Why do I keep getting all this email about web comics? Oh that’s right, we have a blog covering the world of webcomics. You’d think after the amazing traffic over the past couple weeks you would think I would get it through my head. On to the news!
Rainbow Orchid – What’s this? There’s another site dedicated to covering comics. It may need to narrow it’s field a little to the next wave of the future but it’s nice it was introduced to me in reference to a web comic. The artist behind Rainbow Orchid, Garen Ewing, was interviewed and posted for your reading pleasure.
The Chameleon Collective – Not just another collective. Their main idea is to create a new theme for the site every two months, and readers are encouraged to submit material that relates to the theme. It went up at the beginning of the month so I have yet to see a change. Take a look and experiment away.
Theater Hopper – More trees for a good cause! Tom announced his first book “Theater Hopper: Year One” available for pre-sale on Monday but he’s doing a little more then just publishing a new book. A reader places a pre-order for themselves. Then if they can get five friends to do the same thing Tom will give them a $20 gift certificate to Fandango.com! The first 25 people to complete the task will get a free Theater Hopper t-shirt!
This brings up an interesting topic. Many webcomic artists are self-publishers and are in the unfortunate position of not having enough start up money right out of the gate. Pre-order periods can be a requirement to raise the amount for the press before-hand. What are techniques that others have tried?