The new managed server can't handled the load of all of Comixpedia Land. So I've turned the top list at comixpedia.net off (I warned via email all of the top list comics earlier this week). For at least this week, comixpedia.net is NOT going to work (later I'll redirect it to comixpedia.com). I'd like to have a "portal" to webcomics-type of site to round out the news at dot com and the wiki at dot org, but for my own sanity it'll have to wait until another day. Luckily there are lots of good top lists and portal-like sites already out there (feel free to post suggestions in the comments).
NEWS & VIEWS
- Gene Yang is interviewed by SF Gate: It may come as a surprise to you that one of the most powerful and entertaining works of literature to be published this year is a comic book. But it shouldn't. Jeff Yang talks to Gene Yang, creator of American Born Chinese, the first comic book to be nominated for the greatest honor in American literature.
- Lea Hernandez has handed out her Women Webcomicker Grants for 2006. The recipients are: Kit White, Ann Kennedy, and Julia Claire Begley.
- Two relatively new creator collectives I should mention: Cornstalker and Koala Wallop. If you read Comixpedia and you're part of a collective (or just starting one) set up a joint news feed (either get all your members to post there or pull the individual members feeds to a joint feed there) and send me the URL. I know it's relative easy to pull and combine individual news feeds with Drupal and the Cartoonists With Attitude's site did it with WordPress.
- Grant Thomas has a new website with links to all of his comics.
Tis The Season
- Boxjam wants everyone (especially Chicago-ers) to check out a horror movie show that shows all the classic public domain horror movies. So go checkity-check!
- Besides Fright Night and Boo! there's also a
keenspaceComicgenesis Halloween event.
- Not sure if I've linked to before but Dafont is a great font resource (most are free).
- There's an extensive website devoted to cataloguing webcomic cameos and crossovers.
- I can't remember where I found this link but someone scanned in a ton of comic book covers that are now available for your perusal.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
I had no idea Scott Adams (Dilbert) could no longer speak because of a rare condition called Spasmodic Dysphonia but he couldn't. Now, however, apparently he's better. (Link from The Comics Reporter)