Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 10, 2003 - 02:28
A brief primer on the "graphic novel" from Jessica Abel. A light-hearted look at what makes a comic a comic. Not specifically about webcomics but certainly raising some good points about the medium generally. (She even includes the McCloudian "container" metaphor!)
When I look for a comic, I'm most often attracted to the things published with girls in mind. When I was younger, it was Archie. I read so many digests and individual comics (which are still in my parents basement in a large box) that I could tell you what era a story came from based on what Betty and Veronica were wearing.
And man, did I love the pin-ups in the Betty and Veronica comics.
Submitted by Anonymous on February 4, 2003 - 02:50
Pete Abrams, the, creator of Sluggy Freelance, will be at this year's Ubercon, held from the 14th to the 17th of February at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel just outside New York City. Abrams will be holding a number of events, including discussions and seminars on drawing and being successful in the webcomic trade and the official release of the Sluggy Freelance CCG 'Get Nifty', created by Rob Balder of PartiallyClips.
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!"