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Subject:Web Comics, and Cheshire Grin
Time:12:05 pm
Web Comics

I love web comics. I think they are a truly great artform, and one that is still young, with much glory and potential in the future. When it comes to humor, tragedy, truth or the sublime, or simply obscure geeky jokes, I think web comics can hold their own against any other medium, be it prose, film or painting. Being a webmaster for Edge of the World, I'm also interested in the technical side of running web comics, be it innovative site design, merchandising and marketing, the building of a community around a comic, or unusual art forms or layouts (hand-drawn, pixel art, photo comics, animated comics, etc). Over the next several months, I hope to do a series of articles/reviews (on the Edge of the World site) of technologically remarkable web comics. I've got a fairly long list of such comics to review, but I'm always looking for more. If you know of any such remarkable comics (remember, the focus is not on the quality of the art, storyline, humor or character development, but on unusual web comic technology and ideas), pass these on to me, either by email or in the comments.

Incidentally, if you like D&D gamer comics, and by that I mean funny, perceptive and sweet stories about the lives and gaming adventures of people at a small-town gaming store, complete with hand-drawn pencil-shaded art, written and drawn by really smart and hardworking Clevelanders, you owe it to yourself to check out Cheshire Grin. What's really amazing (though obviously not given away on the website), is the sheer audacious potential of their storylines coming up in the future, which I've been able to glean from chatting with the author, who was a neighbor to our table at Colossal Con. Definitely a comic to watch.

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