Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 1, 2006 - 13:00
So file this one under "story developing..."
Congrats to the newest additions to DayFree Press!
Submitted by joshl. on February 15, 2006 - 01:07
The first volume will contain the first 122 comics. Josh has started taking preorders for the book on the evening of Feb. 12, and in two days it has gotten over 100 preorders.
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
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 7, 2005 - 20:00
John Allison, creator of Scary Go Round wrote recently:
Following a precipitous deterioration of service from Vault Distribution, Scary Go Round's shirts are now shipping from the Dumbrella Distribution Depot in Massachusetts. Hopefully most problems have now been dealt with but if you ordered books or a shirt other than "Books Rule" before October 14th and haven't received it, please email me at john -at- scarygoround.com with "SGR ENQUIRY" in the subject line and we will get on it immediately.
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 Xaviar Xerexes on October 25, 2005 - 16:08
A Lesson is Learned But the Damage is Irreversable creators David Hellman and Dale Beran join the DayFree Press group. (Link from Digital Strips)
Tom Spurgeon reports that Supernatural Law will begin publishing installments online. Spurgeon also has a good roundup on recent articles abut Bill Watterson, triggered by the release of the mammoth Calvin & Hobbes anthology book.
The Oregonian has good feature on Joe Sacco, probably the finest working comic-journalist* today. (*Sacco reports in comic format - someone should standardize a term for that)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 19, 2005 - 18:37
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 30, 2005 - 11:49
It looks like the Big Easy took a beating from Katrina - I hope for the best for everyone. My brother made it through it (he's in Lafayette) and actually had power back by last night. If you're in need of information on Katrina, the Wikipedia has done a really good job. Also this Boing Boing entry notes that the Red Cross needs donations (cash not stuff).
And not onto the webcomics news: okay not a webcomic, but geeky good fun: more Zombie flash mobs, this time in Vancouver and Austin, TX. Also check out this post on the US Air Force's study on teleportation and other sci-fi ideas. (It's a boing Boing kind of day)
I'm sure you all are already reading and listening to the Digital Strips gang but they've caught several interesting news bit lately: first off, Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) joined up with DayFree Press. Second, Ryan Estrada seems to have gotten ill treatment from the Lulu Print on Demand Company as Lulu canceled all or most of the orders for Estrada's 175 Hour Comic Book. Last, Digital Strips "WEBCOMICS SCAVENGER HUNT" contest is closing August 31st at midnight. (Hey, I don't work for Digital Strips - it's just possible I'm finally eligible for a webcomics-related contest!)
A blog I'm not sure I've linked to before is "Oh You Pretty Things!" which offers extensive reviews of webcomics (among other media) and today has a review of Prime Evil.
Lots of good stuff fromt the Comics Reporter including the line-up for this year's SPX Anthology, a link to an article on the Quills Awards which has a graphic novel category, an interview with Glenn Danzig about his publishing label, Verotik Comics (I had no idea this even existed), and Berke Breathed talks about recent Opus strips on the topical tale of jailed NY Times employee Judith Miller. TCR also has a
lengthy post on webcomics, which he considers one of the top 8 stories for the rest of the year.
And last but not least, the Washington Post has a profile (registration required) of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF).
Submitted by Sam_Logan on August 22, 2005 - 11:00
Infamous webcomics author Ryan North has joined Dayfree Press. If you have not already experienced the comedic genius of Dino Comics, now is the perfect opportunity. As a member of the Dayfree collective, the man formerly known as Ryan North willingly remits any and all ties to an individual name, identity or personality.
In other news, our good friend Neil Gustavson has made the difficult decision to step down as the chief organizer and public face of Dayfree Press. Neil remains a dedicated member of the group he founded in 2003, and hopes that the change will allow him the extra time he needs to focus on his future comic projects and his Vault Distribution business. In Neil's place, Sam and Fuzzy author Sam Logan will be taking up the reins of the group. Readers and artists alike can fully expect a period of intense creative interference and stifling authoritarian rule.
Submitted by bobsquirrel on August 16, 2005 - 11:53
First off - a new edition of Modern Humor Authority from Kris Straub - a late update to our week 1 slate of articles for the August issue of Comixpedia.
Hey what do you know - Bob
's Your Uncle The Squirrel has a print book with 28 pages of classic Bob The Squirrel strips plus a brand new 10 page story not available anywhere else. The book is for sale at the Bob The Squirrel website.
And in the "That's An Interesting Approach Dept": Royce Day is looking for beta readers for a new webcomic project.