Archive - Jun 23, 2003
Making webcomics is a tricky process. There are lots of articles, discussions and advisors that offer information about the theories, processes and sheer practicalities involved in taking the phrase "I'm going to make a webcomic" all the way to fully-realized, charming cartoon characters galavanting within panels and trading clever quips on the glowing computer monitors of every internet-wired home on the globe. What doesn't get noted is that quitting a webcomic is also as nuanced and involved a business as starting one. Most people stumble backwards into it without a plan.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 23, 2003 - 22:26
An interesting article that reviews the various strategies and successes (or lack thereof) of various publishers and (larger) independent webcomics. Although it doesn't delve into depth on anything it touches on, it does make an effort to match up strategies between the print-oriented publishers, such as Marvel, DC and Crossgen and the web-oriented publishers, such as Modern Tales and Keenspot.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 23, 2003 - 10:15
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 23, 2003 - 10:09
Scott McCloud wrote extensively about micropayments as an optimal solution for webcomics in Reinventing Comics and on his website. This week he announced that he has finally rolled out his first webcomic that will be offered for purchase through a micropayments system.
McCloud will be offering "The Right Number", a three part comic about "math, sex, obsession and phone numbers," through a brand new micropayment system. Each part will be priced at 25 cents.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 23, 2003 - 10:01
The History Channel takes a look at superheroes tonight in a program called Superheroes Unmasked. (9 PM ET). There's also a section of the History Channel website created to be a companion to the program. Check it out at http://www.historychannel.com/comicbook/.
Submitted by Daniel Goodbrey on June 23, 2003 - 09:42
There's a whole bunch of webcomic related events taking place at the ICA in London as part of this years inaugural Comica festival. Things kick off with the opening of the Webcomica exhibition on Wednesday, with a talk from the showâ€™s curator, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey.
Webcomica will spotlight work from a range of well know webcomic creators in an attempt to provide an insight into the many possible futures for comics on the web. Details of the exhibition can be found on the ICAâ€™s website, with more info on Merlinâ€™s talk located here.