Hi, I'm known on the internets as Xaviar Xerexes. I'm the publisher, editor and all-around web monkey for Comixpedia. I alternate between thinking this is a great use of time I could use to sleep and wanting to smash my server box with a large hammer.
Needless to say I like webcomics. Webcomics brought me back to comics in a way comic books and comic strips never had me in childhood. At Comixpedia, we try to foster intelligent, fun discussion about webcomics as a medium and individual webcomics.
But this is supposed to be a bio right? My "history" in webcomics begins when I started posting comics originally published in my law school's newspaper on a geocities site. That was in 1996. That comic was called where the hell are the singing cats? and was sort of topical. It was where I first came up with my favorite character of my own creation, grizzled, disillusioned reporter with a heart of gold and a liver of vodka - Tom Banner.
Then in 1999 I discovered Sluggy Freelance and realized that I wanted to do a serial story that was open ended enough to do all kinds of things in one webcomic.
But instead I started Super Jr which was about a superhero and... well I'm not sure what else it was really about. It was fun to try and recreate a character I had invented at about age 10.
Next I got one of the first Keenspace accounts and came up with a strip called Burnt Dog Radio which was an attempt to take elements of where the hell are the singing cats? and jam it into a webcomic with an ongoing story. I did that one around 2001-2002. I still like parts of that although I'm not sure if I have it online right now.
I also got hooked up with several other great creators and fun dudes in one of the first small webcomic creator collectives called Altbrand. I recently resurrected the Altbrand website and a lot of the archived webcomics are there and available again. I'm also posting sketches and art there now - I'm kind of working out whether or not I really want to do a webcomic again or whether I just like to draw... :)
Altbrand did fizzle out around late 2002 - I still think the lot of us are friends and I do email with them but I think we ran out of things we wanted to do as a group.
While in Altbrand though I started a webcomic called Life in Four Panels which was largely fictional - it was a story about a guy and a girl and was loosely based on some stuff I remembered from college and after college. The art on it was purposely loose so I could do it five times a week. It's not up right now but I hope to put it back online again soon.
Other than webcomics I do have another completely-different job that pays my bills and I generally enjoy. I also have a wife (Mrs. X) and two girls (Lil X1 and X2) and a dog named Buddy.
Beyond webcomics, I'm also fascinated with technology and computers, and soccer (football or futbol to the rest of the non-U.S. world).