Archive - May 26, 2004
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 26, 2004 - 13:12
A good post from hard on "The Myth of 'Sex Sells'":
I'm really tired of hearing this -- so many people believe it that it MUST BE TRUE, and applicable to as many situations as possible. I'm going to write a big ass rant on this, to challenge the idea that "sex really sells". Granted, sex is enough to get people's attention, but does it keep it? Does it make you want to buy stuff that's completely unrelated to sex? And what does sex exactly sell anyways?
Furthermore, how does it apply to webcomics and their audience? I mean, doesn't "sex sells" imply that webcomics have something to sell? Does this phrase have any meaning when a) most webcomics are free anyways b) people only generally surf on the web places that interest them anyways -- they wouldn't go into a sex comic site if they weren't already interested in one in the first place. I think people who use this phrase and apply it to webcomics are incredibly naive, and lack an understanding of the phrase and/or how webcomics get readers.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 26, 2004 - 13:01
This site tries to give you some insight into how your sleep cycles affect your productivity. Figure out if you're more productive at work or when you're cartooning!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 26, 2004 - 11:55
Be sure to check out Last Kiss! which in addition to being a pretty funny webcomic is also an inventive reuse of copyrighted material in a completely legal manner. It's legal because the creator John Lustig bought the copyright to these Charlton comic books at auction.
In late 1987, Charlton Comics was selling off the rights to all its comic books. By then, most of the "good stuff" had already been sold. What was left were series and genres (war, romance, western and horror) that had little appeal to modern American comic book fans, most of whom were only interested in superhero comics. Despite that, I had a vague idea that it might be possible to do something with the Charlton material.
For $400 I bought all rights to First Kiss - a 40-issue romance series published from 1957 to 1965. I took a gamble and bought the series sight unseen. It was the series with the most issues for the least amount of money. And I pretty much got what I paid for - schlock!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 26, 2004 - 11:40
R Stevens redid the Diesel Sweeties homepage. Me likes it!
Submitted by Adrian on May 26, 2004 - 10:51
CYS follows the late night adventures of six year old Katie and her second generation imaginary friend, Ship the sheep, handed down by her mother. Ramos started the webcomic last June.