Submitted by dunk on October 31, 2003 - 17:44
I certainly have my own must have artists for future issues of comixpedia, but who would you like to see?
The main problem with creating something new is avoiding the cheap shortcuts. It's hard as hell, if you're working on a webcomic, not to eschew the hard work and blood, sweat and tears of what we more refined sorts call "thinking" and fall back on those old familiar crutches.
Submitted by Morbius on October 8, 2003 - 16:32
WirePop announced today that it will officially launch on October 10 with its amazing list of launch titles from highly talented manga style artists.
The next big webcomic subscription site is here. WirePop is the first genre specific for English Manga and Manga-styled webcomics.
WirePop will feature some big names in the webmanga community such as:
- Denise Jones of Eversummer Eve
- Brion Foulke of FlipSide
- Dan Hess of Angel Moxie at Venis Productions
- Niko and Clay of Fantasy Realms
- Svetlana Chmakova of Chasing Rainbows on Girlamatic
- HAI from Homanga
- And many more talented up and coming artists.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 6, 2003 - 11:49
Stickler and Hat-trick, in association with the Comixpedia presentâ€¦
Stickler and Hat-trick at the Keyboard
This week, they review Jason thomson's THE STIFF
(Tonight's show is sponsored by Great Googly Moogly contact lenses. You WILL see better. Now available in cat eyes!)
STICKER: Welcome to "Stickler and Hat-Trick At the Keyboard!"
HAT-TRICK: I know you all have been dying for another review from us.
S: Why do you say that?
HT: I see the "most read article" link. I know we are not as popular as we should be.
S: Getting any kind of recognition takes time. Provided we put out quality product every month and-
HT: SHOW US THE LOVE!
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: *slithering out from underneath the couch* SHOW US THE REVIEW FIRST.
HT: *sigh* I'm so tired.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 9, 2003 - 16:44
Scott Kurtz asks on this thread at Talkaboutcomics.com whether there is a conflict of interest with Graphic Smash editor T Campbell placing two comics he's writing on the new subscription site. It's an issue Modern Tales has dealt with before according to publisher Joey Manley:
It's an issue that has come up before (Tom Hart has comics on serializer.net, which he edits, but Lea has specifically decided not to put her own comics on girlamatic). We've had conversations, each of us, about this issue, but ultimately it's the individual editor's decision.
If it's an issue at all (being fair and balanced and all I won't offer an opinion here) it's common in webcomicland where many sites are run by webtoonists.
Depending on who you ask, he's either the guru behind the webcomics revolution, bringing thousands online with ideas of infinite canvases and micropayments dancing in their heads, or some guy who wrote some books about comics and had nothing to do with those first webcomics pioneers.
Well, either's true.
Scott McCloud answered some questions put out by you, the Comixpedia community. And boy did he ever answer them.
There he was.
He looked nothing like I expected. Instead of thin, parted hair, thick baroque curls snaked around his upper head. He was taller and thinner than his cartoon likeness. But something about the way he carried himself, the way the glasses sat on his eyes... I still recognized him.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 3, 2003 - 21:01
It's time for Community Interview #5. This time Scott McCloud has agreed to answer your questions. Here's how it works -- post your question to Scott in a comment in response to this post.
ONE QUESTION PER COMMENT, PLEASE.
If you see another question you think is interesting, moderate it up. If you see something not so useful, moderate it down. We'll take questions for two weeks, until Friday, August 15th. We'll send the top ten questions to Scott McCloud to answer and post those answers later this month.
Picture it in your mind's eye: the Artist, alone in her drafty garret studio, isolated from friends, family, the ten thousand distractions of the everyday world, the better to concentrate on her struggle with the ineffable. Breathing deeply, she takes up pen or paintbrush, chisel or keyboard, to seek out all on her own the elusive fruits of her solitary labor – her Art.
It's a persistent image. Downright iconic. It's pretty much how we think of artists doing art. It's also a load of malarkey.