Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 21, 2003 - 13:28
Tapestry reports that UComics requested the removal of the unofficial RSS Feed Tapestry had created for Calvin and Hobbes.
Submitted by Joey Manley on December 17, 2003 - 20:29
I'm looking for someone to develop and create a daily comic strip for a corporate website targeted at IT managers. Preferably a separate writer and artist (at the client's request). The comic strip should be humorous in and of itself, and will not be an advertorial for the client's product -- but at the same time, it will serve as a draw to the client's website. It's not necessary to have an understanding of the client's product in order to craft the strip (and, in fact, the last time I went through this process, it seemed that people were paying TOO MUCH attention to what the client's product was, and too little attention to simply creating a good comic strip for the target audience).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 12, 2003 - 13:12
I have been following the story of BitPass for some time now. The micropayment solution provider has been featured on Slashdot before. That article focused on Scott McCloud, and his comic The Right Number. Since that story, BitPass has added a number of sites using their service. From this netizen, it looks like the idea is really taking off.
Submitted by Erik Melander on November 3, 2003 - 00:11
Warren Ellis's latest column at artbomb.net, entitled "Webcomics' Second Coming", talks about BitPass, the micropayment solution currently undergoing beta testing. Ellis uses Patrick Farley's (www.e-sheep.com) APOCaMON as an example of what micropayments could mean for online cartoonists.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 21, 2003 - 11:57
Modern Tales has set up a page offering a syndication service that allows webmasters to place a Modern Tales webcomic on their own websites.
"At any given moment, the latest episode of the syndicated comic will appear within your own web page. Your readers will be drawn back to your website to follow the story (which is, of course, the same reason that newspapers and magazines carry comics). Some percentage of those readers will follow the link back to Modern Tales or one of its sister sites, and eventually choose to subscribe, to gain access to the archives (which is, in turn, analogous to buying a Dilbert paperback). So: your site gets more repeat visits, and our site gets a stream of new readers who would never have found us before. Everybody wins."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 6, 2003 - 16:17
Another entry in the ongoing micropayments debate. From the blog Whole Lotta Nothing comes this piece comparing the ease of Google's Text Ads to the Bitpass payment system. It seems a bit like comparing apples to oranges to me, and concluding that because you can eat the apple peel it must be better than those complicated oranges. Still, an interesting read.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 22, 2003 - 10:18
Some comic creators like to market themselves as personalities, while others steer clear of the spotlight. Why did Grant Morrison go one way and Peter Milligan the other?
The Ninth Art editorial board considers the question of image building.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 16, 2003 - 23:54
Another entry in the "Will Bitpass Make it Afterall" sweepstakes - Dirk Deppey of Journalista! posts his thoughts.
Post your comments on the original thread.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 12, 2003 - 14:22
Scott McCloud responds to Shirky with, as those bloggers like to say, a right-good fisking, and Joey Manley weighs in with a rant based on his own experience publishing Modern Tales. Both thoughtful responses in a needed debate.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 10, 2003 - 17:40
Clay Shirky is a smart guy who has written a lot about the Internet and social interaction. He weighs in again on the everlasting micropayments debate with a critique of BitPass and the current renewed enthusiasm for micropayments.