Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 9, 2010 - 11:01
A lot of chatter over this year's Eisner nominations around the webtubes as everyone winds down for the weekend. Here's a look back at webcomics' permanent record:
- Last year's Eisner nominees for Best Digital Comic were: Bodyworld by Dash Shaw, Finder by Carla Speed McNeil, The Lady's Murder by Eliza Frye, Speak No Evil by Elan Trinidad, and Vs. by Alexis Sottile & Joe Infurnari.
- After a lengthy hiatus, Barry Smith returned to webcomics with a new project Inktank.
- The nomination of an unfinished webcomic provoked a lot of discussion over the Eisner's treatment of its Best Digital Comic category.
- Everything Jake by Mike Rosenzweig hit its five year anniversary -- I guess that makes it 10 years in 2010.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 5, 2007 - 13:35
So after a long break from regularly posting any comics (really almost 3+ years) I'm focused on making some again. Putting them up on the web is nice if it gets me any feedback plus like a lot of others it's nice to see your work up on the screen in sequence.
Step one of setting up a website I took care of last year in resurrecting altbrand.com into a functional site again. I'm using a slightly modified version of Greg Stephen's ZWOL script (which is really nice btw) which supports multiple comics on one site.
Submitted by Fabricari on March 9, 2006 - 21:52
What did you do last year that brought you the most traffic?
We tried conventions, advertising, forums, e-mails, begging... Banner ads and trolling the forums still seem to be the best bet for Adam and I.
How about you?
Submitted by Richard Stone on November 27, 2005 - 20:59
What systems are out there now that people are using to serve as their comic archive?
Submitted by Black_Kitty on September 5, 2005 - 11:13
The webcomic telethon for Katrina starts next week - talk to Brad Guigar if you want to help out. In the meantime if you can give, send money to the Red Cross, clothes to the Salvation Army and volunteer your time if you can.
Adam Burke is back and he has a Webcomicsnation website: The Splendid Everlasting. Burke is already the creator of two great webcomics: Diabolica and the grimbles.
Digital Strips talks to Gabe and Tycho of Penny Arcade.
And almost missed it, but Seq Tart has an interview with Hope Larson.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 3, 2005 - 11:11
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 28, 2005 - 17:21
The entry for webcomics at the Wikipedia is getting longer. I have a few questions about the entry though that I wanted to see if the Comixpedia community knows the answers to:
Was the Polymer City Chronicles the "first regularly published webcomic"? The entry grants that Where the Buffalo Roam was the first comic online and that Doctor Fun was the first comic on the World Wide Web so I'm not even sure what "first" is being claimed for Polymer City Chronicles.
Was Bob and George the first "sprite comic" on the web?
Questions not answered at all: What was the first "infinite canvas" webcomic? What was the first "multimedia" webcomic? What was the first flash-driven webcomic? Others?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 24, 2005 - 17:00
The Collective Convective
Keenspot and Modern Tales were Big Pandaâ€™s most influential descendants, at least as of late 2004. But they were far from the only ones. As the number of webcomics continued to grow, the formation of collectives became as easy as the joining of bubbles in a bathtub. And like bubbles, they defied attempts to keep track of them all.
But categories began to emerge: (1) dropdowns, (2) kaffeeklatches, (3) showcase hosts (closed and open), (4) subscription sites, and (5) one pay-per-view store.
These collectives are worth studying, both in success and in failure, for every success shows where webcomics may be heading and where they may not be heading.
Here's a familiar problem: You write a webcomic that's not getting nearly as many readers as you think it deserves. You're already sending press releases to the newsmagazines, you're posting announcements in the webcomic forums, you've joined web rings, and you've slapped your logo on every product Café Press offers. Still, your readership is modest, at best. You need a more aggressive marketing plan.
One problem: like most of us, your entire marketing budget comes from between the cushions on your couch.