Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 13, 2010 - 00:13
Time for another trip to the webcomics wayback machine:
I reviewed Kazu Kibuishi's AMULET 2: The Stone Keeper's Curse. Book three of the series is due September 2010!
I linked to a FLEEN post about the beginnings of the now-shuttered Zuda portal from DC Comics; and I wrote about Scott Adams mentoring of webcomic creator Scott Meyer. Plus, Tim Demeter wrote a guest post for us on BUSINESS TIME!
I wrote about the now-deceased Top List at ComixTalk -- while at one point toplists seemed to be a fairly active way for readers to discover and share webcomics, it seems now that they've faded in importance compared to social media and other aggregating technologies and sites.
Marvelous Patric wrote about moving his webcomic Freaks N Squeaks to the Webcomics Nation hosting service. At the time, many webcomics were actively experimenting with subscription strategies and Patric was no exception.
hobounicorn wrote about a Texas court decision that all comics are for kids. I think things have probably gotten better since than, particularly online.
Pear Pear is an innovative, wordless webcomic created by Peter Donahue, Erin Donahue and Sal Crivelli. There is a lot to like from the clean and simple icon-driven website to the intriguing ideograph-in-balloon speech that the characters use. Maybe most impressive of all is the investment of real personality in a pear and a mug. Artist Peter Donahue is the creator of this month's cover art at ComixTalk -- I got a chance to interview all three by email.
What is the creative team behind Pear Pear? And what do each of you do on the comic and website?