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It's Friday! Oh Thank Gawd...

This is the doggiest day of the doggiest month for me.  And almost all of the over-committed; under-performed threads of my life seem to be getting their equal short share of me.  Sigh...

I'll be on vacation the month of August 17th.  If you've ever had an interest in playing a "world famous" webcomics blogger/cub reporter on the Intertubes for a week shoot me an email (xerexes AT gmail DOT com) and maybe we can arrange for me to hand you the keys to the site for the week.  (Note - those were super-pretentious, self-mocking air quotes around the words "world famous")

TOOLS
Comics Worth Reading has a nice review of How To Make Webcomics.  I still haven't read this but the reviews seem to have all been positive.

JUSTIFY MY HYPE
Overcompensating meets Sweeney Todd = Jeffrey Todd.  Pretty cool.

CBR covers Gunnerkrigg Court, calling it the Harry Potter of webcomics.

MILESTONES
Congrats to Jeffbot on its first year anniversary.  I only found this comic recently but am enjoying it.

Congrats to the Chemistry Set collective on its second year anniversary.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS
Webcomics-savvy journalist Rick Marshall and ComicsMix are parting ways.  One, this apparently is part of the end of news at ComicsMix.   Two, I wish there was more money in comics journalism to keep good writers fully employed.

LA Times has an article up about Zuda -- DC's monthly webcomics contest.

 

Re: It's Friday! Oh Thank Gawd...

thanks for the shout-out for jefbot turning one, xx.

It's not the end of news at ComicMix...

...so keep sending us press releases, folks!

Re: It's Friday! Oh Thank Gawd...

Another bit of news: Scott of Dreamland Chronicles has some more news and comments on Wowio.

Re: It's Friday! Oh Thank Gawd...

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

That's interesting as Scott seemed to be one of the biggest Wowio boosters:

Over the last year I’ve really come to respect the people at Wowio…and after speaking to them again this last week…I respect them even more.

Did you guys know that they paid out over $500,000 last year to publishers?

Maybe you did.

But did you know that they didn’t have the Sponsors to cover that?

You know putting aside how much Wowio paid out (we'll have to take Wowio's word for it, just like we have to take Scott's word that he got $40,000 from them) the fact that Wowio had a busted business plan (or just failed to execute on it) was pretty obvious -- they didn't have enough ads in the downloaded books.  Ads were the only obvious source of revenue for Wowio!  If Scott got $40,000 in payouts from WOWIO then WOWIO needed  to make 40,000+ in ad revenues from those downloads.  Arguably WOWIO needs to make lots more from Scott's downloads as his was one of the more popular books and therefore would have been one of the best properties for WOWIO to sell to advertisers.

 

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.