What Stories Should Comixpedia Work On?

What stories are you interested in Comixpedia writing about in the upcoming months? I'm not asking here for comics to review or people to interview, but subjects that we could focus on writing about in-depth. What do you want to read about?


Xaviar Xerexes

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


  1. I'll tell you what I don't want to see on Comixpedia: reviews of comics by reviewers who don't know what they're talking about, or who have only read a few of the comics being reviewed, or who simply don't get it (Like the review on Little Gamers).

    To sum this up: Only fans of a comic should be allowed to review it.

    Idiotic idea. It's like saying you can only review the new Jay Z album unless you've listened to all of the other ones, and are a hip hop fan as well.

    Anyway, the Little Gamers review hit a bullseye (on it and gamer comics in general) regardless of the geek boy whining it caused. It doesn't matter how popular something is amongst a certain subculture. If it cant stand up outside of that subculture, it simply isn't that good.

  2. Doesn’t matter how old the review is. If it’s on your site — it’s fair game.

  3. I’ll tell you what I don’t want to see on Comixpedia: reviews of comics by reviewers who don’t know what they’re talking about, or who have only read a few of the comics being reviewed, or who simply don’t get it (Like the review on Little Gamers). These kind of reviews really lower the quality of your otherwise excellent website.

  4. dangerous move there, giving stuff away.

    um… tried that once (there) anyway. Got spammed out, i believe. sent a e-copy of area163….

    (while i was still doing a once a year animation script… christmas special, natch)

    results? SOMEBODY threatened to take my e-mail account away for it.

    NOT that i'm trying to tell you your business here or anything. (again, sheesh.)

    story lines for keenspot? try the unreccomended 'topical' approach.

    ie: any dunesbury strip. open a newspaper. OR…

    industrail rev made (class of entrapeneurs), the info rev made terrorists, the energy one will ?

    OK, so the industrail rev was mostly the steam engine and the info rev is mostly media age. BIG deal!

    A little too much for ya? think simple…

    ok, the all electric life-style. (oil has run out.)



    packrat- even the untalented need love.

  5. I really want to see something about world webcomics, foreign language webcomics, webcomics in translation.

    In the paper comics world, we have to wait for someone to license and import foreign titles. Online, those barriers don't exist. The barriers that DO exist are all language based. That's beginning to change, slowly, as a handful of bilingual fans and creators start to translate works into other languages.

    You could look at some of the foreign language webcomic portals (Coconino's World, etc.) interview some creators whose work appears in other languages, interview translators, review some translated Finnish or German or whatever comics (again, I have some links I could suggest), if there are any reviewers on staff who have more than one language under their belts they could take a shot at reviewing an as yet untranslated non-english comic, you could explore stats on how many of which comics are being translated into which languages, etc. LOTS of material there, and I think it could be fascinating.

    Dani Atkinson, wandering artist.

  6. Hell, I'd be happy to write up something about Bomb Shelter Comics, being a member and all, if Comixpedia does do something on that topic. It might be neat to have members of the various collectives write up articles on their groups – maybe even make it a theme for a month – or a year – considering just how many collectives are out there…

    Don't hesitate to procrastinate.

  7. Comixpedia could do a “weekly annoyance” series on the latest webcomics up for deletion on Wikipedia. A series of shorts, along the lines of the “bus plunge” stories newspapers used to run. (Slate has a good piece on those stories, if you don’t know what I’m referring to: http://www.slate.com/id/2152895/nav/tap1/ )

    I think there’s some risks in creating a time-sink for people prone to annoyance/outrage. (Like the way talk radio riles people up.) On the other hand, it would be interesting to keep tabs on the weekly ebb and flow of webcomics articles, and it wouldn’t be too difficult to scan the AfD pages once a week.

  8. I think what the previous comment was referring to was that reviewers (regardless of what they are reviewing (movies, books, comic books, webcomics)) should read the material before they can make a judgement. For a book, read the whole book. For a movie, read the whole movie. For a webcomic, read ALL of the strips — don’t be lazy and form a judgement by reading only a few. Just clarifying, that’s all, and see I didn’t get mad about it (like using words like “idiotic”).

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