♦ GirlsDrawinGirls interviewed Anne Walker and Rocket Llama talked with Janine Frederick. Koltreg interviewed Dave Shabet – it’s always interesting hearing about how an artist enters webcomicdom. Also interesting is a peek into MAD illustration with Tom Richmond. Have you never wondered at the sheer number of celebrities in Mad’s crowd scenes and who decides which one get put in there?
♦ Katie has been busy, huh? Good stuff.
♦ The Backroom brought us Indy Comic Book Fail Lession 1: Why Bother? – which really can’t be disputed. And INTERN helps us see what new kinds of Deus-Ex-Machina are in the YA books these days. Project Waldo looked closely at word balloons. And the Casual Webcartoonist rightly told us to just say no to freebies… Well, sometimes yes if you want to be accurate.
♦ Anyone else musing on how we might take advantage of Twitter advertising? It seems pretty easy (few clicks) to forward a link, for instance. It’s a perfect situation for online comics to quickly spread by friend-to-friend recommendation. Yes, not everyone is ‘friends’ on Twitter and yes, nothing is stopping anyone from doing that now. But, I’m thinking if someone is already on Twitter and the comic is right there in front of them, they’ll be more likely to share it if it amuses them.