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The Continuous Convention: WikiProject Comics

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Carl Barks, Donald Duck comics artist, signing autographs in 1994
Graphic novels on display for sale in a specialist shop.
The Tintin shop in London's Covent Garden. The Adventures of Tintin is a Featured article of WikiProject Comics.

This week, we turned our attention to WikiProject Comics. Started in December 2004 by Phthoggos, the Project aims to increase, expand, improve, and better organize articles related to comics in Wikipedia. The Project is home to more than 37,800 articles, with 22 Featured articles, 2 Featured lists, and 102 Good articles. It currently has 307 participants. The Signpost interviewed Project members Tenebrae, J Greb, and Fram.

Tenebrae is a Master Editor and has been a Wikipedian since 2005. He became involved with WikiProject Comics "When I noted that some of the greats in this field, such as Joe Maneely, George Tuska and Gary Friedrich, had no articles, I felt, as a journalist and someone in the rare position of being both old enough to know their work and long-familiar with writing for the web, that if I didn't give them their due on this often younger-skewing Project, who would? I've since created 94 comics-creator bios plus a slew of related articles". J Greb is an administrator and has been on Wikipedia since 2006, and joined the WikiProject Comics because "Initially it was a desire to add information on topics related to my hobby. More and more, it has become trying to balance a belief that at least basic information about most aspects and elements of comics, should be present with respect for and use of, community derived policies and guidelines on content." Fram has been a Wikipedian since 2005 and is also an administrator: "I'm a Belgian editor, interested in (mainly European) comics, and I wanted a place to get feedback on what I was doing, and to discuss some standards, naming conventions, [etc.]".

Your Project has over 37,800 articles associated with it. How does the Project keep all these up to standard, and what are its biggest challenges?

WikiProject Comics has 22 FA-class articles, 2 FLs, and 102 GA-class articles. How did your Project achieve this and how can other Projects work toward this?

Does WP:COMIC collaborate with other WikiProjects?

What are the most pressing needs for WikiProject Comics? How can a new contributor help today?

Anything else to add?

We'll be playing "Stars and Stripes Forever" next Monday. You'll be able to see the fireworks from the archive.

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WTF does "The Stars and Stripes Forever" have to do with The Signpost? Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 00:56, 28 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]

For the past year and a half, every WikiProject Report has ended with a teaser alluding to the next project to be featured. Check out our previous reports in the archive for past examples. -Mabeenot (talk) 01:34, 28 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Weird never noticed that. Anwyay, ignore me then. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 03:31, 28 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]


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