Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 13, 2005 - 02:24
Our first week is up and includes a roundtable discussion on the year in webcomics with leading webcomics bloggers, including Eric Burns, Wednesday White, Phil Kahn, Giland Pellaeon, Bob Stevenson, Ping Teo, Daku, Karl Kuras, Doctor Setebos and William G. We also have a round up of the year's news stories in Erik Melander's last installment of Through the Looking Back Glass.
Al Schroeder interviews the creators of A Lesson is Learned But the Damage is Irreversable and Philip Sandifer reviews Scary Go Round.
And last but not least, it's guest week at Ryan Estrada's Welton Colbert.
Submitted by PhilKahn on December 9, 2005 - 14:13
Penny Arcade's Child's Play Charity Drive is going strong, but there's still more we can all do. I've put an auction up on eBay for Child's Play, selling one of my customized essays. All proceeds, of course, go to Child's Play. (Read more for more details)
XEREXES: Phil Kahn blogs regularly on webcomics at I'm Just Saying
Submitted by Reinder on December 5, 2005 - 19:06
Out on your virtual newsstand - a new edition of the Webcomics Examiner featuring "The Best Webcomics of 2005" and Part 2 of "The Artistic History of Webcomics", a rountable with T Campbell, Shaenon Garrity, William G., Phil Kahn, Bob Stevenson, Eric Burns, Wednesday White, A. G. Hopkins, Rob Balder, Tim Godek, Zabel, Alexander and Brandy Danner.
Lee Adam Herold's Chopping Block is back with a new story (and a different art style).
Power restored to whichever one of those Dakotas houses Keenspot World HQ and Chris Crosby returns to updating Superosity and Sore Thumbs.
Eric Burns weighs in on the recent Questionable Content storyline with an extra-biscuity biscuit. I've been impressed with QC all year really. It's a fantastic strip and Jeph Jacques just gets better every month. EVERY MONTH!
Webcomic pioneers John Barber and Brendan Cahill are in cahoots at Marvel in bringing forth a new Cahill-penned comicbook called Sable & Fortune. CBR has an interview with Cahill.
Super-reporter Jen Contino has an interview with David Alvarez, creator of Yenny.
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.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2005 - 18:10
You may have noticed that clip-art comic strip PartiallyClips has been experimenting with guest art from other webcomics creators for more than two months now. The latest entry takes it further, with an actual crossover appearance by main characters from Sluggy Freelance. Pete Abrams supplied the art, drawn during the webcomics panel at UberCon, and Rob Balder wrote the dialogue for Pete's characters Torg and Riff.
Submitted by kjc on October 23, 2005 - 23:05
Welcome to Week Three of Comixpedia's October 2005 Issue!
Phil Kahn provides our feature article with his Con Report on Ubercon VI.
We have Al Schroeder's interview: Horror is High School with Jason Thompson , creator of The Stiff.
Matt 'netpoet' Summers' reviews The Asylumantics by Chris Cantrell.
Plus, Ping Teo gives us "The Essence ofâ€¦ Character Abuse".
I'm having trouble taking it all in. It was an amazing experience. I'm still shutting my eyes and taking myself back to the time I spent there, with all the good times I had and all the new friends I made.
There are three important things to know for reading this: I have never been to a gaming convention before. I have never been to New Jersey before. And I have never been a guest to a con before. So bearing those things in mind, here's my report...
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 14, 2005 - 13:15
A great interview with Hope Larson up at Drawn! blog from earlier this week.
Phil Kahn writes about a fan film that was done featuring the characters of Something Positive. After SP creator Randy Milholland linked to it, the fan film website chewed through its bandwidth so it's currently unavailable until other hosting can be arranged.
Another edition of the
KeenspaceComic Genesis newsletter is out - check it out for interviews and reviews of CG webcomics.
In the sort-of-related-to-webcomics dept, Google has two developments worth mentioning: one is a new RSS reader which is in fact out and available to use; and two is some circumstantial evidence that Google is working on a Paypal competitor, possibly to be called "Google Wallet".
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 5, 2005 - 13:20
First off a personal plea: I've been busy and fallen way behind on all things-Comixpedia-related. Please be patient with me in waiting for a response and if something is truly time-sensitive please reemail it to me with something in the subject about that. (xerexes AT comixpedia DOT com).
So the news: Comixpedia.org's wiki for webcomics has decided to call itself "Comixpedia, the Free Webcomic Encyclopedia" which is probably going to cause confusion with this site but I'll see what the feedback is on that before raising the issue with the comixpedia.org community. BTW, there's a TON of entries there now and the new front page updates every two days or so with a new highlighted entry. If you haven't stopped by in awhile you really should.
SquirrelWorks is hosting a new He-Man 6-Disc DVD Collection giveaway contest made possible by KLEWMedia. Click here to enter and a chance to win.
Perhaps like me you've been busy? I'm catching up on Eric's and Greg's webcomic and I realized that there's no "archive" page (or at least it's not working for me this morning) so if you want to dive back into this one, here's a link to the start of the second chapter. (I'm also catching up on Goats which recently published what is surely now Phil Kahn's favorite all-time webcomic. Khaaan!!!)
Finally, Tom Spurgeon points out that Bookslut has an interview with Matt Madden. Madden's new book is 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style which I understand is largely based on material collected on his website, "Exercises in Style".
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 2, 2005 - 00:12
The Small Press Expo is all about the art of the comics medium. Comics from every type of genre, style and format. It's the face of the comics medium without the distortion of the obsessive focus on the superhero genre most comic conventions would give you.
Plus, it's been well infiltrated by webcomics creators.
I spent all of Saturday at the convention this year and at times the floor was fairly crowded. Unfortunately since then I've been away in the Golden State and just didn't have a chance to write up a proper feature on it. So consider this a bit of a rambling remembrance of people, moments and most importantly, comics.
(And there's a lot of pictures after the jump so it'll take more than a second for the full page to load.)