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:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 5, 2003 - 21:58
And what would a newspaper article on webcomics be without a quote from Scott McCloud:
I've always been fascinated by comics," says McCloud, 42. "For the last nine years I've been pursuing this notion that comics can flourish on the World Wide Web and digitally.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 5, 2003 - 00:01
Okay, folks -- it's time for Community Interview #2! This time, Pete Abrams has agreed to step to the interview podium to answer your questions. Here's how it works -- pose your question to Pete by posting a comment in response to this very post.
ONE QUESTION PER COMMENT, PLEASE.
If you see another question you think is interesting, moderate it up. If you see one that's not so useful, moderate it down. This worked fairly well for our first Community interview with R Stevens, but we need more people to submit questions. So fire away!
We'll take questions through to this Friday. The ten best questions will be sent to Pete to answer, so make 'em good!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 16, 2003 - 16:04
Keenspot courting R. Stevens? It's not everyday (if ever before) that a non-KeenSpot artist is given the daily Keen Newsbox, which appears on every page of the KeenSpot network of sites and has been described by Co-Owner Chris Crosby as the most effective promotional tool in the Keen arsenal. It's no secret that Crosby wouldn't say no to adding Diesel Sweeties to the Keen line-up.
This is the first of a series of forum interviews with questions taken from our readers. R Stevens, the creator behind Diesel Sweeties, has combined the extreme look of pixelation with the bizarre concept of a former porn star dating a robot. The cast has expanded since those first strips about Clango and Maura, including people R Stevens has admitted are based on real life people. Since starting, he's had a brief try at a strip on Modern Tales (Kid Clango), started a monthly club for goodies (the Clango Club) and self-published his archives as a paper book with a shiny, shiny cover.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 2, 2003 - 11:20
I hope at least some of you enjoyed (and got) the in-jokes that made up our April Fools' Issue. If you got at least three of them consider yourself a webcomics community insider, privy to the darkest secrets of the kingdom. A big thanks in particular to Dave Wright for the Chopping Block banner - I'm a sucker for anything parodying FOX. We had lots of help from others too, but they've all joined the witness protection plan.
Two months of Comixpedia - we've published more than 250 articles and news updates and we're hovering at about 340 members and uncounted guests. Comments on our coverage (or the lack of it!) are welcome - you can always email me at xerexes at comixpedia dot com. My response time varies on my inbox volume but I do respond.
Next week we have the community moderated R Stevens interview, with answers!, an interview with Derek Kirk Kim, reviews and columns by BoxJam and Iain Hamp.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 1, 2003 - 02:48
R Stevens lays it all out on his website:
April Fool's comic swaps of one type or another are possibly the oldest tradition among web comics! Jeff Rowland of Wigu called me up to swap strips a couple hours before publication... and how the hell am I supposed to reject him! He's been in this game since before there was even a DS.
Other notable swaps today: PVP and Penny-Arcade.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 2, 2003 - 17:50
This month we kick off what we hope will be a monthly event: a community-generated interview of interesting people involved in webcomics. This month R Stevens of Diesel Sweeties fame has agreed to answer your questions.
Here's how it works -- post your question in a comments. ONE QUESTION PER COMMENT.
If you see another question you think is interesting, moderate it up. If you see something not so useful, moderate it down. This is our first experiment with this format so we'll be relying on everyone to try and be on their best behavior.
We'll take questions through Friday. We'll send the top ten questions to R. Stevens to answer.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 27, 2003 - 15:46
Find out what Google thinks about your favorite webtoonist. A few examples:
boxjam is free of such restraints
boxjam is married to mrs
boxjam is drawing his own life
boxjam is the most cameo'd character in webcomics
boxjam is kind of like that guy in the painting "the scream
boxjam is taking over the world
boxjam is the fruit of my loins
james kochalka is one of the most prolific and distinctive artists in the comics scene today
james kochalka is a jungle
james kochalka is a subscription
james kochalka is the master of cute comics
james kochalka is a superstar
james kochalka is a cartoonist's cartoonist
james kochalka is like six years old
keenspot is good people
keenspot is your friend
keenspot is really wigging out
keenspot is an awesome host for awesome webcomics
keenspot is blindly relying on the return of the old banner ad economy
keenspot is a professional comic hosting site
keenspot is on a separate server from keenspace
keenspot is doing something right
keenspot is not the elitist group the angry tend to call it
keenspot is running a lot better now
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 17, 2003 - 09:24
Starting today, R Stevens has given the reins of Diesel Sweeties to over 30 different guest artists for the next couple of weeks.
Guest artists include: Michael Lalonde, Dan Engler, Richard McNeal, Steven Cloud, Kean Soo, Tom Rhodes, Jeff Rowland, Dylan Meconis, Les McClaine, Bill Duncan, Hellen, Todd Webb, Jen Wang, Neil G, Matt Bayne, Nato, Daniel Bogan, Stef Pulford, JC Fletcher, Hugo Rodriguez, Bill Mudron, Kevin Hanna, Dan Sandler, Greg Stephens, Jose-Luis Olivares, James Kochalka, Leigh Dragoon, Jon Rosenberg, Drew Weing, Skott Baker, Jason Alderman, and Lark Pien.