Warren Ellis On Growing Your Own Subculture
Submitted by Erik Melander on March 24, 2005 - 15:03
In his latest post to the Bad Signal email list, Warren Ellis talks about creating a subculture around your work. And he uses webcomics in general, and Megatokyo in particular as examples.
There's a nice garagey purity to webcomics that are just webcomics. But it's always seemed to me that, in a net full of people looking for creative experiences that speak directly to them and their lives, needs and identities, that the smarter and more zeitgeisty webcomics could and should have a more powerful presence than print comics.
MEGATOKYO is a great example. That thing has grown its own culture in many marvellous ways. The site runs the comic, creators' notes (including a little graph showing the state of completion of the next page, which always tickles me), and a community.
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