Sunday, April 29, 2007

Chatterbox problems....

If your reading this news from the Veena webcomics page, you can look right next to this news box and you'll see a Chatterbox. Right now it doesn't look like much because it seems that Flooble, the company that manage the code, lost something to make it work...I have no idea how to fix this. I might have to install a new account, or simply to forget about the whole thing. If you think it's useful, just write me !It's kinda bad. I think we lost a lot of messages...among them all those from Michele Laframboise and her boyfriend who posted regularly, and even recently that guy who was a fan of Alphaville and saw Lemmy Caution in the look of one character in this story....

Also, you may have noticed that there is no longer a link to the Forum page. It's because I decided that it wasn't really what I needed. Initially, the forum was shared between 2 webcomics: Veena and The Eight. Since it's writer, Steve Requin, was the main moderator and not me, when he stopped updating his comic in 2005, he stopped maintaining it on a regular basis, ad ware began to post junk and I could not do much about it. These problems lead to disuse of the forum, among other things .It's too bad because it was useful to make people know about each other's webcomics...A form of cross pollination. Maybe I could try to do a similar thing with Miss Dynamite where a lot of my readers link from, or a could maybe open a Comicgenesis forum account ...

Friday, April 20, 2007

Montréal Comic Con - Sunday April 22nd

I always forget to mention those things... I talk about my trip to Toronto but never mention it when it's a convention from home...
I've been invited to the Montréal Comic Con next Sunday. Other guests will include David Finch, Serge Lapointe, Clément Sauvé and Sirkowski.

The details:

Sunday 22nd April
From 10am to 5pm
By Metro: Take the metro (subway) to the PLACE-D'ARMES station, located under the Palais, and follow the signs.
Walking: The building of the Palais takes the whole block surrounded by Viger Ave. (North), Saint-Antoine Street (South), Saint-Urbain Street (East), and Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle (West), an extension of De Bleury Street.

See you there!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Deja Voodoo !

Somewhere in the late 80's, there was a band called Deja Voodoo. I was a huge fan of their sludgeabilly swamp music. Every time they played in Montreal, I was there. They were Gerard Van Herk and Tony Dewald and played a very stripped down type of rockabilly.They dressed very simply; short hair, suits and bow ties or maybe a plastic spider instead of a tie ? At some point Van Herk decided to publish a comic book with short stories about music. When I heard about it I jumped on the opportunity. That was my first "comic book".
Here's a Youtube where you can hear them play.
They were my favorite band from my arrival in Montreal at 17 up to when they stopped playing in the very early 90s, so that little thing is my tribute to them for the fun they gave me and for publishing me.
Eventually, i'll put a scan of the cover of this comic.They have a MySpace page here.