Post Thanksgiving Day Weekend Roundup
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 25, 2007 - 12:12
BSC WEBCOMICS IDOL 2.0
- This week was the final round (maybe something to tweak next year to avoid having it during the week of Thanksgiving) and it all ends tonight at midnight (pretty sure about that anyhow). It's down to Templar, AZ and Lucid TV - both well done comics in every aspect and good examples of work that is thriving on the web that might not have found their audience without the web. Go vote and check out both comics if you're not already reading them.
- Scott Kurtz redid his pvponline.com site -- this time working with Tyler Martin and his comicpress theme for Wordpress. If you've got a webcomic site you ought to check out Wordpress+comicpress as a solution. Wordpress is possibly the most popular piece of blogging software around (so it's not going away) and Tyler has made it work well for webcomics with the custom comicpress theme. All of it open source and free.
JUSTIFY MY HYPE
- The Nixonomicron... that's classic! Check out this Non-Adventure of Wonderella.
- A one-stop shop for all things Shaenon K. Garrity - shaenon.com. Cool!
- I really like the in-panel animation Michael Lalonde has been using in the recent Ornery Boy storyline.
- The entry for ComixTalk is still up at Wikipedia so if you're at all wiki-inclined what would help it would be adding any citations to Comixpedia or ComixTalk from other media (preferrably in print as that's Wikipedia's bias).
- My advice to all webcomics is still to start an entry at Comixpedia.org and let it evolve organically there for a good chunk of time (especially if you're just starting out) so that you have a very solid article with citations ready to port to Wikipedia if and when your webcomic is getting enough attention that it might be considered "notable" at Wikipedia. My opinion is that debates at wikipedia over notability and deletion in a lot of cases have much more to do with the actual state of the article on Wikipedia than the subject of the article itself.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
- This comic (translated from Korean to "This Is Game") about a daughter and mother's experience playing Animal Crossing is a moving comic that a lot of folks seems to be linking to.