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Scott-watch and Comic-watch. Posted on 06/18/2001.

Well, as everyone seemingly knows by now, Scott McCloud redesigned his site, and posted a new "I Can't Stop Thinking" about micropayments. Among the joys of Scott's redesigned site is the new Miscellaneous Links page, including some nifty links to comics, other artists, and Scott's great taste in music.

Also of interest are the forums discussing Reinventing Comics and the issues Scott raised there. Unlike many such public forums, the discussion here is thoughtful and friendly. There are some nifty links to new comics ideas throughout. Oh, and a couple of threads on Hypertext and comics. (Listening, Bernstein? And yes, I owe you an email.)

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I wrote a short ran.. er, bit of commentary on McCloud's #6.

Additionally, I'm working on an inventory of online payment models, which may be of interest.

(does PeterMe have a policy on self promotion yet? :>)
Posted by Dru @ 06/18/2001 09:50 PM PST [link to this comment]

self promotion? I think he's for it.

I have to say, I was considered a complete freak growing up because I read comics-- and this was during the height of finacial speculation, when being a comics collector meant buying two copies so you could put one in mylar unread. I bought a lot of comics, and read them all before they went into the mylar, and only used the plastic bags so when my big gulp spilled they wouldn't get ruined. I'm amazed and delighted that comics are getting some attention and a tiny bit of respect.

In france they are huge, and when I was in paris recently I visited fnac -- a huge electronis/music/bookstore where the "bande desinee" section was as big as the general fiction section. French comics are the bomb, btw-- if you live in san francisco you can sit in the comfy alliance francaise library and read through their collection...I learned most of my french because I wanted to know what was going on in them.

anyhow, enough ramble....
Posted by christina @ 06/19/2001 08:29 AM PST [link to this comment]

Posted by NotGabe @ 06/25/2001 02:28 PM PST [link to this comment]

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