The Emerald City Experiment
This summer, I was asked to make a fictional pitch to the Big Two comics publishers. Instead of asking to be involved in their print projects, I encouraged them to put a greater effort into their Web presence.
Brad Guigar, who publishes the corporate supervillain webcomic Evil Inc., recommends that daily webcomics be the focal point of Marvel and DC’s websites. After all, webcartoonists have a proven track record of updating their sites with regular content and attracting a large, consistent audience. And the webcomics could be paired with digital downloads, giving readers the opportunity to buy comics as they stop in for their daily dose of free fun.
So I listened with keen interest when Jim Demonakos approached me a few weeks later and asked me if I’d be interested in working on a comic that would be used on the Web site for his comic convention, Emerald City Comicon.