Blogging in Comix Form
Submitted by Pear-pear on July 11, 2008 - 16:39
So far, Comixtalk has been an excellent forum and tool for me to put into words all the thinking surrounding Pear-Pear. As we continue to develop the website, I'll always be thankful for the resources and community here and at TCWL. But something was bugging me about the whole setup.
I never kept a blog on Pear-Pear's server, because as my wife and I refined our ideas about the site's look and feel, we both felt something so texty and author-oriented was against the very core of what made Pear-Pear different and worth doing. But the comic and site have been perceived as hermetic, and much of the constructive criticism I've received has amounted to "I want to get it, but throw me a bone." So, I compromised: I began posting here, but I didn't link to this blog on the site. Those who wanted to find it certainly could.
Then, someone on the forums linked to Bitstrips, and I realized this was the ticket to an even better compromise--that is, one in which I could post blog content on the site without getting too texty, and in which readers could be thrown a bone. We'll see how it goes.
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