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Where's WOWIO?

A little more on the pending Platinum - WOWIO hookup.  Comic Book Resources reports that WOWIO initiated the negotiations at the behest of their balky investors and that Platinum will probably be paying for WOWIO in stock.  Wire stories confirm that negotiations are ongoing (not final) and that the current hope is to concludethe transaction in the third quarter (I read this not as striking a deal in the third quarter but completing the acquisition or merger in the third quarter. Striking the deal -- reaching terms -- would most likely occur very soon).

Greg Carter encourages everyone to read their WOWIO contracts closely.  I second that.  Let me be clear - I don't want to cast aspersions on the people at Platinum -- they are businessmen and while there are allegations of late payments circulating around I don't have any independent confirmation of that right now.  But having had a chance to observe Platinum for awhile now it's pretty clear that their business model is to own and license IP.  Nothing inherently wrong with that but it's different than a publishing business model.  WOWIO seems to be in the business of publishing (digital but still essentially publishing) and Platinum really is not.  If Platinum buys WOWIO my expectation is that WOWIO will shift its business model to owning and licensing IP.

On a semi-related note -- what's going on with Platinum's Comic Book Challenge for this year -- the Platinum website  says to "Come back June 27th and see Who's Next!"  So, um, it's July 1st already...

Comics!

Updates----------------------------------------------
Almost September is coming along nicely. So far I've gotten a positive feed back for it, despite it being pretty new.
I've been really busy with work and home life so the other projects have kinda slid.
Nothing new to report for Forever.
The other spinoff, Something September is also coming along alright, but I'm wary of getting into certain stories to avoid spoilers in the other stories.
Business and Pleasure is there nagging at the back of my mind. I need to work on it.

Penny Arcade Adventures

The Penny Arcade video game -- Penny Arcade Adventures Epsiode One: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness -- was released this week and I felt it was my duty to purchase said game.  Until I hear otherwise I'm going to assume this is the first videogame to be based on a webcomic (as opposed to a webcomic based on a videogame, a la Sam & Max).

I played it for a couple of hours last night and really enjoyed it.  If you like Jerry's writing and Mike's art then you'll more than likely get a huge kick out of experiencing them in this new interactive environment.  The game itself is a retro-but-updated version of those older point and click adventure games that used to dominate the PC.  And while I have no idea if the game is a good value for $20 it is chock full of content with very funny bits tucked into all kinds of objects in the environment.  The game has two modes - the 3d interactive environment part and then the 2d choose your words mode where you interact with characters (which cleverly invokes the comic origins of Penny Arcade).

I've read that the "fighting" system emulates Final Fantasy but since I've skipped the whole FF thing I wouldn't know.  The fighting is okay and for someone who isn't at all into twitch-anything like myself I liked that it wasn't incredibly difficult to master.  I also appreciated the ridiculousness of the "fighting moves" you see from various characters.

For other reviews check out metacritic and joystiqJoystiq also has an interview with Jerry Holkins.

Gigcast 141, oh so many Links…

Scott, Kev, and Myself.. Talk about Stuff. Shallow Thoughts from Christian Ellis and “Bitter” From Woodster!

Links to Stuff Mentioned:
O’Deer, PVP, Scott Kurtz Flicker, Comic Book Challenge , Platinum Studios , I was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space, Zuda, Hanibal Goes to Rome, Drunk Duck, Side B a musical Anthology, Kit White, The [...]

written storyline in need of artist

Hello, I have about a years worth of storyline written, and posted on a forum, and im looking for an artist. The story centers around three friends. During a party one night, one of them is bitten by a werewolf, which starts there lives on a path of adventure, fighting, and in some cases, death. However, its also meant to have some comedy mixed into it. There is another character, a girl who the person bitten by has a crush on that helps him cope, and learn how to use his abilitys.

CROSSOVERLORD debuts today

The CROSSOVERLORD, a team consisting of characters from five seperate webcomics,  is debuting today at its Drunk Duck site and its Webcomicsnation site.  Many guest-stars and cameos will make their appearance, besides the five main characters -- A.N.T., Dasien, "Dead Debbie" of INDEFENSIBLE POSITIONS, Lightbringer, and my character Mindmistress.

Webcomic Beacon #15 - Webcomic Podcasting

Dumok's Comics Releases Shadow Root Number 1 for download!!!

Well After a bit of hard work I put together the first issue of Shadow-Root Number 1 which is on sale NOW at Drivethrustuff.com so make sure you pick up your download today! I do have to warn you that it will be a bit on the Shocking side, but I think that this is going to be one of my better comics.

Gigcast 131 Atomic Robocast!

An interview with the creative team behing Atomic Robo Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener Drunk Duck news with BK and Spang and the usual webcomic news reviews and commntary Contact The Gigcaste-mail: gigcast@nightgig.com
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Gigcast 131 Atomic Robocast!

An interview with the creative team behing Atomic Robo Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener Drunk Duck news with BK and Spang and the usual webcomic news reviews and commntary Contact The Gigcaste-mail: gigcast@nightgig.com
or Comment Here!

 

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