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Fancy Circumstances, Indeed

Dark Horse‘s MySpace offering for September hit yesterday, with three of the four entries from the world of webcomics. You got Mitch Clem‘s Nothing Nice to Say: Getting Hip (two pages), Chris Onstad‘s Achewood: One Dollar Genius (eight pages), and the very fancy Liz Greenfield‘s Steak and Kidney Punch (eight pages). And the other offering is an eight-page Larry Marder Beanworld tale, so it’s all good.

  • For further proof that Onstad is taking over the world, there’s another piece in the Sandwich Duel due today, and this little beauty on the Achewood front page (no permalink):

    Achewood NPR interview airs next week.

    My guess? Weekend Edition Saturday or Sunday, The Bryant Park Project, or Day to Day, but nothing known for sure at this point. Good news: NPR programs are generally available for streaming within a hour of their initial broadcast.

  • Interview day:
  • Ephemera note of the day: a micro-piece on webcomics bid’ness from Entrepreneur magazine; very little there you don’t know if you follow our happy little medium, but quite a bit new if you don’t. Secret fear: flood of I’m gonna make it big in WEBCOMICS ideas bubbling up in the brains of B-school douchebags types looking for easy pickings and providing crappy comics. I trust that if they show up, you will know how to greet them.

Unless Achewood is using a Darma Initiative brand time machine, I’m pretty sure it won’t be the Bryant Park Project. Sadly it stopped about a month ago.

Last time I looked, the only people intentionally drawing crappy comics were all professionals.

I’d like to see you try your hand at “making it big in webcomics.”

Keep your jihad against future webcomickers to yourself.

Bryant, I believe that your namesakes anticipated such an occurence, and that hidden in some backward-masked fasion here, one may find the Onstad interview.

Gary is not talking about people who want to make comics. He’s talking about people who want to make money, and will churn out any piece of crap online thinking they can “monetize” it. There are already too many people that got into webcomics for that reason.

Oh, hey. I guess that’s one more way the webcomic business has become like the comic book business.

The major issue is being someone that finds they’d love to make comics for a living for the sake of making comics, and yet has trouble getting anyone to look at it. Webcomic readers are both picky and have such bad taste at the same time, they continue to confuse me to endless days.

I was hoping the article might be able to give some tips as to how to go about turning a comic into a business, but unfortunately it was just a “hey, look what’s getting big!” article.


Y’all want to know how to make $1 million dollars doing webcomics?

First, assemble $10 million dollars.

I would totally read the webcomic ‘Douchebag Jihad’ – heading to godaddy now.

A perspective from a mutual friend made me realize I misread you. I apologize for my previous comment — I had no business being so harsh.

I do imagine if money-driven scammers did try to enter webcomics, it would be on the iVerse front.

I chuckled over the phrase “money-driven scammers.” Of course I know what you meant, but it made me think of other potential categories for scammers, like the ones who do it for the art.

A lot of people are in webcomics just for money or kudos. You see examples of them all the time. They just don’t last very long.

You can tell who they are by their websites: they look extremely good, but they burned out after two or three comics, when no one recognised what geniuses they were.

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