A collective, loosely defined, is any sustained grouping of webcomic creators. What they do together varies greatly from group to group. Some are largely a peer group offering each other critical feedback and encouraging support. Others throw in cross-promotion for each others' work. Some build a collective brand with logos, advertising and a central website. Some share business experience and expertise in areas as varied as merchandise, books, conventions, hosting and website creation.
And what did I find from my research? There's a tremendous number of collectives out there (and that I never want to attempt another "survey" article again). And, oh yeah, checking out collectives can be a great way to find excellent new comics.
Submitted by Tom Brazelton on February 12, 2007 - 13:45
Tune in to The Triple Feature talkcast tonight at 9:00 pm CST when Boxcar Comics members Joe Dunn from Joe Loves Crappy Movies, Gordon McAlpin from Multiplex and Tom Brazelton from Theater Hopper get together to talk about movies and pop culture!
For this month's issue of Comixpedia we're taking a look at the burgeoning number of webcomic collectives. Just why do creators band together? Gileon Pellaeon navigates through what is and what isn't a "webcomics collective" and offers five suggestions to creators for getting more bang out of their collective buck.
Submitted by Tom Brazelton on December 18, 2006 - 16:18
It's a meeting of the minds tonight at 10:30 CST when Boxcar Comics cohorts and all-around movie mavens Tom Brazelton from Theater Hopper and Joe Dunn from Joe Loves Crappy Movies get together for their first joint talkcast!
It's the third annual Comixpedia People Of Webcomics List. This was the hardest one yet to compile. There's a lot of webcomics and a lot of people doing interesting things in and around webcomics. This list, as in past years, is an odd effort to compare apples and oranges: artistic achievement, audience popularity, technical achievement, business savvy, news-making impact all go into the mix.
Submitted by algeya on August 31, 2006 - 16:09
Ok lets forget about Pvp , Penny A. for a minute ok Im going to talk about the late 05 webcomics tactics that were used to increase the readership from newcomers in the webcomic world.(thats Im not going to count starslip crisis that were made by webcoics veteran just newguys.Ã‚ )
Submitted by Tim Demeter on August 21, 2006 - 20:04
Uh-oh. Xavier left for the beach and forgot to turn my access off. WHOOPS.
While he's away here's some stuff that went down today:
- Modern Tales Announces New Strip Lounge Lineup
- Multiplex joins Boxcar Comics
- Elf `n Troll #5 Begins TODAY!
- Sebo: The First Year comes to Keenspot
Submitted by Gordon McAlpin on August 21, 2006 - 09:28
There are a couple of new things at the Boxcar Comics collective: Because Joe Dunn and Mitch Clem have shifted their focus onto new projects, Coffee Achievers and Nothing Nice to Say have been replaced with their currently updating counterparts, Joe Loves Crappy Movies and San Antonio Rock City. Next, my own Multiplex has joined their illustrious ranks, a move that brings the three most widely read movie-themed webcomics -- JLCM, Multiplex and Theater Hopper -- all under the same banner. Yay, Boxcar!
Comicon is almost here. Gilead and Darlene will be guest blogging for Comixpedia. Lots of panel info after the jump.