#117 Will readers pay for comics they can get for free?

Perry Bible FellowshipNicholas Gurewitch’s Perry Bible Fellowship is one of a number of comics originally available for free on line that people are now paying to read on paper. Does this put the lie to all the hand-wringing about online availability killing music and movies?

#110 Comic Market report

Patrik Washburn had a table on Day One of the Comic Market event in Tokyo. Tim, Mulele, and Patrick Gannon checked it out, and sat down afterwards to discuss their impressions for the podcast.

Michao (Kodansha’s Web comics site)
(in Japanese; membership is free, but you need to log in to read the comics)

Earth Ranger, from Playfullness Comics
(in Japanese)

Mulele’s site

Patrick Gannon’s site

#082 Web comics: What happens if the big players get involved?

Diesel SweetiesPublishing online opens your comic up to a worldwide audience. But if the major players in print comics start publishing online, will they stamp out all the one-horse comics out there? Is there room on the Web for all of us?

Time article about Web comics

#078 Collaborations vs. Drawing and Writing Your Own Comic

Weird Crime TheaterCollaborating on a comic: What are the pros and cons? Would you rather do the whole thing yourself? Mulele’s done both, and tells Tim how it’s gone for him. Plus, a little discussion of Watchmen (very little)!

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#057 Tokyo Comic Market

Over the holidays, Tim visited the Tokyo Comic Market event, and gives his impressions. Also: A Mulele update, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, and Brandon’s review of the movie Eragon! (photo: At left, the one comic I bought, “Winter Holidays.” At right, the thick, heavy catalog for the event.)

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#038 Brandon’s Thoughts on Writing

Zombie 2.0In part two of our conversation on writing, Brandon talks about the factors that influence his writing.

Illustration: from Brandon’s short comic nicknamed “Zombie 2.0”

Music:

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