Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 1, 2005 - 11:17
The current storyline in Melonpool ventures into Checkerboard Nightmare territory targeting the Melonpool webcomic's supposed "low audience numbers" and the cast trying out various tactics to bring in new readers. A little different subject than usual but Steve Troop gets a lot of mileage out of this familar trope (is this technically a trope?). And he manages to work Websnark, Comixpedia and Digital Strips into this one. And I see today that strip got mentioned by Comixpedia, Websnark, and Digital Strips.
ShamelessInnovative marketing does work sometimes...
Many MANY of our webcomicking friends have published print versions of their work. I've tried to find, track down, and remember as many as possible. But given the thousands (tens of thousands?) of webcomics out there, this was a daunting task. If I missed your comic, I apologize profusely and profoundly. Please add it via a comment.
Submitted by Brad Guigar on June 22, 2005 - 15:25
Two veteran webcartoonists have joined forces with Blank Label Comics -- a recently formed co-op of independent cartoonists.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 10, 2005 - 11:36
This interview is a little old, but full of interesting insights into the mechanics of Keenspace.
Note: the interviewer Petie later issued a correction that Steve Troop had nothing to do with leaking the Keenspace replacement name.
Submitted by kjc on June 7, 2005 - 01:36
We're putting together an article for June on what webcomics are in print.
If you know of any webcomics that have gone to print, post them here.
1. Name of Comic & URL
2. Creators (authors and artists)
3. Links to the books
4. Titles if you know them
5. Publisher if you know it
Kelly J. Cooper
Comixpedia Features Editor
Submitted by Brad Guigar on May 23, 2005 - 18:20
Blank Label Comics proudly announces a new approach to self-publishing for cartoonists. Blank Label is a cooperative group of cartoonists who are helping one another succeed as independents.
These six cartoonists, previously hosted at Keenspot, are banding together for cross-promotion and advertising. Each is using his proficiency in a particular aspect of the cartooning business to help the others -- who are doing the same in return.
For the full press release, go to Blank Label Comics
Submitted by Chris Crosby on May 18, 2005 - 10:54
UPDATE: Just to recap this week of Keen Exodus, six webcomic creators announced that they are or will be leaving Keenspot shortly: Paul Taylor, Brad Guigar, David Willis, Steve Troop, Kris Straub, and Paul Southworth. A wide-ranging discussion on Keen is going on over at Websnark here.
Submitted by Chris Crosby on May 17, 2005 - 10:53
Melonpool creator Steve Troop has announced he has been fired from Keenspot due to his poor track record in updating his comic. Keenspot Co-CEO Chris Crosby has chosen to fire him as a warning for the rest of the group. "Take heed, Keenspot cartoonists! Update your comic inconsistently and you could end up like poor Steve Troop... an 'independent' cartoonist!"
Just kidding, Steve left Keenspot because he wanted to. Best wishes to Mr. Troop in all his future endeavors.
Submitted by Mark Mekkes on May 8, 2005 - 21:57
As the final Star Wars movie approaches, join two of the most popular Science Fiction Parody webcomics as they clash for tickets... Mayberry Melonpool vs. Zortic!
Steve Troop and Mark Mekkes bring you the meeting of their characters in line to see Star Wars! And the confrontation is explosive! Don't miss it!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 3, 2005 - 12:22
Call me cynical but I think the Daily Grind contest will go on and on and on and one of the veterans will win. From the list of the entrants (thanks to Websnark for the list!) I've picked the 8 veterans I think have the longest and most consistent updating record. Do you think one of these guys will win or one of the other entrants and if so which young upstart are you putting your money on?
* Normal Life, by Natasha Allegri
* Dada Graphics, by Lonnie Allen
* Sporecloud, by Jeff Bent
* Uncle Comics, by Joseph Bergin III
* The Bougie Daily Comic, by Robin Bougie
* The Devil's Panties, by Jennie Breeden
* TedScrawl, by Stephen Burrell
* Goodbye, Foom, by John Campbell
* The Look is More Seductive Than The Content, by Wendy Chin
* Yirmumah, by D.J. Coffman
* Superosity, by Chris Crosby
* Real Life Comics, by Greg Dean
* Toasted Pixel Comics, by Tod Emko
* Bottomless Pop, by Brian Fukushima
* The Big Three-Oh, by Philippe Gaboury
* Arthur, King of Time and Space, by Paul Gadzikowski
* I am Jamie, by Jamie Dee Galey
* Duzty Graphics, by Erik Goldsby
* A Day in the Life, by Bruce Gorr
* Housd, by Ali Graham
* Edward J. Grug III's Journal, by Edward J. Grug III
* Tacticia, by Richard Guidry
* Greystone Inn, by Brad Guigar
* Fatty, by John Hill
* Abandoned Kids, by Yu-Jay Huoh
* Chemical Comics Daily, by Tim Hulsizer
* Cortland, by Matt Johnson
* Karltoons, by Karl Kauffman
* Knights of the Old Coding, by Owen Kuhn
* PvP Online, by Scott Kurtz
* Mousewax, by Brandon Lewis
* Tasty Human Meat by Tyler Longmire
* Phil In The Blanks, by Phil McAndrew
* Chicken Head Joe, by corey McDaniel
* The Widening Gyre, by Tom McHenry
* demon_dorm_days, by Donald Noffsinger
* Daily Grind, by Michael Payne
* Sexually Transmitted Sodium, by Miles Pekala
* Dark Wanderings, by Eric Poole
* Tart Pop, by Phil Redmon
* TRU-Life Adventures, by Andrew Rotherby
* Dalton Sharp, by Dalton Sharp
* Daily Grind, by Jeff Skinner
* Funny Farm, by R. Smith
* The New Non-Stop Sketchbook, by Ive Sorocuk
* Modern Heiroglyphics, by Mike Stevens
* Frogherder, by Bryan Stone
* CaffComics, by Todd A. Sullivan
* The Filgym Cycle, by Jam Torkberg
* Secretland, by Remi Treuer
* The Secrets, by Dean Trippe
* Melonpool, by Steve Troop
* Strongman Press, by Jason Turner
* Young Adventure Friends, by Bela Whigimill
* Murder Bunny, by Scott Williams
* Todd and Penguin, by David Wright