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It seems that Greg Carter was following The Great Web/Print Comics Convocation of Aught-Eight and wondered, “But does this conversation apply to people not doing strip/gag type comics? Are the considerations different for those working in long-form comics?” Answer:

Some of us long-form webcomic folks are starting a discussion that’s NOT about strip comics as the other huge conversation has been. It’s just getting started.

Insert obligatory Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! joke here. Actually, some good stuff over there at Panel and Pixel, so you may wish to check it out.

Geoffrey Golden wrote to point us towards a review by Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw of Zero Punctuation fame; if you’re not familiar, he does terrific reviews of videogames in animated form, which are insightful, snarky, and pretty much dead-on correct in all regards. Also very, very rude, which makes them even funnier. But GG’s interested in Yahtzee’s take on something else:

Did you see this blog post by Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation fame? [dated 23 March 2008, no permalink]. He dissects and digs at Control Alt Delete pretty harshly.

Now if this were just another harsh review of a webcomic, I don’t think I’d be running this; there’s plenty of sites that specialize in that. But Yahtzee’s not only harsh, he’s analytical as to why he doesn’t like CAD, and he’s brief. As much as we all get a nice shot of schadenfreude from reading Your Webcomic Is Bad And You Should Feel Bad, I’d like to point future negative review writers to “You CAD” as a model to emulate: there’s a mangeable number of specific reasons the author dislikes the comic, a couple of links, some conclusions, a bit of unnecessary cruelty, and he’s out. Nicely done, and I hope to see Croshaw turning his jaded eye towards webcomics more regularly.

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