Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 9, 2006 - 12:26
Our just about ready to drop March issue's cover is by Mitch Clem, the creator of Nothing Nice to Say, writer of The Coffee Achievers and most recently, the journal comic San Antonio Rock City. It's a pretty damn interesting journal comic, most recently Clem went along with a band on tour playing small clubs in the Southeast.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 3, 2006 - 18:17
The webcomic Joe Loves Crappy Movies which started on April 4th, 2005, celebrated it's 100th comic this week. Joe has made it his mission to seek out the crappiest movies out there and make fun of them.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 25, 2005 - 21:51
Here's a list of the ones I have right now in the Library - if you know of others give me the name and the URL so I can add them. I'm calling them affiliates but the idea is groups of creators who've banded together for artistic and/or business reasons. They should have about 5 or more members (approx.).
- * Ape Law
- * Biscuit Press
- * Blank Label Comics
- * Boxcar Comics
- * Dayfree Press
- * Dumbrella
- * Hot Bullet Press
- * Pants Press
- * Teh Gewd Guys
- * The Nice
- * UpDown Studio
A simple list of people of webcomics based on their contributions to the medium in 2005. And we have no doubt that we left off someone we shouldn't have. We're sorry. We'll try harder next year.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 2, 2005 - 15:41
Back in March 2004, Bill Duncan wrote a feature looking at the then new explosion of smaller collectives of webcomics. The article mixed in larger publisher sites like Modern Tales and Wirepop, but mostly examined on creator-focused groups such as Altbrand, Ape Law, Dayfree Press, Exile Comics, PV Comics, Razor Comics and Rocketbox Comics. Some of these have thrived since, most notably Dayfree Press which has continued to maintain an active roster.
But since then other successful groups such as Dumbrella and the newly formed Blank Label Comics reemphasize how important collectives can be to furthering the success of webcomic creators. In large part these two groups most visible success is in shared business and technical savvy.
It is probably fair to look at any collective and ask what is its identity? Sometimes that's not really apparent. But two examples where there is an impression associated with the group name that come to mind are Boxcar and Pants Press. The newly formed Boxcar Comics has the good fortune to have well-known D.J. Coffman as a member and he seems to have passed along some of his promotional and business experience to his new colleagues. The lower-key Pants Press group's members may not stand out for marketing activity but they have received consistently high critical marks over the last two years. That can speak volumes too.
While we're on the subject of collectives, feel free to tell us about yours - make sure to include its name and URL.
Submitted by JaM on October 11, 2005 - 10:55
Boxcar is proud to announce the formation of the Boxcar Comics store, Hoboutique. The store currently features shirts from comics such as Beaver and Steve, Nothing Nice To Say, and Rob and Elliot. More shirts will be available soon.
Also in the store is the Boxcar Calendar, a 12 month calendar featuring 12 members from Boxcar. Pre-order yours today!
Submitted by JaM on October 3, 2005 - 17:05
Webcomic group Boxcar Comics welcomes two new members today by adding Nothing Nice To Say and Theater Hopper to its roster. The addition of these new members provides an extra punch to an already fantastic line-up, which already features some of the best webcomics out there.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 11, 2005 - 15:52
I spotted this link over on the Boxcar Comics forums - ghostcat details how he replaced his wornout Wacom cover with replacement plastic. I don'treally know whether or not this is a good idea, but if it does work it's a heck of a lot cheaper than buying a new Wacom tablet.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 11, 2005 - 15:36
Part of the Boxcar Comics collective, 21 Dead Monkeys is credited to the pseudonymous "mmr21" and takes a Penny Arcade like approach to indy music culture (I'm using indy in the broadest sense to mean non- or at least non-big-corporate). Every update is a webcomic and a rant with lots of references to bands, tours and the latest sell-out outrage. There's definitely a level to the webcomic you won't get if you're not familar with the bands and music discussed, but on the other hand there are some jokes that work even if you're idea of indy music is Madonna unplugged. And even though there's not much story, there are recurring characters that have developed personalities over time.
A lot of webcomics focused on music seem to have a "we're not worthy" relationship to genre pioneer Mitch Clem, but really 21 Dead Monkeys stands on its own as a smart and knowledgeable webcomic.
Submitted by JaM on August 1, 2005 - 10:39
Boxcar Comics, a new webcomic group featuring some of the most talented artists and writers on the Internet, launches today.
Xerexes: This looks promising - a great website plus an interesting mix of established vets like D.J. Coffman and newcomers like Jason Sigala and Clay and Hampton Yount.