||[Jul. 7th, 2009|02:17 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
Well, fuck. I just pulled links for all the articles I wrote for Comixpedia (which is now called ComixTalk), as they'd changed a couple times over the years with site software management relaunches & I didn't have a current list.
I wrote 31 articles in the three+ years I was there.
The first published in February 2003, the month the site premiered, and the last in April of 2006, around when the founder took back the mantle of editorship and axed the magazine format. (He brought it back, kinda, a while after.)
Given that each article required upwards of 5-20 hours research (reading webcomic archives for reviews; doing research both online and in print books for features) AND given that by the end of my run, I was editing the Features, Reviews, AND Columns sections (which meant coming up with themes, finding writers, cajoling them into writing, editing their work, and then posting articles, each with a certain amount of formatting/HTML work), that's pretty impressive.
Not long after that, I fell into the worst depression of my life. I can't remember the last time I wrote a complete article. Might have to go back to that last one in 2006.
I wonder if the events are related.