The principal effect of webcomics is Mass Amateurization

In this essay on the disruptive effect of weblogs on the publishing industry, Clay Shirky doesn’t mention comics or webcomics at all, but to the extent he is right, it’s hard to see how his insights do not apply to comics as a subset of publishing generally.

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