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Be Inspired -- From the Comic Con Floor
Saturday, October 15th, 2011 – NY, Jack Webb Reporting -- Be inspired and keep at your art. Two interviews with indie (& self publishing) artists.




Drooling Monsters -- From the Comic Con Floor
Thursday, October 13th, 2011 – NY, Jack Webb Reporting -- We are here, come say hi and pick up a bag or button. I would like to thank NugoLabs for a distribution place for our Cofounders to hang while I wander around.

I am prowling and interviewing and will be posting photos and videos up on the site of our adventures over the next week.

We are also trying to get one of our cofounders in front of the camera to do a few interviews, we'll see if that happens.

We appreciate all the people our staff has had a chance to talk to on Thursday and look forward to building more valued relationships with groups, artists, and audience.
drooling monsters from nugolabs.com
Above: Not attendees leaving the anime theater after viewing a sneak clip of Pokemon 3D What Really Happened to Brock During the Lost Years (spoiler, cartoon celebrity rehab). Plush Drooling Aliens -- what says love more than something that has built in drool. You can find this collection of cute critters at booth 983 where we are hanging out.

Game On
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 – NY, the spacebikini game engine is done with alpha and entering beta stage. This means by November the aracade will be open. We are starting with Trouble With Trash as our first game. Part arcade part puzzle solver this game will have you playing for hours.

We are beginning to talk with artists to help convert their concepts into game play. We look forward to our launch of the arcade section and the rolling in of new games based upon the daily strips.

Social Networking Meets Webcomics Meets e-Webcomic Shop
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 – NY, We have completed the visual layers and back-end links in order for social funding to take place. While we roll through Beta 1 we will link in some of these features leading up to the launch of Beta 2.

We are also preparing the launch of our e-webcomic shop. The store front will offer compilations and unique offers from our content providers. In the virtual stockroom content providers will have the tools to create their community and exclusive content into books for e-readers.



Tools for Understanding If You Are Funny
Thursday, August 11th, 2011 – NY, we have included a new section for artists called, My Fame. In Beta 1 this section will help artists see the traffic to their episodes.

Artists understanding the consumption of their art is important for focusing in on what works with their building audience. This tool is one of many that will give artists a better understanding of what drives their fan base. This will also help during Beta 2 with micro social funding opportunity is planned to be added. Keeping an audience coming back, citation, and engaged will help with social funding opportunities.



Direct Link for Artists Hosted Webcomics
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 – NY, we have added a direct link feature. This will allow artists to share their episodes through an distributed URL.

Please check out the Site Features section for more details. For audience members and artists this is a great one click solution for consuming and distributing content. For example, to view all the episodes created by SER, use the following URL:
http://spacebikini.com/member/ser



Angel Funding -- $300 for Editors's Choice
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 – NY, Spacebikini has posted the first round of funding. Please check out the Funding section for details.

The Best of 30 will select from the next episodes added to our website. We are planning other mini-funding sessions as we move through Beta 1 and towards social funding.



Beta Site 1
Monday, August 8th, 2011 – NY, Spacebikini is a comic strip collective, offering a space for indie comic strip artists at all levels to share their work with the world.

We are launching our Beta 1 site, the first of three stages. Out Beta 2 site will include a social funding option. Artists can be rewarded beyond clicks on their strips – potentially they can be funded by viewers with direct social funding.

During the Beta 1 stage we are focusing on building content, audience, and relationships. Through outreach we are driving viewers to the site as well as getting in content. Our system is stable and we are collecting the vital data needed to successfully enter into our Beta 2 stage, which is tentatively targeted for this Fall.

The collective is located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. We formed our base here knowing that the social media has no borders, yet drawing upon the art community resources and audiences that New York provides is a benefit.

We have an open call for submissions. Please visit the website to sign-up and upload. And if you are an interested viewer, please stop by and enjoy some art and share your experiences with the artists.

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