Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 7, 2003 - 13:36
Just a quick note to say thanks to all of the readers (and a special thanks to the more than 100 people who registered with the site so far) who have visited Comixpedia this week. We had no idea what to expect upon launch and we're pleased to receive so much positive feedback from everyone.
We've also had a few bugs to work out this week that you may or may not have noticed - we appreciate your patience with us as we continue to improve the site and roll out new features over the coming weeks.
Be sure to check in Monday morning when we will post an interview with Cat Garza, a look at the work of Jason Shiga and reviews of Shadowlark Symphony and Checkerboard Nightmare.
Submitted by Aaron Tanner on February 7, 2003 - 13:28
Not webcomics, but possibly of interest to you. For those who don't know, the guys behind the Matrix movie franchise have commissioned a series of anime films about the Matrix world. The first one (click here to view free on the web) gives some history of the relationship of man and machine.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 6, 2003 - 19:55
Everyone has a webcomics link page but not everyone takes the time to write out why they're recommending the links. Number 12 has done so for a couple of years now and his webcomic recommendations page has well over 50 entries on it. Not only does it point out some great comics it gives some glimpses into the history of some short-lived webcomics like Superstar Car Wash and Road Waffles.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 6, 2003 - 13:32
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 6, 2003 - 12:18
A lot of this thread on Talkaboutcomics is really aimed at creating a comic for publication on dead trees (like books and newspapers) but there's lots of handy details on scanning and scaling with programs such as Photoshop and Quark.
Submitted by Jamie Robertson on February 6, 2003 - 01:49
Talk About Comics, the free forum for webcartoonists and small press comics creators, now has an IRC channel. Joey Manley, (Modern Tales,Talk About Comics), has set up the channel on Nightstar and can be accessed through any standard IRC client. A java-enabled interface has been set up too.
For java-enabled browsers, click HERE.
Submitted by Jamie Robertson on February 5, 2003 - 22:29
According to The Pulse, Justice League Adventures #16, due this month, will feature the writing talent of Scott McCloud. McCloud, author of Reinventing Comics, will also pen a Superman project due out in fall of 2003.
In an interview conducted by the Pulse's Jen Contino, McCloud gave little details of the Supes project. However, he was much more informative about his own upcoming online graphic novella entitled "The Right Number". To read the entire McCloud interview, please visit the The Pulse.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 5, 2003 - 16:31
Submitted by Anonymous on February 5, 2003 - 14:24
Daniel "Merlin" Goodbrey, known for his obsession with webcomics innovation, is pummeling the limits of the medium with his creative fists once again through his latest project, The Mr. Nile Experiment.
This time around, Merlin plays with the reader-writer-artwork relationship through intensely trippy metadialogue. The Mr. Nile Experiment touches on webcomics theory and perception philosophy, neatly packaged in a nice simple infinite canvas-style, vertical scroll layout. Oh, and it's interesting, to boot.
If you like webcomics that push the boundaries of the medium, or you just like a good mind-screw, then this project is NOT to be missed.
Goodbrey's latest cyberlab creation is slated to run in daily installments throughout February, and can be found at his website, E-Merl.com.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 5, 2003 - 14:22
The Alternative Press Expo (or "A.P.E.") was held this past weekend in San Francisco. There were quite a number of online cartoonists there including Christopher Baldwin, Shaenon K. Garrity, Derek Kirk, and Tom Hart.