Submitted by Eric Burns on January 2, 2006 - 16:43
The new Modern Tales Submissions Guidelines have been released and submissions for Modern Tales are now being accepted. Modern Tales's new free collective will be a non-exclusive relationship, allowing cartoonists to maintain their own websites or alternate collective memberships as they wish.
A whole year of webcomic news wrapped up in a pretty package with cookies and milk commentary provided by Comixpedia contributors: Alexander Danner, Ping Teo, Kristofer Straub, T Campbell and Phil Kahn.
A freewheeling discussion about the wide world of webcomics with Eric Burns, Wednesday White, Phil Kahn, Giland Pellaeon, Bob Stevenson, Ping Teo, Daku, Karl Kuras, Doctor Setebos and William G, moderated by Xaviar Xerexes.
You may have noticed that in 2005, the "webcomics blogosphere" took off like never before. There were almost as many people writing about webcomics as making them (okay not really, but there were a whole lot more blog posts about webcomics this year.) We gathered together several popular bloggers for an online roundtable discussion on webcomics here at the tail end of 2005.
We talked about webcomics and creators, art and commerce and of course, webcomics drama. Plus some predictions for the year ahead.
A simple list of people of webcomics based on their contributions to the medium in 2005. And we have no doubt that we left off someone we shouldn't have. We're sorry. We'll try harder next year.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 25, 2005 - 00:52
Work on the forthcoming Comipedia webcomics directory is rolling along. I just discovered tonight, however, that former Comixpedia contributor and all-around webcomics genius John Barber does not have a wikipedia entry.
If anyone can fix this please post an entry for Mr. Barber at the wikipedia and at our own Webcomics Encyclopedia. Barber's entry should go here.
No Daniel "Merlin" Goodbrey entry either! Aspiring fans and scholars put that one here.
UPDATE: As it happens, Eric Burns was snarking about non-experts' campaign of deletion on webcomics in the wikipedia this morning.
UPDATE #2: C'mon on! No Lea Hernandez entry? I threw up a stub on the Webcomics Encyclopedia but you could write pages about Ms. Hernandez.
UPDATE #3: A thread at Digital Strips has an apparent reply from the main non-expert nominating webcomics for deletion. I also had the impression, like T Campbell, that Wikipedia was more akin to a HHGTG than a much more selective, limited document. More troubling to me, however, is that this whole episode brings into stark relief the issue of generalists versus specialists that often plagues such projects. This is a particularly egregious example of (at best) a generalist making decisions without sufficient input from specialists (people who actually have any knowledge about webcomics). Not saying people can't talk about things they aren't expert on. but they sure as hell ought to at least listen to the experts a little.
Submitted by Erik Melander on October 1, 2005 - 07:08
Submitted by Erik Melander on September 29, 2005 - 12:15
Seven new series will debut on Girlamatic.com in October.
Dave Roman delights audiences of all ages with his comic Astronaut Elementary, where the future looks like your grade school in zero-g. Originally over at Girlamatic, Roman has moved to Webcomics Nation. Despite his recent engagement to fellow webcomic creator Raina Telgemeier (see How We Got Engaged) he took the time to answer our questions.
Submitted by Erik Melander on August 2, 2005 - 18:37
Submitted by Joey Manley on July 29, 2005 - 10:44
Joey Manley, publisher of the leading commercial webcomics site, Modern Tales, announced today that WebcomicsNation.com, a premier hosting and automation service for online cartoonists, has launched today.