Talk:NetBoy

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Hello everyuser in Wonderful-Wikiland. I'm satisfied with the NetBoy wiki start. I'll keep expanding a little bit at a time as my research into print articles continue. I'm looking forward to enjoying the process of wiki.

looking for content contributors[edit]

Content contributors for NetBoy are wanted. There are two factually accurate and verifiable news articles currently not expanded from and referenced to on this page. First is People Magazine from March 13th 1995 Vol 43 No 10 Byting the Hand. Second is The Milwaukee Journal / via the New York Times - Jan 17, 1995 Internet shows a sense of humor. This represent Webcomics historical facts and may be deemed important as NetBoy is still updated to this day. Shuywiki (talk) 04:45, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

I have just wrapped the two news articles inside {{cite news}} and {{cite journal}} templates. I also replaced the {{Article issues}} with a simple expand template. There is also page 209 of the 2010 book Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives that refers to Netboy as one of "the first true webcomics",[1] but I am reluctant to add that to the article page because it gives a date of 1993 from Campbell's 2006 book, which I think is a mistake (other sources point to May 1994).
-84user (talk) 03:13, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
A Google Scholar search for "Stafford Huylers" returns two papers, one in Portuguese and one in Norwegian. Each cites Campbell and a 1993 launch date, the Norwegian specifying 1 July 1993 for Netboy and September 1993 for David Farley's Doctor Fun. Without sight of Campbell's actual words (and preferably his actual sources) it is difficult to decide how reliable these dates are. For good measure this Google archiver search returns direct mentions in a list of pay-per-view newspaper archives starting from Aug 14, 1994 to Oct 18, 1994. -84user (talk) 03:51, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
    • ^ Thorne, Amy (2010). "25 Webcomics and Libraries". In Robert G. Weiner. Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives: Essays on Readers, Research, History and Cataloging. Elizabeth (FRW) Figa and Derek Parker Royal (forewords); Stephen Weiner (afterword) (illustrated ed.). McFarland. p. 209. ISBN 9780786443024. "Once the Web came into being, so did the first true webcomics."