Submitted by Erik Melander on October 7, 2004 - 15:14
In fanfiction Mary Sue is a relatively common (and dreaded) occurence where the author inserts himself/herself into the story as a character, but the danger of ones character turning into a Mary Sue is also there in original fiction. So why not take The original fiction Mary Sue Litmus test and determine if your character is a Mary Sue or not.
Spike did. As did Reinder Dijkhuijs, creator of Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan.
My latest graphic book with author Thom Hartmann, We the People, focuses on the pervasive influence that mega-corporations have on American government, and now I would like to look at a similar situation in comics.
Submitted by misha-grin on August 30, 2004 - 14:33
Okay, my wonderful (sometimes) service provider gives me a great, huge list of usage statistics, updated daily and archived monthly. Now, while these are pretty nice at keeping up with trends, noticing when we're having spikes, tracking down people who link in to us (and thanking them) and what not, I'd still like to know roughly how many READERS we have; how many people come by to read our comic. Now, I could probably got through and count the number of different IP addresses, assuming that similar IP addresses refer to a single dial-up user at different times, and guesstimate, but that's a heck of alot of work for not much return.
Do any season professionals have a rule-of-thumb regarding translating daily visit and page request numbers into a "I have roughly this many readers!" number?
Not having grown up with comics, I still don't see the magic in Wednesdays that some people do.
Kelly J Cooper's Most Excellent Comic-Con Adventures
Part 1: Wednesday to Friday
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 16, 2004 - 22:05
In week 2, Smuga reviews Spark Needle and Apis Teicher interviews Gilda Rimessi of The Sinner Dragon.
Next, DaMonkey Man reacts to (some of) our readers' reactions to this issue.
It's one of the big no-nos of family entertainment.
In American entertainment, no one is ever just naked. They're having sex, or implying that they would like to be having sex, or in the shower while a homicidal killer sneaks up on them, or trying to catch the mischievous dog who's scampering away with their underwear. The revealing of the butt crack, the nipple, or the genitals serves a purpose, be it to titillate, to shock, to lampoon, or to get you to pull out your credit card. It's never just there.
Submitted by Rebelsun on April 9, 2004 - 10:18
The succes of WITCH prompts me to ask this: What makes comics like WITCH popular, as in global wide? Is it compelling characters, complex stories, or just some good advertising?
What is about popular comics that appeal a lot of their readers?
Submitted by Joey Manley on March 6, 2004 - 23:25
Modern Tales' 2003 Yearbook, "Tallscreen Edition," is now available for purchase from Booksurge.com.
It includes full-color work by: Roger Langridge, Spike, Dean Haspiel, Donna Barr, Dan Hernandez, Chuck Whelon and Adam Prosser, Eric Millikin and Casey Sorrow, Spike and Matt, Andre Richard, Jenn Manley Lee, Drew Weing, Amanda Crichton, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Joda Thayer and Sam Henderson.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 21, 2004 - 22:44
Damonk wrote a feature on the Comixpedia Approach To Reviewing Webcomics this month. None of this is really "new" to the staff, he's been telling us this since we started (even me - I have reviewed one webcomic for Comixpedia). Things did work out rather well though - we had this "Comixpedia/Webcomicsland" theme set for our one year anniversary issue before we had any idea that January's reviews would set off a lot of fans of two webcomics in particular.