Joel Fagin follows up his previous article on the selling of webcomics Reinventing Micropayments with another look at how creators could sell digital comics. This time, he further explores the notion of selling comic downloads and examines the initial results of Starline X Hodge's sales of her comic Candi.
Just as Bitpass bit the dust and Scott McCloud decided the right number for The Right Number was free, Joel Fagin offers another look at how to make micropayments work for webcomics -- by examining iTunes, the most successful micropayments system in history.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 2, 2007 - 15:48
Interubes pundit Clay Shirky posted about Scott McCloud's decision to re-release The Right Number for free (formerly it had been available for purchase via the just recently discontinued Bitpass payments system).
Submitted by grantcthomas on April 26, 2007 - 23:11
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 26, 2007 - 12:18
- Scott McCloud's brilliant The Right Number is now free (previously it was available for purchase through Bitpass). Go read, enjoy and then email Scott to encourage him to finish it.
- I haven't seen more updates on the cease&desist style letters from Todd Goldman's attorneys that FLEEN reported on recently, but it does seem clear that the immediate effect has been to revive the Todd Goldman Copied Dave Kelly's Artwork story and spread news of it well beyond the world of (web)comics. UPDATE: Cartoon Brew has an up-to-the-minute, snark-filled update on Todd Goldman.
- The Pulse interviews Josh Newfeld, creator of the new strip A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge. (link via Dirk Deppey)
- Joey Manley offers up a review of Flipside.
- The Ferret reviews Bobby Crosby's +EV. (Comixpedia reviewed +EV last fall.)
- 4 Color Rebellion spotlights Questionable Content, "the Friends of the Internet".
- UTNE Reader offers up a short review of Chris Onstad's The Achewood Cookbook: Recipes for a Lady or a Man.
- The Ferrett has a funny write-up of the recent Penguincon convention. Please feel free to add any and all conventions to our EVENTS CALENDAR.
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- Tym Godek shows how to be a webcomic creator in 4 easy steps. (part of Godek's awesome daily sketchblog)
- The Kea's Nest catches up with Bill Mudron's never-finished Anne Frank Conquers The Moon Nazis. (Shaenon Garrity reviewed it for Comixpedia way back in March 2003)
- Kris Straub notes one of his Starslip Crisis characters, Vanderbeam, making a cameo in Slither & Friends.
- FLEEN's Anne Thalheimer has a short post on how social networking leads to finding new comics.
- A nice interview with the creator and one of the stars of the teevee show Heroes. (Still haven't watched this though - should I?)
- 4 Color Rebellion reviews the latest episodes of the videogame Sam & Max. The comic version of Sam & Max was recently nominated for an Eisner. (4CR also has an interview with Telltale Games, the publisher of the S&M games.)
Submitted by Erik Melander on April 18, 2007 - 09:55
- Is Todd Goldman's plagiarism of Dave Kelly's Purple Pussy going to make it notable enough to have the comic's deletion from Wikipedia overturned? Follow the excitement in the Purple Pussy deletion review. (related note: Wired's Table Of Malcontents Blog picked up the Goldman story just this Monday, but adds a funny personal anecdote about Goldman to the mix.) (Second related note: Mike Tyndall catalogs all of the possible plagiarism in Todd Goldman's "work".)
- Jason Kruse's The World of Quest which appeared as a webcomic on Komikwerks in 2003 and as a graphic novel in 2006, will be a Saturday morning cartoon series this fall on the CW television network.
- Can't get enough K Thor Jensen? Here's part one of an interview with him at The Daily Crosshatch.
- The Believer interviews Scott Mccloud.
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- Glych notes that a Comedy Central blog linked to one of Melonpool's video shorts.
- Cartoonist Brant Parker, who co-created the comic strip The Wizard of Id, has died. (link from Talkaboutcomics)
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Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 22, 2007 - 10:03
When we switched to Drupal one of the nice things I was able to set up was pulling in the RSS feeds of other sites to Comixpedia. That way we do less "link" blogging here but you can still get a sense of what's going on in webcomicland from the syndicated headlines.