Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 24, 2006 - 14:18
Pulse is reporting that D.J. Coffman is the winner.
Submitted by GileadPellaeon on July 22, 2006 - 12:35
So, after missing Webcomics 101: Getting Started on Thursday, I was determined to not miss Webcomics 102 on Friday. So I showed up an hour early, and there was already a line of about thirty people! In the end, the line ended up being just as long as it was Thursday, but the volunteer running the room was much nicer on Friday, and really packed in the people well beyond room capacity, which let almost everyone in, I believe. The picture on the left was actually taken as people were still coming in and filling the standing room only gaps. As always, click on a picture for a higher res version.
Comicon is almost here. Gilead and Darlene will be guest blogging for Comixpedia. Lots of panel info after the jump.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 12, 2006 - 13:16
D.J. Coffman received news from Platinum Studios that he's a semi-finalist in the Comic Book Challenge contest going on next week at the San Diego Comicon. (Here's an earlier posting on the contest.)
Unfortunately for DJ, he wasn't going to Comicon until he heard the news and there isn't a hotel room to be found in San Diego... So he's looking for a floor to crash on (and he's willing to pay for that floor!) if anyone has some space they can spare.
Submitted by Kisai on June 27, 2006 - 04:57
Tired of reading the same tired story with the same tired character types? Maybe it's time to look at webcomic community collaborations.
Out in the wild wild web, there was a webcomic war that was created... by accident. There are also, dares, comic exercise,and jams. Crossovers have also been done successfully before. Also a quick note that webcomics are being deleted from wikipedia.org
Submitted by Tom Brazelton on June 20, 2006 - 12:22
Theater Hopper - the web comic about movies - is having a blow out sale on all t-shirts until July 31.
In a bid to clear out inventory, all shirts are being sold at the low, low price of $9.99 (plus shipping and handling).
Plus, if you order today, we'll send you an 11 x 17" poster absolutely free of charge!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 13, 2006 - 15:46
Lore writes about how two webcomics creators just received free Sumo beanbags and subsequently posted about it on their well-trafficed websites:
Scott Kurtz posts on PvP that he got a free sample beanbag from Sumo Lounge and he loves it. The same day, Tim Buckley posts on Ctrl+Alt+Del that he got a beanbag from Sumo -- he doesn't say where he got it -- and he likes it. Not casting aspersions here, I just think it's interesting that the "send free stuff and hope for a good review" approach is moving beyond the video games and accessories you'd expect to be associated with a gaming comic. Maybe in the near future Kutrz, Buckley, and company will be able to outfit a small apartment or clubhouse with free swag, just for doing their things.
It does seem to me you should disclose this kind of free swag if you're going to endorse it (which Kurtz did). Otherwise it's interesting as another bit of evidence that perhaps some webcomics are - in marketing speak - influencers.
Submitted by Mark Mekkes on June 11, 2006 - 21:39
They're here! The final nominees for the 2006 Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards are announced!
Although the final voting system isn't quite ready yet, this is your opportunity to check out all of the nominees and start discussing them. Then, once the final polls are open, you'll be ready to make informed and researched decisions that guarantee that the best comics will win.
Submitted by Tom Brazelton on June 9, 2006 - 02:50
My wife and I went on vacation for a couple of weeks and I've been away from my comic for a while.
I was working on some new updates and thought back to my time in college art classes where we would have weekly critiques of our work in hopes of learning from each other and improving our craft.
Then it occured to me that I might have a window of opportunity here to take Theater Hopper to the next level. Only problem? I'm too close to the artwork to see what I'm missing.
Submitted by TCampbell on June 8, 2006 - 04:38
For this year's WCCAs, Gisele and I are putting together a quick salute to the webcomics that ended in the year of 2005.
Consulting Comixpedia.org, I find Comiccollage, Queen of Wands, Fans, Dewclaw, Roomies, Modern Humor Authority, Greystone Inn, As If, 2214, Okay Pants, The Starship Destiny, Paper Eleven, Acid Reflux, Men In Hats, Carried by The Wind, Surreal U, High School Changed Me, Skirting Danger, Vigilante, Ho!, Mixed Myth, Kota's World, Sex Puppies, Avant-Garde Comics (maybe the shortest lifespan of any webcomic on record), Purple Pussy, Iharthdarth, Jamie and Nick, Legend of Anime Bunny, Lick My Jesus, Sorry For The Inconvenience. And I remember Saga of the Ram.
And three sorta-entries that have returned from the grave, or threaten to: A Modest Destiny, Checkerboard Nightmare and WIGU.
I know I'm blanking on something really OBVIOUS. (Early 2006 doesn't count.)