Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 28, 2004 - 20:04
Just this past Thursday Carson Fire posted a message on his website:
I need some suggestions... where do I find the art collectors? We've sold one piece from the gallery, but we have to sell even more.
If we don't start seeing a bit more activity, some more nibbles, suggestions, something, I'm afraid I'm going to have to make myself be mean, and start taking whole blocks of the Elf Life archive back offline.
Fire has been setting deadlines for sales of original Elf Life art right on through this weekend with portions of the Elf Life archives removed from public access when those deadlines are not hit. Fire is upping the ante with some hints about the next phase of Elf Life (which apparently will only happen if he hits his fundraising goals).
If I need to be this aggressive to sell art and save the series, then aggressive I shall be. I've already started mapping out "Elf Life phase 2", which will be a continuation of the series, but *after* the wedding, since the wedding has me mired in an epic with no visible means of support.
The next phase of Elf Life will be called something completely different, and will put more emphasis on the relationship between Glee and Filis, and Thea's training for battling the younger Sea Naga. It will not be a mystery about the past, as most of Elf Life has been, but a straight adventure that finds the strongest women of Elf Life on the road, doing battle with the world.
That means a more exciting, faster-paced, and dareIsayit sexier Elf Life than ever before.
Although there are no deadlines for today, Fire did updates his site with news that he is halfway to his goal.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 23, 2004 - 18:00
TimeWasters has reviewed (and ranked on a 1 to 5 clock scale) quite a few webcomics now. 39 according to their website. Here's the world of webcomics ranked by TimeWasters (PvP is the highest ranked, Limited Space is the lowest ranked):
Webcomics Are From Uranus: No, They Don't All Just Say "I draw this comic for myself" Because That's a Cool Artist Thing to Say
With Return of the King still gallivanting in theaters, everyone knows J. R. R. Tolkien these days (except, evidently, my spell check). So it won't be big news to bring up why it was that the good professor wrote the books in the first place. He wrote a story that he himself wanted to read but had been unable to find.
Tolkien was not a writer of fiction by deliberation, but stumbled into it.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 20, 2004 - 22:14
Submitted by Rebelsun on March 14, 2004 - 10:25
This is the internet, not the US of A, not Iran, not your mummy's ranch, not the church, and so on.
On the internet, we should be able to do what we want to. Anything's possible.
So, why can't we have some naked women (& men for the ladies) on online comics?
Submitted by scarfman on March 11, 2004 - 16:08
I've been drawing webcomics since 1976 - I just couldn't know then that that's what they were. They went online in the 90s but being fanfiction didn't inspire much expectation of a widespread audience. Then last Father's Day I was given the paperback Megatokyo Chapter 0, which led me to the Megatokyo website, which led me to Real Life, which led me to PvP, which... Despite having real difficulty shaking the impression that all webcomics are about/for gamers, I plan to launch one of my own in the near future with its own domain name an' everything. So I registered here to facilitate my learning more about webcomic culture and vice versa.
As the Fates would have it, Joey Manley is a Colonel.
He's also the Field Marshal behind the great wall of subscription-service, webcomic-related product known as Modern Tales. Having been creepy-crawling around the webcomics community scene since about mid-2000, he first started up with a webcomics reviews/interviews site called talkaboutcomics.com. Only months later, he decided that the world was ready for a subscription-based webcomics portal, even if some seemed wary of the prospect of paying for something that had "always" been free to date.
But already a few years have passed, and Manley's dream stands tall in the garden of fruition -- not only has Modern Tales endured, but it has grown, branching out to include a host (literally) of sister anthology sites, as well as promote key solo artists, too. Now, with a few new fun gifties to hand out from his bag of webcomics tricks, the Colonel takes a few moments out of his uber-busy day to respond to you, the reader, on all things webcomics, business... and chicken (seriously).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 16, 2004 - 17:58
Not really, but this cast with drawings by Scott "PVP" Kurtz is different. Wonder what he'll get for it.
Xavier Xerexes (which isn't his real name, by the way) is the publisher and driving force behind Comixpedia. He also has a real job, and a real life, which he doesn't talk about on the Internet. Actually, none of the staff know what he actually does, except that he's a lawyer.
Interviews editor Leah Fitzgerald kicks off the staff interviews with a talk with our illustrious publisher.
How did you first get interested in comics?
It's gaming month and that means that blah blah blah disappointing lack of female characters in comics about gaming blah blah blah my D&D experiences blah blah blah; too many people doing gaming comics about two college roommates blah blah blah women like shamelessly slaughtering orcs too occasionally blah blah game reviewer for Computer Gaming World named "Scorpia" who was really cool blah blah blah and once in awhile you found a woman who games with other women rather than a small cabal of smart-mouthed male characters against whom she is set as the "sane/reasonable" character who tries to be one of the boys but ultimately adores shopping blah blah blah PvP blah blah only computer game I've ever enjoyed was The Longest Journey and blah blah blah Final Fantasy blah blah why aren't there more chicks doing this stuff already.
Okay, I really needed to get that first paragraph off my chest. I feel much better now.