Webcomic News Roundup: Love, Life and Poop
Marriage proposals happen a lot of ways these days, but leave it to Ian McConville of gaming webcomic Three Panel Soul to present the big question in the form of an 8-bit videogame he created on the sly. McConville offered up a few screenshots from the game, but won’t be posting a playable version online, because "it was made for an audience of one."
Congratulations to McConville and his special Player 2. (via Fleen)
One of the biggest news items of the week was the announcement by Diesel Sweeties creator Rich Stevens that he would be returning to web-only publication of his popular comic, ending print syndication of the series in mid-August.
Newsflash: Erik Larsen is not a big fan of webcomics. When the subject came up at the recent Heroes Con event in Charlotte, NC, the Savage Dragon creator dismissed the topic, saying webcomics "look like crap."
So, did you hear that Jeffrey Rowland has totally sold out? Check out the last few days of Overcompensating to see why the once-great indie giant is just another corporate shill these days. (I kid, I kid.)
Oh, and for another perspective on the much-discussed troubles at both Platinum Studios and, more recently, Wowio, Gary Tyrrell of Fleen.com offers up the following to-the-point assessment of the situation:
In the meantime, it bears repeating: if rights reversions are not in your contract, they don’t exist. DJ’s taking a really painful hit to teach us all this lesson, and the least we can do is to pay attention and learn.
Couldn’t have said it better myself, Gary.