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Archive for 2006

New Years Gigcast #70 – The Cold Virus Addition

Posted by jtpokie on December 28th, 2006

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Happy New Year Gigcast #70. Interview with Webcartoonist’s Choice Awards man Mark Mekkes, and the music of Jonathan Coulton, Friction Bailey and Mario Ajero.

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Most everything is Quiet but here is what we found.

Nightgig News:

  • KC Green is taking January off.
  • Survey contest ends Jan 1 at midnight. Winners will get signed Alpha-Shade books 1 & 2.
  • JT Gets an iPod (I got Futurama season 4).
  • We ramble on about Megacon
  • We wanted to say Hi to MrColinP who does X-Heroes and KrisX of Pocket Kitten. Thanks for the links back to Nightgig.
  • Does DrunkDuck have Pop-ups?
  • Check out Cory’s Great Deskjob War.

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More notes later… must sleep… so tired…

JT

Christmas Gigcast 2006! #69

Posted by jtpokie on December 20th, 2006

All Fixed! Listen anyway you want to!
JT

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Christmas Gigcast 2006! Interview with Groovi of O’ ‘Deer! The music of Jonathan Coulton, Nick Nitro and JT Shea!

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NEWS/Contest info and links

Dribble 4 kids Contest on Myspace.com/nightgig
Crimson Dark Calendar
Gigcast Listener Survey ( win Alpha Shade Chapters 1 and 2 SIGNED)

Broken frontiers bought by Platinum Studios
Hero by Night (agian) DJ Coffman
Metrophore
ComicDish partners with MAX
WickedPowered, Wicked Lasers, and Chris Crosby of Keenspot
Lea Hernandez and Girl-Wonder.org
Devils Panties Playing Cards!
WCCA Gearing up Mark Mekkas Next week!
Steve Troop in 24 Hour Comic Print edition!

Interview Links

O’ ‘Deer by Groovi

O’Deer on MySpace

O’ ‘deer: Vol. 1, The Great Arctic Blast

HotInks.com

Merry Christmas from Steve Troop and Melonpool!

Lucky The Reindeer and The Island of the Misfit Geeks

Posted by jtpokie on December 18th, 2006

Hey!
If you are a bit of a geek or just a Gamer, you’ll enjoy this Parody of Rudolf !

And I’m in it!

Check it out from out friends at Friends in Tech

Download Lucky Here!

Merry Christmas!

JT

ps. This weeks Gigcast has Reindeer, Contests and Tons of Christmas Merriment! Stand by for a Ho Ho Whole lot of fun! (did i just actually write that.. ugh)

JT

Definitely Posted, Gigcast #68

Posted by jtpokie on December 14th, 2006


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def·i·nite·ly /?d?f?n?tli/
–adverb
1. in a definite manner; unambiguously.
2. unequivocally; positively.
–interjection
3. (used to express complete agreement or strong affirmation): Are you starting your diet tomorrow? Definitely!

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Definitely. Tomorrow, Definitely.

Posted by jtpokie on December 14th, 2006

New Gigcast Tomorrow, mid afternoon. Definitely.

JT

Things Found on Comicspace

Posted by admin on December 11th, 2006

Broken Voice Comics

I clicked on Broken Voices links back to their page and left it open as a reminder to read some later on. I can tell you now that I am so hooked on at least one of the comics hosted at BVC, Immortality. They describe it as “Immortality Classic SciFi featuring the richest man in the universe and his faithful android”. I instantly found it cool, Like the first time I saw the Flash Gordon  movie back in the 80′s.  It’s the story of Issac  Emphemer and in classic sci-fi style he’s  a  BASTARD.  just a few pages in and he’s atacking a planet and demanding things! One of the things I like is the narrative is given by the android who almost tells his master what he thinks of him but doesn’t have the programing for it.
I’m such a geek I know.

As you may know I’m an art whore. I judge comic books by the cover. Immortality is good, really good. It has the feel of a 70′s sci-fi comic. I find that the lines are sharper then you would expect out of an old sci-fi book. It gives it a new feel with a classic look. I love the big chunky space suits and the plain rocket shaped ships.

Check it out and say hello to Brokenvoice on comicspace.

Sunday and Thinking.

Posted by admin on December 10th, 2006

It’s been a busy week so I thought I would fill you all in on it.

We’ve had site problems. It’s not necessarily the host issue it’s not necessarily our issue but together it’s a pain in the ass. I’m sure your all familiar with how we all need to watch bandwidth like a hawk before bandwidth eats us. We’re careful not to go over our bandwidth. We also keep an eye on file and folder sizes. We’re not just a comic community we’re a host. We don’t have a unlimited supply, but we’re good there as well. Our problem is that we’re using to much of the servers CPU.

So we’re pulling back some of the things that we had previously put into place. We’ll have to stop giving out wordpress to everyone and instead look at the multi blog version of word press. I’m also a little worried that a extra bit of code that the host now has us adding to our comic automation (QUACT) may be the problem. If that’s the case then we may have to look to more drastic measures and even ditch quact if we have to.

The other thing we’re doing is turning off any comment system that may be getting spammed to death. Again QUACT is a big victim here. Because there isn’t anyway to notify you of someone commenting on a past comic, there isn’t really a way to keep people from filling it up with spam links for google to look at.

We run things around here like a non-profit. If we need it we put it on next years budget and hope we can get it then.

Ok enough whining.

I want to talk about a few cool things.

Our traffic has gone up. Thank you if your a new visitor. I blame comicspace for some of it. Looking at referal traffic though it’s been from a little here and a little there. We’ver been acting more social and I guess you like us. I’m looking forward to seeing what Comicspaces hosting features will look like. Maybe with luck Comicspace will succeed in bringing comic fans and artists to other comic fans and artists. It’s one thing to know that there are tons of webcomics out there. It’s another to see a list.

In related cool news. Abacus comics friended us on Comicspace and I rushed over to see just what they are. Turns out that they are a new comic book publisher about to open their doors. They are also letting you read a comic called “Lullaby” online and for free. It’s drawn by Hector Sevilla and Mike S. Miller and Ben Avery. It’s well worth checking out. The guys over at Abacus have crazy good skills.

I’ll cut it short there but I should have more to say soon.

What? Gigcast #67 Late? Blame it on ComicSpace.com

Posted by jtpokie on December 7th, 2006

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Sorry or the delay, But I’ve been busy making Friends on Comicspace.com, It’s MySpace for Webcomic people… and has the potential to be big.

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Help The Gigcast and Nightgig Help you on ComicSpace.com!

Posted by jtpokie on December 6th, 2006

There is a new space on the web just for Webcomic People.. it’s a MySpace for Webcomicers… its.. COMICSPACE!

Join Up and make NightGig/The Gigcast your friend by adding http://www.comicspace.com/nightgig to your friends list!

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JT