I ran into this a while ago, when I was searching for webcomics and webcomic social areas online. I must admit, at the time I did not give it the attention it deserved.
The Webcomic List is an index of webcomics, but its more than that. It automatically scrapes the web for updates on all the comics people have added to the index. And, the best part…which I really didn’t know until I returned to it just recently…if you create an account and mark some favorites it will recommend more comics for you. See:
This is especially important if, like me, you find yourself kickin around the interweb looking for something new to gawk at.
But lets not fool ourselves by thinking that the Webcomic list is the only such engine out there.
Belfry webcomics index isn’t just a list and recommendation machine, it is also a forum and has an area where members can share reviews of comics.
Komix! also indexes webcomics and provides a way for users to bookmark their place in each comic they are reading.
Comic Rocket also offers bookmarking by importing the entire site of a webcomic within a frame that keeps track of the last page read and any pages the reader has saved.
And let us not forget webcomic hosting sites like smackjeeves, where webcomickers without sites of their own, or perhaps to tap into the community, can post. Webcomic hosting platforms often come with a rating mechanism, track most popular comics, and include forums for discussion. I mention only one here; be aware, there are many. So go forth and read comics.
You may have begun to wonder what was happening to good old Marcus Trapp. The idea has not vanished. In fact, it may end up being my magnum opus. One of the things on my list of to dos for Marcus Trapp was some site artwork. How do you like it? It’s kind of hard to draw a character who will look completely different every time he is re-incarnated. I should give him a birthmark and incorporate that into some site artwork too. I mean, a comic ‘s got to have a logo.
I was talking with a wonderful and wise friend who’s first thought on seeing my newly printed stack of Levi Levi and the Monster Girls’ School zine was that I should have a table at a comic-con or some such. And I thought, ‘if I were to have a table I would probably need to print up the first chapters of No Evil and Unlikely Bedfellows as well as have some flyers and whatnots so people could remember who I was.’
Well, I haven’t booked a table and I haven’t made any more printing orders, but I have ordered Levi Levi stickers, LeEMS business cards, and made some mini-flyers:
Are you excited? Edited for printing pages of the Wyvern School for Girls 1978 Year book and Levi Levi (1) the Long Assignment are at the printers. Levi Levi took a lot more work than I thought, and I have now permanently memorized the fonts: Showcard Gothic, Pupcat, and Free Script.
I should be writing font selection down whenever I create a cover or look for a comic but I always forget.
Anyway! once I get the volumes in the mail (Aug 19, if I didn’t mess up editing the pages), they will be available for purchase in my Etsy store (it’s so terribly empty right now; I’ll link the store on the main navigation once I stock it).
Remember how I said I’d been watching a lot of superhero movies? Of, course you do, it was just a couple days ago! So, of course, I’ve been drawing super heroes. And I’ve been drawing my own characters as super heroes. Here are some.
I imagined that if Levi Levi were a super hero he would be kind of like Captain America. If Clement and Rosalie Skitt were super heroes, they would be from an alternate time line where, instead of creating a time machine, they figured out a way to augment their own bodies with super powers. Crazy science kids, you gotta love ‘em.
More to come…
Richard of DoomedMoviethon and I have been watching a lot of DC animated movies. Not so much Marvel – I think they’re better at live action (though maybe we haven’t found the right one). These activities reawakened in me the desire for an illustrated character manual…lo and behold my purchase.
Sigh. I suppose I didn’t expect competing comic companies to release an exhaustive compendium together, and I am still missing the cadre of Image characters, but this will have to do. (…actually it does really well and I’m crazy excited and won’t let these books wander far from the coffee table).
I promise, Levi Levi and the Time Machine will be back to posting every Thursday very very soon. I am almost doing only normal things everyday at home instead of unpacking, hanging pictures, and tripping over the tool box. In the meantime, I give you some cover art.