Some folks call ‘em “internet comics,” “online comics,” “webcomics,” one word, or “web comics” two words, others even propose the term, “webcomix.” We may not be able to agree on terminology, but we can agree that the new medium offers an exciting venue for creators and readers.
Does it matter what we call the medium?
Do you like comics?
Do you like FREE?
You’re in luck. Here’s a Heads Up about some of my favorite web comic destinations.
Act-i-vate. An ample selection of quality personal projects that might best fit into the alternative-press genre.
Agreeable Comics. Varied collaborations between writer Kevin Church and various artists.
Transmission-X offers some of the most beautiful quality comics around. Check out The Abominable Charles Christopher or North Sea Epoch by Karl Kerschl or Sin Titulo by Cameron Stewart.
City Cyclops by Jon Adams is depressingly clever and fun.
Also worth mentioning are the titles at protobunker.com. The titles are innovative and easy on the eyes.
And there are many other great webcomics out there. The before mentioned sites represent the tippy-top of a gargantuan ice-berg of webcomics available online.
What I find most attractive about webcomics is the medium is open to all. It’s unfiltered. The content moves from creator directly to the audience. For better or for worse (on a case by case basis), there are no editors, no vendors, no marketing, etc.