Submitted by zachwlewis on June 3, 2006 - 14:52
I remember a day when all SomeryC could do was publish webcomics with deceptive ease. Now, thanks to Shishio, xerexes and voh, SomeryC can not only power out a brilliant webcomic, but it can also generate a random comic link and...
...queue comics for later display.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 2, 2006 - 09:50
First off a big thanks to Scott Ramsoomair for creating the June cover art for Comixpedia. We'll be taking another look at gaming webcomics this month. We've already posted an interview with the creator of God Mode, Keenspot's entry into gaming webcomics.
I'd also like to thank a brand new sponsor: the webcomic Pewfell Porfingles by Chuck Whelon and Adam Prosser; and our continuing sponsors: the webcomic The Architect by Mike Baron and Andie Tong, and Ka-Blam, the print-on-demand service for comic books.
God Mode is a relative newcomer to the field of gaming webcomics and one would think that a person would have to be crazy to start yet another one, but there is something inherently different about God Mode. I was lucky enough to catch up with the man behind the madness, Ryan Kerns, just days before he left for Japan (lucky sod!) to get his reflections on why God Mode, why now and what his nefarious ends are in this gambit for your reading time.
George Curtis: Ryan is there anything you would like Comixpedia's readers to know about you before we get into the interview?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 29, 2006 - 22:04
The Webcomics Encyclopedia (aka The Wiki) is rumbling along. I have decided not to recreate the library function from the Postnuke site (dot net) -- ultimately the wiki has much greater potential to provide complete information on creators and their webcomics. There are a few tweaks to the page template we've inherited from the Wikipedia that I'd like to standardize on though:
- Listing the Update (i.e., RSS) Feed
- Describing the Format - is it completed, serialized, 24 Hour...
- Describing the Publisher - is it Keenspot, MT, Wirepop or independent...
- Is it Free or $$$ - what does it cost to view/read...
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 26, 2006 - 13:09
Nukees by Darren Bleuel started in 1997 following the wacky adventures of the main character Gav, a perpetual nuclear engineering graduate student. Here's an excerpt from the very first strip in the archives:
A more recent excerpt from this month below:
Actually the punchline to the above excerpt is a pretty good distillation of the Gav character (might not be a bad t-shirt either!):
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 20, 2006 - 20:02
Zortic by Mark Mekkes started on Keenspace in 2000 before getting snapped up by Keenspot. Here's a snapshot of artwork from the beginning and very recently:
(Above, part of the very first Zortic. Below a very recent Zortic)
And just as a bonus here's a Zortic from a storyline parodying the DaVinci Code which works in a Websnark essay.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 15, 2006 - 10:08
It's been over a year now, and there are still a lot of contenders in the Daily Grind contest. The remaining 24 contestants in this endurance contest are:
- Lonnie Allen (website)
- Joseph Bergin III (website)
- Jennie Breeden (website)
- Stephen Burrell (website)
- D.J. Coffman (website)
- Paul Gadzikowski (website)
- Jamie Dee Galey (website)
- Ali Graham (website)
- Edward J Grug III (website)
- Brad Guigar (website)
- Tim Hulsizer (website)
- Matt Johnson (website)
- Brandon Lewis (website)
- Tyler Longmire (website),
- Tom McHenry (website)
- Michael Payne website)
- Eric Poole (website)
- Phil Redmon (website)
- Andrew Rothery (website)
- R. Smith (website)
- Ive Sorocuk (website)
- Mike Stevens (website)
- Bryan Stone (website)
- Jam Torkberg (website)
From a quick glance at the list I've bolded those I'm immediately familar with. That's 17 creators that I am not sure I've read before. I don't know if that's because they're not that popular, or that good or rather just as likely - more evidence that there are more interesting webcomics out there than anyone can ever possibly write about.
Submitted by kittykatya on May 8, 2006 - 23:43
OK, there are going to be people out there who are going to say, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hey, Barb Ã¢â‚¬â€œ suck it up and stop whiningÃ¢â‚¬Â, but this is my space so deal with it. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had a few days to think about this since I originally wrote it, so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve done a small amount of revising. I hope now to have it sound more like Arthur DentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s speaking about Earth being Ã¢â‚¬Å“mostly harmlessÃ¢â‚¬Â.
We (Fragile Gravity, that is) got deleted from the Wikipedia at the end of April for being Ã¢â‚¬Å“non-notableÃ¢â‚¬Â. The reasons given were that we were 1) way low on the Alexa rankings 2) had minimal LJ and forum activity, and 3) were self-published. There were also some growlings about how we have a store link on our site, but that one I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t take seriously; if that were a serious consideration for removal, there would be no webcomics in Wikipedia at all. :) The Wikipedia folks have guidelines and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s their party Ã¢â‚¬â€œ fine and dandy. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not the first webcomic theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve removed and we wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be the last; however, hereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s my personal takes on those choices.
Submitted by Chris Crosby on April 23, 2006 - 23:37
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 10, 2006 - 12:26
I don't know if Jeph Jacques is cool with this or not, but these are nifty little QC icons.
And I hope I'm not interpreting this post out of context (I don't read Ironychan's LJ) but just all by itself it's a pretty funny (yet sadly true) comment on the webcomic experience.
Speaking of Live Journals, blogs, etc., the primary way I keep up with webcomic news (other than a few search engines) is through RSS feeds. If you're writing about webcomics (even just hyping your own) and you have an RSS feed I'd be happy to add it to my morning list. Post it here if you want and I'll check it out.