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No strip image because this isnâ€™t really about OOTS. And a project that should have taken three days got wrapped up with another one and has taken over a month.
Submitted by Morgan Wick on October 28, 2009 - 00:39
For better or worse, in the absence of any sort of paywall on the actual content and enough readers to justify a thriving ad market, most webcomics are reliant on merchandise to make money, usually T-shirts and reprint books. I may complain about the effect this has on which webcomics can be financially successful, but unless micropayments miraculously start working or webcomics can gain significant traction on a subscription model, thatâ€™s the way it is.
Submitted by Morgan Wick on October 16, 2009 - 18:26
Submitted by Morgan Wick on September 25, 2009 - 21:26
I haven’t done a webcomic review this week and if you haven’t been following me on Twitter you missed my Random Internet Discovery of the Week. So consider this a makeup for both.
I don’t read Scott McCloud’s blog regularly, and right now I’m still leaning towards not starting. But a common topic there (and at Comixtalk) involves developments related to the potential of the basic, core idea of webcomics, especially those raised by McCloud himself in Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics, and especially especially the notion of the infinite canvas.
Submitted by Morgan Wick on September 18, 2009 - 04:00
(From Scary Go Round. Click for full-sized goodbye.)
Submitted by Morgan Wick on September 16, 2009 - 20:43
So, what are your thoughts on the Patriots pulling off a last-second win against the Bills?
Submitted by Morgan Wick on September 14, 2009 - 20:52
Honestly, Iâ€™m not sure about a word I wrote here, other than a bit at the beginning. Iâ€™ve mentioned on Twitter that I may take a second look at this later. I donâ€™t think webcomics are crap, but as I said, I do find a lot of the popular ones mediocre.
Submitted by Morgan Wick on September 12, 2009 - 23:37
I have to disagree about the â€œcrappyâ€ level of webcomics. In truth, if you go into a bookstore and pull out a book at random from the bookshelves you will likely find something that isnâ€™t particularly well-written or all that interesting. I donâ€™t care what section you go to; a lot of fiction, non-fiction, and what-have-you is of inferior quality, but managed to get printed because of the topic matter, the contacts that the writer had, or even just luck.
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Submitted by Morgan Wick on September 10, 2009 - 14:11
[...] questions on the meaning of the regular season and of a championship in all of sports (hereâ€™s Part III). The questions weâ€™ll look at now are different, and more disconnected, but in my opinion cut [...]
Submitted by Morgan Wick on September 1, 2009 - 23:31
Itâ€™s been said that kids say the darndest things. Itâ€™s been said in many different ways by many different people. In fact, thatâ€™s essentially the lesson of the fable â€œThe Emperorâ€™s New Clothesâ€. All the adults who praise the emperorâ€™s threads without actually seeing them fear the consequences of calling him out on them â€“ but the kid who points out that the emperor is, in fact, buck naked doesnâ€™t know any better, canâ€™t grasp the consequences that the adults fear might befall him for saying such a thing.
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Submitted by Morgan Wick on August 29, 2009 - 01:27
[...] allows me to do is push specific subsections of the site onto other services; as Iâ€™ve said in the past, despite potentially splintering the audience such services are still useful for popularizing Da [...]