Archive - Jun 16, 2007 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 16, 2007 - 16:52
The Indy Webcomics Group is a collective of creators based in and around Indianapolis, Indiana. It looks to be more of a meet-up (like the Washington Webtoonists) than a collective. A couple of months old, the group formed after the local newspaper, the Indianapolis Star ran a story on a number of locally-based webcomics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 16, 2007 - 12:13
Gamers Pair of Dice is a collective about gaming - videogames and other forms like role-playing games. It's the only collective (that I'm aware of) devoted to what is still probably webcomics' most popular genre of stories. In that sense it's very smart. It's also got a slick website and a good mix of webcomics on its roster. So that's even smarter.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 16, 2007 - 12:03
Collective Comics features two current webcomics with announcements of more to come. The current comics include Rose City and Putt Hutt. Both seemed aimed squarely at the "guys being dudes, getting into trouble" genre.
Rose City is by Michael 'Big Sky' Schuyler and Pogues Malone - it started in 2006 and the art has improved considerably since it began. Story-wise it's episodic misadventures of twenty-something guys into comics and other guy stuff. Putt Hutt is by Danny O'Connell and it's art isn't that different from Rose City but it is in color (although unfortunately it does seem to go in for copy and paste quite a bit). It is, not surprisingly, about guys working at a miniature golf course.