Zuda nix voting picks; Six Chix on webcomics kick
Couple of items you might have missed while I was chilling on the cold, cold beaches of the Pacific Northwest and seducing space hotties as Commander Shepard:
- Lauren Davis at Storming the Tower and Mike Perridge at his MPD57 Blog both report that it’s the end of an era: Zuda is abandoning its competition-style format to pursue a more editorial critique path for greenlighting online comics. One one hand, this is somewhat of a blow to independent webcomic creators who wouldn’t have had quite the exposure otherwise. On the other hand, online voters tended to gravitate toward some of the most predictable categories, which means that horror or hero-style comics were almost always going to get the upper hand. (Which, frankly, was a blow to the relatively unconventional Sam & Lilah — reviewed here — a comic that the editors liked but the voters didn’t.) So count me as a supported of this brave new era of Zuda 2.0.
- Meanwhile, Rina Piccolo, one of the Six Chix, sent out a press release about her new webcomic, Velia Dear.
The strip, which will update every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, is a humorous look at the life of Velia, a young woman who trades her inner city lifestyle to move in with her aging Italian mother.
So if you’re a fan of the Six Chix comic strip and you want to check out some of the stuff one of the team is up to, check out Velia Dear.