Submitted by Phalanx on July 22, 2004 - 07:04
Here's an observation:
After the recent spate of discussion over the usefulness of webcomic reviews, some people have argued that webcomic reviews serve no purpose since (to borrow Alexander Danner's paraphrasing of the situation) "(most) webcomics are entirely free, reviews are rendered unnecessary".
If that's the case, then one would think reviews of pay comics would be more common, since they do actually serve a purpose in telling people about what they can't see for themselves straightaway.
But the fact is, there don't seem to be a lot of those kind of reviews out there. I've checked out a few review sites, including Korsil, Webcomics Examiner, Timewaster's Guide, Sequential Tart, Webcomics Fan and Comixpedia.
Of those, Sequential Tart seems to do the most reviews of pay comics, series like Gun Street Girl, Athena Voltaire, Fans!, Killroy and Tina, and Digger being a few who tend to pop up. In most sites there aren't any pay comics reviewed at all. Which seems like a pity, since there are a lot of good pay webcomics out there that IMHO, people ought to know about.
Here's a question:
Is because these comics are pay comics that reviewers shy away from them?
Or have they simply not heard of them at all?
Would complimentary subscriptions to reviewers make a difference?
(Ok, that was more than A question, but I can't count *grimaces* )
Anyone up for an answer?
Submitted by Dedos on June 21, 2004 - 16:55
The finalists for the 2004 Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards have been posted. With this milestone, the polls are now open for all registered web cartoonists (registration information can be found here) to determine this year's winners. The fight for Outstanding Newcomer looks very interesting with Count Your Sheep, Questionable Content, Skirting Danger, and Sore Thumbs all vying for the title.
(Full List of Nominees Below)
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 4, 2004 - 12:07
First of all it's a slow news day again. But second and more importantly be sure to check out the invaluable guide to freshly updated webcomics from Ash. And third and most importantly give these folks a hand (and feel free to add more in the comments) for providing some webcomic goodness today:
All Grown Up
Badly Drawn Kitties
Bob and George
Bob The Squirrel
Calvin and Hobbes
Cat and Girl
College Roomies From Hell
Daily Dinosaur Comics
Dandy and Company
General Protection Fault
John and John
Kevin and Kell
Least I Could Do
Off the Mark
Ozy and Millie
Polymer City Chronicles
Real Life Comics
Scary Go Round
Taking the Bi-pass
The Adventures of Megaman and Link
The Creatures in My Head
The Dementia of Magic
The Pondering Monkey
A friend summed it up this way: "Achewood is just ... weird," she said. She obviously liked it -- maybe because it is weird, maybe because it's also so familiar.
2003 was a pretty scary year. Whether you agree with it or not, war is a pretty terrifying thing. We lost another space shuttle, another crew, and – in a bad case of déjà vu – followed a flurry of finger-pointing in the aftermath.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 1, 2003 - 15:39
Webcomics are so cute in their toddler years.
Plugin Boy is a film noir sci-fi soap opera. Well, it is. Roy Boney, the creator behind this twisted tale of a boy who can't leave his room because he's plugged into the wall, started the project out as a strip and has turned it into a graphic novel. The cinematic influences on Plugin Boy range from the obvious to the obscure, making it a treat for film buffs and anyone interested in comics.
Comixpedia: How did you first get a start in comics?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 21, 2003 - 10:54
I’m finally getting around to reading Art Spiegelman's Maus. As I do, I find myself thinking about why this work would be considered worthy of a Pulitzer Prize. I don’t mean to say that it isn’t; I just want to understand what sets it apart in that special way. By analyzing it this way, my hope is to find something to aspire to through my own work, to find another reason to continue to create comics.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 27, 2003 - 12:07
Achewood has been having a week chock full of guest artists like James Kochalka, Jeff Rowland and John Allison.