One way to think of the history of webcomics is as the big bang of comics. At the beginning there were far fewer webcomic creators and they were (virtually) clustered together much more tightly (hence all the wistful talk of "webcomic community") and then, if the inflationary webcomicology theory is correct, those early webcomic exploded into the universe of comics online we have today.
Putting your webcomic into print can be a good idea for all kinds of reasons. Grant Thomas talks about the reasons why webcomic creators ought to consider making mini-comics, the do-it-yourself way to put webcomic to paper.
Cartoonist, writer and two-fisted King of the Hoboes, Calamity Jon Morris offers a plea for hand-lettering in this hand-lettered webcomic.1
Our second annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Eric Millikin, Daku, Gilead Pellaeon, Mike Russell, Lewis Powell, Alexander Danner, Eric Burns, Michael Rouse-Deane, Johanna Draper Carlson and Gary Tyrrell.
Michael Rouse-Deane writes at the blog Webcomics In Print. We asked him to write about the top ten webcomics in print for 2006. After searching throughout his entire blog for books released this year, Michael decided that instead of a straightforward top 10 he'd compile a list of 10 webcomics books from 2006 that he thought did something well, something different or just plain warranted a mention.
Writing for the web means understanding the rhythms of publishing on the web. If you're posting a page a day or even a page a week don't write as if you're publishing a monthly comic book.
Joel Fagin takes a look at what gag webcomics are doing right and what serious webcomics can learn from them.
After a summer spent away from Comixpedia and comics too, it was great to catch up with all kinds of comics and creators at the Small Press Expo (aka SPX) this weekend. I caught some panels, bought some books and chatted with a lot of webcomic-friendly creators including Jeph Jacques and Danielle Corsetto.
The first in a series of articles, Sebastian Parsons explores the industry of Webcomics from the eyes of a businessman. A financial analyst for nearly ten years, Parsons shares his insight on an industry he curiously observes (rather than participates in).
DC and Marvel have dominated the comic book marketplace for decades with tales of radiated, atomic, DNA-scrambled, mutant superheroes. Can they dominate the web as well?