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Comix Talk for March 16, 2010

Longbox Digital

iWebcomics: The Beat had an interview this past weekend with the CEO of Longbox, the comics application on the launch of the public beta for the applicationUPDATE: Bleeding Cool has an early review of the Beta.

MILESTONES: 1000 White Ninjas can't be wrong.  Wait that didn't come out quite right...  how about 1000 White Ninjas and Runnin' or maybe "I'd walk a thousand miles... if I could just see a White Ninja.. Tonight."  Eh.. I got nothing...

REVIEWS: El Santo reviews Xylia Tales.

BUSINESS: The Daily Cross Hatch blog talks to Box Brown about his Kickstarter fundraiser.

THEORY: Dr. Visual Linguist, Neil Cohn, is running a survey  -- help him out by filling it out. (h/t FLEEN)

TOOLS: Comic Space 2.0 Beta invitations still available.

PLUG:  Zip and L’il Bit by Trade Loeffler returns with a new story, The Captain’s Quest. (h/t Art Patient)

Zip and Li’l Bit

What Did I Learn?

weekly webcomic reviews by Delos

(this is a slightly updated repost)

PREviews: Astronaut Elementary, Lunchbox and Zip Li'l Bit

Jon Morris offers reviews of three all ages-friendly webcomics: Astronaut Elementary by Dave Roman, Lunchbox by Ovi Nedelcu, and Zip and Li'l Bit by Trade Loeffer.

Recent Lunchbox Funnies News

Just a little update on stuff from the Lunchbox Funnies world:

The March of the Collectives

A collective, loosely defined, is any sustained grouping of webcomic creators. What they do together varies greatly from group to group. Some are largely a peer group offering each other critical feedback and encouraging support. Others throw in cross-promotion for each others' work. Some build a collective brand with logos, advertising and a central website. Some share business experience and expertise in areas as varied as merchandise, books, conventions, hosting and website creation.

And what did I find from my research? There's a tremendous number of collectives out there (and that I never want to attempt another "survey" article again). And, oh yeah, checking out collectives can be a great way to find excellent new comics.

Lunchbox Funnies: New All-Ages Comic Collective

Lunchbox FunniesWe're announcing the launch of "Lunchbox Funnies," a new comics collective featuring some of the finest all-ages comics on the