Submitted by Tom Brazelton on July 29, 2005 - 16:24
Dayfree Press creators Theater Hopper and Nothing Nice to Say will be making an appearance on Artist's Alley at Wizard World Chicago. The event is being held this Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 6, 2005 - 14:51
Radioactive Panda is a twisted (and sometimes confusing) tale of mad scientists, zombies, werewolves, spy kids and almost any other sci-fi/fantasy/geek meme you can think of - all blended into a fast-paced, funny webcomic. The first print version of the webcomic (collecting the first two years) is now available.
RP's creator, Eric Johnson, along with Les McClane and Kyle Thiessen will be sharing a table at the San Diego Comicon next to the Dayfree Press booth. McClane is the creator of the Eisner-nominated Jonny Crossbones.
Submitted by Anonymous on May 17, 2005 - 20:48
I really don't know whether to laugh or cry :( ... though it is making me nervous ... Schlock Mercenary, ShortPacked, MelonPool, Crazy Larry and ( if it not a joke ) CheckerBoard Nightmare...
When we discussed the Year in Review issue it seemed like it would be a natural to write a list of people in webcomics for the year. But what to call it? Most of the time when media magazines talk about people in film, television, music or what-have-you, they can call their articles "The Power List..." or the "The It List..." because, well, those media have power and star power. Webcomics have those things, but alas, still in smaller quantities.
The Collective Convective
Keenspot and Modern Tales were Big Pandaâ€™s most influential descendants, at least as of late 2004. But they were far from the only ones. As the number of webcomics continued to grow, the formation of collectives became as easy as the joining of bubbles in a bathtub. And like bubbles, they defied attempts to keep track of them all.
But categories began to emerge: (1) dropdowns, (2) kaffeeklatches, (3) showcase hosts (closed and open), (4) subscription sites, and (5) one pay-per-view store.
These collectives are worth studying, both in success and in failure, for every success shows where webcomics may be heading and where they may not be heading.
Jeph Jacques is the author of Questionable Content â€“ a Web comic about a frustrated music nerd named Marten, his walking-and-talking PC named Pintsize, and his mysterious roommate Faye. Itâ€™s about finding a purpose in life, indie rock, and drinking with friends.
Jeph, 24, is originally from the town of Rockville, Maryland. After graduating from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts with a bachelorâ€™s degree in music, Jeph has settled in Northampton, Massachusetts with his girlfriend.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 23, 2004 - 10:23
Following on the heels of the successful Something Positive "Help Me Quit My Job" donation drive, the fellows at Goats have launched a similar effort. The full details on positive changes for Goats that would occur depending on the amount of money raised are listed on the site. Jon Rosenberg also provides an explanation for why a fundraising effort is needed now:
The shame of it is that I think we're only a year or so away from being able to do this full-time with a small but reasonable salary. It would be a dream come true, and we're so close I can smell it. There's two of us that need to be paid, so it's taking about twice as long as we'd like, but it is possible. Especially if I can spend less time trying to find freelance work and more of my time working on the strip to get us to that point. Unfortunately I'm not entirely sure I can get over this hump with my credit rating intact. At least, not without your help.
Submitted by Neil.g on May 3, 2004 - 21:37
Both sporting extra-sized, multimedia features for their 100th strip celebrations, Dayfree Press members Brian Carroll (Instant Classic) and Scott Ramsoomair (VG Cats) have begun their journey's into triple-digit numbers for their archives. Instant Classic concludes its first 100-strip storyline (featuring Author and Citizen Kate), while VG Cats sports a musical flash animation with a surprise ending. In the wake of Instant Classic's 100th Strip, author Brian Carroll has begun his new storyline, "Pirates," featuring new characters and an updated art style.
Syndicates, groups, hubs, and collectives.
Despite the fact that few of them ever meet face to face, webcomickers seem to crave community and camaradie. To this end, some webcomickers seek out like-minded creators, and form groups. Some of these groups are meant to do little more than offer comfort and a sense of community, while others are meant to expand reader bases, and occasionally even make money.
This feature takes offers a snapshot of some of the perks and drawbacks of collectives, and then offers a list of these joined creative masses in the event that you've just been itching to be assimilated by someone... anyone.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 8, 2003 - 19:32
Neil Gustavson of Robot Stories recently posted a notice that he is seeking an artist for a new webcomic (a spin-off of Robot Stories):