♦ Fictions reviewed Little Mouse and Green Manor, recommending Volume one but skip two. Panel Patter liked Blue Monday, the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service and Marmalade Boy but calls Hicksville a must read. Optical Sloth looked at Superstar #11 and an anthology entitled Baltic Comics Magazine and said it might expand your horizons.
♦ Wouldn’t it be fun if we could get readers earning (and buying) site cash? We could get Hobbes Bucks or Hark Doubloons, maybe. Seriously, it’s an interesting angle that could be used to promote involvement in a comic’s site. Perhaps you could earn some site coin when you donated real cash, commented or created fan art which could ‘buy’ a cameo or an in-comic product placement, if you want to get all entrepreneurial. Maybe with enough web dollars a fan could buy a fan page with their own custom written comic. Imagine you could get a Ranger page on Moose Mountain or an expensive mad scientist character flashback. And, of course, this is a nice way to make sure ads look like they belong on your site.
♦ Webcomics Community examined Estrangel’s Site and if you want to make speech bubbles for your web page decoration – without using images- try the technique here.
♦ We also learned this week that there are some biases in color wheels. Which you probably already knew – I do recall seeing a color map where there were far more blues and greens that the eye could see than reds and yellows.