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Joey + Joe Podcast

I finally got a chance to listen to the podcast of Joey Manley and Joe Zabel chatting about webcomics.  A little bit about Zabel's Introvert/Extrovert article, serialization, pacing and different genres of stories.  Interesting stuff (about 30 minutes long) from two knowledgeable, opinionated guys.

i hope the whole podcast

oolong's picture

i hope the whole podcast trend fades out soon. i don't like the idea of content that i can't take in while listening to music simultaneously.

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I dunno. I think, as long as

Fabricari's picture

I dunno. I think, as long as they're supplemental to the art and written reviews, they're great.

However, I'm not so sure that they're really benefitial for traffic. Adam and I posted one, and I think less than half a percent of our readers actually clicked the link. That's been more of a deterant of making them than anything else. I don't want to spend time on a distraction from the comic if it's not really working to bring in traffic.

The video podcasts, on the other hand brought traffic simply because it was a gimmick.


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The only advantage a podcast

Joey Manley's picture

The only advantage a podcast interview has over a text one is that you get a better sense of the personality of the interview subject. The spoken medium can also add a layer of meaning to the words, subconsciously -- noticing where the interview subject pauses to think something over before answering, for example. You also get that all-important "tone" thing, text's lack of which has been the cause of many a flamewar.

But, yeah, they're not "traffic builders" in any real sense.

Joey
www.webcomicsnation.com

Pod casting... great job at branding, Apple.

The William G's picture

I'd like most them to be less of an example of ego masturbation/ giving the guest a blowjob. Though when they do have interesting stuff to say, I find them worth my time. Even when they're epics like the average Digital Strips cast. Which is the only one I listen to semi-regularly as they manage to avoid the problems I mentioned above.

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