Submitted by Compugasm on April 27, 2006 - 03:38
Xerxes from Comixpedia:
Coverage in the more general press seems to remain hit or miss with a very rare "hey there are comics on the web!" article in a national publication and more frequent "hey there's a local dude putting his comics on the web" in local or college publications. Why isn't there more coverage? There's almost no "machine" for publicity in webcomics.
Submitted by Compugasm on April 24, 2006 - 04:10
I first found I Am A Rocket Builder back in February 2006. IMO, it's one of the ten best comics being made. In fact, it's the only comic aside from my own that I've promoted. That's how good I think it is, but the site could be better. Great comics on a terrible website is an easy fix! At least, easier than creating a good comic.
Submitted by Compugasm on April 23, 2006 - 04:05
I found reference in the wikipedia that the comic Penny Arcade was accused of being "Pixelantes" and harassing Attorney Jack Thompson on October 20th, 2005. Thompson defines a Pixelante officially as "sociopath with mouses," and alleged pixelantes used "the name of the First Amendment and freedom of speech" against him.
Submitted by Compugasm on April 20, 2006 - 03:27
In printed comics, the sticking to a deadline or schedule makes sense. It would be disastrous to not have a book ready, by the time you need to print a book and sell it. Is this a practice carried over to the web? Out of all the comics you read, can anyone recall (without checking) what days they actually update?
With webcomics, I belive it's becoming accepted that deadlines or schedules, such as updating on a M-W-F, do not apply. What if you miss a day, or change the updating schedule? I've seen many authors needing to apologize for missing an update. Instead of making the user come to you, the trend is reversing with RSS feeds. People join your feed, and when you publish/update something, they're automatically notified.
Submitted by Halley on April 18, 2006 - 18:43
Okay, so I have a webcomic right? halleyscomic.com and for a couple weeks now I've have a "knitting joke" lined up... I'm getting ready to put it up and low and behold my favotite pixel comic dieselsweeties.com has done a male knitting comic as well!
What am I to think!? O_O
I've noticed before that webcomics sometimes cross in joke themes... and low and behold it's happened to me as well...
Submitted by Neil Cohn on April 17, 2006 - 09:36
While originally planned as an article for this Comixpedia issue, I've taken a departure from my usual theoretical musings to argue that "Superheroes are NOT Mythology" in an a short piece posted at my blog. Given that I'm blasting a common thread amongst comics analysis, I'd love to hear people's thoughts.
Submitted by DAJB on April 15, 2006 - 12:50
There's no such thing as an original story, they say. So are we being unfair to expect originality from comic book writers? Nah! This week's Outpost, the Op/Ed column at Broken Voice Comics, demonstrates that even the tired old hacks of the UK press can usually find something new to say!
Submitted by Neil Cohn on April 15, 2006 - 02:03
A short while ago I was in a heated discussion here about drawings styles and wanted throw out a question. I think a reasonable argument can be made that certain styles insinuate certain genres. This isn't to say that genres are drawn in those styles all the time or that those genres can't use other styles, but that when we see a certain style, we think of a certain genre. I'd like people's help in formulating a list of these, if we can...
Submitted by Compugasm on April 15, 2006 - 00:02
I was digging around in the basement of god-awful comics, when I came upon one that even went out of it's way to give the characters the worst names possible. I'll change the names to protect the innocent, but I'm talking about Dr. Regina Van Beirdorf-Hausladenhoffer. You know, the famous entozoologist?
Submitted by DAJB on April 1, 2006 - 08:30
We all know it's shallow but, let's be honest, looks are important. We are attracted (or not) by a person's look long before we know whether we'll actually like them. And the same is true for comic books.
So what happens when a look goes out of fashion? Well, if you visit this week's "Oupost" column over at Broken Voice Comics, you might just find out!