Hey, the 15 page comic I worked up on 24 Hour Comics Day will post here on the Bean on the 28th of October. In the world of my head, people have their Halloween Parties on Monday.
I ran into this a while ago, when I was searching for webcomics and webcomic social areas online. I must admit, at the time I did not give it the attention it deserved.
The Webcomic List is an index of webcomics, but its more than that. It automatically scrapes the web for updates on all the comics people have added to the index. And, the best part…which I really didn’t know until I returned to it just recently…if you create an account and mark some favorites it will recommend more comics for you. See:
This is especially important if, like me, you find yourself kickin around the interweb looking for something new to gawk at.
But lets not fool ourselves by thinking that the Webcomic list is the only such engine out there.
Belfry webcomics index isn’t just a list and recommendation machine, it is also a forum and has an area where members can share reviews of comics.
Komix! also indexes webcomics and provides a way for users to bookmark their place in each comic they are reading.
Comic Rocket also offers bookmarking by importing the entire site of a webcomic within a frame that keeps track of the last page read and any pages the reader has saved.
And let us not forget webcomic hosting sites like smackjeeves, where webcomickers without sites of their own, or perhaps to tap into the community, can post. Webcomic hosting platforms often come with a rating mechanism, track most popular comics, and include forums for discussion. I mention only one here; be aware, there are many. So go forth and read comics.
You may have begun to wonder what was happening to good old Marcus Trapp. The idea has not vanished. In fact, it may end up being my magnum opus. One of the things on my list of to dos for Marcus Trapp was some site artwork. How do you like it? It’s kind of hard to draw a character who will look completely different every time he is re-incarnated. I should give him a birthmark and incorporate that into some site artwork too. I mean, a comic ‘s got to have a logo.
There is no comic posting on the drawing board today. In the meantime, I heartily suggest checking out the Ghosts of Tiny Animals. It is infrequently updated, but so beautiful.
‘Cause as many as I’ve found already is never enough.
Hemlock - on smackjeeves. beautiful, bold black and white style.
Curio – a dreamworld. completely amazing and terrifying in the way that really beautiful fish at the bottom of the ocean are terrifying. great color work.
Prague Race – beautiful pencil work, or what looks like pencil work. Can you ever tell now a days? crazy detail backgrounds and environments. completely enviable world construction.
saint for rent - glorious, moving pictures. no really, it’s “semi-animated” and sehr sehr gut. about an inn for time travelers.
Judecca – murky colored fantasy world. grim, and beautiful in the insidious way that makes you attached to a character after a couple pages.
Ava’s Demon – glorious, glowing color. I really like the one cell at a time delivery, it makes paging through the story like a reading a book. it also makes waiting for the next bit really really difficult.
nimona – is hilarious and with unique styling. Hilarious!
water - great big hook of a beginning and wonderfully executed brushy style.
shambles – not really sure where it’s going yet, but it is beautifully done. I always admire people who can wield color so well.
Spera – an enormous collaborative comic with artists from all over.
Okay, I was crazy excited about Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong when there was only page one. Then, apparently I got distracted (and did not subscribe to the rss feed) and forgot to read it. What a dunce am I? Anyway, Faith Erin Hicks is still the bomb and in combination with Prudence Shen is making another fabulous comic! Fabulous!
It looked interesting and after clicking through a few pages I started from the beginning and then I couldn’t stop. I couldn’t stop watching Stupid Snake – Wordless Graphic Novel. It is a lovely web comic.
I upgraded my webcomic installation and it stalled (perhaps because of the network I’m on or what else I was doing at the time). So now, all the links to my comics are 404s. All the pages are still there in my site, so I’ll get this settled sometime soon.
Guess it’s good that I was ending stuff up. All the new comics will be fresh starts….and thinking of that. I created a networked wordpress to test some work stuff. Now that I have it, I could give some of my comics their own blogs – you know, instead of having them running in the back of my blog and showing up mixed in the rss feed. I dunno. Is this a good idea? I have a couple of stories that I know are going to continue and grow…
Stuff to think on.
I’ve talked about Faith Erin Hicks before when I raved over her comic Friends with Boys. She’s got a new one online now as a collaboration with Prudence Shen, author of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. You can read the webcomic as it airs by going to Page 001 | Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong.
I am crazy excited about this. And, and, and,