How Not to Write a Webcomic

Over at Rocketbox, Mordred posts another interesting riff on how not to write webcomics, this time on the “epic” storyline.

Way back in the day when the grass was still green, I said that most bad webcomics fell into four categories:

1. Gaming comic.
2. Geek comic.
3. Wacky University Comic.
4. Foolish gaijin attempts to create manga and fails, horribly.

I’ve recently decided that there is a fifth category of bad webcomic: The Epic Saga. Some of these are sci-fi, some are fantasy, some are set in the real world, whatever. Incidentally, why is nobody doing westerns? For that matter, why is nobody doing anything set in Eastern mythology?

Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.