Want to Blog For Comixpedia?

As we head into 2007 I'm fairly positive about the course Comixpedia is on. We're heading for another software upgrade within Drupal that will let me do some cool things (probably end of January) and I'm working on getting new life and a little more content into the magazine. Lots of stuff I'm excited about.

But I'd like to get some other people involved in the daily blogging here on the front page. It's already helped that so many people post "user blogs" every day, but in terms of front page posts (and spotting user blogs for promotion to the front page) I think things would be better with at least a few more people participating.

Why blog for Comixpedia? Actually I'd like to know the answer to that myself šŸ™‚

In all seriousness Comixpedia has several good things going for it: it's the oldest ongoing webcomic news and commentary site around, it has a pretty decent share of the "reading about webcomics" audience (and our news is syndicated at the webcomics hub The Webcomic List), and it has an audience filled not only with webcomics-savvy fans, but creators, publishers, and others contributing in significant ways to webcomics.

I'm not looking for clones of myself, but other interesting voices to add to the daily mix. I'm looking for all kinds of people from any kind of background. Ideally we're also looking for someone(s) who can submit 2-3 posts a week and would stick with it for at least 6 months (say til July).

If you're interested here's how to apply – I'd like anyone who wants front page status here at Comixpedia to post a comment here with anything they want to write about why they'd make a good addition to the front page here at Comixpedia. Then over the rest of the month (up to and including Jan. 31) write at least three "try-out" posts using your user blog (write more if you want). A "try-out" post should be the kinds of things you'd want to write on the front page. BE SURE TO TAG these posts with this tag – "new blogger" (in topics) so I know they are posts for consideration for front page status. I'll post a round-up of links to all of the try-out posts on Feb. 1st so I can get feedback from the rest of Comixpedia on who should get front page status.

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Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.

18 Comments

  1. We wake up everyday in the future, and we should know it.

    And we should all also know that as a visual medium incorporating both images and words, comics are a perfect, relatively easy to create delivery system for entertainment via web browser, even as the print equivalent is in decline.

    Iā€™m interested in what webcomics mean to, and what value they have for, the people that create them and the people that read them. Iā€™d like the opportunity to write about how webcomics fit into the future we all inhabit, and how they fit into the framework of an on-line world. It is this wider perspective that I feel I can offer Comixpedia.

  2. Well, I'm not sure if I can make it by the new 2/28 deadline, but I'll give it a shot. If nothing else, I can pull old stuff from my LJ. šŸ˜‰

     

    As for my credentials, I've been doing webcomics since September of 1998, been awarded Tasty Biscuits, and write a lot of commentary on stuff. That should get me started, anyhow. šŸ˜‰

    -The Gneech

    http://www.suburbanjungle.com — The life, loves, and career of aspiring supermodel and ferocious predator, Tiffany Tiger

    http://www.mopsy.com — NeverNever, the story of the faeries at war with humanity, and of the humans who just don't notice

  3. Both my brother and I have been lifelong readers of comics (I started when they where $ 0.05). Back in the 80's we had a comic book store in Lynn, MA called Comics, Legends & Lore. Circumstances demanded that we sell the store (angry spouse). Recently we've been told to clear the remaining comics out of his house (upset spouse). I am a photographer selling my works on the web. I've been re-reading the books, slowly incorporating them into my store front.

    It's been an incredible trip down memory lane, and its just begun. I've been attempting to recontact old customers (one became a writer with Marvel). We used to hold open houses with members of the industry. One is now a member of the faculty of the only college in the US with a major in the Comic Book Field.

    I'm heading to the Comic Convention in New York City next week. Just as a paying customer. Too early in the process to get back to the paying vender routine- we had a traveling show when we were store owners.

    The industry has changed in 25 plus years. I do feel its vibrant – the web makes the audience truly international. When I started my website several years ago I wanted to explore the possibility of web books – providing access for novice authors. It never happened. Now, rediscovering the world of Comics again, the idea has developed traction.

    website: http://www.time-less-image.com

    web blog: http://time-less-image.typepad.com/comics_legends_and_lore/

    web store: http://stores.ebay.com/Time-Less-Image/Home-Page.html

    What Color Is Magic?

    Mage

  4. I'd like to blog. I do a webcomic (that verb kicked butt). I also do writing (that one too). Hope I can figure out this tagging and linking business because it's not working for me so far and I can't find the answers in the FAQ! Ah to enjoy the goodness of BBC code again…

  5. Everyone who did the blogging tryout – expect some emails by this weekend at the latest. I'm just behind on Comixpedia stuff.

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    Xaviar Xerexes

    On second thought, let's not go to Comixpedia. It is a silly place.

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