Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 7, 2006 - 21:32
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 3, 2006 - 12:13
Off Panel Productions founder Hans Bjordahl is interviewed by CNET about his efforts to publish webcomics targeted at specific niche markets. (Coincidently I just added all of the Off Panel Production webcomics to the Comixpedia library.)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 30, 2006 - 17:28
Hans Bjordahl's Bugbash links to Off Panel Productions which proclaims that it "is dedicated to helping niche comic artists publish their work online and make money doing it. We aim to bring comics to communities that have never had them, all while giving the artist unprecedented ownership and creative control."
Submitted by Erik Melander on January 18, 2006 - 09:33
It was about a year ago that news broke that Girls With Slingshots and BFX2 had signed with licensing company 360ep. The company seems to have been busy looking into more webcomics that they might sign. Their webpage now also show Adrian Ramos' Count Your Sheep and James Burks' Martin's Misdirections as clients.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 11, 2006 - 18:18
Scott McCloud writes about NetComics which launched today with a huge catalog of translated Korean comics. Near the top of the page are links to two free webcomics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 4, 2006 - 12:13
Also, I never noticed before Gambrell's Donation Derby blog where she sketches how she spends donations of $5 or more.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 2, 2006 - 14:24
Moving against the trend of print to web, Jennie Breeden launched a monthly comic book version of her popular webcomic, Devil's Panties.
On her blog, Breeden writes about the launch and concerns with the new Diamond minimums policy:
I've got a comic book coming out. A real life, wasn't printed at kinko's, major distribution comic book. It's going to be in comic book stores. everywhere. well, everywhere that orders them. that's the katch.
So diamond (the company that distributes ALL comic books) has this new policy. If there arn't enough comics pre-orderd by comic shops then they won't distribute the comic book. good god is that a pain in the ass. so if you want to order one and don't have a comic shop around go to www.comicsoutpost.com and order one. Go to a comic shop and say you want Devils Panties printed by Silent Devil publishing company.
and here's another thing; it's a monthly book. you can already order the second book due out in March. The first book was in december previews, second one is in january previews, and the third book will be available for pre-order before the first book is even in stores yet. oh yes, this is going to be interesting. First devils panties book is going to be in comic shops February (if you pre-order it)
it's a 48 page comic $4.95 and it's compleately new, never before seen art. I've re-drawn all the online comics, re-vamped them, and thrown in comics that never made it to the online strip. There's new characters, more Wookie and paper dolls and two pages of aditional information about the comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 22, 2005 - 12:30
Joe Martin is going to self-syndicate his comic strips. Martin is a prolific creator of comic strips with three projects in newspapers (and he indicates in this article he has two more on the way). He was formerly with Tribune Media Services.
Submitted by Tyler Martin on November 30, 2005 - 16:58
At only three months old, On the Rocks signs a non-exclusive paid syndication contract.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 22, 2005 - 17:52
The second installment of Joey Manley's column at the Pulse (Webhead) is up and while it's nothing that would be new to a regular reader of Comixpedia, it's a great primer about the "webcomics business" for the rest of the comic medium's faithful.
I'm pretty excited about Manley's column at the Pulse (which otherwise tends to give webcomics awfully short shrift) and hope it helps to bring more comics fans to webcomics. Now all we need is Eric Burns in TCJ and we'll be set!