The latest scandal, some financial advice, and the funnies—who needs dead-tree newspapers when you’ve got Digital Strips?
Can you make a living doing webcomics? That’s what Gary Tyrrell at Fleen is trying to figure out. He looks at basic assumptions and asks readers who have their own webcomics to send their info along, so he can figure out the “tipping point” between hobby and livelihood. Related: Steven Crowley at Sequential Daze breaks webcomics into five categories based on readership.
If you’re a fan of Sock’d, Chris Kirk’s webcomic about sock puppets, here’s good news: It’s back, after a two-month hiatus and a change of host. All the archives are up, and there’s even an extra bonus comic that wasn’t in the original archives.
Breakfast serial: Breakfast of the Gods, by Brendan Douglas Jones, is a bit out of my usual genre—it’s a dark, Watchmen-style comic about intrigue and murder, but the characters are all cereal mascots. It begins with the untimely death of the Honey Nut Cheerios bee and continues with the kidnapping of Snap, Crackle, and Pop, with Tony the Tiger and Captain Crunch trying to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. (Sample quote: “This whole mess has ‘Chocula’ written all over it.”) Check it out for plenty of clever, deadpan humor. It beats reading the back of the box! (Found via Chris Roberson’s Interminable Ramble.)