Oblomovka Post on Mid-Level Fame

Danny O’Brien has a great post on what it means to be sort-of-famous today. A fairly relevant question to many aspiring webtoonists:

The old “famous for fifteen people” joke isn’t quite right. I imagine the majority of people have always been famous (or at least known fairly well liked) by that number. But there are plenty more people who are what Carl Steadman first identified as microcelebrities: famous for fifteen hundred people, say.

And fifteen hundred very thinly distributed people too. One person in every town in Britain likes your dumb online comic. That’s enough to keep you in beers (or T-shirt sales) all year.


Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.