Submitted by bifsniff on April 5, 2006 - 18:03
I actually posted recently on the old comixpedia about how someone had decided that this cartoon was anti-zionist and offensive. At the time I challenged the premise of his argument and explained why it wasn't. Which was fine, then at the end somebody chimed in, saying they had similar reservations and he'd be watching us in future. I half thought, as did a lot of the people who replied to the last post, it was someone having a laugh but it seems not.
Now, they've come back making all sorts of accusations about this, a fairly simple cartoon playing on the term Think Tank, and threatening to report us to the Anti-Defamation League and Save The Children. Now the guys obviously a bit of crank with too much time on his hands but I really would prefer not to have him returning every other week to with an ever increasingly pathological complaint.
Any advice for now or if it goes any further would be greatly appreciated. I have a fair idea of how handle but I don't want to be caught short either.
Submitted by adamwhitenoise on April 5, 2006 - 18:03
I probably should have introduced myself before sounding off in the Cutting Corners thread, so... madam, I'm Adam. I live in the People's Republic of China and spend a lot of time in giant factories looking at big clanking machines. I also write comics.
I wrote some comics criticism a while back for Jeff Mason and Billy K's Indy Magazine.
And I'm also working on some slightly more experimental stuff about my experiences with migraine headaches with John Worsley, who has a site here.
So, thanks for having me and... where's the open bar?
Submitted by keiiii on April 5, 2006 - 18:03
I find the comixpedia front page a little too busy. There's the navigation at the top, the top ad, the side ads, two columns of contents which in turn are divided into their own parts...
I'm looking at sites like 1up.com, and I'm wondering why their sites don't feel as crowded -- they have top and side ads too, after all. Perhaps it's more effective to use thumbnails for each headlines/ articles/ etc., as opposed to having one "cover image" for the magazine up there? Or maybe we need more white space. More breathing room. I'm not quite sure.
Sorry for complaining and having no real answers. But if we put our heads together, I'm sure we could come up with something...
Submitted by skits on April 5, 2006 - 18:03
Hello to all. I would like to introduce people to my new webcomic "skits". It is a project I have been thinking about for about 10 years and finally decided to do it. The first issue will be out around the end of febuary with following issues coming out every 2 months. I put allot of time into these thats why every 2 months plus I got to work some time. If people are interested I could put the cover up for the first issue.
Submitted by Sean C on April 3, 2006 - 12:50
I felt like writing this blog after changing the art style to my comic, and realizing what a liberating experience it can be. I had been drawing Cute Ninja Girls in a more manga-esque style since it's launch, but faced a bit of an ethical crisis. I'm no fan of manga, and view it as derivative and hack, (this is mostly on the web, but it's not universal by any means) yet here I was drawing my own comic in this style.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 2, 2006 - 22:20
We'll be tackling the superheroes of webcomics this month. We've got a smashing cover from Tim Demeter (the creator of Reckless Life) and we start off with an interview with Abby L., the creator of the popular superheroine webcomic, The Green Avenger.
We've also got another installment of Bryant Paul Johnson's bound-to-be award-winning column, The Antecedent. This month learn the shocking secrets of the gerrymander!
Submitted by kjc on March 30, 2006 - 11:11
If you know it, please post the exact date your comic started (and the date it ended if it has). Also, include the name of the comic plus a URL for it.
And if you know of the start (and end) date of someone else's comic who doesn't hang out here, by all means provide it.
Submitted by Altercator on March 29, 2006 - 10:38
Is it possible for print comics to have foldable pages in order to translate webcomics into print?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 27, 2006 - 13:28
UPDATE: The LA Times has an editorial criticizing Marvel's use of it's "superhero" trademark (jointly held with DC since 1981) and points to a potential showdown with Sega as one way this trademark might go away.
Just my opinion, but this apparent effort to trademark the term "superhero" would be ridiculous on its face (the term is so generic at this point it's not tied to a specific product - like kleenix or aspirin) but the fact that it's an attempt by the two largest publishers of comic books to the direct market, Marvel and DC, to co-own it as a trademark... well it just stinks of collusion, monopoly, anti-trust violations and again, just a completely ridiculous idea.
But Marvel and DC will throw their lawyers around and many folks will not want to risk fighting the battle. I agree with BoingBOING on this one - we should start referring to Marvel and DC characters as underwear perverts until Marvel and DC back off of this utterly stupid effort to trademark "superhero".
Submitted by pclips on March 27, 2006 - 11:52
There are not one but two "My Comic Hit 50 Strips" stories on the main news page at Comixpedia today.
This is not news, it's an ad. Especially at 50 strips. Nobody cares. Thousands of webcomics have hit that mark, and probably more of them have failed to go on to reach 100 strips than not.
I personally don't even care when a strip hits 500 or 1000 or a five year anniversary, but I will concede those might be worth a note. But 50 strips? Is that something the community needs to know about? Is that going to change the way any of us do webcomics? It's just guerrila promotion.