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Joe: April 14, 2003:


pulling a "con" job...

So, Anime Boston is next weekend, and I'll be running a panel titled "So you want to run a web comic", and it looks like I may have some help from one or two of the guys over at Bizarre Uprising may be helping me out. To make things clear, the panel will be an informal Q&A session about creating, hosting and upkeeping a sequential art site on the web. Although the title suggests that it is geared towards newbies, seasoned web-comikers are encouraged to attend too, since they can contribute differeing viewpoints and stories from experience. As it stands, the panel will be on Saturday at 1PM in Panel room 4, so stop on by. It'll be fun... as long as people show up...

Well, besides the panel, I really don't know what to expect from this con. It's the con's first year, and it seems relatively unknown, so it probably won't be very packed... but according to the con Web Page the hotel that they're in has been sold out of rooms. It should be interesting either way though. For those of you who might have an interest in finding me, I'll be carrying this around... at least until I get tired of it.

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Currently updated weekly every Monday.

April 14, 2003

  • Issue 2 Page 13 is up
  • Joe will be running the "So You Want to Run a Web-comic" forum at Anime Boston this upcomig weekend. The Panel will be at 1PM on Saturday in Panel Room 4.

April 7, 2003

  • Issue 2 Page 12 is up

April 1, 2003

  • Issue 2 Page 11 is up
  • the Spaceballs gag page can be reached from the archive page
  • a section for works from fans has been setup in the archive page

April 1, 2003

  • New Page is up
  • Everyone who ordered our limited edition signed Eidolic Fringe Flamethrowers, the pre-orders have shipped.
  • We're also starting to take pre-orders on EF action figures. Series 1 will consist of Tia, Arhn and Pez.

March 24, 2003

  • Issue 2 Page 10 is up

March 17, 2003

  • Issue 2 Page 9 is up

March 10, 2003

  • Issue 2 Page 8 is up

March 3, 2003

  • Issue 2 page 7 is up
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Laura: April 7, 2003:


Hello, it's me. I'm not dead yet. It's been a hefty chunk of time since my last rant, but as stated previously, as if anyone could remember what I wrote some three weeks ago, I've been in a bit of rut lately. I just feel like a slug. I basically don't want to be bothered with stuff lately. That's not to say, I don't want to do the comic or anything. I'm just feeling rather anti-social lately. Also, I just don't always have something to write about, so I probably won't rant as frequently as Joe. Incidentally, I don't like calling it a rant. That word has a negative connotation. It sounds like whining. I hate whining.

Enough of that. So anyway,I think I'm starting to pull out of my rut. I'm starting to feel a little more productive lately, though I'm not totally cured of it (this comic is late isn't it?). Spring is here, and it's starting to finally warm up where I live, and lot's of stuff is starting to come up. Anime Boston's coming up in a couple weeks, and even though I won't be going, I'll be curious to see how Joe's panel fares. I'm already starting to look forward to Wizard's World, though this year it looks like we'll only be attending one day, and plans are already in motion for Otakon.

Also, I was very pleased that Spirited Away won the Oscar (as it should have) as it enabled me, and I bet of lot of you guys, to finally see it. I don't really gush about stuff, but it was a refreshing movie, clean and enjoyable, and devoid of well...schlock. It was aggravating that it was considered an "arthouse" movie, but as thrilled as I am to finally see an anime in the theaters, my opinion is that the general American public are not mentally equipped to appreciate this film and many of it's kin for what they are. Case in point, I was on Amazon.com recently to look up the release date for the Spirited Away DVD and I saw amongst the many glowing perfects reviews, a one star commentary titled "This is an Outrage!" The person went on to exclaim, "Who do these Japanese think they are?" and told of how their 8-year old child was frightened by scenes in the movie (you can probably guess which ones if you've seen it). I dunno. All I can say is, that I think American children should be able to take it. Toughen up kiddies. Sentiments like this have basically bullied American media aimed at children into dumbing down their creations to avoid enraged parents empowered by the power of whining in this day and age. As a result, do you think an American studio will ever churn out a gem like "Spirited Away"? Probably not in my lifetime.

Ok, I'm blathering. Oh well. At least I'm writing again. Now, will anyone actually scroll down to read this far? Will anyone even know I wrote something?Hmm....

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