Hey Everyone and Your Mother!
Hey everyone and your mother â€“ fuck you!
Why can't I offend you?
I wish I could piss people off. I've had kids playing crucifixion, had God say that every religion was wrong â€“ I even said that God hates Danes â€“ and nothin'. I made fun of addiction. I've made every Canadian joke there is â€“ damned Canucks are too easy going, I guess. I just don't seem to be able to set people off.
Smurf Passover! Offended yet?
The mere mention of video games often evokes images of a solitary white ball bouncing between two vertically moving white paddles, with that distinctive Pong sound. Maybe it evokes images of a large gorilla hurling barrels at unsuspecting Italian men instead. No matter what you think of when you think video games, it is undeniable that games as a whole have affected our culture over the last 20 years. In the late 1970s, games like Pong revolutionized arcades, and in the 1980s, Nintendo revolutionized our living rooms with Super Mario Bros. Our generation grew up with names like Atari, Nintendo and Sega. The culture of video games has boomed in the past 5 years with the recent console wars between Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. With the increase of video game fans came an increase in people writing and drawing about their favorite video hobby: enter Gaming Webcomics, a genre that is not so easily classified. What are Gaming Webcomics, what are they all about, and where are they going?
Five Horsemen of the New Genesis
In they rode like heralds of the new era. The next fifteen months saw the approach of five sites that would define the webcomics scene for the next three years and remain important parts of it to the present. Call them the Five Horsemen.
The Five Horsemen were each a commercial success... five of the very few such successes online. This made them influential over both the art form of webcomics and its developing commerce. In this chapter, we'll concentrate on their artistic influence; later, we'll pick up the path of webcomics commerce.
Tellingly, each of them began in front of a computer screen.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 5, 2003 - 03:07
Fan Boy Radio has posted its recent interview with Scott McCloud and Scott Kurtz. (Only available for free on website for a limited time)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 7, 2003 - 15:09
Photo-blogging by Mr PVP himself. Click here for the photos.
Submitted by dunk on October 31, 2003 - 17:44
I certainly have my own must have artists for future issues of comixpedia, but who would you like to see?
Lee Adam Herold has been delighting and horrifying webcomic lovers with Chopping Block for the past three years, and what better time than Halloween to sit down and have a chat with him. Recently, David Wright of Todd and Penguin managed to get Herold to spill his guts about such diverse topics as his new book and plush doll, his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, his religious faith, and his love of goth babes.
Somewhere amidst all that they even discussed the comic.
Submitted by Anonymous on October 3, 2003 - 15:05
Krahulik and Holkins were quick to respond to the barb with a comic jab of their own today, using the Comixpedia's own most recent Webcomic Traffic Rankings article as cannonfodder. As is expected from the PA pair, they also spoke of the matter in their newsboxes.
At this point, the exchange appears to be friendly in nature.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 16, 2003 - 23:58
Submitted by Anonymous on September 10, 2003 - 20:02
Ok, I have a fairly new site and comic I have been working on for a while now and am finally ready to try and promote it outside of the internet world. I leave near Dallas. In October I will be attending a local comic con ( as a fan - not a booth yet) and was looking to hand out some promo stuff for my comic and site such as pencils, stickers and posters. Another thing I wanted to do heavily is to rub elbows with other creators. Scott Kurtz, Adam Hughes and Tim Bradstreet - just to name three - will be there and I wanted to perhaps ask them to draw a sketch of one of my characters if possible. And asking them to autograph some there own work for me too.
What I wanted from you is to know am I pushing it here? I havent attended a con in a while and really don't know if things have changed alot since last I was at one. Is it ok to do things like I want to do or not? Will I look too much like a free loader or is it just business? Im wanting to hand out business cards to other independent creators too and get some affiliates for my link exchange as well. I wanna have fun at the con and be an average fanboy, but at the same time I want to make some connections to. If you have any experience in this, and I know alot of you do since alot of you are pros or semi-pros, it would be very helpfull if you can give me some pointers on how to make this trip to the con a success. Thanks in advance.