Archive - Apr 30, 2008 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2008 - 09:56
Tom Spurgeon interviews Travis Corcoran of Heavy Ink. I'm not super-familiar with HeavyInk.com but on first glance it's kind of a cross between an online comics store and a comics fan social network.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2008 - 09:46
Tom Spurgeon has an interview with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Charles Brownstein about his group's recent string of successes. The most recent CBLDF news is the successful outcome in the long-running Gordon Lee case.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 30, 2008 - 09:33
Kevin Kelly posts a follow-up to his 1000 True Fans essay called "The Case Against 1000 True Fans" with some links to previous writings from other artists and a bit of data Kelly has collected since he wrote his first essay. All of this is very familar to webcomic artists - it's all about trying to understand how an artist can make a living from their work and whether these Internet-enabled times are the best of.. or the worst of times for the artist.
A related story from TechDirt explores whether the era of the amateur blogger is over -- as blogging has grown many of the most popular bloggers have "quit their day jobs" not unlike the growth curve we've seen with webcomics over the last 5-10 years.
UPDATE: also related is a post from Rivkah on the decision to quit (or not!) the day job and do comics full-time.