In my first column, I took a look at the various previous attempts to define what exactly is a comic. The fact that so many people have struggled to define comics demonstrates that we have yet to do so successfully. Well, if everyone else is trying, why not me?
In order to answer the question â€œIs this a comic?â€ we need to apply four criteria: Intent of Creator; Audience Experience; Closure & Synthesis; and Use of Visual Language.Â Only if a work meets all four of these criteria can it be considered a comic.
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Submitted by Al Schroeder on October 27, 2005 - 13:43
I'm 52 today, Oct. 27th...born in 1953. Anybody older doing webcomics?
Submitted by Erik Melander on October 19, 2005 - 15:53
Also, Donna Barr, who has work on Modern Tales, has a number of books scheduled for release. Barr is another creator who has decided to use print on demand. More from the announcement below the fold.
Many MANY of our webcomicking friends have published print versions of their work. I've tried to find, track down, and remember as many as possible. But given the thousands (tens of thousands?) of webcomics out there, this was a daunting task. If I missed your comic, I apologize profusely and profoundly. Please add it via a comment.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 26, 2005 - 00:40
with major apologies to the Nails
Meredith Gran was a superhero girl
and I was afraid of a girl like that.
Comic book guy, one of the recurring characters on The Simpsons, is the avatar of the comic book fan: a fat, poorly-dressed, goatee-wielding man with an encyclopedic knowledge of comic books and pop culture. And while this image may not be fair or even generally true, the fact remains that comics have mostly been â€“ and still are considered â€“ a male domain, both from the standpoint of audience and of creators. But, whereas this may be true about the print comic world, both mainstream and indie, is it also true about webcomics?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 2, 2005 - 23:40
Since this post will sound a bit negative once you get through the whole thing let me just set the context:
I'm a real life customer of MT and have subscribed for about 2 years. I like what I get from MT and don't have any current thoughts about quitting. But just skimming through all of MT today (I do that since I subscribe to it!) and it hit me that Modern Tales right now has only 9 series running -- from Donna Barr and Dorothy Gambrell -- out of 43 (there's one coming from Joe Zabel not yet started so I'm not counting that).
That seems like a lot.