. THE O'XEREXES FACTOR: Here's my NO SPIN OPINION for the day - Carson Fire should move Elf Life to Graphic Smash or Modern Tales. Elf Life is more like an independent movie than a blockbuster and needs an environment that will help to nurture it and maybe put a few nickels in his pocket in the meantime.
And now on with the news...
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.
Which would you rather go see, a one-man band or an orchestra? Is a four-piece band just perfect? Was The Who so loud because they were overcompensating for only having three instruments? Is bigger really better? Or do too many cooks spoil the broth? (Should I throw in some more metaphors or get right to the, uh, meat of the matter?)
The point: Most online comics are done by just one person.