Shifter Archive showcase: Steven Wintle

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Contributor: Steven Wintle

Often sited as THE creator of Jenny Everywhere, Steven Wintle insists Jenny was a group effort from the Barbelith Underground forums; in the pursuit of a true open-source character.

Steven made his first posts and suggestions on August 13, 2001 for “The Shifter”. A character that would ultimately become the Jenny Everywhere we know today. (More on The Shifter Archive)

He also provided the first two images of The Shifter, and had later released them as public domain.

In Steven’s early description of The Shifter, he is quotes as saying:

She has short, dark hair. She usually wears aviation goggles on top of her head and a scarf around her neck. Otherwise, she dresses in comfortable clothes. She is average size and has a good body image. She has loads of confidence and charisma. She appears to be Asian or Native American. She has a ready smile.

Around the time (or before) other people from the forums started making their own Jenny Everywhere comics (though the precise timeline is unknown), Steven posted an unfinished, six page comic with the title “Cars”. (Which can be read on The Shifter Archive).

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Steven Wintle, and a few other of the early comic creators of Jenny Everywhere, appeared on the 20th episode of The Webcomic Beacon back in 2008. There was much discussed and is a very good listen.

Another comic Steven made is one he made for Jenny’s 10th birthday. It is entitled “Tribute”. (You can read it on Steven’s blog)

Steven’s Webite: http://iwasben.com/

The Shifter Archive Profile Page:
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/steven-wintle/

The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

July 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Shifter Archive showcase: Steven Wintle

Jenny Everywhere Day 2013

From Benj Chrsitensen, whom runs the Jenny Everywhere Day website:

Well it’s August and that means it’s time to get serious about this year’s Jenny Everywhere Day event!

The event is August 13th which is a Monday. This will be the forth year of the event. In 2009 we had 9 submissions, 2010 saw 14 submissions, and 2011 had 19 submissions. If early feedback is
any indication we’re on track for another great year.

As with years past a submission is appreciated, but the real purpose of the event is to spread the word about Jenny Everywhere and try to inspire people that may not have heard of her. So please, tell your creative-type friends about the character and the event. Direct them to http://www.jennyeverywhereday.com as well as http://theshifterarchive.com

As always I appreciate any efforts you can put forth and I completely understand if you’re busy with other pursuits.

While a submission is greatly appreciated, the real purpose of the event is to spread the word about Jenny Everywhere and try to inspire people that may not have heard of her to take a look. So please, tell your creative friends about the character and the event. Tell any media outlets you feel would be willing to cover this story.

July 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Jenny Everywhere Day 2013

99% updated! … again…

I should also say that The Shifter Archive is again 99% updated. But really, I think with all of the content on this site, I think It was ALWAYS be at 99% up to date. Maybe technically down to 98% when Jenny Everywhere Day posts stuff.

What I have in the catalog are a few questionable items (if they are Jenny and/or if I’m allowed to post them or not) and some that I was told not to post. There are also some things that are “references” or “mentions” (mostly in text form, or articles). I typically don’t post those because of tediousness, and it’s not entirely interesting, or productive, to simply post anything and everything. I’m mainly looking at art, comics, and written stories.

There’s also, a large assortment of written stories. Since I never really had a great way to post those, I tended to keep pushing them back. I’m hoping I can get those posted in some form this summer. A lot of “Ficly” stories are out there, so I might need to change that to landing page, or just keep adding that to the “Writings” section.

Anyways, in addition to The Shifter Archive website, there are a few Tumblrs you could keep track of new Jenny appearances:

Jenny Everywhere Day
Run by Benj Christensen. With Jenny Everywhere Day coming up for August 13, 2013, now is the chance to submit some Jenny art or comics; as well as watching the blog this August for people’s submissions.

Ask Jenny Everywhere
An “Ask Blog” featuring Zack Holmes’s version of Jenny Everything (the crazy eccentric one). Some sketches here and there, too. Go ahead! Ask Jenny A question!

The Shifter Archive Tumblr
I will likely be posting things on here as well as The Shifter Archive home page. But these posts are essentially re-posts of what is already archived. The posts will showcase contributors and sources, all set up as articles with links and images.

July 13, 2013 | Comments Off on 99% updated! … again…