ACT-I-VATE, the LiveJournal based webcomics co-op has gotten much press and attention, and just released a "Fall Line-Up" graphic that shows why it’s become a mini-sensation. They are also looking for a Web guru, as Dan Goldman posts on his LJ
Are any of you out there geniuses in WordPress/etc that would like to BE PART OF ACT-I-VATE? We need a dedicated web-genius to collaboratively design the upcoming www.act-i-vate.com and then maintain the mothership for us as an integral part of the family, keeping our ship in the air no matter how heavy the storm. And NO, this LJ isn’t going away; it will be part of ACT-I-VATE forever as you are all are lifeblood… but LJ confuses alot of people who would otherwise enjoy our work as we step it up to a new plateau for 2007.
I am web/HTML/WP-literate (as are a handful of the others) but I want to make our web-based home something really new (a supergraphic daily online comix anthology) and I’d love for us to work with someone far smarter than any of us. We’ve got ideas and sketches already but our monkey hands can’t handle the tools. You being in the NY area is naturally a plus so we can bond, be friends and work together on this stuff. Remember, this machine runs on love so we start this quest with you guys who already love us.
We are at a crucial point in the evolution of the medium and you will have an integral part in forging its future here; we ain’t just fucking around. Sound off in the comments field with links to your samples or email us directly; we are waiting for you.
In a more disturbing ACT-I-VATE story, Dean Haspiel relates how he discovered that Photobucket was censoring his comic, IMMORTAL:
My free image hosting carrier, Photobucket, started censoring some of my images from my weekly web-comic, IMMORTAL [at [info]act_i_vate]. Current episodes show nudity and what I would consider to be artistic ‘love making’ sans pornography. Discovering deleted images from my posts surprised me and I was forced to host them elsewhere [thx to [info]4_eyez for helping me out at the 11th hour]. I searched the terms of service and I guess some of my work would be considered ‘obscene?’
The idea that someone at Photobucket is actually sitting around checking the gajillions of images that get posted to make sure that a lyrical image of naked women don’t go out is creepy, to put it mildly.