Submitted by Compugasm on April 16, 2006 - 04:59
Nuclear Powered Toaster By: Matt Simpson & J. Uzcategui:
"I've decided to get into the production end of webcomics. I partnered up with a friend and we've produced a little strip called Nuclear Powered Toaster. I'd like to get some feedback on what we have so far, if y'all don't mind. See what needs to be tweaked."
Submitted by Erik Melander on March 15, 2006 - 10:56
The move by Comixpedia to Drupal has changed the way newsposting is done. Instead of creating posts as one did in the old CMS, you post to your own blog on the Comixpedia site and then promote that post to the front page. Having a blog has brought back some memories from the old 24hourpixel blog, which was the Comixpedia staff blog in 2004 and also where I joined the staff as a writer. I mostly did linkblogging for the staffblog as well, but I did feel that there was a certain amount of freedom as to what I could put in a post in the staffblog as opposed to the news section of the 2005 site. When the staffblog was discontinued in favor of consolidating all news on one page in 2005 I became a news editor, which meant that I could post items to the news section as well as approve submitted items. While Xerxes has always been cool with adding some opinion to posts, I felt that as a news editor I should try to keep the POV as neutral as possible. There were times that I failed at this, such as the time NY Times had an article on infinite canvases and webcomics that I felt was misleading and I couldn't help but add a sour note at the end.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 12, 2006 - 09:48
This looks informative: Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes about RSI prevention.
Ohi's webcomic, Will Write For Chocolate is about freelance writers.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 10, 2006 - 12:17
I've been reading Will Write For Chocolate since I discovered it this year. Debbie Ridpath Ohi is a working writer and her real-life experiences ground the strip with a kernal of truth. It's not as funny or moving as a great webcomic would be, but it's also new so there's lot of room for Ohi to improve.
No question, however, that Ohi's writing on the site about writing is interesting.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 6, 2005 - 12:57
NaDruWriNi took place yesterday. This is the "drink heavily, write speedily" one night
tribute to Jack Kerouak version of National Novel Writing Month for those with neither the patience or sobriety for that more serious event.
I see that Eric participated. (And so did Wednesday). Occultio sorta did and Phil definitely did. Feel free to add links to your efforts, if you haven't deleted it in a fit of mid-morning "omigodwhatdidiwrite" regret.
UPDATE:<?B> Phil has a wider roundup of posts.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 20, 2005 - 15:13
Language Is A Virus is a great resource site for writers including forums, exercises and other information.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 18, 2005 - 13:00
A revealing post from Pete Abrams about his writers block on the front page of Sluggy Freelance this morning:
Writers-block sucks! I've been able to avoid it pretty well for the last 7.5 years, but I might be falling into a serious one!
Now before any of you send me e-mail sending me a story concept or two, please don't. First off, I don't read 'em. Secondly, my e-mail's still down. Lastly, I don't need concepts. That's not where the block lies! I have the stories and character development path down. It's more along the line of finding a way to thread together events and thingies in humorous ways. And on the nights it occurs it blocks all strip production and results in long wasted days and horrible rushed artwork that screws up precision of expression and gesture. There have been a couple such comics since returning after the holidays, but a perfect example of this is Monday's(1/17) comic.
End of Sunday: "Torg why don't you trust us?" Next panel Torg ignores her and says "I'll save the house, I have a plan." Then on Monday's comic I tackle the trust-issue insisted of the plan-issue. That effected the rhythm like a brick wall and hurt the humor of the strip. Throw in the rushed art and you have me going "All right, you Writer's Block! You've gone too far!"
Interestingly, Abrams goes on to discuss a reader's suggestions on how to improve Sunday's comic and states that he will swap the last two panels to improve the rhythm of that strip.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 12, 2004 - 12:16
Submitted by Erik Melander on June 8, 2004 - 10:13
Scryptic studios is a new website dedicated to writers of comic book scripts. The site aims to be a resource center for both aspiring and professional writers.
Link from Joey Manley's blog.