Strip News 10-23-9

foam_596It’s like you guys are trying to get all this great stuff in before the daylight savings switch next weekend or something…

  • This Week In Webcomics gave its take on Eben07’s Operation Mongoose while Pigs of the Industry covered Where Evil’s Dare, La Morte Sisters, A Polar Nightmare, Impure Blood and Pluck as Webcomics Critique reviewed Sore Thumbs. Webcomic Overlook reviewed Abandon and Blood Bound while the Webcomic Review Comic looked at The Door. I Am Legend looked at a new webcomic called Ellen the Absolute Hot Sister. Tangents continued the guest reviews with A Girl and Her Fed.
  • High Low reviewed The Mourning Star while Optical Sloth looked at Tuxedo Bandit and Super Whiz, King David, Neptune, Reich and more mini comics in this post than you might at first believe. Fictions took a look at the autobiographical Fools Errand and Warren Peace asks if he belongs in The Deformitory. Fate of the Artist broke into Exit Wounds and Comics Girl reviewed Path. And every week that goes by brings us more deserved praise for Robot 13 #2.
  • Super Punch recommended Merlin’s Tale and Comics Reporter praised a good source for hard to find comics.
  • Comic Book Daily interviewed Ramon Perez, CBR talked to Caryn Tate, Rocket LLama caught up with Ted Dawson, Thought Bubble interviewed Lizz Lunney and Agent X interviewed SpacePops last night. I usually get a kick out of the answer to question six of A Nickel’s Worth‘s interviews but this one featuring Kieran Meehan caught my attention with question seven.
  • I’m sure that you’ve already read the State of the Webcomics Union and seen Koltreg‘s reaction, Spwug‘s no nonsense take and Captain Nihilist’s response with comments on both ComixTalk and Webcomic Overlook. Interesting to see the difference in the tone of the comments on the different sites and that El Santo has stated he might just have to write something entitled “Why Review Webcomics At All.” That reminded me of Ping‘s post from awhile back and while searching for that, I ran into this older post that talks about some of the days of yesteryear that Jeph seems to have been referring to. It gives us a little perspective, doesn’t it?
  • I’m still studying this, but ProBlogger has this crazy notion that expletives make for great content. Actually, that’s a little misleading but you’ll understand once you visit the link behind the link. Likewise, Digital Strips asks if we are proud of our webcomic work.
  • In my day job, when they want to motivate us to work harder, they say “Don’t leave money on the table.” It was something of a relief to hear that from someone who showed us how to work smarter not harder on our websites.
  • Meanwhile, Trouble With Comics interviewed two retailers about the future of comics. They have quite a different perspective on things but they do have some insightful observations on the future of Marvel. Speaking of insights, do you agree with Hermit’s view of recent entertainment trends? Or maybe we can get an idea why publishers are so up in arms about this internet thing – see the Seed in ComixTalk‘s links post.
  • You might be interested in the unauthorized, behind the scenes story of The Simpsons. Well, it’s less about the Simpsons and more about the producers behind the show but nevertheless…
  • And I don’t know if anyone can use this effectively on comic sites but it has potential. Maybe it would be a more interesting way to encourage readers to dig into the archives. Maybe you’ll have a better use for it.
  • And Seth asks, by logical extension, if our readers are afraid of comic merchandise? Perhaps one key to successfully selling comic merch is to help customers feel like they aren’t wasting their money.



  1. I have to give you a ridiculous amount of kudos for looking at blogger sites as opposed to just “webcomic sites” when talking about the improvement of webcomics. It hammers in a key point I try to make about webcomics being very similar to, if not just like, any other blog and how webcomic folks are depriving themselves of very valuable advice if they’re not paying attention to those sites as well.

  2. Whoa, I’d totally forgotten about that post back in 2005… It was pretty accurate, wasn’t it?

    Wow. The ComixTalk discussion really reminded me of old times, when creators from different sectors would congregate and discuss stuff like this.

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