The webcomics blog about webcomics


Per yesterday’s note about Scott McCloud’s return to webcontentery, he’s off to a roaring start with a pointer towards The Grimace Project (note: McCloud’s site doesn’t seem to support direct linking of posts yet, so head to his LiveJournal instead).

Short form: it’s a software toy that lets you mix-n-match the emotional states from McCloud’s Making Comics, then shows you what the resultant face looks like; it looks like an invaluable tool for artists wanting to convey emotional states without confusing the reader.

Shorter form: it’s addictive as all hell. I’ve spent half the day trying to come up with a good mix to express schadenfreude (I think it might take more inputs than the system presently allows). Also, if you leave it alone, it cycles through emotions. Creeee-py.

It’s amazing how Dark Horse is just scooping up all these webcomics. What a great plan on their part–these webcomics already has established audiences eager to support these books. I wonder what fraction of the profit goes to the artist, and whether this is really as good of a business decision for the artist as it is for Dark Horse.

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