Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 23, 2003 - 16:16
Over at SlashDot, folks are talking about a very recent Penny Arcade parody and the fact that American Greetings took issue with it:
Penny Arcade's American Mcgee/Strawberry Shortcake spoof posted last Monday was pulled because someone at American Greetings got wind of it and set their lawyers on them. PA's forums are abuzz with activity. I'm pro-funny, myself.
Submitted by Steve Ince on April 18, 2003 - 16:47
Has anyone else noticed that the number of guests is in the 400's whilst (when I was looking) the number of members was only 3.
It's great that so many people are dropping by, but why aren't more becoming members? It's a little weird... :?:
On April 12, 2002, BBCi ran a story on the works of Scott McCloud, discussing both his own works and the potential for online comics in general. The comments from readers at the end of the story were – on the whole – positive, but one, from a 'DV' in Ireland, derided McCloud for thinking above what he called "the essentially trashy nature of the medium."
He is, in a sense, exactly right.
You've heard of parents living vicariously through their children, right? Well, living vicariously has now been taken to new extremes. Lo and behold, if you're not satisfied with leeching life from a REAL person, you can now enjoy the satisfaction of pretending to be uber-cool through completely MADE-UP folks.
Wait, wait, wait… you're thinking this is about Role-Playing, right?
Jim Zubkavich -- Traitor To The Web?
I was originally going to use this latest column to discuss Hollywood’s current fascination with comics and the inevitable backlash that it will create. However, an e-mail I received asked me some questions that surprised me, and I decided that the explanation would work well here as a new topic.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 11, 2003 - 11:55
The PA Boys will be at the KANSAS CITY COMICON on March 29th and 30th. In addition to the usual PA wang-ery, Gabe hinted about at the availability at the Con of various Cardboard Tube Samurai stuff, such as t-shirts and comicbooks.
When I was younger, I had a friend whose family was crazy about games. They had a linen closet filled to the brim with board games, bookshelf games, and role playing games, and had the obligatory Atari 2600 hooked up to their television. We'd play these games a lot, and we'd have an alright time. I'm not sure when this started exactly, but one time...
Making it Up As We Go.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 27, 2003 - 14:13
Over at PVP Land, Scott Kurtz posted that the new PvP #1 in the Image line is ranked #166 in sales for comics in March. Kurtz notes that in comparison the last issue PvP in the Dork Press run sold only 2,600 copies. He goes on to say:
That's an INCREDIBLE success story, due in no small part to your support, orders, calls and demand for PvP comics. We had a lot going for us, because Image really has gotten behind the book. With a jump to a new publisher, cover by Frank Cho, placement on the cover of PREVIEWS, recent mentions in Wizard and Wizard's Edge magazine and a tidal wave of demand from online readers...how could we not do well.
Kurtz will be at Zeus Comics on March 5th (the day PvP #1 ships) from 4-8PM for a release party for the new PvP comic book.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 24, 2003 - 13:18
Strip Creator is now over two years old and continues to add features to its site. A site worth visiting, even if you've been there before.
T Campbell examines the charges of "sell out" thrown at various creators in webcomics such as Scott Kurtz, Peter Zale, Pete Abrams and Jonathan Rosenberg and advises creators to "sell, sell, sell!"