The Washington Post is running an article by Leslie Walker about web comics. The article was written to cover the recent attempt, and declared failure, of Goats.com to use micropayments, but the article goes on to cover the web comics community in general and discusses several artists who are making a living on their web comics. The article ends up being pretty optimistic on the future of comic art on the internet.
Here’s a quote from the article, “…They actually are thriving as readership grows for the thousands of cartoonists who are publishing a diverse array of humor on the Internet. Readership for online funnies has grown at a time when Internet advertising has boomed, leading some sites to scrap pay-per-view and subscription models in favor of advertising.”
UPDATE: If you haven’t done so already, head over to Comixpedia’s coverage of this story. There are some comments posted there by some of the people mentioned in the article that are very interesting.