Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 3, 2005 - 15:24
Eric Burns had a post about the limits of using the wikipedia.org for webcomics. I think this is a good idea and one that I can get rolling on Comixpedia early next week. I still think wikipedia is a great thing and it's nice to get webcomics-related entries in there. Still a webcomics-specific wiki would not have to have any restrictions on "importance" or "popularity" that the wikipedia does. So I think this new effort can co-exist well with the wikipedia.
If you're interested in this project let me know - I'm going to set up some kind of list (probably email) so that anyone who wants to help can jump in to it.
Also this thing is going to need a name and a logo! Submit either or below in a comment.
Submitted by lcachola on July 4, 2005 - 09:31
CANCER: A CREATIVE INQUIRY is a very special evening featuring creative expression from artists with cancer, cancer survivors and those closely affected by the epidemic. Leonard M. Cachola of Innies and Outties and The Nice will be one of the featured artists.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 1, 2005 - 13:11
Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary recently switched from using Google Ads to serving up his own banner ads (Howard has posted the relevant portion of his post as a comment below. Click the title of this post to read it).
If you are using it or thinking about it here's some links on it you might want to look at: "15 Common Mistakes by Google Adsense Publishers that Violate Terms of Service"; and "Click Fraud: What It Is, How to Fight It".
Also, this week the Register reported that Google has been sued by plaintiff Click Defense for breach of contract, negligence and unfair business practices over its Adwords ad program.
Many MANY of our webcomicking friends have published print versions of their work. I've tried to find, track down, and remember as many as possible. But given the thousands (tens of thousands?) of webcomics out there, this was a daunting task. If I missed your comic, I apologize profusely and profoundly. Please add it via a comment.
In this article, I am taking a look at the experiences of webcomics creators who have (or soon will) put portions of their archives into book collections. I'm using first person, because I will be including my own experiences as well.
This article is intended to tell a range of stories. It is not meant to be the definitive guide to putting your webcomic into book form. The creators I selected represent some, but not nearly all, of the most significant approaches and achievements in webcomics book publishing. You are especially invited to add your own experiences to the comment thread.
Submitted by Bryan Prindiville on June 3, 2005 - 11:36
I'm curious... where do all of you work on your comics?
I found early on that I get cabin fever if I try to write or draw my strip at home. I still do my inking at home on the light table but for the actual creation I need to get out. So, I've become a regular fixture at a local Starbucks a few times a week.
Demian5's wordless When I Was King drew rave reviews from many critics, including Scott McCloud. Now he has numerous new projects on his website despite taking civil duties in lieu of military service, in addition to his graphic designer job.
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.
Thinking about starting up a webcomic? Has the thought ' Hey, if they can do it, so can I!' ever crossed your mind?
You've been reading my comic, haven't you?
Before you start looking around for a place to host a comic (or wondering what hosting is and if it requires deviled eggs) or thinking about what kind of comic you would like to do, there are some simple things you should be aware of. Proceed with caution, my friend, for the trip down into webcomic creation is a perilous path!! But avoid these pitfalls and you'll be fine.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 7, 2004 - 23:37
Nows the time to say what you like and what you hate about the current version of the website AND give me your wish list for what you would like to see in the next version. We're shooting for January to roll out the next version although it'll probably slip a bit.