The Alt. Weekly Exception?
Submitted by michaelwhitney on April 6, 2004 - 12:22
My newest comic habit is Tiny Sepuku, which I may have even found through Comixpedia, but I can't recall now. TS is an advice comic that manages to be borderline enlightening -- well, moreso than "Dear Abby" -- as well as funny. It's a unique concept as far as I can tell. (Plugging "advice comic strip" into Google returns a really depressing list of Web pages about how many strips a submission editor wants paperclipped to the SASE.)
This would be a fantastic format for the Web and is probably being done in corners I don't know about. Please enlighten me if you know of others. The reader interaction is reminiscent of Pathetic Geek Stories, which only set up a Web site in recent months. Both strips are made possible by email submissions. Both are also newspaper strips from alt-weeklies.
Did we say newspaper strips were dead? Maybe we meant the syndicates.