Submitted by The William G on May 2, 2006 - 09:06
As some of you may know, I make a longform webcomic (thanks for clicking). And I'm using the term "longfom" as to mean serialized story comics.
I've been thinking about webcomics, as I always do, and though I'm lacking access to Rob Balder's holy grail of data, I have managed to notice a few things. First off, gag-strips dominate the webcomics. And second off, longform comics don't.
Now, this isn't meant to be a debate over Art vs. Entertainment, nor Quality vs. Quantity. We all know those topics have been done to death, and have no value save their acting as a platform to launch pissing contests.
This is meant to air a thought/ reinvention of the wheel, I had that I think may be discussion-worthy.
Longform comics have no place in what we now know as webcomics.
There will be a book-signing event for Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists in New York this Thursday, April 27 at Kim's Mediapolis at 7 p.m. (Broadway at 113th Street New York NY 1 or 9 subway, M4 or M104 bus)
Attitude 3 is edited by Pulitzer Prize finalist Ted Rall and features exclusive interviews, photos and comics from 21 of the most talented artists in webcomics. Featured artists include Dorothy Gambrell, R. Stevens, Ryan North, Eric Millikin, Nicholas Gurewitch, Rob Balder, and Dale Beran and David Hellman.
Submitted by pclips on April 24, 2006 - 20:44
The More I Learn, the Less I Broadcast
This is an official rant. It's very long.
An incident today really threw a spotlight on a major attitude change of mine, which has happened within the last six months to a year. I no longer look to any public webcomics blog or forum to productively share and receive information about webcomics. I barely participate. I'm genuinely disgusted with the state of webcomics discussion, and it's not worth my time either to wade in and try to raise the level of debate, or to keep sifting for signal in all the noise.
Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary), Rob Balder (PartiallyClips), The Ferrett (Home On The Strange), and Eric Millikin (Fetus-X) will be at Penguicon in Livonia, Michigan, Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23.
On Saturday at 1 p.m. they will be holding a panel discussion called Webcomics: Haves and Have Nots, exploring how "As webcomics begins its second decade as a medium, the vast majority of web traffic still is directed toward a tiny fraction of all titles. What do the disparities in traffic numbers indicate about art, society, entertainment, and free choice?"
Years come, and years go. We're looking at the end of another one. And what am I doing as we sit on the cusp of 2006? What else. I look forward.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 5, 2006 - 15:29
Jon Rosenberg quits last remnants of a non-webcomics job to do Goats fulltime.
Ryan North finally reveals that he quit his day job an entire year ago...
I'm actually curious as to how many people make their living solely for a webcomic-based enterprise at this point. It's getting to be more than I can count on my fingers.
Submitted by pclips on March 7, 2006 - 15:47
Submitted by Boydegg on March 6, 2006 - 11:22
Dear Comixpedia folk,
I'm trying to get a website off the ground - aimed at students and teachers of English as a second language. If you haven't seen it, it's at grammarmancomic.com.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 7, 2006 - 20:01
Ted Rall's book series on alternative comic strips turns its focus to online comics in this third installment, titled "Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists," now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
In addition to samples of each comic, the book features extensive interviews and memorabilia from the creators' lives and early efforts.
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).