This month Neil Cohn presents another essay in his series of features on comics as visual language. This article delves into the notion of "what is poetic" in visual language. Poems reflect the language they are written in. If we conceive of comics as a language then there should be particular poetic "forms" that innately reflect comics as visual language. What is Visual Language's answer to English's sonnet? Read on for Cohn's answer.
Writing for the web means understanding the rhythms of publishing on the web. If you're posting a page a day or even a page a week don't write as if you're publishing a monthly comic book.
Joel Fagin takes a look at what gag webcomics are doing right and what serious webcomics can learn from them.
After a summer spent away from Comixpedia and comics too, it was great to catch up with all kinds of comics and creators at the Small Press Expo (aka SPX) this weekend. I caught some panels, bought some books and chatted with a lot of webcomic-friendly creators including Jeph Jacques and Danielle Corsetto.
Before being killed later in life by a stingray, our seventh American president Andrew Jackson once wrestled an alligator to win the Battle of New Orleans.
He also gave us political patronage and expanded the use of the veto, the most powerful presidential tool (until the presidential signing statement of course).
Chex is baaaack...
When the Presidential Election of 1824 was too close to call the
Supreme Court House of Representatives picked the President. The elections of 1824 were also a turning point for American politics in many other ways.