Friday, December 24, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
You've heard me talk about EL GORGO before, right? Right. Well, get thee over to the El Gorgo site and read the 100% free Christmas Special: "El Gorgo at the End of the World"! Then go thank Mike McGee and Tamas Jakab for bringing such joy into the world.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Courtesy of Nate Bellegarde and Chris Sims comes the double-sized holiday extravaganza that never was...KRAMPUS ON INFINITE EARTHS! God bless 'em, every one.
And speaking of Krampi (Krampuses? Krampoi?), have you checked out "Krampusnacht", my FREE HOLIDAY SHORT STORY yet? You really should. There's only eight days left to get it-THEN IT'S GONE FOREVER!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
...on Monday's post, here's something related, yet possibly only tangentially: Kurt Busiek on 'Breaking In Without Rules'. You know, for those of you interested in that sort of thing.
Speaking of interesting things, did you know that I'm a writer? Well, did you know that as a writer, I occasionally offer free stuff to my readers? Like, say, a free 5,000 word Christmas story involving this cheery fellow? I'm offering it FOR FREE to anyone who contacts me between now and midnight on December 25th. Post a comment here or there, get in touch with me via e-mail, whatever. Free story, yours for the asking.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
...Should Comic Book Companies Bring Fanfic Writers Into The Fold? Courtesy of Comics Alliance, natch. As you might guess, I have an opinion on this topic. As a dabbler in fanfic myself, you might think I'd be all for something like this. You'd be wrong, mind you.
There sometimes comes a point where an enjoyable activity teeters over the line into work, and such an occurrence as described above is that point, in my opinion. Right now, fanfiction is a hobby, but if it should ever become tied to the apron strings of the legal rights holders, it will become work, and, what's worse, likely unpaid work.
And I don't know about you, but since I makes my livings off my thinky-thoughts, them bad boys ain't free unless it's on my terms. Too, I'm in no great shakes to be a comic-book writer. I wouldn't turn down the (paid) opportunity, mind, but it's not my Emerald City, if you get me.
Still, I don't speak for everyone, or even anyone save myself. What's your thoughts?
Friday, December 3, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Orc Stain creator James Stokoe has released 100 PAGES of free content on his site, if that's the sort of thing that interests you. Visit here for more information. For what it's worth, it's an interesting read, in my opinion, even if it is only a prologue(!) to a larger unfinished work.