This looks like a potentially good site: Keenspace Allstars. The site has a slick web design but it’s a little unclear on how the selection process works. Still it’s hard to nitpick too much when it’s selections include such gems as the Grimbles, Mythocorp, Hotel Grim, Killroy and Tina, Cinderblock and Jackie’s Fridge.
The site actually wasn’t meant to go live yet. Someone jumped the gun and started linking to it. The first batch of selections were based off of a nomination pool in the keenspace general discussion forum. The comics with the most votes were the ones chosen. Once the AllStars forums are up, the selection process will be hammered out there from then on out.
The nominations have come under fire for being heavy on the side of the forum regulars, but there are lots of comics that were chosen as well from strips whose authors never participate. So it’s kind of a wash really. Hopefully it’ll be hammered out soon, but anytime there’s a voting process for selection, people will find fault with it. It looks like a Helluva design, and I hope it works as a promotional tool.
I thought the original idea was to reward both quality comics as well as artists who were active in and supportive of the Keenspace “community”. Therefore, if you don’t participate, it stands to reason that you won’t get as many nominations. It all works out.
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