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Interview With Zach Weiner
Excerpt from interview:
It appears that you were one of the first webcomics to post regular updates. You've been a firsthand witness to the evolution of new frontier. How do you think webcomics have changed in the past 10 years, if at all?
Oh, I was nowhere near the first. I was in high school when things were really starting, though I did have a comic back then.
I could go into more depth here, but the two big changes I've seen are these: 1) The talent pool has grown profoundly. This is partly because the stigma of being on the Internet is basically gone, and partly because there's more money available through merchandising and advertising. Ten years ago, there really weren't any really well-made comics. There were many who would become great - Goats, Penny Arcade, PvP, etc., but none of them were really pros back then. 2) A lot of bad old ideas have been stripped away (micropayments, paywalls, the infinite canvas etc.), and certain design elements have been formalized. That is, webcomics sites are pretty much all the same now: Comic, first-back-forth-last style navigation buttons, an archive and a store.
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