Submitted by Iain Hamp on July 15, 2006 - 20:21
ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a pretty fascinating interview over at www.publishersweekly.com with Kazu Kibuishi about the methods to creating his inspired body of work. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think anything outside of practice-practice-practice has improved my artwork or inspired me to create as much as these sorts of insights into the creative processes of other artists/writers. Someone should put together a link-list or something of all the great Ã¢â‚¬Å“how I do itÃ¢â‚¬Â tutorials creators put together.
Submitted by firedaemon on April 26, 2006 - 12:18
I am using you horribly as a means of not going insane. I am currently rigging a 3D model that needs to be animated by next friday along with a lot of other stuff and I'm exhausted and drinking lots of water to try and keep awake. So the nice forums are helping me to procrastinate and take my mind off of the impending doom.
Well hello anyways, I'm new and female and from England... anything else interesting about me... er I live on the internet most of the time... and I study computer animation and try to do art for a living. Which lately expresses itself through weird/bad sequential things.
Submitted by DAJB on April 14, 2006 - 06:28
The thing about Good Friday, for those of us who have a holiday today, is that it always feels a bit like a Saturday. But only a bit - not enough for the nice people at Broken Voice Comics to forget you'll still want to make your weekly visit to The Spires! (Which is a long way of saying the latest instalment is up and ready to read!)
Submitted by solo4357 on March 6, 2006 - 11:22
Hey all, I'm new to Comixpedia and am still learning my way around. There's a lot of talent here which is nice to see. I've been doing an action/adventure webcomic for a short time now (since the first of the year) and I'd like to share it with you.
Don't give up out there. Every webcomic started somewhere. A perspective on webcomic evolution from David Wright, the creator of Todd and Penguin.Your comic is not as good as you think it is.
No, I'm not talking to the handful of awesomely talented newcomers that seem to crop up each year, nor the proven vets -- you know who you are. I'm talking to the others. Those who are plugging along at a bad comic but just don't realize it. Your comic is not as good as you think it is. Take it from someone who knows.
Between the two of them Terrence Marks and Isabel Marks have done a whole lot of webcomicking.Terrence Marks is responsible for writing the early anthropomorphic tale, Unlike Minerva (which is now concluded). UM is cool for among other reasons, for being one of the first webcomics with a single writer and a rotating crew of artists. In fact, Terrence notes on the UM website that he first encountered Isabel when she emailed him in September of 2000, "offering to draw [Unlike Minerva]." It wasn't until almost a year later he adds that they were "properly introduced."
Terrence is also the founder of The Nice, an online network for webtoonists and he organized the first April Fools' Comic Swap and Fright Night webcomic events. And as if he wasn't busy enough, for the past five years, Terrence has also done the coloring for Bill Holbrook's Kevin & Kell.
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 whole year of webcomic news wrapped up in a pretty package with cookies and milk commentary provided by Comixpedia contributors: Alexander Danner, Ping Teo, Kristofer Straub, T Campbell and Phil Kahn.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 31, 2005 - 12:15
In "teh drama" department: TCJ members attempt to beat Ted Rall senseless with words. Oh, teh drama... (I only post this to point out that teh drama is hardly limited to webcomics)
In the nice publicity department: BoingBOING links to the new book collection of Toothpaste for Dinner webcomics.
In the readers can be Mary Sue too department: User Friendly today gives a reader who won a charity auction his "appearance" in a UF strip.
In the "wha?" department: I still often refer to Strunk & White's "The Elements of Style" - it is a most useful guide for grammar. But is the world is ready for Strunk & White - the Musical?
In the not exactly webcomics but still kewl department: Stuck trying to come up with a cheap punchline for your next webcomic? Try the The Euphemism Generator.
And last but not least, check out a Pitchfork magazine interview with Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content. (Speaking of QC in today's strip Ellen is wearing a "SMIF College" t-shirt. That just strikes me as vaguely... dirty. But I have no idea why. Unless of course there really is a SMIF College out there in which case nevermind.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 11, 2005 - 14:37
Part of the new publishing platform I'll be rolling out for the new Comixpedia site makes it a lot easier to publish the monthly magazine. Now all contributors will have one biography attached to all stories they write for us. This makes it easier for us (no need to retype each time a new story is published) and better for the contributor (no matter when someone reads a story they see your current biography).
If you've contributed to Comixpedia and want to submit a new bio go ahead and email me. Also, all contributors may now have a 100 x 100 pixel image to go with their stories. If you want to submit one, include it on an email to me.
I just finished loading in all of the stories published in 2003. Click read more for a list of contributors from that year. (One of the nice new features will be the ability to easily see all of the articles each contributor has written for Comixpedia.)