The new webcomics-specific hosting service from Joey Manley (publisher of Modern Tales, serializer, Graphic Smash and girlamatic.com) will launch in mid to late January, 2004. Late last night/early this morning, bleary-eyed from coding, but feeling victorious and smug after finally tracking down bug number 12,038,999, Manley posted the pricing and service package levels.
The service offers cartoonists a quick and easy way to get their work up on the web, whether they know HTML or not. It also allows them to make money from their webcomics with integrated applications allowing cartoonists to easily sell and manage banner ads, as well as set up subscription and/or micropayments. Other features include the ability, for example, to “dog-ear” and annotate pages in archives.
At the highest service levels, customers can even easily create and launch their own Keenspot or Modern Tales competitors, featuring multiple comics by multiple creators, each with his/her own control panel and upload capabilities.