Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 12, 2011 - 12:04
SOCIAL MEDIA TIME: This week I created a Facebook page for ComixTALK - if you're on the FB, please "like" us. I've already loaded to it a lot of my archive (2003-2010) of photos and the monthly cover art we used to run at ComixTALK. Also - I find myself linking to more short stuff on twitter these days - you might find it mildly interesting to follow me on twitter.
CONVENTION 'VENTION WHAT'S YOUR INTENTION: Zach Weiner has a post up on "convention tips" which is actually pretty funny. Hopefully you're not guilty of any of the "bad" behaviors noted but if any of it sounds like you, take Zach's advice next time you're at a con.
ADVICE FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART: Steve Napierski with some good advice on starting and sticking with a webcomic.
PLUG ONE: Scott M.C. Cloud links to Ryan A's Nothing is Forgotten - a silent comic with "some pretty effective sequences (I especially like the way he uses windows)." Ryan A also has some info on his process here.
PLUG TWO: Scott Kurtz moved to Seattle, Washington. The characters in his webcomic, PvP, now look like they will be moving to Seattle. How often does this happen in comic strips -- I'm not sure I can think of any other examples offhand. In PvP's case, I've never thought of it as taking place anywhere specifically though so I'm not sure it has to have any impact on the strip. In other comics the location is more apparent and part of the comic -- changing locations could be a really risky thing.
PLUG THREE: xkcd with some excellent advice for Ke$ha.