I mean, is there a bigger headline in all of webcomics? Mike and Jerry at the Penny Arcade decide that, when the rights for the domain Webcomics.com lapses, they want to snatch it up. Upon doing so, the site chores are handed over to the Halfpixel crew.
With this new domain, ScottÂ Kurtz, KrisÂ Straub, DaveÂ Kellett, and BradÂ Guigar hope to foster a better webcomics community, not rampant with drama and in-fighting, but full of love, support, and camaraderie. Kurtz posts on the site:
Webcomics.comÂ [Emphasis mine. – Ed.] is a virtual water-cooler for cartoonists to discuss, learn, exchange ideas and help each other as best we can to succeed. Itâ€™s a place to work on problems and try to find new and better ways to open new markets, expand existing ones and think more out of the box. Itâ€™s an anchor for those of us that chose a profession with no office building, cubicles, co-workers or meetings. Itâ€™s a place where we can feel less solitary about what we do, and support each other in our endeavors.
At least, thatâ€™s the hope. Thatâ€™s our goal.
Here’s hoping it’s successful, and congrats to all parties involved on sewing up the deed to the kingdom. Webcomics denizens, I give you… your new leaders!