Skottie Young and Scott Morse (AKA SkottieScott) have launched new bi-weekly webcomic…. with a yet to be decided title. From the announcement on their blog: We’ve decided to make a departure here at SkottieScott from the re-imagined character designs you’ve come to know and love. Instead, we’re opting to CREATE. We’re opting to OWN. We’re [...]
USA Today looks at the success of DeviantArt – a website for artists to post their work and get attraction. LuVisi’s experience isn’t a rarity. Many artists talk of finding work and careers through their exposure on DeviantArt, a site that has been around for 11 years and now attracts more people looking at art [...]
Joe Murray( Rocko’s Modern Life/Camp Lazlo) with the help of Kickstarter, has launched an all animated web channel called KaboingTV . The mission of KaboingTV is to provide an alternative channel for quality animation that serves both the cartoon fan, and the animation community of artists and writers. The first series to premiere on KaboingTV [...]
Interesting story about Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, who despite the success of his books keeps his “day job” working on the popular children’s website Poptropica.com. “It’s the other great love of my life,” said Kinney, author of the best-selling “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book and movie series. “It’s very difficult to walk away [...]
New Yorker regular cartoonist Bob Eckstein has launched a new online humor magazine called The Basement. The site includes cartoons from several well known artists including Meg Pokrass, Rina Piccolo, Susan Camilleri Konar, Flash Rosenberg, J. Bear Savo, and Matthew Reiss. In addition to the cartoons, the site features poetry, music and original animation.
» Via Richard Thompson and Mike Rhode comes news that Steve Brodner will be on PBS’ Need to Know program tonight. Check the schedule to see when it broadcasts in your area. » Speaking of Richard Thompson, check out his new Cul de Sac website. » While much discussion is made regarding the threats to [...]
“Frog in a Suit” stands to be the first offering in what Joe Murray (creator of “Rocko’s Modern Life” and “Camp Lazlo“) hopes will be a new all-cartoon web channel, Kaboing TV. In an effort to stay as “independent as possible” Murray is utilizing Kickstarter.com to fund the production of the inaugural episodes, a sample of [...]
With the upcoming new season of Boondocks, USAToday reports Aaron McGruder has launched an “official unofficial” site. McGruder has been good about keeping us posted via Twitter, and now he has launched an “official unofficial” Boondocks site at http://www.boondocksbootleg.com. Here, you can find screen shots from the new season, video clips and behind-the-scenes stuff, as [...]
Bill Keller, the executive editor at the New York Times, has announced that starting next year they will begin charging for “frequent” access to their website. Starting in early 2011, visitors to NYTimes.com will get a certain number of articles free every month before being asked to pay a flat fee for unlimited access. Subscribers [...]
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has announced that within the next 12 months, it will begin to require a fee for online access of it’s websites. The strategy to extract fees from online readers, which is still lacking in many details, has more than a little bit of a “damn the torpedoes” mentality to it, but [...]
King Features Syndicate is launching a new interactive feature called “Captionary” for it’s Comics Kingdom product. The new feature allows readers to write the captions of cartoons drawn by Dan Piraro, Mike Peters, Hilary Price, Vic Lee and Rina Piccolo. “In the same way people are attracted to The New Yorker CaptionIt contests, news sites [...]
Creators Syndicate is launching a new comic service called “RevUp” for online newspapers. The comics are embedded on the paper’s web site with an ad supplied by Creators. The paper keeps any advertising revenue off that page minus the one ad served up by Creators. The service also includes social features such as ratings, comments, [...]
Two outstanding Sherpa strips, Steve Skelton’s 2 Cows and a Chicken and Jonathan Lemon’s “Rabbits Against Magic“, will be appearing on Gocomics.com. You can also follow them on their own web sites here and here.
Rhymes with Orange creator Hilary Price has launched a new web site to showcase her comic feature. She told Dave Astor at E&P, “it will make it 10 times easier for me to make additions, post favorites, and maybe even blog a little.” On a Hilary-related-note, she’ll be at the The Cartoon Art Museum in [...]
Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith was interviewed by the Hartford Courant about the online business side of his comic strip. According to the article, the sales of Zippy memorabilia and accessories on zippythepinhead.com has grown from one third to half of his income. The article also talks about some of the products and services [...]