Webcomics VS Newspaper Syndication: Round Three
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 15, 2004 - 15:46
The storming of the traditional syndication comicstrip kingdom by the webcomic Visigoths storyline that kicked off with Scott "PvP" Kurtz's announcement at San Diego and continued with Keenspot starting up "KeenSyndicate" enters a new, well snarkier, phase.
Kicking off things is Tuesday's installment of Wiley's Non Sequitur, a strip widely enough available that most Americans have probably heard of even if it's not in their newspaper. Although it is a straightforward gag, anyone who has read Wiley's comments regarding Kurtz's efforts to place PvP in newspapers can't help but assume that Wiley also meant today's strip as a dig at Kurtz and webcomics generally. Kurtz himself comments on it today as does Eric Burns.
This is also a good excuse to link to Tom Spurgeon's essay on these issues, posted just this Sunday. Update: I forgot to include this other Websnark entry on this issue which is also quite a good read.