No sooner had I mentioned the PvP and Starslip adoption of AssetBar last week than:
- The guys behind the technology emailed me with some information about their product
- Scott Kurtz contacted me to talk about his adoption of the premium-content management software
- Meredith Gran started her own premium niche for Octopus Pie
Since I’ll see both Scott and Mer at New York Comic Con starting Friday, I’m going to do an update on fanflows next week — but expect to see more webcomics flirting with premium content this year. Ironically, the economy being so bad is going to lead to a lot of experimentations out of webcomics, perhaps leading us to a consensus as to workable approaches faster than we would have in a more stable environment. We’ve got an evolutionary testbed here with the fast-forward control stuck in the on position (pretty sure I cribbed that line from William Gibson, but hell if I can find a reference right now).
- Roomies! book! goes! up! for! preorder!; David! Willis! preoccupied! with! exclamations! (and! penis!).
- Speaking of new books, Ian McConville‘s first art book is now available at Topatoco. It contains work ranging back to the early days of Mac Hall, all the way up to late 2008.
- Our long national nightmare is over: Achewood returns, complete with extravagantly-named dudes.
- Hourly comics! The official 2009 site is here, but other (and completely true) contributions may also be found here and here.
- What happens when you realize that your webcomic will not be made into a TV series? In the case of Owen Dunne, you take the option money and make your own.