At a few upcoming conventions I’ll be participating on some webcomics panels. I’m looking for ideas and taking requests for things you would like me to discuss. Please reply here with your comments, questions or ideas. Thanks!!
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This is an open call to my webcomics friends scattered across the inter webs; who’s up for some link sharing? The thought occurred to me the other day that because my strip posts weekly I have a number of days where I don’t have anything new to share with my followers. On twitter this is taken care of by Retweets, so whenever a comic tweet passes by I’ll usually retweet it. And I thank those that do this for me as well. What I’d like to do now is try something similar on Facebook. I have a Facebook fan page, but for whatever reason I hardly ever post on it. Except when a new comic comes out. What I’m suggesting is that if you offer to share my strip on Facebook I’ll share yours on my Super Siblings Facebook page. The only stipulation I have is that your comic MUST be kid friendly because my audience is all ages.
Here’s how I think it might work. My comic usually posts on Mondays if sometime during the rest of the week you post a link to http://supersilbingscomics.com on your Facebook page I’ll do the same for you. Shoot me an email at banshee(a)bansheecomics.com with your site and update schedule and I’ll compile a list of those playing along and I’ll do my best to post links to your comics throughout the week on my Facebook page http://facebook.com/supersiblings, What do you think?
Considering all the drama associated with Dark Horse Comics announcement of day and date digital I want to throw in my two cents. I would also like to refer you to this great post from comic retailer Dan Morrill aka @ComicsForge. I think his points are well taken including those made by Brian Wood. It seems to me that what they’re saying is that comic retailers and publishers need to differentiate their product so digital and print can coexist. Meaning that collected editions, collector’s items, etc are the future and weekly periodicals are the way of the past. This makes a lot of sense to me. It’s the same thing that movie studios do every time there’s a new DVD release. They give their customers a reason to buy a physical copy instead of just expecting customers not to download. In other words there’s no point in competing with digital, accept it but then differentiate to your customers why the physical product is still essential to own. As a comic customer I wrestle with this same thing, especially in a bad economy. Why would I pay $3.99 for a single issue? If I’m patient I can buy a collected edition at a cheaper per issue rate. If that’s true then why would I ever pay $3.99 for a digital copy? As a consumer both the print and digital price have soured my desire to buy anything. I mean why not just collect back issues on ebay for $.99 instead? I think DC made a bold move with the new 52. I think it’s now time for someone to make a bold move and give us a pricing structure that makes sense. This whole idea of free or low cost digital and printed collectable items has been the mainstay of webcomics from the beginning. It seems to work well for many independent artists, what remains to be seen is whether or not it can support a corporate business.