Friday, December 15, 2006

ComicSpace, A New Resource for the Comic Professional

There's a new game in town or better said, there's a new community in town.

ComicSpace started up earlier this month and although it is shy on functions as of right now, comic creators, retailers and publishers are flocking to it. Unlike MySpace ComicSpace is all about COMICS, which should benefit users who are looking to network to further their creative/business efforts.

Of course yours truly has staked out a plot at . ComicSpace is free to all and is subsidized through banner ad sales and donations.

On, ComicSpace creator Josh Roberts, a comic fan and creator says his new site,

About a month ago I felt like I really just needed a break from, which I've been recoding from the ground up since earlier this summer. I had registered the domain name over a year ago but never got around to doing anything with it. (I have a mild addiction to registering domain names that have to do with comics.) A friend had recently dragged me into MySpace so I thought it would be a fun diversion to whip up a comics-oriented version of the site. Four weeks later, here we are.

I plan to make RSS a big part of the site for creators who don't want to post news / updates / comics to yet another site. Free comic hosting will be available. I'll add a way for users to specify their connection to the field of comics, i.e. writer, artist, publisher, retailer, etcs., then users will be able to browse or search those sub-groups. There will probably be a "Fans" list along with the "Friends" list. I'm kind of embarrassed that so few features are available, but like I said before, I didn't think the site would take off like it has.

Things look interesting and with ~5,000 folks already hooked in, the only question left seems to be, ARE YOU?