September 20, 2013
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By Tom Spurgeon
* I would imagine that details on Jeff Smith's launch of his forthcoming webcomic
would be of significant interest to a lot of the comics camps out there, if not all of them. Smith has to be the highest profile creator with serious serial-comics options to opt instead for an on-line distribution model followed by collection in print. That should be fascinating
in terms of how it goes.
* speaking of which, that's a fairly major re-design over there at Smith's place
already, one that indicates we'll be getting a lot more than just new webcomic episodes once it rounds into shape.
* I'm kind of at a loss more than usual this week on on-line comics news... hm... I probably need to re-think this column because it certainly hasn't had the desired effect of forcing me to report on this particularly landmass of Planet Comics more effectively. The solution is to probably just bear down and be a better blogger. That's usually the answer. It may be that in the new year I just bite the bullet and try to find a columnist. Please no one pitch me, though.
* one thing I have enjoyed looking at recently is the on-line component of the Cartozia Tales effort
, if only because I would imagine a lot of comics no matter what their model would like to plug into the energy and fanbase that a lot of on-line comics have in terms of building initial interest and crowd-funding momentum.
* speaking of that kind of thing, this is the first SPX that I didn't feel like there was this kind of odd webcomic world within the larger SPX world. It just kind of all felt like comics.
* finally, I wake up every day lately grateful for the newly updating Achewood
. I'm not sure why, but it seems a fragile thing. Everything seems fragile now.
posted 5:00 am PST
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