Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 20, 2004 - 22:14
As the Fates would have it, Joey Manley is a Colonel.
He's also the Field Marshal behind the great wall of subscription-service, webcomic-related product known as Modern Tales. Having been creepy-crawling around the webcomics community scene since about mid-2000, he first started up with a webcomics reviews/interviews site called talkaboutcomics.com. Only months later, he decided that the world was ready for a subscription-based webcomics portal, even if some seemed wary of the prospect of paying for something that had "always" been free to date.
But already a few years have passed, and Manley's dream stands tall in the garden of fruition -- not only has Modern Tales endured, but it has grown, branching out to include a host (literally) of sister anthology sites, as well as promote key solo artists, too. Now, with a few new fun gifties to hand out from his bag of webcomics tricks, the Colonel takes a few moments out of his uber-busy day to respond to you, the reader, on all things webcomics, business... and chicken (seriously).
Submitted by losttoy on February 28, 2004 - 15:36
The Ann Arbor Book Festival is currently looking for people to speak on the topics of commerce, technology and innovation in comics. They are already in the process of contacting and negotiating with names like Scott McCloud and Will Eisner. If this is something you or somebody you know would be interested in, please contact David Ano.
Online, there are almost no entry barriers to the reporting and punditry market. With the advent of free blogging software, practically anyone can set up a site to report on any subject.
Dylan Meconis and Bill Mudron talk about webcomics... and chocolate.
Submitted by Frodo on February 20, 2004 - 22:17
The Weekly Geek recently interviewed webcomic guru Scott McCloud. A super special bonus interview was aired with Devin T. Quin, writer of Robots 'R' Cool, Zombies 'R' Jerks who was featured in Comic Book The Movie. Download both 20 minute interviews in the archive section here.
Form is Function
Mother Earth speaks, in Her low, rumbling voice: What the world needs now is another Internet column about comics.
Not for the first time, the world turns its eyes to John Barber.
And it is to you, My People, that I give myself.
It's taken me an inappropriately long time to realize and admit this, but... the most important thing about comics on the Internet is distribution. I realize that's not exactly news to most of you.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 11, 2004 - 10:58
Comixpedia.com seems to be working on most folks computers now. That means the DNS change has updated throughout the Internet. As long as you can see the Scott McCloud cover for February when using comixpedia.com you are seeing the new server. Generally, unless we're moving servers or suffering other unnatural disasters, readers should use comixpedia.com to read Comixpedia.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 9, 2004 - 01:36
The bottom line from our hosting company's clusterf**k: We lost most of January and February to date basically. We've got February articles back online, January will follow soon. Comments, forum posts, membership sign ups - if you did it in January or February there is some chance it is gone into the digital great beyond. What else? I will have the Comixpedia weekly webcomic jam back up tonight or tommorrow - let's just start over with a Thursday deadline of this week, shall we? Blind Date? Full steam ahead! Staff blog? Not sure - soon thereafter I guess. And if there's anything else missing kindly remind me will ya? email me at xerexes at burntdogradio dot com.Forums will be back up very soon. Posts made late this Sunday night may not survive my MySQL-ing tonight.
DNS changes are filtering through the Internet so for the next 48 hours you may or may not get to the right server. If you see the January cover: wrong server. If you see Scott McCloud's cover for February you're in the right place. Try Comixpedia.net or Comixpedia.org until further notice.
"Campbell Campbell Campbell!" the thread screamed at me, flaring a red "angry" face at the top of the message board.
It was late. I was tired and sleep-deprived, and we had just officially begun the War on Terror, but I tried to steel myself for whatever the message might have to say. I tried, but not hard enough.
"I would have thought that the last story would have been enough to get him to put down the pen forever. I guess not."