Archive - Jan 17, 2005
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 17, 2005 - 16:48
Week 2 of Comixpedia's January issue has a review of Diesel Sweeties, John Barber's interview with Justine Shaw, Eric Burns' latest Feeding Snarky column plus a guide to
pimping uh, promoting your webcomic.
And now on to the news and views for Monday...
For the last installment of Form is Function: Postscripts, John Barber is back with the conclusion of his conversation with Justine Shaw, creator of the acclaimedâ€”and wonderfulâ€”Nowhere Girl.
In many ways a webcomic is a lot like a baby. You cradle it. You nurture it. It's a part of you, and you're a part of it. You can't starve it, and you can't spoil it.
In even more ways a webcomic is a lot like a hooker. You're your own webcomic's pimp. A webcomic by itself, with all its sexiness, isn't always enough on its own to attract patrons. It needs someone like you to do some big pimpin' and work it up and down from dusk 'till dawn. Here are some tried and true methods I’ve used when promoting my own webcomic.
Feeding Snarky on The Funny.
This is "the Funny issue" of Comixpedia, and that's a good excuse to talk about a question that gets asked of me a lot, these days. "Gosh, Eric," the questioner asks -- said questioner apparently having just bussed in from a Hollywood version of 1952 -- "what makes a funny comic strip... you know... funny?"