Submitted by Aleph on March 16, 2006 - 13:30
Update or die?
When I first looked into making a webcomic, back in 2002, the one thing I heard most often was, 'Update regularly or don't bother at all.' The one canon rule I could suss out in webcomics was that you must update often, and you must hit your schedule every chance you could.
These days RSS (Really Simple Syndication) (picked the least ugly page with an explanation) has taken the thunder out of that sole commandment. In the process, it may have opened the field in a way unique to webcomics, allowing us to do more with serialization than we ever could in traditional media. On-demand was the first real revolution in online thinking-- On-supply is the next, and in terms of theoretical discussion, we're missing out on the potential. Blogs have gotten there, so have news services, but many webcomics are still stuck with outdated thinking that's inhibiting their true potential.
Submitted by apfurtado on March 15, 2006 - 05:28
This 10 page short by AP. Furtado addresses a concept that is predominant in the comic book industry. That concept being the big fish/ small pond theory and of how painful it can be for the big fish when reality rears its ugly head. Check it out at Underground Pop Online.
MomoCon encompasses all facets of Japanese animation, video gaming, board/card/RPG gaming, live-action role-play, costuming, and more.
Confirmed guests include Angel Hill (Soul Air), Jennie Breeden (The Devil’s Panties), Jawaboy (Counter Culture), webcomic group UpDown Studio, manga publishing company Purrsia Press, and video game production company Gamesare.
Submitted by Muerte Bird on March 13, 2006 - 02:47
There are so many webcomics out there that I don't see discussed anywhere. I'm mining for gold here. I'm going to start a list of underrated webcomics and you guys are going to add to it.
1) Perry Bible Fellowship
3) Bob the Angry Flower
Submitted by Fabricari on March 9, 2006 - 21:52
What did you do last year that brought you the most traffic?
We tried conventions, advertising, forums, e-mails, begging... Banner ads and trolling the forums still seem to be the best bet for Adam and I.
How about you?
Submitted by Altercator on March 8, 2006 - 14:13
Thought we might continue this discussion since the forums have been renovated.
To recap: Webcomics is and should be a medium for creators to tell their stories, not unlike books, movies, theatre and video games. They are not a genre that has been defined by PvP, Penny Arcade, Keenspot and the like.
Submitted by Joe Zabel on March 8, 2006 - 11:48
Introverted and Extroverted Webcomics is my new essay for The Webcomics Examiner.
It's a rare foray for the magazine into issues of site design and payment systems, as it discusses the implications of introverted and extroverted tendencies in the webcomics medium. Adamant critics of micropayments should be forewarned that this essay might force you to rethink your position!:)
Submitted by Greg Carter on March 7, 2006 - 12:33
MomoCon is an anime/manga/webcomic/more convention in the Georgia Tech Student Center in Atlanta, March 18-19.
And, yes, admission is FREE.
Lots of webcomic and comic folks will be there including, Jennie Breeden, Gina Biggs, mckenzee, Bill Holbrook, Andy Runton, J Chris Campbell, the whole UpDown Studio gang (including me!), Purrsia Press, Terminus Media, and lots more.
I did say admission and parking are free, right?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 7, 2006 - 12:31
This Keenspot thread shaped up to be an interesting discussion of the relationship between creators and their audience. Kicked off by a post worrying about a one-week dip in readership numbers (!), Carson Fire and others take the thread into a discussion of doing what you want versus acknowledging what the readership wants.
Submitted by The William G on March 7, 2006 - 12:19
There are people who are wondering why I didn't update It's About Girls on Monday... Well, I tell yah why:
My internet is gone, I dont know why and the man will visit my home tomorrow, and I'm typing this from a smoke-filled PC room.
I shoulda taken some pics of this place and posted them to show you MY HELL!