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Comic Mix To Publish Webcomics

The comic book blog site Comic Mix announced at the Baltimore ComicCon that it was going to publish original webcomics beginning in October. There's a post on it at the blog Occasional Superheroine. Comic Mix doesn't sound like it's doing anything ground-breaking but it does sound like an interesting roster of creators who will post material there:

The list of talent Comic Mix has on-board is impressive, including Mike Baron, Rick Burchett, Chris Burnham, Michael Davis, Ian Gibson, Dick Giordano, Mike Gold, Stuart Gordon, Mike Grell, Bo Hampton, Glenn Hauman, Marc Hempel, Lovern Kindierski, Linda Lessman, Jay Lynch, Frank McLaughlin, William Messner-Loebs, John Ostrander, Andrew Pepoy, Bob Pinaha, Michael H. Price, Bill Reinhold, Nick Runge, John K. Snyder III, Joe Staton, Martha Thomases, Robert Tinnell, Timothy Truman, Trevor Von Eeden, Mark Evan Walker, Matt Webb, Mark Wheatley, Skip Williamson, Marv Wolfman, and John Workman.

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I think this could *possibly* bring in new readers to webcomics. The opportunity is there, it just depends on whether or not the audience is interested enough to look into this "webcomicks lol" business any further than what gets published in Comic Mix.

Lots of people read Penny Arcade, but don't have a great enough interest in webcomics to look into any further comics.

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Coffman's picture

I guess we'll have to wait and see the actual comics. Names don't mean much, execution is everything.What I am excited about with this is, I think it will bring SOME new readers to webcomics. There is still a good sized division of people in the "comic industry" accepting or reading webcomics regularly. The tide is shifting though a bit, more and more people trickling in from that broken direct market system. The real test will be, will they stay?

 

DJ Coffman- cartoonist

yirmumah.net - herobynight.com

DJ Coffman- cartoonist

yirmumah.net - herobynight.com

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Xaviar Xerexes's picture

You're absolutely right to look to what is actually produced. Who knows really...

As far as new readers - I'm sure it'll pull in a few new readers to webcomics but I doubt it'll pull in any new readers to comics. I could be wrong but this whole pitch seems aimed at people who already read superhero comic books...

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Coffman's picture

It smacks similar to me of when Komikwerks came around a few years back, and I remember the whole "STAN LEE'S WEBCOMICS!" thing they pushed, and no one really gave a damn, and I don't think many people see Komikwerks as a destination for webcomics really-- or at least i don't hear much about them.

COmicMix is ideally just offering a comics section to their current readers and listeners, which is pretty smart. I dont think they have the ambition to come be some movement in webcomics.

DJ Coffman- cartoonist

yirmumah.net - herobynight.com