That’d be 63 Years in Internet Time.
August 6th, 2009
The Webcomic Overlook takes a look back at a 9-year-old list I wrote of 10 suggestions for beginning webcartoonists. Won’t quibble with the article’s conclusions (whether I agree or not, they’re reasonable points) but it’s a brief, funny look back at a very different time — literally the Web’s first decade (post-Mosaic).
In other news: OMG, even his bees are winning awards now.
Posted in Non-Fiction Comics, Old Art, Press, Process, Webcomics
“#5 – Learn GEOMETRY”
While I agree with a lot of your points this one seems to contradict your argument against the Kindle; namely, that media is wider than it is tall!
Just to be clear, I would never hold you to an opinion you stated nine years ago. Just thought that was funny.
Actually, I thought it was exactly the same point.
In the comic you say the default shape of print is vertical, while in your kindle argument you say the default shape of print is two pages side-by-side. Am I misinterpreting the comic?
Nope. In the comic, I said the “page” (i.e., printed page) is vertical.
The whole “side-by-side” “default shape” argument came up years later, but it was in service of the exact same point: that the upright rectangle was just an artifact of blind habit, not some inherently natural shape for comics.