Blank Label Comics
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 2, 2005 - 10:57
The most recent issue of Keenspace Monthly has articles on the pending Keenspace name change, including interviews with Ghastly and Scrubbo regarding the issue. There's also an article on the launch of Blank Label Comics; on ending your webcomic and an interview with Keon Brown from Angry D. Monkey and Daniel VanderWerff from School Spirit.
Of note in the article on a new name for Keenspace is the fact that Chris Crosby announced that the new name would be Toonspace and be effective in June 2005, but later after strong negative reaction from Keenspace artists, announced that Keenspot would re-review a final new name for Keenspace. Although I haven't checked the Websnark comments yet today, I don't believe Crosby has announced yet the new, new name for Keenspace.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 1, 2005 - 14:21
Stuart Robertson has released his Comic Gallery Script to the public under a Creative Commons/GPL license. I'm not 100% positive, but I believe the PV Comics site runs on a version of this script.
* Start with the first or last image in the directory
* Display navigation above or below images
* Back and Next links
* Back and Next arrows
* Direct links to each image
* Configurable number of links per line
* Customizable dividers between links
* Display the copyright owner
* Display a link to your Creative Commons License
There's also a forum thread discussing a number of scripts at Blank Label Comics.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on May 31, 2005 - 11:56
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 Dedos on August 6, 2004 - 12:19
All right, kids, history lesson time.
In 1954, child psychologist Fredric Wertham published his book Seduction of the Innocent, which puts the blame for everything from juvenile crime to athlete's foot squarely on the doorstep of the local boogieman: comic books. This was not entirely a new thing at the time: there had been numerous statements from 'experts' on the degenerate nature of comics in varying medical journals, newspapers, street corners for years prior. But Seduction was the biggest, most organized attack yet on the industry. It was enormously popular. The public began howling for standards and decency in comics, and so the industry decided to muzzle itself before the federales beat them to it.