New, free page of COTR now online

I hate to talk about the no-hitter, but once again I have a new page up for Children of the Revolution. My second story, Something to build upon, continues M-W-F right here.
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Comics reporter fears future of comics industry

I don’t what to say to Tom Spurgeon The two great hopes for future reform don’t exactly encourage. That an entire generation of creators just now moving into their 60s may as a group be so spectacularly ill-prepared for the financial realities of old age that it somehow shames a movie- and licensing-wealthy industry into offering, say, greater health care options, that seems like the sort of thing that the bulk of younger working creators can be convinced doesn’t really apply to them and will Read More +
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Go read some cool webcomics

All four of my David Diangelo/Odd Jobs stories stories going on at once: Lost Child, where Diangelo is right now facing off against an armed killer on a farm in central Illinois; Something to build upon, where Diangelo is right now ending a long day of dealing with murder and attempted murder; The free preview of Cash & Carry continues, now on day – and page – 13 out of 30; And finally, David is blocking a punch in the lastest page of Children of Read More +
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The value in a niche (or why Clay Shirky is a freeloader)

UPDATE: Welcome Shirky fans! This is the home of the online mystery/webcomic Odd Jobs. Links to a whole bunch of free comic goodness on the left, so please look around. The third book in the series, “Cash & Carry,” was published by Echelon Press as their first graphic novel and optioned for television by Warner Bros. Please note I have no ill feelings about Clay Shirky – agree with him about a lot. But his two blog posts, I believe, vastly understate the affect of Read More +
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Long form webcomics

I’ve got a short article over at webcomics.com on goals to set if you’re attempting a long-form webcomic.
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Why Anonymous doesn’t get it and likely never will

Tom Spurgeon posts a spiteful missive from some unnamed comics exec. It is notable only for its ignorance: “I’m sick of the complaints about Diamond’s new policy. … Are they obligated to keep laying off employees, so that they can continue to list shitty comics? … But more to my point, I’ve long longed for someone — anyone — to concept some new ways to get the indy comics / mini–comics out there, … Quit complaining, grow and evolve, or shut the hell up and Read More +
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New page up

A bit late, but hey, I’m on vacation this week. Check out the new page for “Children of the Revolution.” Plus, “Something to build upon” continues too.
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