Yes, the official definition of webcomics is obviously vague enough that comic books online can be seen as digital comics.Â And yes, I’m probably one of the only people to even care about such frivolities.
But Brigid, Steve, and I did a podcast on this very subject and so my mind has already been made up.Â And the verdict?Â Any comic deserves to win that wasn’t created by Joss Whedon and hosted on MySpace.com.Â So… let the winner stand up!Â Not so fast, Billy Dogma…
No, it looks like no one listened to our Eisners 2008 podcast from a few week’s back where we all agreed, unequivocably, that we would be fine with The Abominable Charles Christopher, PandaeXpress!, Billy Dogma, or The Process winning Best Digital Comic, so long as the comic book-in-disguise, Sugarshock, didn’t even dream of approaching the podium.
Now, get ready for some feedback, because this just plain sucks.
I’ll be the first to defend anything Joss Whedon works on, and the comic itself is certainly a quality one.Â But the manner in which it’s been translated to the web (re: poorly) and the company it has chosen to keep (MySpace carries diseases, you know) make it about five evolutionary steps backwards for webcomics.
And A.D. wasn’t even nominated!
Steve?Â Brigid?Â Care to elaborate?