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 Xaviar Xerexes on January 20, 2006 - 11:42
Randy Milholland asked his readers about creating a theme song for S*P. Kris Straub already contributed a version - he's becoming the king of webcomic theme songs.
Submitted by PhilSandifer on January 8, 2006 - 19:21
Five strips, chosen with reckless idiosyncracy, that you should have read this week.
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 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 September 30, 2005 - 18:24
M.E. Russell reminds us that this weekend is the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland. Russell (who creates the journalism comic CulturePulp) is moderating a panel on non-fiction comics this Saturday. The organizer of the Fest is none other than Indigo Kelleigh and features among other artists, Same Difference creator Derek Kirk Kim. All for a paltry $3 admission fee. Lots more details here.
In the tools department, here's an interesting program for creating pixel art, Pixen (it's only available for Mac 10.3 and higher).
In other news, Maritza Campos writes that her house was robbed, but thankfully, she and her family are safe.
Less dramatic, but there's a nice article on webcomics in the American University paper that features Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship) and Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) among others.
Finally, the Digital Strips crew points to an interview with Something Positive creator Randy Milholland.
This week at Modern Humor Authority, Kristofer Straub talks about comics conventions (the kind you attend, that is).
I've talked, a few columns back, about Superguy. Superguy was (and still is) a mailing list for amateur fiction, started in the late eighties. Not really 'fanfiction,' since the stories and characters were original, but instead a wholesale satire on superheroes, Superguy let people who loved the media, or loved humor, or just loved typing a chance to build an audience, create, experiment, learn the craft of writing, and in general build whole new worlds. Also, there was a supernatural talking fish.