Announcing Mix March Madness!

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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6 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    I cannot believe that Girl Genius lost to anything

  2. Defenestrator says:

    Unfortunately, this is contest is likely to be a measure not of webcomic quality but of how desperate the webcomic artists are for traffic. This site gets less traffic than most of the webcomics being voted on, so most of the voters will be people sent here by the webcomics The more popular webcomics won’t bother sending the site traffic, but the smaller and more mediocre webcomics have more to gain by sending their few readers here to vote.

    Consequently, this vote unfortunately ends up measuring not the quality or popularity of the webcomics so much as the desperation of the webcomic artists for traffic.

    • A. Saboteur says:

      While that may be the case for some of the comics, Defenestrator, it’s not the case for all of them.

      Case in point, ErfWorld. I’d say its art and storytelling are on par with some of the bigger names in this contest, such as Penny Arcade or Questionable Content, and according to the creators they were already getting a decent amount of traffic – they’re not “desperate for traffic” by any means. (Nor, I suspect, are Axe Cop, Gunnerkrigg Court, Dork Tower, or many of the other comics in this matchup – though I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that there are one or two webcomics listed that do fit that criterion, considering there are some on this list that I’ve never heard of before.)

      So, no, I don’t think it’s a case of the webcomic creators being desperate for traffic, but more a case of whether or not they’ve heard of this site before and how interested their fans are in seeing them win this tournament.

      After all, you can be a fan of a webcomic without caring how many awards it wins – and while I’d be pleasantly surprised if Erfworld won, I wouldn’t stop reading or claim that it was “RUINED FOREVER” just because it didn’t win ;)

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