Submitted by Malach on February 22, 2007 - 11:22
Yes, Malach has decided to have yet another blog for his rantings, ravings, and various other forms of nonsense. Hide your horses and lock up your women.
I have several things to say, and I will even touch on webcomics, most specifically the webcomic as an industry. But first . .
It is plainly obvious fossil fuels, and fossil fuel consumption is the downfall of man. No matter what psuedo-scientists companies like Exxon pull out of their buttocks (this remind anyone else of the cigarette companies in the 60's, 70's, and 80'?), there is no denying the world is getting warmer, and getting warmer at a greater exponential rate than ever before. Examing the last 150 years, humanity has spewed up more harmful gasses, debris, and detrius, into our atmosphere than Krakatoa ever did. Even Dubya recognizes the crisis looming (too bad he doesn't recognize the one in our economy) and has stated repeatedly "all y'all 'Mericans and buncha oil junkies". Of course, you can't find a solution from his mouth. So what is the solution?
Well one is Hydrogen vehicles. Hydrogen is readily abundant, just look at water. Basic chemistry tells us water in made from 2 hyrdrogen atoms. So how do you split water? Simply via electrolysis. Now people would argue it requires quite a bit of electricty to create Hydrogen, which in turn pollutes, but the you can use the electricity from 2 windmills to create the Hydrogen; clean easy wind power. You pump it into you car, and viola, you have a vehicle that drives just as your heavy combustion beast, producing no more than drinkable water as an exhaust, and producing excess energy while parked, to put back into things like your home.
People would also argue that Hydrogen is dangerous! Um, we using gasoline right now, which is just as dangerous if not more.
We need to support this now, this is not something you throw away!
The Death of the Comic Book Industry, and the upcoming Webcomic Golden Age.
Print comics are not long for this world. If you look at the Big Two, Marvel and DC, they no longer make their money in comic books. Try to run a Comic Book shop as a viable business (yeah without laughing). I grew up in the 80's and 90's, the time when you could make money from print comics. I ran a independent label during my college years, and it did not make me rich, but it was better than working at K-Mart.
Marvel and DC now make their money in liscensing and Movies. Comic books are slowly dying, but there is hope. The hope is the internet.
Marvel and DC, this is what you need to do to make you comic lines viable again. You need to go to web only content with once a year annuals reprinting the years worth of web based comics. You charge $15.95 a month, for unlimited access to all titles, and charge $50 bucks for the annual. Look to the porn industry for answers, the money is not is magazines, it is in the internet.
So then what does this mean for webcomics? It make charging for them a viable option. So imagine if you will Marvel and DC are web only, at $16 a month. Why could not say independent companies spout up, offering the same serivice for cheaper? Get the big 10 webcomics together under one banner, and charger $8.95 a month. From there scoop all sort of titles, offer readers the choice of 200 webcomic titles for that $8.95 a month.
It is the future, get ready for it. Soon the world's most dangerous bug will come.
I am Malach, and I am the future of webcomics, porn, and alternative fuels sources