Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 22, 2007 - 10:03
When we switched to Drupal one of the nice things I was able to set up was pulling in the RSS feeds of other sites to Comixpedia. That way we do less "link" blogging here but you can still get a sense of what's going on in webcomicland from the syndicated headlines.
Submitted by Erik Melander on March 7, 2007 - 08:27
Warren Ellis' forum The Engine has a thread on webcomics and the direct market (i.e. comic book shops). The discussion ends up being more about the problem retailers see with creators debuting their comics at cons without offering them at shops at the same time, but also has some interesting discussion for webcomics with an eye on the traditional comics market.
Retailer Brian Hibbs:
In most cases, my knee-jerk reaction to something (anything) that is being made available to me secondarily is going to be minimal if not nil orders. [...]I've got no real concern about creators having an equal or better crack at the hardcopy sales, but where the advantage directly turns against me (ie: offering for sale BEFORE I have a fair crack at the work... be that on-line, or, yup, even in person at a convention or something), then I'm way way WAY less likely to support that work with my purchasing dollars as a retailer.
Hibbs elaborates a bit on this saying that he does not see as big a problem with comics offered free online. The problem is if the consumer has already paid for the comic in some format, which would make him/her less likely to buy it again through a store.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 14, 2007 - 13:00
Always remember: Valentine's Day is a Christian corruption of a pagan festival involving werewolves, blood and fucking. So wish people a happy HornyWerewolf Day and see what happens.
(I lifted that from Warren's Bad Signal list which may upset him but it's too good not to share with the world). In other Valentines Day news Blind Date II has its first comics posted.
- FLEEN interviewed David Simon, creator of Crimson Dark.
- Comic Book Resources interviews Phil Foglio, creator of Girl Genius.
- Brad Guigar marks seven years of producing a daily comic strip - first with Greystone Inn and more recently with Evil Inc. Guigar also creates two weekly comics: Courting Disaster, and Phables.
- As of today, Arthur, King of Time and Space has gone its first one thousand daily updates without missing one.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- Penny Arcade's Tycho writes "a guest essay" on fatherhood for Tom Brazelton's Theater Hopper site.
- Webcomics In Print looks at A Cheese Related Mishap by Ray Friesen.
- Fuzzy and OJ are having a caption contest! Submit your own caption, view the ones already there, and rate them!
Submitted by Linda Howard Valentine on February 12, 2007 - 17:58
Tokenism is the practice of inclusivity through exclusivity. It is the half-hearted attempt at ethnic or gender diversity by adding in one character of the missing type (South Park riffs on this practice by outright naming one character -- the only black child -- Token).
It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.
Our second annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Eric Millikin, Daku, Gilead Pellaeon, Mike Russell, Lewis Powell, Alexander Danner, Eric Burns, Michael Rouse-Deane, Johanna Draper Carlson and Gary Tyrrell.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 27, 2006 - 12:16
This is what I get for waking up early to write the news this morning. About 8:00 AM today Scott Kurtz announced that he's launching an animated version of PvP in conjunction with Blind Ferret Entertainment, the company that is already producing the animated Ctrl-Alt-Del series. Kris Straub will also have a big hand in the series as co-producer and co-writer. (hat tip to Fleen for the quick write-up of this story.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 17, 2006 - 12:39
December is traditionally a "year in review" kind of issue at Comixpedia and that's the goal this time around. As we get closer to the end of 2006 it's revealing to look at what folks were writing about webcomics at the end of 2005: The 2005 Webcomics Roundtable.
For the last two years we've also ran a special "25 People Of Webcomics" list article. Here's a link to the 2005 POW List article. Who do you think should be on this year's list? Post a comment with your nominations.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 16, 2006 - 16:02
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 6, 2006 - 12:16
Warren Ellis announced on his Bad Signal mail list that Rocket Pirates, a webcomics anthology site ("Stuff Warren Likes") will launch in January 2007.