The Internet Cartoons
Forum was the first web site produced by Oakley Home Pictures,
and it remains a popular site on the Web today. Originally a members/subscription
site, it is now open to all and is advertiser supported. Launched
in August 1996, the "ICF" was a daily updated news,
links and discussion forum for the emerging experimental cartoonists
who were self-publishing their work on the World Wide Web. Peter
Oakley designed and built the forum following a six-year contract at America Online
as host of their Cartooning special interest group. For the new Internet
Cartoons Forum, Peter contracted with other cartoonists
to provide original cartoon features, and enlisted writers to
produce short news stories and site reviews. New content was delivered
to members via an email newsletter titled The Weekly Chooker.
As online host for the forum, Peter entertained visitors in lively
conversation and special guest interviews at "The Cartoon
Bar", a Palace graphical chat site.
Though no longer regularly updated, the Internet
Cartoons Forum still entertains several thousand visitors
each month. Enjoy these online cartoon features, produced by Oakley
Home Pictures. Cartoons by Kevin Brockschmidt, Daryl Cagle, Daniel
Ethridge, George Jartos, Al Kratzer, and Peter Oakley.