Is This Funny?
Is This Funny, Now? www.garfieldminusgarfield.net
Who Am I? Do You Care? <ul><li>Devoted Comics Fan </li></ul><ul><li>Following Webcomics Since 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Print...
Summary <ul><li>Brief History of Webcomics </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths/Advantages of Webcomics </li></ul><ul><li>Common Ty...
Infancy: 1993-2000 <ul><li>1993: First Webcomic, Doctor Fun </li></ul><ul><li>1995-2000: Many Titans Begin </li></ul>http:...
Legitimacy: 2001-2005 <ul><li>Money Starts To Be Made </li></ul><ul><li>Comic Awards Recognize Webcomics </li></ul><ul><li...
Panoply: 2006-Present <ul><li>Mainstream Outlets Pay Attention </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting Sites Help Anyone Create Comic </...
Freedom <ul><li>No Syndicates, Publishers, Gatekeepers </li></ul><ul><li>Can Focus on Small Niches Or Personal Interests <...
Infinite Canvas <ul><li>There Are No Physical Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Content </li></ul>© 2000 Scott McCloud...
Extensive Archives <ul><li>Years Of Content At Your Fingertips </li></ul><ul><li>Often Free </li></ul><ul><li>Watch The Ar...
Active Online Community
Types: Newspaper <ul><li>Daily, B&W, Often With Color Weekends </li></ul>© 2004, Shaenon Garrity,  www.narbonic.com
Types: Comic Pages <ul><li>Single Pages Done in Comic-Book Style </li></ul>© 2005, Chris Hastings,  www.drmcninja.com   © ...
Types: Words! <ul><li>Art Is Unimportant & Often Static </li></ul>
Types: Science! <ul><li>Computer Generated Graphics </li></ul>© 2008, Scott Christian Salva,  www.thedreamlandchronicles.c...
Types: Art!! <ul><li>Large, Visually Stunning Pieces </li></ul>© 2008, Eric Millikin, www.fetusx.com
Types: Who Needs Art?  <ul><li>Highly Simplistic Art Styles, Good Writing </li></ul>www.xkcd.com
Types: Photo Comics <ul><li>Pictures of People, and …Other Things </li></ul>© 2005, Neo Monster Island,  www.neomonsterisl...
What Have We Learned? <ul><li>Webcomics Have Been Around A Decade </li></ul><ul><li>Webcomics Have A Number of Advantages ...
Get Out There and Find Yours! Thousands From Which To Choose!
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Webcomics: Off the Newsprint, Onto The Internet - Michael Berger

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Event: Ignite Phoenix 3 @ TCA
Event Date: February 25th, 2009

They say that print is dead, or at least the newspapers are. One of the reasons, if you ask me, is what they did the comics page! What used to be pages of bright, full-color sequential art and storytelling of the highest caliber were squeezed down into tiny black and white boxes. But creativity refuses to die, and like everything else these days, it simply migrated to the Internet! The wild world of webcomics takes the “one strip a day” concept and removes all the barriers: no syndicates to snarl at your content, no space limitations to restrict your style, and no need to water down ideas or concepts that an artist finds interesting just to appeal to the masses! Come and see: it’s a magical world!

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Webcomics: Off the Newsprint, Onto The Internet - Michael Berger

  1. 1. Is This Funny?
  2. 2. Is This Funny, Now? www.garfieldminusgarfield.net
  3. 3. Who Am I? Do You Care? <ul><li>Devoted Comics Fan </li></ul><ul><li>Following Webcomics Since 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Print Comics Dying </li></ul><ul><li>Great Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Easily Accessible </li></ul>
  4. 4. Summary <ul><li>Brief History of Webcomics </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths/Advantages of Webcomics </li></ul><ul><li>Common Types of Webcomics </li></ul>
  5. 5. Infancy: 1993-2000 <ul><li>1993: First Webcomic, Doctor Fun </li></ul><ul><li>1995-2000: Many Titans Begin </li></ul>http://www.ibiblio.org/Dave/
  6. 6. Legitimacy: 2001-2005 <ul><li>Money Starts To Be Made </li></ul><ul><li>Comic Awards Recognize Webcomics </li></ul><ul><li>Print Comics Move To Web </li></ul>All logos © their respective owners
  7. 7. Panoply: 2006-Present <ul><li>Mainstream Outlets Pay Attention </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting Sites Help Anyone Create Comic </li></ul>All logos © their respective owners
  8. 8. Freedom <ul><li>No Syndicates, Publishers, Gatekeepers </li></ul><ul><li>Can Focus on Small Niches Or Personal Interests </li></ul>© 1998 Jon Rosenberg, www.goats.com
  9. 9. Infinite Canvas <ul><li>There Are No Physical Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Content </li></ul>© 2000 Scott McCloud, www.scottmccloud.com © 1995-2007 Charles A Parker, www.zark.com
  10. 10. Extensive Archives <ul><li>Years Of Content At Your Fingertips </li></ul><ul><li>Often Free </li></ul><ul><li>Watch The Artist Evolve </li></ul>2000 2009 © 2000-2009, Howard Taylor, www.schlockmercenary.com
  11. 11. Active Online Community
  12. 12. Types: Newspaper <ul><li>Daily, B&W, Often With Color Weekends </li></ul>© 2004, Shaenon Garrity, www.narbonic.com
  13. 13. Types: Comic Pages <ul><li>Single Pages Done in Comic-Book Style </li></ul>© 2005, Chris Hastings, www.drmcninja.com © 2008, Studio Foglio, www.girlgeniusonline.com
  14. 14. Types: Words! <ul><li>Art Is Unimportant & Often Static </li></ul>
  15. 15. Types: Science! <ul><li>Computer Generated Graphics </li></ul>© 2008, Scott Christian Salva, www.thedreamlandchronicles.com
  16. 16. Types: Art!! <ul><li>Large, Visually Stunning Pieces </li></ul>© 2008, Eric Millikin, www.fetusx.com
  17. 17. Types: Who Needs Art? <ul><li>Highly Simplistic Art Styles, Good Writing </li></ul>www.xkcd.com
  18. 18. Types: Photo Comics <ul><li>Pictures of People, and …Other Things </li></ul>© 2005, Neo Monster Island, www.neomonsterisland.com
  19. 19. What Have We Learned? <ul><li>Webcomics Have Been Around A Decade </li></ul><ul><li>Webcomics Have A Number of Advantages Over Print </li></ul><ul><li>Webcomics Come In A Great Variety </li></ul>
  20. 20. Get Out There and Find Yours! Thousands From Which To Choose!

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